Voluntary care

Power, Andrew (2012) Voluntary care. In, Cockerham, William C., Dingwall, Robert and Quah, Stella R. (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. , Wiley-Blackwell.


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This encyclopedia entry explores the core themes and debates relating to the concept Voluntary care, which involves all the activities carried out by families, advocates, volunteers, and those involved in local associations and voluntary organizations for persons deemed in need of support. It can include physical tasks, emotional support, advocacy, motivation, and empowerment. It is often assumed to be given freely by volunteers and caregivers (often women) and to occur ‘naturally’ in the community

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1444330764
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Geography and Environment
ePrint ID: 339785
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2012In press
Date Deposited: 30 May 2012 13:58
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:29
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/339785

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