Quality care for elderly people

  • Peter P. Mayer
  • Edward J. Dickinson
  • Martin Sandler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sally Greengross
      Pages 3-15
    3. Steven Luttrell, Fleur Fisher
      Pages 17-35
    4. Gillian B. Todd
      Pages 37-53
    5. Edward J. Dickinson
      Pages 55-75
  3. Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
    2. Richard Baker
      Pages 79-95
    3. David Challis, Karen Traske
      Pages 97-116
    4. Philip Tormey, Terry Devenney
      Pages 117-135
    5. Peter P. Mayer
      Pages 137-157
  4. People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-160
    2. The multidisciplinary team

      1. Peter P. Mayer, Edward J. Dickinson
        Pages 163-166
      2. Karen A. Luker, Karen R. Waters
        Pages 167-172
      3. Christine A. Graham
        Pages 173-181
      4. Pennie Roberts, Carole Brown
        Pages 183-188
      5. Barbara Laing
        Pages 189-197
      6. Ann Hunter
        Pages 199-215
      7. David L. Sandler, Martin Sandler
        Pages 217-229
  5. Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-232
    2. Peter S. Stansbie
      Pages 233-245
    3. Tom Keighley
      Pages 247-260
    4. Elizabeth M. Smith, Peter H. Millard
      Pages 261-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-297

About this book


This book is all about improving the health care of elderly people, which is facing unprecedented challenges in the 1990s. Energies need to be concentrated in three main areas: • the development of high quality care in community settings • the future role of specialized hospital services • the way that long-term care is delivered. All of these are interconnected and success with any of them depends on successful relationships. For example, success in community care requires working interfaces with primary care, the private sector and hospital care. These interfaces are not static but comprise dynamic interactions between people - people in different teams, with different back­ grounds, training, perspectives and interests. What people do is influenced strongly by the organizations they work for. These inescapable facts lead us to the structure of this book. By concentrating on sectors, people and organizations, we hope to deal with all the important relationships in a coherent way. Yet this book is not intended to be from a service providers' perspective. We have arranged the book in this way so that providers are best equipped to meet the needs of their customers - whether they are patients, resi­ dents or clients. We know that elderly people may experience dislocation in their care because of frictions and gaps be­ tween different sectors, disciplines, teams and organizations. To achieve seamless care, there is a need for greater under­ standing and harmony of purpose and action across the care spectrum.


Action care community care development health hospital interaction organization organizations quality service social work

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter P. Mayer
    • 1
  • Edward J. Dickinson
    • 2
  • Martin Sandler
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Ageing and HealthMoseley Hall HospitalBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Royal College of Physicians Research UnitLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Geriatric MedicineSolihull HospitalWest MidlandsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-61830-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3003-3
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