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Valuing older peopleA humanist approach to ageing$
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Ricca Edmondson and Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422927

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.001.0001

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Ethos of care and environment in long-stay care settings: impacts on residents' lives

Ethos of care and environment in long-stay care settings: impacts on residents' lives

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(p.161) Nine Ethos of care and environment in long-stay care settings: impacts on residents' lives
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Valuing older people
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Adeline Cooney

Kathy Murphy

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.003.0010

The findings reported in this chapter are part of a larger study of residents' and staff's perceptions of quality-of-life issues in residential care settings. The findings arise from qualitative interviews with 101 residents and 48 staff. Residents' accounts suggest that one of the most significant factors to impact on their continuity and quality of life is the environment and ethos of care. The ethos of care environments shaped the extent to which promoting and maintaining independence was embedded into the care of residents. Participants maintained their senses of self by various means and the findings suggest that most residents are able to maintain a sense of self in residential care facilities. Privacy is often assumed to be about physical privacy only. However, in this study, participants gave equal weighting to social, psychological, and physical privacy.

Keywords:   residential care facilities, ethos of care, environment, privacy, residents, sense of self

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