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Question: Describe the difficulties and rewards of being a carer for a family member. Illustrate your answer using examples from unit 1. TMA 01

Answer: In this assignment I will be identifying several of the difficulties and rewards of caring for a family member by referring to the case of Ann and Angus and also to the Hussain study conducted in 2002. Ann cares for her 72 year old step father Angus and has a husband and daughter whilst adults from the Hussain study are Asian parents caring for there disabled children. I will look at whether caring for your parent offers different difficulties and rewards to caring for your child and what other factors can affect the experience of caring.

Having read the case study of Ann and Angus I had no problem listing the difficulties she faced in her full time role as his carer, for which she had no formal training or qualifications. The obligation she felt towards him and her late mother having made a death bed promise to her that she would look after Angus, physically hard work, stressfu...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Introduction to health and social care
  • Course: K101
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 869
  • Date submitted: March 02, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4012

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