The American public has long regarded nursing homes as qwarehousesq for the nation's elderly and disabled population. Historically, these qtotal institutionsq have consisted of cold, sterile environments where residents live without dignity or pleasure. Advocates and researchers have argued for a shift in the culture of long-term care, raising questions about the organizational characteristics that foster a caring environment.During a trivia challenge game run for one of the Alzheimera#39;s programs, a resident responded to a few trivia questions by blurting out answers quickly. Roberta, a member of the auxiliary staff who was leading the activity, looked annoyed and said to him, aDona#39;t give an answer if ita#39;s incorrect. Think first. ... during a card game.
|Title||:||The Trade-offs in Caring: Ambiguities of Power, Dependency, and Personhood in Two Non-profit Nursing Homes|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|