The theory of the « total institution » argues that institutions deliberately create dependency in individuals who would otherwise be self-determining.
We examine the significance of this concept for patients in long-stay geriatric wards.
All such patients in the South West Thames Region (808) were located and assessed for levels of physical dependency and mental confusion. 87% were profoundly disabled, 53% were severely confused and 23% were seriously ill or unable to communicate.
Those capable of responding (291) were interviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Service hospitalier, Gériatrie, Attitude, Perception sociale, Autonomie, Organisation santé, Système santé, Vieillard, Homme, Enquête, Royaume Uni, Europe, Long séjour
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Hospital ward, Geriatrics, Attitude, Social perception, Autonomy, Public health organization, Health system, Elderly, Human, Inquiry, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0558372
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.