The Handbook of Residential CareBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6935.1048 (Published 16 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1048
- N Baldwin
John Burton Routledge, £12.99, pp 201 ISBN 0-415-08636-1
The wisdom of experience is the essence of this book. It conveys the living, feeling experience of being cared for and of trying to care in residential settings.
John Burton demystifies some of the current fashions in the management of caring services:
By elevating the planning, contracting and bidding process to the highest form of managerial ritual, government has diverted the energy of social organisations away from service.
The whole person can easily be lost sight of in the manipulation of targeted …