A Relative Safeguard? The Informal Roles that Families and Carers Play when Patients with Dementia are discharged from Hospital into Care in England and Wales

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Emmett, Charlotte; Poole, Marie; Bond, John; Hughes, Julian;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1093/lawfam/ebu012
  • Subject: M100 | M200
    mesheuropmc: humanities | health care economics and organizations

In general hospitals, decisions are routinely made by health and social care professionals to discharge older people with dementia, who lack capacity, into long-term institutional care. There are few independent procedural safeguards that monitor how those professional ... View more
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