5363320_DavisJenniferPhDThesis30August2017.pdf (33.86 MB)
The rhetoric and reality of aged care in Australia
thesisposted on 2017-09-04, 00:12 authored by JENNIFER MARGARET DAVIS
This thesis utilised an exploratory multicase study design to examine aged care in Australia in a shifting policy environment. Using an interpretive approach, this thesis explored the provision of aged care as socially constructed and influenced by multiple factors serving as drivers and barriers extending to the service delivery level. In a broad sense, shifting aged care policy corresponds to observable changes in the aged care context, in which the operation or delivery of aged care is reconstructing the social world of those engaged in it and transforming how aged care currently operates in Australia.