No Place Like Home A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States

ISBN-10: 0801873185
ISBN-13: 9780801873188
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

No Place Like Home sets out to determine why home care, despite its potential as a cost-effective alternative to institutional care, remains a marginalized experiment in care giving. Nurse and historian Karen Buhler-Wilkerson traces the history of home care from its nineteenth-century origins in organized visiting nurses' associations, through a time when professional home care nearly disappeared, on to the 1960s, when a new wave of home care gathered force as physicians, hospital managers, and policy makers responded to economic mandates. Buhler-Wilkerson links local ideas about the formation and function of home-based services to national events and health care agendas, and she gives special attention to care of the "dangerous" sick, particularly poor immigrants with infectious diseases, and the "uninteresting" sick -- those with chronic illnesses.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Prelude
Inventing Home Care in the Nineteenth Century
Trained Nurses for the Sick Poor
Creating Their Own Domain: Ladies, Nurses, and the Sick Poor
The Work and Reality
"Treatment of Families in Which There Is Sickness"
Caring in Its Proper Place: Race Relations at Home
Lillian Wald and the Invention of Public Health Nursing
Home Nursing Care--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Photo Essay
Management and Money
The Business of Private Nursing
A Cautionary Tale: The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's Home Care Experiment
Reinventing Home Care in the Mid-Twentieth Century
"An Unchanging Purpose in a Changing World"
Home Care Becomes the Fashion--Again
Epilogue: The Future of Home Care
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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