The person in dementia a study of nursing home care in the us teaching culture utp ethnographies for the classroom 1st edition by athena mclean author visit amazons athena mclean page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for . The person in dementia a study of nursing home care in the us teaching culture utp ethnographies for the classroom by athena mclean and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom. Based on two years of intensive comparative ethnographic study in a nursing home in a northeastern american city the person in dementia dramatically contrasts the outcomes of two approaches to dementia care for elders with severely disturbed behaviors a task oriented approach based on a biomedical view of disease progression and a flexible . It begins by tracing the evolution of dementia care in the united states up to the development of special care units like those i studied it then discusses the research methodology for the study including the value of the ethnographic method in nursing home research the communications perspective and comparative framework for the study. I know the title has probably turned off most of you by now but this is a topic of great interest to me mcleans writing is extremely accessible especially for people like me who dont have a lot of formalized medical training in dementia care
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