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