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Residential care transformed : revisiting 'the last refuge'

Author: Julia Johnson; Sheena Rolph; Randall Smith
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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This text revisits Peter Townsend's classic study of residential care for older people in Britain conducted in the late 1950s. It provides not only a fascinating account of residential care for older people over the last 50 years but is also an important contribution to the literature on research methods.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Julia, 1946-
Sidential care transformed.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)768164325
Named Person: Peter Townsend
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Johnson; Sheena Rolph; Randall Smith
ISBN: 9780230202429 023020242X
OCLC Number: 316027664
Description: xvi, 285 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: In Memoriam Acknowledgements PART I: THE CONTEXT Why Revisit 'The Last Refuge'? Changing Contexts of Care The Study Design and Methods PART II: REVISITING 'THE LAST REFUGE' Survivors and Non-survivors Residents and Staff The Living Environment Daily Lives The Quality of Care PART III: CONCLUSIONS Revisiting and Reuse Continuity and Change in Residential Care for Older People Appendixes Notes References Index
Responsibility: Julia Johnson, Sheena Rolph, and Randall Smith.

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WINNER OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY'S INAUGURALPETER TOWNSEND POLICY PRESS BOOK PRIZE 'This study gives us a unique insight into the changing nature of institutional care over half a century. It is Read more...

 
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