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Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care

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This book examines dimensions of the health and social care crisis in the UK in later life, by drawing together the intersections between global, national and individual perspectives. It begins with an examination of how broad structural trends, such as, neoliberalism and globalisation have influenced the financing and provision of health and social care for older people in Western countries including, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany. It then goes onto discuss the impact that privatisation, ‘choice’ and competition has had on service provision, including how declining social protections have impacted employment practices. The UK’s welfare state, health and social care system will provide an in-depth case study; insomuch as, the care pathways of older people taking this risky and precarious journey through a fragmented and complex system will be detailed. Finally, the book ends by considering how innovative care solutions could be implemented in the UK to provide a sustainable and dignified health and social care system.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 2017

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NameAgeing in a Global Context
PublisherBristol Policy Press

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