No Place Like Home A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States
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Description: 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.
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2003
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|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|