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What we did on our holidays a tale of health and social care A case study

What we did on our holidays a tale of health and social care A case study What we did on our holidays – a tale of health and social care A case study Jill Dawson Jill Dawson is Senior Research Scientist at University of Oxford and visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University. PART ONE neighbour to her ‘no-show by 10am’. Fortunately we lived in the same town. He left It all began with a low-grade chronic infection. work and drove to her house. Expecting the Mary*, aged 93 (worked until she was 74, worst, he let himself in and found her in her fiercely independent, with all her marbles bedroom, sitting on the floor, naked and intact, but very deaf), had been taking diuretics bemused. Not too cold, nothing broken, but for nearly two decades. These, together with ‘not right’. The story was muddled, but it was digoxin (to steady and strengthen heart clear that, having toppled onto the floor, she function) and warfarin (to thin the blood), had had lacked the ability to get up again. The GP maintained her quite well ever since a major was called. Treatment for a urinary tract myocardial infarction – although her ankles infection commenced and diuretics stopped remained swollen and osteoarthritis had altogether. She spent that night http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

What we did on our holidays a tale of health and social care A case study

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 9 (4): 5 – Dec 1, 2008

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What we did on our holidays – a tale of health and social care A case study Jill Dawson Jill Dawson is Senior Research Scientist at University of Oxford and visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University. PART ONE neighbour to her ‘no-show by 10am’. Fortunately we lived in the same town. He left It all began with a low-grade chronic infection. work and drove to her house. Expecting the Mary*, aged 93 (worked until she was 74, worst, he let himself in and found her in her fiercely independent, with all her marbles bedroom, sitting on the floor, naked and intact, but very deaf), had been taking diuretics bemused. Not too cold, nothing broken, but for nearly two decades. These, together with ‘not right’. The story was muddled, but it was digoxin (to steady and strengthen heart clear that, having toppled onto the floor, she function) and warfarin (to thin the blood), had had lacked the ability to get up again. The GP maintained her quite well ever since a major was called. Treatment for a urinary tract myocardial infarction – although her ankles infection commenced and diuretics stopped remained swollen and osteoarthritis had altogether. She spent that night

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2008

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