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An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of caring and everyday acts of love

An Extra Pair of Hands: A story of caring and everyday acts of love (Hardback, Main)

By Mosse, Kate

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As our society ages and our medical system groans, more and more of us will find ourselves caring for a loved one at home. Yet this crucial act of love and compassion is one we so rarely celebrate, or even see. Not by chance, it is one that has fallen disproportionately to women.... For nearly a decade, Kate Mosse was a carer to her dad, who had Parkinson's. Here, she tells her own story, and uncovers the many hidden stories of those who have taken on the joys, frustrations, rewards, hilarity, anguish and agonies of this quietly heroic role - by choice or necessity. She sets out to trace the hidden history of care-giving, taking us on a journey to trace the long-forgotten lives of carers in the past, who we meet in the diaries and recipe books for family cures and folk remedies that have survived the centuries. Alongside this, she explores the very contemporary landscape of care in a world of slashed budgets, and the women who are bearing the brunt of austerity - and holding families together.
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ISBN 9781788162616
Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788162616
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Wellcome Collection
Released 14 Sep 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Mosse, Kate
Category Biography & Autobiography
Social & Cultural History
Nursing & Ancillary Services
Family & Health
Popular Medicine
Home Nursing & Caring
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 362.0425092
Weight 330g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Caregivers, Long-term care of the sick, Intergenerational relations
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly