Implementing Culture Change in Long Term Care: Benchmarks and Strategies for Management and Practice
By: Elaine Theresa Jurkowski (author)Paperback
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This text provides benchmarks and a paradigm with which longer care facilities for older adults and people with disabilities can revitalise from clinical, institutional settings to person-centered, homelike environments. It describes how these benchmarks have been met through best practice examples and provides ways to address not only knowledge but also attitudes and behavior, important components of a culture change strategy. The book explores the philosophical framework for the delivery of care in long term settings and provides best practice examples of benchmarks to be attained in the process of facilitating change along with strategies to promote this process. These benchmarks and strategies are based upon the Artifacts for Culture Change Assessment Tool developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid regarding culture change. The text describes ways to build a blueprint and strategic processes for integrating these benchmarks into a long term care setting, addressing the entire process from assessment through evaluation.
It also provides tools enabling readers to learn from their own process via a feedback loop, and includes strategies to facilitate partnerships with family, staff, and community.
Elaine Theresa Jurkowski, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). Dr. Jurkowski also coordinates the Certificate in Gerontology through the College of Education and Human Services at SIUC. Her professional background includes both social work and public health. Dr. Jurkowski has spent most of her career writing about access to care issues for older adults and people with disabilities and has been effective in shaping policy and program efforts in the United States, Canada, India, and Niger. She is the author of Policy and Program Planning for the Older Adult, numerous book chapters, and professional articles. She is a member of APHA, CSWE, and GSA, and presents nationally and internationally.
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