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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Caring for Health

ISBN 9780333622483
Publication Date August 2000
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Caring is a universal human trait which cannot be claimed by any one professional group. This text highlights the importance of caring work to health promotion and maintenance regardless of who performs this work and where it is carried out. It chronicles the marginalisation of caring work from formal organisational structures, policy debates and reward systems and identifies the problems for health created by a failure in caring processes.
Susan Procter brings together a body of contemporary nursing and sociological knowledge to examine the role of caring processes and argues the case for increasing understanding of the link between caring and health. The resulting volume is essential reading for health professionals and policy makers alike.

SUSAN PROCTER is Professor of Nursing Research at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and at Newcastle City Health Trust. She has allied her interest in practice development to studying the health care needs of patients with chronic illness and is co-editor (with J Reed) of Practitioner Research in Health Care and Nurse Education: A Reflective Approach.

Introduction
Theories of Health
Trends in Health and Illness
Caring for Health
Accomplishing Caring as Labour
Accomplishing Caring in Multi-Professional, Multi-Agency Settings
Measuring Nursing: Progress and Pitfalls
Managing Demand Through Care
Concluding Remarks
Bibliography
Index.

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