Journal Article

Nearest and Dearest? The Neglect of Lesbians in Caring Relationships

Jill Manthorpe

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 33, issue 6, pages 753-768
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/33.6.753
Nearest and Dearest? The Neglect of Lesbians in Caring Relationships

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The article argues that caring within lesbian relationships has been ignored in social and health care studies and practice. It critiques the dominance of caring debates by relationships between parents and children and partnerships, but with the unspoken presumption that those involved are heterosexual. The paper concludes that social workers should engage with lesbian carers in supporting individuals and networks. It draws out a range of implications for policy, practice and research agendas.

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Subjects: Social Work

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