Old, Alone, and Neglected: Care of the Aged in Scotland and the United States / Edition 1

Old, Alone, and Neglected: Care of the Aged in Scotland and the United States / Edition 1

by Jeanie Schmit Kayser-Jones
     
 


As the median age of the population increases, the care and housing of the elderly in the U.S. are of increasing concern. Jeanie Kayser-Jones compares a typical private institution in the U.S. with a government-owned home in Scotland.

Her analysis compels attention to the systematic abuse of the institutionalized elderly in the U.S.See more details below

Overview


As the median age of the population increases, the care and housing of the elderly in the U.S. are of increasing concern. Jeanie Kayser-Jones compares a typical private institution in the U.S. with a government-owned home in Scotland.

Her analysis compels attention to the systematic abuse of the institutionalized elderly in the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520069619
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/10/1990
Series:
Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxviii
1.An Overview1
2.The Institutional Setting13
3.Life in the Institution23
4.Staff-Patient Interaction at Pacific Manor38
5.Demographic Characteristics of the Residents56
6.The Care of the Institutionalized Aged69
7.Historical Development of Health Care Services86
8.Exchange Theory--Theoretical Interpretation111
9.Institutional Barriers to Quality Care: Concluding Thoughts121
References135
Epilogue (1990)147
Index187

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