Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987: A Policy Analysis
by Popp, Lainie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 63; 10785046
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this policy analysis was to examine the Nursing Home Reform Act, as included in the provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987. Using Gil’s analytical framework, this analysis discusses the positive and negative effects the Nursing Home Reform Act had on the growing nursing home industry in the United States.

This examination includes a historical overview of elder care and how societal attitudes toward aging have shaped health care policies for older adults. It highlights the value premises providing the basis for this legislation, including a commitment to social justice and advocacy for marginalized and oppressed populations. This research has found through analysis that the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 served as a landmark decision representing increased accountability and oversight through more government involvement in the nursing home industry.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kim, Mimi
Commitee: Ranney, Molly, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology
Keywords: Aging, Elder abuse, Gerontology, Legislation, Nursing home reform, Policy
Publication Number: 10785046
ISBN: 9780438179363
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