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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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Abstract

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

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Accepted/In Press date: 2012
Organisations: PHEW – C (Care), Geography & Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 339785
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/339785
ISBN: 1444330764
PURE UUID: 4195f765-7c5f-430a-b50a-5516e930a621

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Date deposited: 30 May 2012 13:58
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:52

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Author: Andrew Power
Editor: William C. Cockerham
Editor: Robert Dingwall
Editor: Stella R. Quah

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