Power and autonomy of older people in long-term care: cross-national comparison and learning

Chen, Henglien Lisa (2007) Power and autonomy of older people in long-term care: cross-national comparison and learning. In: Clarke, Karen, Maltby, Tony and Kennett, Patricia (eds.) Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2007. Social Policy Review, 19 . The Policy Press, pp. 175-200. ISBN 9781861349415

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It is argued in this chapter that older people who need long-term care are most likely to be physically or mentally frail, requiring involvement of multiple care services. It is for this reason that the power and autonomy of dependent older people is essential to ensure that quality of care is maintained. This chapter explores some solutions, focusing on the entire long-term care framework; England, the Netherlands and Taiwan are selected as representative of different welfare arrangements. It also highlights older people's experiences of social and personal barriers that are inhibiting them from becoming more actively socially and politically while in care. Further, it seeks to understand how their experiences of autonomy have affected their care and well-being.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ1060 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
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Depositing User: Henglien Chen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:02
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 15:02
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29239
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