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The Resource Making gray gold : narratives of nursing home care, Timothy Diamond

Making gray gold : narratives of nursing home care, Timothy Diamond

Label
Making gray gold : narratives of nursing home care
Title
Making gray gold
Title remainder
narratives of nursing home care
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Diamond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""The graying of America," a financial journal reported, "is a guaranteed opportunity for someone. How the nursing home industry can exploit it is the real question." For sociologist Timothy Diamond, this assertion raised an altogether different question: How has the day-to-day care of the elderly come to be defined as an industry in the United States - and how, as a business, does it work? Diamond, who trained as a nursing assistant and spent over a year working in Chicago area nursing homes, recounts his experiences in Making Gray Gold, an absorbing, original account of how - and how well - nursing homes work." "Nursing assistants, who do the bulk of caring work in nursing homes, are for the most part minority women, few of whom earn enough to support themselves and their families. Diamond observes many nursing assistants working in ways that managed to bolster the dignity and self-esteem of their elderly patients - but put themselves at odds with the priorities of the nursing home administrations. Making Gray Gold shows how these priorities, responding to the demands of corporate balance sheets and government regulations, tend to distort the central daily rituals of life in nursing homes and erode the component of quality care." "Diamond draws on a wealth of research findings and recent advances in women's studies, medical sociology, gerontology, and philosophy to link daily life in a nursing home to the wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain it. He conveys the conditions of nursing home work from the viewpoint of the overwhelmingly female caregivers and residents. The author's careful research, firsthand experience, and thoughtful analysis demonstrate 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." "Finally, Making Gray Gold provides practical recommendations for change, including the creation of unions for nursing assistants and patient input into care. In a society in which some two million people live in 16,000 nursing homes, with their numbers escalating daily, this innovative, thought-provoking work demands immediate and widespread attention."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Diamond, Timothy
Dewey number
362.1/6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA997
LC item number
.D49 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 27
NLM item number
AA1 D537m 1992
Series statement
Women in culture and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nursing homes
  • Nurses' aides
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Nursing Homes
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Making gray gold : narratives of nursing home care, Timothy Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25163612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780226144733
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91045755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making gray gold : narratives of nursing home care, Timothy Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25163612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780226144733
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91045755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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