Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 November 2017

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190491789

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Extreme Caregiving

The Moral Work of Raising Children with Special Needs

Lisa Freitag

  • One of the first books where multiple aspects of the lives of families of children with special needs are considered together
  • Analyzes all types of care, from home health care for the aged to analysis of institutional medical systems
  • Considers the entire spectrum of children's special needs together with the life-altering consequences of the caregiving required
  • Coins the term "extreme caregiving" to highlight both the difficulty and the unusual nature of raising kids with special needs
  • Contains narratives that continue beyond childhood and into adulthood

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