Working and Caring for a Child with Chronic Illness

Disconnected and Doing It All

  • Margaret H. Vickers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. A Problem in the Spotlight

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  3. Acknowledging the Anguish

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  4. Enabling Survival

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  5. Epilogue: Creating a New Story?

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  6. Back Matter
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About this book


Using an innovative, action research approach, Vickers explores the lives of women who work full time while caring for a child with significant chronic illness or disability. She demonstrates that such women can be disconnected from those around them, unsupported and overwhelmed with responsibility at home and work.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Margaret H. Vickers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54651-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50590-2
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