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Etienne, Paradis‐Gagné

Governing families that care for a sick relative: the contributions of Donzelot’s theory for nursing

According to the literature, the family is now considered to be the most important resource for the care and support of a sick family member. Families are being increasingly invited and trained to play a utilitarian role, not just as family caregivers, but as healthcare agents. Healthcare institutions, based on neoliberal health policies, are encouraging them to perform increasingly complex and professionalized tasks. The burden associated with this expanded healthcare function, however, is significant (fatigue, emotional distress and exhaustion).

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 18:44