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Long-Term Care in Europe
Improving Policy and Practice
 
 
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04 Feb 2013
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9781137032331
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This book challenges the prevailing discourse centred on the problems of demographic change and long-term care provision for older people by focusing on solutions emerging from progression and improvement in policy and practice. Building on ample research in 13 European countries, evidence is provided for how the construction of long-term care systems can be taken forward by practitioners, policy-makers and stakeholder organizations. By focusing on prevention and rehabilitation, the support of informal care, the enhancement of quality development as well as by decent governance and financing mechanisms for long-term care, stakeholders may learn from European experiences and solutions on the local, regional and national levels.


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This book challenges the prevailing discourse centred on the problems of demographic change and long-term care provision for older people by focusing on solutions emerging from progression and improvement in policy and practice. Building on ample research in 13 European countries, evidence is provided for how the construction of long-term care systems can be taken forward by practitioners, policy-makers and stakeholder organizations. By focusing on prevention and rehabilitation, the support of informal care, the enhancement of quality development as well as by decent governance and financing mechanisms for long-term care, stakeholders may learn from European experiences and solutions on the local, regional and national levels.


Reviews

"Long-Term Care in Europe: Improving Policy and Practice represents a rich and very welcome contribution...It also represents a valuable review of a range of 'emerging practices' that provide evidence for the sector's dynamism cross-nationally." - Czech Sociological Review


Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Addressing Long-Term Care as a System; Jenny Billings, K.Leichsenring & L.Wagner
The Emerging Identity of Long-Term Care Systems in Europe; H.Nies, K.Leichsenring & S.Mak
PART II: OVERCOMING THE HEALTH-SOCIAL CARE DIVIDE AND THE FORMAL-INFORMAL CARE DIVIDE
User Perspectives: Examining LTC Policies from the Standpoint of Older People in Need of Care and Informal Carers; M.Naiditch, J.Triantafillou, P.Di Santo, S.Carretero & E.Hirsch-Durrett
Joint Working Between Health and Social Care; K.Allen, J.Glasby & R.Rodrigues
Converging Methods to Link Social and Health Care Systems and Informal Care: Confronting Nordic and Mediterranean Approaches; J.Garcés, F.Ródenas & T.Hammar
Integration as 'Boundary Redefinition Process'; P.Gobet & T.Emilsson
PART III: INNOVATIVE CASES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LONG-TERM CARE IN EUROPE
Prevention and Rehabilitation Within Long-Term Care: Applying a Comprehensive Perspective; S.Kümpers, A.Dieterich, G.Ruppe & L.Wagner
The Quest for Quality in LTC; K.Leichsenring, H.Nies & R.van der Veen
Making Sense of Differences: The Mixed Economy of Funding and Delivering Long-Term Care; R.Rodrigues & H.Nies
The 'Care Gap' and Migrant Carers; R.Bednarik, P.Di Santo & K.Leichsenring
Volunteering in Long-Term Care for Older People: The Potential for Social Innovation; K.Repkova, K.Stiehr & B.Weigl
The Role of Information Technology in LTC for Older People; J.Billings, S.Carretero, G.Kagialaris, T.Mastroyiannakis & S.Meriläinen-Porras
Palliative Care Within Long-Term Care Systems: Beyond End of Life? L.Holdsworth & G.Ruppe
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS
Improving the Evidence Base; J.Billings
Improving Policy and Practice in Long-Term Care; K.Leichsenring, J.Billings & H.Nies


Authors

KAI LEICHSENRING is Associate Senior Researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, Austria. He has coordinated a range of EU research and development projects in the area of health and social care and previously published Integrating Health and Social Care Services for Older People (with J. Billings).

JENNY BILLINGS is a Reader in Applied Health Research in the Centre for Health Service Studies at the University of Kent, UK.

HENK NIES is CEO of Vilans, the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Long-Term Care. He is Professor of Organisation and Policy Development in Long-Term Care at the Zonnehuis Chair at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.