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 appease a baby to sleep. each day, staff like those offer severe aid to a couple of the main weak contributors 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 fiscal and actual well-being. 

Caring at the Clock is the 1st e-book to collect state-of-the-art learn on a variety of paid care occupations, and to put a number of the fields inside a entire and comparative framework throughout occupational limitations. The e-book comprises twenty-two unique essays via top researchers throughout various disciplines—including sociology, psychology, social paintings, and public wellbeing and fitness. They research the background of the paid care zone in the USA, display why paid-care paintings should be either in my opinion pleasurable but additionally make employees susceptible 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 popularity, remuneration, and mobility for care workers. 

As the United States faces a chain of demanding situations to offering take care of its electorate, together with the various getting older child boomers, this quantity bargains a wealth of data and perception for policymakers, students, advocates, and the final public.

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