No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States

No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States

ISBN10: 0801865980
ISBN13: 978-0801865985
Author: -
Title: No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (April 30, 2001)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1757 kb
Size PDF: 1546 kb
Rating: 4.1/5
Votes: 471
Pages: 312 pages
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences

No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States



No Place Like Home sets out to determine why home care, despite its potential as a cost-effective alternative to institutional care, remains a marginalized experiment in care giving. Nurse and historian Karen Buhler-Wilkerson traces the history of home care from its nineteenth-century origins in organized visiting nurses' associations, through a time when professional home care nearly disappeared, on to the 1960s, when a new wave of home care gathered force as physicians, hospital managers, and policy makers responded to economic mandates. Buhler-Wilkerson links local ideas about the formation and function of home-based services to national events and health care agendas, and she gives special attention to care of the "dangerous" sick, particularly poor immigrants with infectious diseases, and the "uninteresting" sick -- those with chronic illnesses.


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