Making Gray Gold Narratives of Nursing Home Care
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Description: This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly. Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well as those whose work it is to care for them. In a society in which some two million people live in 16,000 nursing homes, with their numbers escalating daily, this thought-provoking work demands immediate and widespread attention. "[An] unnerving portrait of what it's like to work and live in a nursing home. . . . By giving voice to so many unheard residents and workers Diamond has performed an important service for us all."--Diane Cole, New York Newsday "With Making Gray Gold, Timothy Diamond describes the commodification of long-term care in the most vivid representation in a decade of round-the-clock institutional life. . . . A personal addition to the troublingly impersonal national debate over healthcare reform."--Madonna Harrington Meyer, Contemporary Sociology
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/1995
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Mining the Raw Materials|
|""Welcome to the Firing Line of Health Care""|
|""How Do You Make It on Just One Job?""|
|""Where's My Social Security?""|
|Forming the Gold Bricks|
|""Why Can't I Get a Little Rest around Here?""|
|""If It's Not Charted, It Didn't Happen""|
|Melting the Gold Bricks Down|
|""There's Nothing Wrong with the Scale, It's the Building That's Tipped"" Now for|
|""A Little Rest around Here""|