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Lifting Our Voices
Author: Joyce Beckett

ISBN: 9780231140607
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 14 August 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 37.4 x 2.3
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"Lifting Our Voices" is the only book to explore the dual roles of professional social workers who are also family caregivers and the only collection on caregiving in which the majority of contributors are African American. After discussing the relevant literature, "Lifting Our Voices" vividly and sensitively presents the caregiving experiences of ten professional social workers. Using professional and theoretical knowledge and skills, each contributor draws implications for various levels of social work and human service interventions. These poignant descriptions and analyses recount both the frustrations and barriers of negotiating social service agencies and other institutions and the joys and triumphs of family caregiving. "Lifting Our Voices" frankly discusses how a professional education either prepares or fails to equip an individual with the skills for successful intervention on behalf of a loved one. Contributors hail from rich and varied backgrounds, revealing the importance of age, ethnicity, gender, marital status, and gerontological expertise in the practice of family caregiving.

These essays explore situations rar...

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