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Women as carers of alcoholic and drug addicted men

Zajdow, Grazyna 1998, Women as carers of alcoholic and drug addicted men, Australian journal of primary health - interchange, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 214-221, doi: 10.1071/PY98051.

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Title Women as carers of alcoholic and drug addicted men
Author(s) Zajdow, GrazynaORCID iD for Zajdow, Grazyna orcid.org/0000-0001-5329-0388
Journal name Australian journal of primary health - interchange
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 214
End page 221
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 1998
ISSN 1448-7527
1836-7399
Summary This article looks at some of the experiences of women who care for alcoholic and drug addicted men. Through biographical interviews it describes how this group of women has dealt with the problems which women have to confront in the face of difficulties with the health and welfare systems, as well as their own expectations of what it means to be good wives and partners in very stressful situations. The article argues that the normative expectations of women as wives and mothers is to care for families, and while there is now an extensive literature on women's caring, the group of women described in these pages is generally ignored by this same literature.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/PY98051
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1998, CSIRO Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030657

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of History, Heritage and Society
School of Social Inquiry
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