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2009 | 45 | 2 | 243-266
Article title

Rodinná péče o seniory jako „práce z lásky“: nové argumenty

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Title variants
EN
FAMILY CARE FOR SENIORS AS A 'LABOUR OF LOVE' - NEW ARGUMENTS
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
This paper is based on a survey among 435 Czech households caring for a dependent senior in the family to inquire into the conditions and circumstances of caring for seniors in the family. The concept of 'care as a labour of love' (Graham) is contrasted with the concept of the 'defamilisation of care' (Glenn) and 'social rights for elderly care' (Fine). The author finds that more demanding family care, measured as the level of IADL or BADL, is reflected in a growing number of hours spent on family care. The author shows the significant differences in the psychological and financial burden experienced by primary caregivers in relation to how demanding the level of care required is. The article presents evidence of the existence of 'collective family care' in situations where demanding personal care for a senior is required. The participation of other family members in providing care for a senior in situations of demanding personal care demonstrates some features of family cohesion.
Year
Volume
45
Issue
2
Pages
243-266
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Hynek Jerabek, FSS UK, U krize 8, Praha 5, 158 00, Czech Republic; http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/4497/
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA06638
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.3800971c-0c77-328f-9fb4-4a8e73629dc2
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