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Informal carers: a Marxist analysis of social, political, and economic forces underpinning the role

Informal carers: a Marxist analysis of social, political, and economic forces underpinning the role
Informal carers: a Marxist analysis of social, political, and economic forces underpinning the role
Increasingly, families are being called to provide care to their elderly family members. Nursing has an important role to play in enabling families to assume such responsibilities. In this article, however, it is argued that nursing needs to examine its goals for nursing care and approaches to care delivery in their broader social, political, and economic context. Marxist theory is introduced and used to raise questions about taken-for-granted aspects of nursing practice and trends in health policy as they relate to family carers for the elderly. The article specifically examines assumptions about family, women, and household economies that are inherent in traditional nursing theory. It is argued that nursing needs to move its focus of action beyond work at the individual and family level to include work at system and policy levels. To do so, nursing must examine theoretical perspectives that enable such an inquiry into practice.
0161-9268
33-48
Bridges, J.M.
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Lynam, M.J.
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Bridges, J.M.
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Lynam, M.J.
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Bridges, J.M. and Lynam, M.J. (1993) Informal carers: a Marxist analysis of social, political, and economic forces underpinning the role. Advances in Nursing Science, 15 (3), 33-48. (PMID:8434902)

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Increasingly, families are being called to provide care to their elderly family members. Nursing has an important role to play in enabling families to assume such responsibilities. In this article, however, it is argued that nursing needs to examine its goals for nursing care and approaches to care delivery in their broader social, political, and economic context. Marxist theory is introduced and used to raise questions about taken-for-granted aspects of nursing practice and trends in health policy as they relate to family carers for the elderly. The article specifically examines assumptions about family, women, and household economies that are inherent in traditional nursing theory. It is argued that nursing needs to move its focus of action beyond work at the individual and family level to include work at system and policy levels. To do so, nursing must examine theoretical perspectives that enable such an inquiry into practice.

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Published date: March 1993
Organisations: Bio-Behavioural Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 360651
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360651
ISSN: 0161-9268
PURE UUID: 95ba1687-0a39-4963-873e-8df5cbcbc013
ORCID for J.M. Bridges: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6776-736X

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Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:31

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