- Publisher: Paradigm
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 15mm | 249g
- Publication date: 16 September 2011
- Publication City/Country: E. Boulder
- ISBN 10: 1594519072
- ISBN 13: 9781594519079
- Sales rank: 1,490,329
Portraying people who have lived and worked in long-term nursing home facilities, Elder Care Catastrophe reveals how organizational dynamics and everyday rituals have unintentionally led to resident neglect and abuse. Backed up by research and grounded in sociological theory, this book offers alternative models for lessening the maltreatment of people living in nursing homes. It provides critical information for family members struggling with nursing home issues, nursing home employees, policy-makers, students and researchers concerned with elder care issues.
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Jason S. Ulsperger, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Arkansas Tech University, has been a volunteer in nursing homes throughout the southern United States. He is the author of multiple articles on nursing home law, elder abuse, and nursing home reform. J. David Knottnerus is Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. He has authored and coedited numerous articles and books in the areas of social theory, social psychology, and social structure/inequality.