Race Relation In Nursing Home Analysis

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This source about race relation in nursing homes is a journal article that I found, and is a summary of a number of sources. The purpose of this journal article is to inform people about everything that is going on within the nursing homes from the work conditions for CNA’s or the understanding the different ethnicities within nursing homes and how that effects their care. The authors of this article are Priscilla D. Allen and Katie Cherry. Priscilla D. Allen is credible to speak on this subject, because she is the Associate Director of LSU’s Life course and Aging Center and Associate Editor of The Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, and also earned her PhD from Fordham University, and formally worked as an ombudsman advocating the…show more content…
In the article it talks about the races that are within the nursing homes. As of 1999 the majority of the residents in a nursing home were white females. This is an important journal article that I could use in my Research Position Paper because the majority of the residents in nursing homes have memories of discriminating against another race, and/or have lived through the Jim Crow laws. With that being said, some of them were brought up to believe certain beliefs about people that are different from them, which in turn could lead to resident-to-resident abuse fueled by…show more content…
The subcategories in her journal article consist of: decent housing, what you pay for, shut-in, restraining chairs, community care, few nurses, friends & relatives, and changes. I love the subcategories she put in this article. Although this article is more than thirty years old, I still believe I could implicate it into my Researched Position Paper very easily with the then and know technique. With the subcategory “restraining chairs” you can probably assume that in todays era of nursing homes it would not be realistic to use restraining chairs for resident that are acting out. There have been laws put in place to help the resident in nursing homes like no restraints. If a resident need to be restrained there must be a doctor to order that restrain for them to actually be restrained. Hawes, Catherine. “Elder Abuse in Residential Long-Term Care Settings: What is Known and What Information is Needed?” Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 Jan. 1970, Accessed 26 Feb.

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