ERIC Number: EJ784158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
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Understanding Aging and Disability Perspectives on Home Care: Uncovering Facts and Values in Public-Policy Narratives and Discourse
Clark, Phillip G.
Canadian Journal on Aging, v26 suppl_1 p47-62 Jan 2007
Every public-policy problem can be defined in terms of its empirical ("facts") and normative ("values") dimensions and the interrelationship between them. An understanding of the connection between facts and values at the foundation of the home care policy debate in the Canadian health-care system is developed through the application of an analytical framework based on the concept of "narrative frame" analysis. The literature on home care policy reports and recommendations is examined within this conceptual structure--including especially publications and reports from the federal government, national organizations, and the aging and disability communities. Finally, observations and conclusions about the significance of home care policy discourse, and of the differences between the aging and disability constituencies in this debate, are offered as a guide for deconstructing the public-policy process.
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Disabilities, National Organizations, Federal Government, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Caregivers, Family Environment, Policy Analysis
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