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Author Parks, Jennifer A

Title No place like home? : feminist ethics and home health care / Jennifer A. Parks
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (ix, 162 pages)
Series Medical ethics series
Medical ethics series.
Contents Why home care?: the genesis of home or "community-based" care -- Examining philosophies of home care -- Women's care work as a subsidy to the state -- Caring about the cared-for -- The personal is political: negotiating relationships within the home care setting -- Looking ahead: can home care be reformed?
Summary This provactive new book analyzes practices in the home health care industry and concludes that they are highly exploitative of both workers and patients. It offers a scathing critique of how American society abuses those who receive home-based care and those who provide it and a sophisticated vision of how we might move toward a more just future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminist ethics.
Home care services -- United States
Home health aides -- United States
Women in medicine -- United States
Home Care Services -- organization & administration
Home Health Aides
Home Care Agencies -- organization & administration
Health Services for the Aged
Feminist ethics.
Home care services.
Home health aides.
Women in medicine.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253109671