The Significant Role of Women as Caregivers Introduction Women as caregivers perform a significant role not just for the family but for society by reducing the cost of care. Women as informal caregivers are virtually the opposite of skilled and trained midwives. Without women as caregivers, the needs of a changing population could not be met. Caregiving and midwifery Hunt (2004, p. 5) defines caregivers as “people who care for adult family members or friends”. The work of these individuals as caregivers can range from a few hours per week to constant care. According to Siefert and Williams (2008), a caregiver is any family member who cares for another member f the family with a physical, mental or neurological disorder or disease. Salin ,...The end:
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