Public and Private Responsibilities in Long-Term Care: Finding the Balance

Public and Private Responsibilities in Long-Term Care: Finding the Balance

by Leslie C. Walker, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Terrie T. Wetle
     
 

Massive reforms affecting the financing of long-term care are taking p lace at both federal and state levels. As a result, the debate over pu blic versus private responsibilities for providing that care has becom e increasingly important in the formation of public policy. In this bo ok, a distinguished group of contributors examines competing perspecti ves

Overview

Massive reforms affecting the financing of long-term care are taking p lace at both federal and state levels. As a result, the debate over pu blic versus private responsibilities for providing that care has becom e increasingly important in the formation of public policy. In this bo ok, a distinguished group of contributors examines competing perspecti ves regarding individual and societal obligations to provide and finan ce long-term care for our older citizens. The authors argue that the t raditional juxtaposition of public and private responsibilities in lon g-term care may no longer be germane in framing policy discussions aro und long-term care financing.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book is a series of essays on financing long term care for the nation.
Purpose: The purpose is to discuss the academic and philosophical underpinnings of financing long-term care.
Audience: The audience is public policy makers, healthcare administrators, and academic gerontologists.
Features: The book is beautifully printed.
Assessment: This book is a series of essays on policy considerations of financing long-term care. Discussed from theoretical points of view, it fails to communicte an understanding of the pleuralistic nature of health values, family constellations, health beliefs, comorbid psychiatric illness, regional variations, and the effect of economic status on the central themes.
2 Stars from Doody
David O. Staats
This book is a series of essays on financing long term care for the nation. The purpose is to discuss the academic and philosophical underpinnings of financing long-term care. The audience is public policy makers, healthcare administrators, and academic gerontologists. The book is beautifully printed. This book is a series of essays on policy considerations of financing long-term care. Discussed from theoretical points of view, it fails to communicte an understanding of the pleuralistic nature of health values, family constellations, health beliefs, comorbid psychiatric illness, regional variations, and the effect of economic status on the central themes.
Booknews
Develops and applies relevant theoretical frameworks to the organization and financing of long-term care, offering multiple perspectives regarding individual and societal obligations to provide care. Part I presents theoretical frameworks from disciplines including political science, economics, sociology, and philosophy. Part II includes four chapters that describe policy and market efforts to integrate public and private sectors in financing long-term care. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801859014
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/04/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Leslie C. Walker is director of the Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging, Hartford Hospital, and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Elizabeth H. Bradley is assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. Terrie Wetle is deputy director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.

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