Through reducing the negative, shameful and dishonoring messages so commonly spread via stigma, we can offer instead more viable pollination which hopefully will mature into fruits of dignity.
It seems that as a society we keep throwing out the traditional baby with the bathwater every time a new cultural development occurs, just because it’s new. Here are a few examples of analog values we should retain that relate directly to aging.
A couple of weeks ago I published an article titled “Bill Thomas Says I Am an Abolitionist”.
I recently cautioned in an op-ed that our attempts to reduce antipsychotic drugs among patients with dementia would soon become problematic if we have not also learned how to care differently. And the chickens are starting to come home to roost.
In 2001, the Institute on Medicine released a seminal report titled “Crossing the Quality Chasm” that described healthcare in America as impersonal and fragmented.
Nearly every home health care agency or senior care facility will tell you that they offer person-centered care. But what does that mean?
Take a look at the pictures of the facility that let 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless die. The slang term for a place like this is a “Brass and Glass Palace.”
Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the “lack of empirical evidence” label that hounds culture change enthusiasts.