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Author Lella, Joseph W., 1936-
Title The Perils of Patient Government : Professionals and Patients in a Chronic-Care Hospital.
Imprint Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

Author Lella, Joseph W., 1936-
Subject Chronic diseases.
Chronically ill -- Social conditions.
Long-term care of the sick -- Canada.
Long-term care facilities -- Administration.
Long-term care facilities -- Sociological aspects.
Medical personnel and patient.
Nursing homes -- Canada -- Administration.
Professional-Patient Relations.
Veterans -- Medical care.
Social sciences.
Alt Name Bayne, J. R.
Csank, J. Z.
McKay, J.
Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Before Patient Government; Part Ii: Achieving Patient Government; Part Iii: A Modest Success; Appendices: Theory And Method; References; Index.
Summary In 1964 the Senate Committee on Aging reported that "once admitted to an institution ... the veteran begins ... to show signs of social and physical degeneration," a phenomenon that has not escapted the attention of clinicians, social scientists, veterans, and other chronic-care patients. Assuming that social withdrawal in the institutional setting was avoidable and that a strictly medical model of chronic care was inappropriate, Lella and his collaborators established a patient-government project designed to give thirty elderly men in a large veterans' hospital, who suffered from various de.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780889207349 (electronic bk.)
0889207348 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 780716861
Additional Format Print version: Lella, Joseph W. Perils of Patient Government : Professionals and Patients in a Chronic-Care Hospital. Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2006 9780889201972

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