Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of by Mignon Duffy,Amy Armenia,Clare L. Stacey,Margaret K. Nelson

By Mignon Duffy,Amy Armenia,Clare L. Stacey,Margaret K. Nelson

A nurse inserts an I.V. a private care attendant is helping a quadriplegic shower and dress. A nanny reads a bedtime tale to assuage a toddler to sleep. each day, staff like those supply serious help to a couple of the main susceptible individuals of our society. Caring at the Clock provides a wealth of perception into those staff, who look after our so much basic wishes, frequently in danger to their very own financial and actual well-being. 

Caring at the Clock is the 1st ebook to compile state of the art study on a variety of paid care occupations, and to put a few of the fields inside a complete and comparative framework throughout occupational obstacles. The publication comprises twenty-two unique essays via major researchers throughout a number disciplines—including sociology, psychology, social paintings, and public health and wellbeing. They study the background of the paid care region in the US, show why paid-care paintings could be either in my opinion pleasant but in addition make staff liable to burnout, emotional fatigue, actual accidents, and salary exploitation. eventually, the editors define many cutting edge rules for reform, together with top-down and grassroots efforts to enhance acceptance, remuneration, and mobility for care workers. 

As the USA faces a sequence of demanding situations to supplying deal with its electorate, together with the numerous getting older child boomers, this quantity deals a wealth of knowledge and perception for policymakers, students, advocates, and the overall public.

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