Caring for carers. Implications and repercussions of reduced attention to family caregivers on individual health and collective wellbeing

Journal title SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO
Author/s Nicoletta Bosco
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/150 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 120-135 File size 119 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2018-150007
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The condition of family caregivers - between tasks concerning the spheres of family reproduction and work - sheds light on many of the ambivalences which accompany the crisis of welfare systems and their sustainability. In Italy three draft laws on the urgency of a legal recognition and the safeguard of these figures are currently being examined. At the same time, many initiatives, led by different organizations are directing attention towards the risks of delegating care roles to the families, when those are not adequately supported. Due to the informal nature of this role, this remains a little known population, of which it is difficult to estimate consistency and characteristics. This contribution, based on national and international researches and data, offers an analysis aimed at investigating reflections on the consequences, particularly the social ones, of the failure to support family caregivers

Keywords: Family caregivers, burden, home based care, informal care

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Nicoletta Bosco, Sostenere i curanti. Implicazioni e ricadute su salute individuale e benessere collettivo della ridotta attenzione ai caregiver familiari in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 150/2018, pp 120-135, DOI: 10.3280/SL2018-150007