Regulating Aged Care: Ritualism and the New Pyramid

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 372 pages
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Contents

1 History of nursing home regulation
3
2 US nursing home regulation
40
3 The disciplinary society and its enemies
74
4 American regulatory strategies
103
5 English nursing home regulation
146
6 Australian nursing home regulation
176
PART II Rethinking Regulation and Governance
217
7 Dimensions of ritualism
219
8 Market ritualism
260
9 Transcending ritualism
289
10 The new pyramid
305
References
334
Index
361
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Page 344 - Improving the quality of medical care: building bridges among professional pride, payer profit, and patient satisfaction', Journal of the American Medical Association, 286 (20), 2578-84.
Page 7 - INSTITUTIONALIZED ADAPTATION GOALS MEANS I. Conformity + + II. Innovation + — III. Ritualism — + IV. Retreatism — — V. Rebellion Source: Robert K. Merton, Social Theory and Structure. Glencoe, 111.: The Free Press, 1949, p. 133. Reprinted with permission. Note: In this typology Merton used the symbol -)- to signify "acceptance," — to signify "rejection," and to signify "rejection of prevailing values and substitution of new values.

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