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Care of the Chronically and Severely Ill : Comparative Social Policies - J. Rogers Hollingsworth

Care of the Chronically and Severely Ill

Comparative Social Policies

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780202304854
Number Of Pages: 240

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In the continuing debate on reforming the delivery of health care in this country, it is necessary to address the social and medical management of services provided to those whose special health needs have thus far been inadequately met: the frail elderly, those homebound with chronic illness, and the chronically mentally ill. Existing legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act indicates the timeliness of the Hollingsworths' new book for any future, broader-based health planning.
The present volume anticipates the need for expanded research by presenting a distinguished group of contributors from the United States and Great Britain each of whom specializes in research into the health needs of the three target population groups.
Because most severely and chronically ill people will receive care outside of hospitals or nursing homes, there is increasing recognition that the integration of community-based care, including home care, must be an objective of health policy. Contributors explore the structure of community-based and home care, along with the ways in which services are provided at one or all of the following levels: central government, state or provincial government, local government, and the private sector. These and related issues, such as funding and standards, are placed in a comparative context.

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-J, Rogers Hollingsworth and Ellen Jane Hollingsworth have edited a volume of readings that finds a niche in the current health reform literature by discussing the needs of three special populations: the frail elderly, homebound persons with chronic diseases, and the chronically mentally ill. The readings are comparative in that they contrast the situation in the United States with that in Great Britain. The message of the book is that future health policies must view community-based care, especially home care, as an integral feature of health services in modern states. This means sufficient funding and coordination of services to adequately support those in need.---William C. Cockerham, Contemporary Sociology "J, Rogers Hollingsworth and Ellen Jane Hollingsworth have edited a volume of readings that finds a niche in the current health reform literature by discussing the needs of three special populations: the frail elderly, homebound persons with chronic diseases, and the chronically mentally ill. The readings are comparative in that they contrast the situation in the United States with that in Great Britain. The message of the book is that future health policies must view community-based care, especially home care, as an integral feature of health services in modern states. This means sufficient funding and coordination of services to adequately support those in need."--William C. Cockerham, Contemporary Sociology "J, Rogers Hollingsworth and Ellen Jane Hollingsworth have edited a volume of readings that finds a niche in the current health reform literature by discussing the needs of three special populations: the frail elderly, homebound persons with chronic diseases, and the chronically mentally ill. The readings are comparative in that they contrast the situation in the United States with that in Great Britain. The message of the book is that future health policies must view community-based care, especially home care, as an integral feature of health services in modern states. This means sufficient funding and coordination of services to adequately support those in need."--William C. Cockerham, Contemporary Sociology

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Challenges in the Provision of Care for People with Chronic and Severe Illnessp. 1
The American Nursing Home: An Institution for All Reasonsp. 23
Residential-Care and Nursing Homes in Great Britainp. 47
Home Health Care for the Chronically Ill in the United States: The Market-Oriented Systemp. 75
Divisions of Labor and Home Care in Great Britainp. 107
Falling through the Cracks: Care of the Chronically Mentally Ill in the United Statesp. 145
Community Mental Health Services for the Continuing-Care Clientp. 173
Comprehensiveness and Coordination of Care for the Severely Disabledp. 199
Biographical Sketches of the Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780202304854
ISBN-10: 020230485X
Series: Social Institutions and Social Change
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57

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