Care Homes in a Turbulent Era

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Care Homes in a Turbulent Era

Do They Have A Future?

9781803925813 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pat Armstrong, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto and Susan Braedley, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Publication Date: August 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 581 3 Extent: c 208 pp
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This thoughtful book provides a refreshing, comparative perspective on the future of care homes in our post-pandemic world. Building on more than a decade of collaborative international and interdisciplinary research in Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US, it employs a feminist political economy framework to address the key challenges facing care homes in this turbulent era.

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This thoughtful book provides a refreshing, comparative perspective on the future of care homes in our post-pandemic world. Building on more than a decade of collaborative international and interdisciplinary research in Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US, it employs a feminist political economy framework to address the key challenges facing care homes in this turbulent era.

With particular attention to lessons learned in Canada, Sweden, and Norway, the contributing authors argue that publicly-funded care homes remain critical to care arrangements but require policy and practice transformations to produce equitable and supportive conditions. Attentive to the specific contexts and tensions that shape care, chapters address key questions about care home quality and labour in relation to gender, race, ethnicity, religion and class. The book analyses the physical and social boundaries that set the conditions for quality of life and care, moving beyond the minimum to explain how nursing homes can provide joy.

Offering alternative approaches to the complex challenges facing this vital public service, this book will be a key reference for students and scholars of health policy, comparative social policy and social work. Its integration of statistical, policy and practice analysis with ethnographic research will prove invaluable to those concerned with long-term care policy and practice.
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Contributors include: Gudmund Ågotnes, Hugh Armstrong, Pat Armstrong, Albert Banerjee, Susan Braedley, Jacqueline Choiniere, Charlene Harrington, Frode F. Jacobsen, Janna Klostermann, Monique Lanoix, Ruth Lowndes, Prince Owusu, Palle Storm, James Struthers, Marta Szebehely, Petra Ulmanen
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