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From the "rising tide" to solidarity: disrupting dominant crisis discourses in dementia social policy in neoliberal times

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dc.contributor.advisor
dc.contributor.author MacLeod, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-26T20:44:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-26T20:44:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-03-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5213
dc.description.abstract As a social worker practising in long-term residential care for people living with dementia, I am alarmed by discourses in the media and health policy that construct persons living with dementia and their health care needs as a threatening “rising tide” or crisis. I am particularly concerned about the material effects such dominant discourses, and the values they uphold, might have on the collective provision of care and support for our elderly citizens in the present neoliberal economic and political context of health care. To better understand how dominant discourses about dementia work at this time when Canada’s population is aging and the number of persons living with dementia is anticipated to increase, I have rooted my thesis in poststructural methodology. My research method is a discourse analysis, which draws on Foucault’s archaeological and genealogical concepts, to examine two contemporary health policy documents related to dementia care – one national and one provincial. I also incorporate some poetic representation – or found poetry – to write up my findings. While deconstructing and disrupting taken for granted dominant crisis discourses on dementia in health policy, my research also makes space for alternative constructions to support discursive and health policy possibilities in solidarity with persons living with dementia so that they may thrive. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject social determinants of health en_US
dc.subject social exclusion en_US
dc.subject crisis discourse en_US
dc.subject Alzheimer's en_US
dc.subject Alzheimer Society of Canada en_US
dc.subject Suzanne MacLeod en_US
dc.subject Susan Strega en_US
dc.subject Donna Jeffery en_US
dc.subject poststructural en_US
dc.subject poststructuralism en_US
dc.subject admission to long-term care en_US
dc.subject funding for long-term care en_US
dc.subject Improving BC's care for persons with dementia in emergency departments and acute care hospitals Findings and Recommendations en_US
dc.subject acute care en_US
dc.subject aging demographic en_US
dc.subject BC Psychogeriatric Association en_US
dc.subject biomedical en_US
dc.subject British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Canada Health Act en_US
dc.subject collective social responsibility en_US
dc.subject competition en_US
dc.subject corporate profit en_US
dc.subject corporatization en_US
dc.subject deresponsibilization en_US
dc.subject elder friendly en_US
dc.subject elderly citizens en_US
dc.subject family caregivers en_US
dc.subject Foucault en_US
dc.subject found poetry en_US
dc.subject genealogy of power knowledge en_US
dc.subject incompetent en_US
dc.subject Ministry of Health en_US
dc.subject moral economics en_US
dc.subject pharmaceutical en_US
dc.subject bed blocker en_US
dc.subject stigmatized en_US
dc.subject tsunami en_US
dc.subject absent-person en_US
dc.subject action plan en_US
dc.subject aging population en_US
dc.subject alternative discourse en_US
dc.subject apocalyptic demography en_US
dc.subject appropriate en_US
dc.subject archaeology en_US
dc.subject archaeology of knowledge en_US
dc.subject archaeological en_US
dc.subject British Columbia en_US
dc.subject burden en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject caregiver en_US
dc.subject charity en_US
dc.subject charitable en_US
dc.subject collective en_US
dc.subject collective car en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject community care en_US
dc.subject condition of possibility en_US
dc.subject conditions of possibility en_US
dc.subject corporate en_US
dc.subject counter-discourse en_US
dc.subject dementia en_US
dc.subject dementia care en_US
dc.subject dementia policy en_US
dc.subject dementia social policy en_US
dc.subject dependent en_US
dc.subject depoliticize en_US
dc.subject discourse en_US
dc.subject discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject disruptive discourse en_US
dc.subject economic burden en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject economy en_US
dc.subject elder en_US
dc.subject emergency en_US
dc.subject epidemic en_US
dc.subject exclusion en_US
dc.subject fear-monger en_US
dc.subject Foucauldian en_US
dc.subject found poem en_US
dc.subject genealogy en_US
dc.subject genealogical en_US
dc.subject health authority en_US
dc.subject health care en_US
dc.subject health care staff en_US
dc.subject health care system en_US
dc.subject health policy document en_US
dc.subject healthy lifestyle en_US
dc.subject home and community care en_US
dc.subject homogenization en_US
dc.subject homogenize en_US
dc.subject hospital en_US
dc.subject imaginaries en_US
dc.subject imaginary en_US
dc.subject incapable en_US
dc.subject individual responsibility en_US
dc.subject individualism en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject long-term care en_US
dc.subject material effect en_US
dc.subject materiality of discourse en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.subject moral panic en_US
dc.subject national strategy en_US
dc.subject neoliberal en_US
dc.subject neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject neoliberal rationality en_US
dc.subject not prepared en_US
dc.subject object en_US
dc.subject objectification en_US
dc.subject other en_US
dc.subject person-centered en_US
dc.subject people living with dementia en_US
dc.subject person living with dementia en_US
dc.subject persons living with dementia en_US
dc.subject person with dementia en_US
dc.subject poem en_US
dc.subject poetic representation en_US
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject policies en_US
dc.subject political en_US
dc.subject politics en_US
dc.subject power en_US
dc.subject power knowledge en_US
dc.subject power relations en_US
dc.subject private en_US
dc.subject privatize en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject productivity of dominant discourse en_US
dc.subject public health care en_US
dc.subject residential care en_US
dc.subject resistance en_US
dc.subject responsibility en_US
dc.subject responsibilization en_US
dc.subject rising tide en_US
dc.subject Rising Tide The impact of Dementia on Canadian Society en_US
dc.subject safety net en_US
dc.subject shift costs to caregivers en_US
dc.subject responsibility en_US
dc.subject social policy
dc.subject social policy imaginary en_US
dc.subject social well-being en_US
dc.subject social work en_US
dc.subject social worker en_US
dc.subject solidarity en_US
dc.subject specialized en_US
dc.subject stakeholder en_US
dc.subject state en_US
dc.subject stigma en_US
dc.subject subject matter expert en_US
dc.subject taxpayer en_US
dc.subject threat en_US
dc.subject unprepared en_US
dc.subject unproductive en_US
dc.subject voluntary en_US
dc.subject volunteer en_US
dc.subject wait time en_US
dc.subject wave en_US
dc.title From the "rising tide" to solidarity: disrupting dominant crisis discourses in dementia social policy in neoliberal times en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Strega, Susan
dc.degree.department School of Social Work en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work M.S.W. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0452 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0680 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0351 en_US


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