How can Europe best take care of its elderly?
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
A brother and sister take shelter from aerial attacks in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.
There’s an urgent need for a new ethic of dementia care that supports the facilitation of sexual expression.
The sexuality of persons living with dementia is demonized by media and ignored by clinical guidelines. But sexuality is fundamental to being human and vital to a humane culture of residential care.
Private companies are building new inpatient units – the state has been trying to reduce them for the last five years.
Young and old share happy moments at a Welsh care facility.
Bringing older adults and young children together will make the care system better for everyone.
Distribution of cash can be useful for delivering child care.
Dispensing cash to ensure healthy care for vulnerable children is critical, but it must be supplemented by other interventions to maximise well-being.
Who cares wins – or do they?
The raw ingredients that courses recruiting student nurses should look for are still a matter of debate.
The G4S-run youth offender institution that come under fire.
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Prison-style regimes are not safe for children – and especially for those who are already vulnerable.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.
“Hire-A-Hubby” outsources household maintenance in Australia; will we see outsourcing of emotional services in the near future?
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Would you feel comfortable paying someone to write the greeting cards you give to your loved ones, or toilet training your child, or pretending to be a new friend to your elderly father by taking him on…
Mapping the scope of Australia’s care economy — both paid and unpaid — has been challenging.
It is easy to measure the national economic value of primary industry production, of manufacturing, and of the wholesale and retail sectors. But many Australians don’t work in profit-focused enterprises…
Caring for a disabled child currenlty requires battle after battle for basic equipment and services.
The government has announced its commitment to the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with money to be set aside in next week’s federal budget for a 2013 start-up in four locations…
Family members shouldn’t be pressured to take on the caring responsibilities of relatives.
Increasingly, governments rely on family carers to provide aged and disability care services. For many, family care is a demonstration of love and duty, but often there is little choice. The word carer…
Staff in facilities providing low-level care to elderly people need to develop better relationships with their patients…