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Autonomy and dependence in residential care
 — an evaluation of a project to promote self determination in a home for older people
Author(s)Stella R Dixon
PublisherAge Concern England, London, 1991
Pages128 pp (Age Concern Institute of Gerontology research paper no 5)
SourceAge Concern England, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4EJ.
KeywordsCare homes ; Local Authority Homes ; Residents [care homes] ; Independence ; Needs [elderly].
AnnotationThis study is an attempt to understand more fully why resident-oriented environments in residential care homes have proven so difficult to achieve, and to explore some ways in which such difficulties may be overcome. It describes an action research project undertaken by the author in collaboration with the staff of one local authority home for older people. Whilst many positive changes were brought about by the research, strong barriers to change were also encountered. These centred around the difficulty of reconciling the residents' physical dependency and needs with their needs for autonomy. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-910311004 B
ClassmarkKW: KWA: KX: C3: IK

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