Clough, Roger (1999) Scandalous care:interpreting public enquiry reports of scandals in residential care. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 10 (1-2). pp. 13-27. ISSN 1540-4129Full text not available from this repository.
This article reviews an earlier study written for the Wagner Committee (1988) on scandals in residential care. That review was based on a study of ten enquiry reports, only two of which were about homes for older people. The main events that were described are grouped as: institutionalised practices, indifference and neglect, physical cruelty, humiliation, too authoritarian a life-style, a dull and depressing life-style, an overcrowded and run down environment, disharmony amongst the staff team, and staff misappropriating goods or money. Now, more weight should be given to: residents’ abuse of residents and of staff, an improper influence on the life-style of others, and sexual abuse. Explanations proposed are: structural, environmental, and individual and worker style. Abuse is considered in the context of the nature of direct care and the acts of intimate caring of others.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Janet Harris|
|Deposited On:||11 Nov 2008 15:27|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 14:30|
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