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Books, Journals, New Media
January 5, 2005


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(1):101-106. doi:10.1001/jama.293.1.104

Carol Levine, MA, and Thomas Murray, PhD, have edited The Cultures of Caregiving to inform us about the shared views, beliefs, and values, and the tensions, across the domains of caregiving by the family, health care professionals, and policymakers. The editors inform us early on that the term culture is applied freely, whereby they note that it explains the “behavior and attitudes of people who think and act differently from ourselves” (p xv). The term caregiving, like culture, is also broadly used to include perspectives from families, professionals and policymakers. Therefore, the discussions provided by physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy experts focus throughout on the distinctive cultures and ways of viewing the world according to families, health care professionals, and policymakers.

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