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Letters Older people in care homes

How to bring about changes

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1019
  1. Paul Whitby, clinical psychologist
  1. Green Lane Hospital, Devizes SN10 5DS
  1. pwa{at}

    McMurdo and Witham bring to mind the poor level of care that so many elderly people have to tolerate when they find themselves in residential care.1 The question is how to alter the institutional system that so often seems to work against the interests of the individual.

    We …

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