Journal Article

Older People and Permanent Care: Whose Decision?

Sandra Dwyer

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 7, pages 1081-1092
Published in print October 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online July 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch214
Older People and Permanent Care: Whose Decision?

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This paper looks at decision making when older people enter permanent care, and focuses on power issues. The recent past is reviewed and related to aspects of the current picture. Dementia and capacity are a specific focus. The complexities of the work for practitioners, together with their sometimes difficult working environments, engender a climate which can be counter productive to protecting the self-determination of older people.

Keywords: Older people; permanent care; decision making; assessment; research

Journal Article.  4719 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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