Critical Study of the American Nursing Home - The Final Solution

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An examination of the American nursing home with case histories of patients and staff, showing ways in which this essential health care facility can be improved to meet the needs of the residents. Through case studies the author raises questions regarding issues such as: power exercised by nursing home patients, Health Department scrutiny of nursing homes, ethics and licensing for administrators, the unappreciated and heavy loads for social workers, and the psychological impact of living in a nursing home on the elderly.

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Signing In
Chapter II: Power Among the Powerless
Chapter III: The Fox in the Chicken Coop
Chapter IV: The Janus Head
Chapter V: Magic Dust
Chapter VI: The Person Inside
Chapter VII: Some Critical Issues in the Treatment of Nursing Home Residents
Chapter VIII: The Other Side
Chapter IX: Some Possible Solutions

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