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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200400018
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J-269-04-05QIA5.4Decinsides 9/5/05 8:36 am Page 2 Ron Iphofen I am pleased to be able to open this issue with social isolation. Incidents of self-harm appear a commentary piece by Stephen Ladyman, the to be a significant indicator of suicidal intent Minister for Community Care. Stephen amongst older people. This paper exhorts an challenges a number of tacit assumptions and urgent review of hospital protocols so that concepts while offering a robust defence of his national guidelines, which suggest that much Government’s policies in the care of older more caution should be taken over both initial people – particularly the provision of direct assessment and community aftercare, are taken payments for care being managed by older more seriously. people themselves and proposals contained in Staying with the admissions theme, Linda the recent Green Paper on Adult Social Care. Dobrzanska noticed in her work for a primary Care homes do not solve all of the problems of care trust the preponderance of older people caring for older people and he questions issues involved in the ‘revolving door’ of admission of vulnerability, social inclusion and realistic and readmission. Facilitating early discharge choice. Being in receipt of personal and social from acute hospitals

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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