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Health Reference Series

Caregiving Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

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A caregiver is a person who takes care of people seeking assistance with their daily activities. Many people provide care for their dependent children, aging parents, or friends and family members with serious medical conditions. The caregivers usually have a sense of fulfillment as they provide physical and emotional support to their recipients. However, in the process of caregiving, the caregivers often neglect their own health and well-being. It is important for the caregivers to take care of themselves as they care for others.

Caregiving Sourcebook, First Edition begins with an overview of caregiving and talks about the types of caregivers. The challenges associated with long-distance caregiving are discussed along with information about long-term caregiving. It provides information about childcare and eldercare and also explains how to prevent the abuse of children and the elderly. It talks about the responsibilities of caregivers looking after patients with various diseases and conditions, such as COVID-19, Alzheimer disease and dementia, cancer, chronic heart disease, HIV/AIDS, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and mental health disorders. It provides tips for caregivers to take care of their physical and mental health along with the information about various activities, programs, and policies to support caregivers. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for more information.

Standard Features

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Volumes published after June 2015 include access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
  • List Price $95 per volume
  • School and Library Price $85 per volume