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Caregiver's Tale Loss and Renewal in Memoirs of Family Life

ISBN-10: 0231121598

ISBN-13: 9780231121590

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ann Burack-Weiss

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Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world. The Caregiver's Tale offers insight and comfort to individuals caring for a loved one and is a valuable resource for all health care professionals. Identifying common themes, Burack-Weiss describes how the illness career and social meaning of cancer, dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and chemical dependence affect the caregiving experience. She applies the same method to an examination of family roles: parents caring for ailing children, couples and siblings caring for one another, and adult children caring for aging parents. Jamaica Kincaid, Sue Miller, Paul Monette, Kenzaburo O, and Philip Roth are among the many authors who share their caregiving stories. Burack-Weiss provides an annotated bibliography of the more than one hundred memoirs and an accompanying chart to help readers locate those of greatest interest to them.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Ann Burack-Weiss, a licensed clinical social worker, has taught two generations of students at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is the coauthor of Gerontological Social Work Supervisionand Social Work Practice with the Frail Elderly and Their Families: The Auxiliary Function Model.

Introduction
Signposts of Romance Cast of Characters Scene
Legend Scene
Leaving Home Scene
Meeting with Bella Scene
Evening Embroidery Scene
In Search of a Beauty Scene
Flower Poems Scene
Response in Rhyme Scene
Trouble from Tibet Scene
Sharing the Lampblack Scene
Hugging the Stove Scene
Frontier Defense Scene
Thwarted Rendezvous Scene
Dispatching the Summons Scene
Quiet Despair Scene
Parting Vows Scene
Defense of the City Scene
Seeking a Cure Scene
Secret Pact Scene
The Portraits Delivered Scene
Cutting the Sleeve Scene
Sending the Matchmaker Scene
The Match Opposed Scene
A Drink with Courtesans Scene
The Matchmaker Reports Scene
Exorcism Scene
Third Visit Scene
The Slippers Scene
Petal Scolded Scene
Interrogation Scene
Viewing the Portraits Scene
Solemn Pact Scene
Petal Tells Scene
Reluctant Parting Scene
Envoys Appointed Scene
The Keepsake Scene
The Road to the Examinations Scene
Celebration Scene
Return in Triumph Scene
Bewitched Scene
A Haunting Suspected Scene
The Ghost Exposed Scene
Master Shuai Proposes Scene
Parting in Life Scene
Wedding Rehearsal Scene
Weeping on the Boat Scene
Petal Questioned Scene
Maiden's Passing Scene
Joined in Death Scene
United in the Tomb Scene
Reunion with Immortals