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Book

Old, alone, and neglected: care of the aged in the United States and Scotland

Author:
KAYSER-JONES Jeanie Schmit
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
121p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Berkeley, CA

First published in 1981, reissued in 1991 with a new epilogue. Studies the dynamics of institutional life for elderly people.

Book

A charter of rights for elderly people in Cumbria

Author:
CUMBRIA. Social Services Department
Publisher:
Cumbria. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
1p.
Place of publication:
Carlisle
Book

The ageing population: burden or challenge?

Editors:
WELLS Nicholas, FREER Charles
Publisher:
Macmillan
Publication year:
1988
Pagination:
270p., diags, bibliog.
Place of publication:
Basingstoke
Book

The encyclopedia of aging

Editor:
MADDOX George L.
Publisher:
Springer
Publication year:
1987
Pagination:
890p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
New York
Book

Small area planning for elderly people

Author:
HARBERT W.B
Publisher:
Avon. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
23p., tables, maps.
Place of publication:
Bath

A British report outlining services provided within the Frenchay Health District, as part of a series, enabling comparison with services throughout Europe.

Book

Support networks: change and adaptations over 75

Author:
WENGER G. Clare
Publisher:
University College of North Wales, Department of Social Theory and Institutions
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
29p.,tables.
Place of publication:
Bangor

Paper prepared for 13th International Congress of Gerontology, New York, 1985.

Book

European Seminar of Heads of Welfare Agencies, London 14-17 November 1983 on community care

Author:
ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Publisher:
Association of Directors of Social Services
Publication year:
1984
Pagination:
var. pag.
Place of publication:
Uxbridge
Journal article

Time for caring? Elderly care employees' occupational activities in the cross draft between their work priorities, 'must-do's' and meaningfulness

Authors:
NILSSON Emma, NILSSON Kerstin
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Care Coordination, 20(1-2), 2017, pp.8-16.
Publisher:
Sage

An increasing number of older people in the population will bring new challenges for the society and care coordination. One of the most important questions in care coordination is the employees’ work performance. The overall aim of this study was to examine care employees’ experience of factors that rule how they allocate their time and tasks in the care work. The study was qualitative and consists of focus group interviews with 36 employees in elderly care in five Swedish municipalities. Much of the work that care employees perform is controlled by others in the municipality organised health care. The employees had a limited possibility to decide what should be given priority in their work. However, the employees who participated in the focus group interviews did not want to prioritise tasks and duties they felt were faulty or in direct conflict with their own convictions. When employees experienced that the assistance assessments were correct and helpful to the individual elderly patient this contributed to the employees’ priority and performance of the task. The formal and informal control systems caused the employees’ priority to be mainly quantitative and visible work tasks, rather than more qualitative tasks and care giving to the elderly. In the intention to organise good care coordination that fit each elderly patients’ need it is important that those who work closest to the patient to a greater extent are given the opportunity to make their voice heard in decisions of care planning and assistance assessments. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

Preferences and expectations for delivering bad news among Korean older adults

Authors:
KO Eunjeong, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Service Research, 40(4), 2014, pp.402-414.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

To explore Korean older adults’ perspectives toward physicians’ disclosure of serious illness to patients, 70 Korean older adults residing in the community were interviewed in person using a semistructured interview guide. Major themes included conflicting desires among participants to: 1) inform the patient directly, 2) inform the patient indirectly, and 3) inform only the family. Subthemes under the first theme included: a) decision making about treatment, b) planning and preparation for the future, c) need for use of an ethical standard, d) consideration of patient coping responses, and e) disclosure of serious illness as a relational process. Disclosure of bad news is more than revealing or concealing information. Needs and preferences regarding to what extent and how information is delivered differ by culture. Thus, understanding preferred communication pathways for advanced care planning in specific cultural frameworks is important. Future studies using clear concepts and measures about serious illness disclosure can better prepare health care professionals in interacting with those from minority cultures. In addition, studies of those with poor health status from diverse cultural groups may further assist social workers to tailor interventions to accommodate cultural needs and expectations in end-of-life settings. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

What happens to the “hand that rocked the cradle”? a study of elderly abuse in India

Authors:
BHATTACHARYA Sonali, BHATTACHARYA Shubhaseesh
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 16(3), 2014, pp.166-179.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the possible causes of elderly abuse in India and its repercussions for the society, based on the real cases and reports. Design/methodology/approach: A multiple case study approach has been used for the study sourced from archival newspaper reports, crime reports, and narration. Findings: Greater vigilance and more effective legislation would be required to solve the problem related to elder abuse. Originality/value: There is not much study of causes, consequences, effectiveness of the legal system with respect to elderly abuse in India. In that way, it will be a unique contribution. (Publisher abstract)

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