The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

‘You can get in alright, but you can’t get out’. Social exclusion and men with dementia in care homes

‘You can get in alright, but you can’t get out’. Social exclusion and men with dementia in care homes
‘You can get in alright, but you can’t get out’. Social exclusion and men with dementia in care homes
The social exclusion of people with dementia is a problem. Older men with dementia in nursing homes are at considerable risk of social exclusion due to factors associated with age, gender, mental health status and this setting. It is not known whether older men in this situation experience it as social exclusion or not. Drawing on a detailed case study from a male participant involved in a larger study on social exclusion, this paper highlights and explores masculine experiences of, and responses to, nursing home life. In this single case study it was found that social exclusion was experienced in an economic, spatial and emotional sense, and the participant aligned himself with other men in the home and masculine behaviours, perhaps to deal with that. Implications for care home practice and research are discussed. The paper concludes that more attention needs to be paid to the influence of gender and, in particular, to the different needs and experiences of older men with dementia in receipt of care generally.
1471-7794
16-26
Bartlett, Ruth
b059d54d-9431-43a8-9d1d-19d35ab57ac3
Bartlett, Ruth
b059d54d-9431-43a8-9d1d-19d35ab57ac3

Bartlett, Ruth (2007) ‘You can get in alright, but you can’t get out’. Social exclusion and men with dementia in care homes. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 8 (2), 16-26. (doi:10.1108/14717794200700009).

Record type: Article

Abstract

The social exclusion of people with dementia is a problem. Older men with dementia in nursing homes are at considerable risk of social exclusion due to factors associated with age, gender, mental health status and this setting. It is not known whether older men in this situation experience it as social exclusion or not. Drawing on a detailed case study from a male participant involved in a larger study on social exclusion, this paper highlights and explores masculine experiences of, and responses to, nursing home life. In this single case study it was found that social exclusion was experienced in an economic, spatial and emotional sense, and the participant aligned himself with other men in the home and masculine behaviours, perhaps to deal with that. Implications for care home practice and research are discussed. The paper concludes that more attention needs to be paid to the influence of gender and, in particular, to the different needs and experiences of older men with dementia in receipt of care generally.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2007
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 203699
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/203699
ISSN: 1471-7794
PURE UUID: 4964e891-2417-4f9e-a892-a021284e4baa
ORCID for Ruth Bartlett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-2300

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Nov 2011 11:23
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 01:39

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Ruth Bartlett ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×