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dc.contributor.authorHilton, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-13T12:29:38Z
dc.date.available2020-10-13T12:29:38Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierONIX_20201013_9783319548135_30
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42558
dc.description.abstractThis book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' inspectorate and ombudsman. The book will appeal to campaigners, health and social care staff and others working with older people, and those with an interest in policy development in England, the 1960s, women’s history and the history of psychiatry and nursing. ; Explores the influence of AEGIS as a pressure group in improving care for older people in psychiatric hospitals, unlike other histories that attribute these improvements to the government Offers a much-needed account of the experiences of older women, and other vulnerable people, on psychiatric wards Highlights the ongoing relevance of AEGIS’s campaign today and how this history can inform current debate on chronic care for older people
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMental Health in Historical Perspective
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups
dc.subject.otherHistory of Britain and Ireland
dc.subject.otherSocial History
dc.subject.otherHistory of Medicine
dc.subject.otherGender Studies
dc.subject.otherpsychogeriatric
dc.subject.otherelderly
dc.subject.otherolder people
dc.subject.otherchronic illness
dc.subject.othermental health
dc.subject.otherAEGIS
dc.subject.otherNHS
dc.subject.otherpublic services
dc.subject.otherSans Everything
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherEuropean history
dc.subject.otherSocial & cultural history
dc.subject.otherHistory of medicine
dc.subject.otherGender studies, gender groups
dc.titleImproving Psychiatric Care for Older People
dc.title.alternativeBarbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-54813-5
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages283


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