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Applying the convoy model to support in care situations

This article considers the future of informal care situations, with a special focus on how social networks can support caring. Noting demographic changes and the endemic need for informal support, we outline the convoy model of social relations for proactive planning and contemporaneous caring. The article is grounded in empirical evidence, including comparative findings from four countries and about caring among two uniquely vulnerable populations: latelife remarried couples and lesbian and gay adults. Finally, we propose that caring be considered no longer an individual responsibility, but rather a family, community and societal responsibility basic to shared values and societal cohesion.

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Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Policy press
ISBN/ISSN
2397-883X
Publication Year
2019
Issue Number
1
Journal Titles
International Journal of Care and Caring
Volume Number
3
Start Page
23
End Page
38