Renee Rose Shield

Gray AreasSAR Press PublicationGray Areas: Ethnographic Encounters With Nursing Home CultureThis volume features ten scholars from anthropology, nursing, sociology, gerontology, human geography, and other disciplines who provide ethnographic case studies exploring critical care decision-making, models of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease, the way residents cope with the limitations, indignities, and opportunities of nursing home life, the roles of family members and nursing home employees, and the formulation of assisted living.
1995, October 29–November 2
Advanced SeminarNursing Home EthnographyTen scholars, all of whom have conducted ethnographic research in nursing homes, gathered at the School in the fall of 1995 to develop a cultural model of the nursing home institution.

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