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The Culture of Long Term Care: Nursing Home Ethnography / Edition 1

The Culture of Long Term Care: Nursing Home Ethnography / Edition 1

by J Neil Henderson, Maria D. Vesperi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897894234
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/15/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J. NEIL HENDERSON, a medical anthropologist and noted authority on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, is Associate Professor in Psychiatry and faculty in the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, and at the Suncoast Gerontology Center, College of Medicine, University of South Florida. He has authored numerous articles on the cultural context of dementing disease and is the editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.

MARIA D. VESPERI, a cultural anthropologist, is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New College of the University of South Florida in Sarasota. She is a former member of the St. Petersburg Times editorial board and author of City of Green Benches: Growing Old In a New Downtown (1985).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Philip B. Stafford


Perspective on Ethnographic Methods, Analysis and Findings

Nursing Home Research Comes of Age: Toward an Ethnological Perspective on Long Term Care by Maria D. Vesperi

Perspective and Story in Nursing Home Ethnography by Jaber F. Gubrium

Qualitative Research as a Tool Revealing Inappropriate Medicalization of Aging in Nursing Home Care by J. Neil Henderson

You Say Respondent, I Say Informant: What Stories Told by Informants Can Tell Us by Lisa Groger

Ethnography and the Nursing Home Ombudsman by Lynn D. Mason

In and Out of Bounds: The Ethics of Respect in Studying Nursing Homes by Joel Savishinsky

Ethics in the Nursing Home: Cases, Choices, and Issues by Renée Rose Shields

The Head Nurse as Key Informant: How Beliefs and Institutional Pressure Structure Dementia Care by Athena McLean and Margaret Perkinson

Staff/Resident Life

Assessing Types of Residential Accommodation for the Elderly: Liminality and Communitas by Barbara Hornum

Relatives as Trouble: Nursing Home Aides and Patient's Families by Nancy Foner

From the Inside Out: The World of the Institutionalized Elderly by Bethel Ann Powers

Continuities and Discontinuities in the Life Course: Experience of Demented Persons in a Residential Alzheimer's Facility by Myrna Silverman and Carol McAllister



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