Elder Care Catastrophe
Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes-And What You Can Do About It
Jason Ulsperger, J. David Knottnerus
- ISBN: 9781594519062
- Extent: 192pp
- Release Date: 20 Feb 2011
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Hardback
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- Category: Sociology Social Issues
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Portraying people who have lived and worked in long-term nursing home facilities, Elder Care Catastrophe reveals how organizational dynamics and everyday rituals have unintentionally led to resident neglect and abuse.
Backed up by research and grounded in sociological theory, this book offers alternative models for lessening the maltreatment of people living in nursing homes. It provides critical information for family members struggling with nursing home issues, nursing home employees, policy-makers, students and researchers concerned with elder care issues.
About The Author
Jason S. Ulsperger, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Arkansas Tech University, has been a volunteer in nursing homes throughout the southern United States. He is the author of multiple articles on nursing home law, elder abuse, and nursing home reform.
J. David Knottnerus is Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. He has authored and coedited numerous articles and books in the areas of social theory, social psychology, and social structure/inequality.