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Informal care for illness in rural southwest Uganda: the central role that women play

Taylor, Lorraine; Seeley, Janet; Kajura, Ellen


In rural Uganda care for those who are ill tends to be home based because of inadequate and expensive health care facilities, lack of medication and poor staffing levels in health units. Research findings suggest that women are responsible for the bulk of caring activities. This paper questions the assumption that female informal carers are in a position to cope with illness episodes in the home. Data were collected from 54 female informants in a rural population in southwest Uganda....[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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