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Regulating aged care : ritualism and the new pyramid / John Braithwaite, Toni Makkai, Valerie Braithwaite.

by Braithwaite, John | Makkai, Toni | Braithwaite, Valerie (Valerie A.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2007Description: xi, 372 p. : ill.Review: "The authors compare the accomplishments of nursing home regulation in the US, the UK and Australia during the last 20 years and in a longer historical perspective. They find that gaming and ritualism, rather than defiance of regulators. are the greatest challenges for improving safety and quality of life for the elderly in care homes. Regulating Aged Care shows how good regulation and caring professionalism can transcend ritualism. Better regulation is found to be as much about encouragement to expand strengths as incentives to fix problems. The book is underpinned by one of the most ambitious, sustained qualitative and quantitative data collections in both the regulatory literature and the aged care literature. This study provides an impressive evidence base for both theory development and reassessment of policy and practitioner responses in the field."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asian mothers, western birth : pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing : the Asian experience in an English-speaking country / edited by Pranee Liamputtong Rice.

by Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.).

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ausmed Publications 1999Description: xix, 292 p.Other title: Asian Mothers, Australian Birth.Notes: "First published July 1994 (as Asian Mothers, Australian Birth)" - verso t.p.; Chapter 12 Life chances: Issues of childrearing and poverty among Asian immigrants, by Janet Taylor, p. 191-211. The chapter draws on the first stage of the longitudinal "Life Chances" study undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and looks at the situation and experiences of 33 Asian-Australian mothers with young babies. (p.191)Summary: This edition contains the original material that made "Asian Mothers, Australian Birth" so important, plus new chapters that look specifically at the needs of Asian women who have migrated to a Western country and now confront the cultural challenges that occur as women engage in the natural behaviour of motherhood.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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