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Editorial Chapter heading to go here Ron Iphofen, Editor University of Wales, Bangor Quality in ageing is likely to be high on any agencies and professional interests – government’s political agenda in future. The something that is endemic in the culture of Labour Government received a rough ride over care homes. its pensions policies at its own Party Just such a concern was one of the Conference last September. Concerns over inspirational principles behind the Better ageism in the National Health Service Government for Older People programme. We regularly re-surface in newspaper reports. are fortunate here in being offered the special While most of the recommendations of the insights of the programme by the Director, Royal Commission on long-term care were Martin Shreeve. While we learn something of accepted, the Government was still condemned the obstacles, as well as the opportunities for not resolving the remaining inequities provided by such a comprehensive action- about who pays, for what care and how they based programme, Martin’s conclusions pay. While many of these problems are about emphasise the continuing need for economics and priorities, lying behind them fundamental changes in institutional culture are matters of the culture of care – of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200000008
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Abstract

Chapter heading to go here Ron Iphofen, Editor University of Wales, Bangor Quality in ageing is likely to be high on any agencies and professional interests – government’s political agenda in future. The something that is endemic in the culture of Labour Government received a rough ride over care homes. its pensions policies at its own Party Just such a concern was one of the Conference last September. Concerns over inspirational principles behind the Better ageism in the National Health Service Government for Older People programme. We regularly re-surface in newspaper reports. are fortunate here in being offered the special While most of the recommendations of the insights of the programme by the Director, Royal Commission on long-term care were Martin Shreeve. While we learn something of accepted, the Government was still condemned the obstacles, as well as the opportunities for not resolving the remaining inequities provided by such a comprehensive action- about who pays, for what care and how they based programme, Martin’s conclusions pay. While many of these problems are about emphasise the continuing need for economics and priorities, lying behind them fundamental changes in institutional culture are matters of the culture of care – of the

Journal

Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2000

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