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Aged Care : Old Policies, New Problems - Diane Gibson

Aged Care

Old Policies, New Problems

Paperback Published: 30th March 1998
ISBN: 9780521559577
Number Of Pages: 266

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The ageing of the population is a demographic phenomenon, a social problem and a policy issue. The increase in the numbers of aged and in the costs of supporting and caring for them have also brought increases in family care, in deinstitutionalisation of aged care services and in issues of quality and outcomes of care and consumer rights. The growing recognition of the feminisation of ageing also has significant social and policy consequences. Diane Gibson synthesises a wide range of material to provide an overview of these issues and policy responses worldwide. The book then looks in-depth at Australia, a country typical in the problems it faces, and a world leader in many of its solutions. Gibson also offers a more conceptual examination of theoretical implications and practical consequences. She elucidates contemporary debates in ways which will set new standards for aged care policy and practice worldwide.

What's the Problem?
The issues
The Australian policy response
What's the Practice?
De-institutionalisation and the aged care reform strategy
The feminisation of ageing
Regulating the quality of care
Implementing user rights strategies
Reconceptualising Problems, Reorienting Solutions:
The 'problem of old women' redefined
The Gordian knot: Defining outcomes
Whose rights? Whose responsibility?
The problem of dependency: Construction and reconstruction
New problems, old solutions
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ISBN: 9780521559577
ISBN-10: 052155957X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 30th March 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.27  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.52