Kōrero: Care and carers

Standards of care

Standards of care

Standards of care provided by rest homes came under the spotlight in the early 21st century. Sensational media stories supported some claims that standards were not monitored carefully enough. In 2008 a tradesman called to a rest home reported that he had seen an elderly woman with her mouth taped. This cartoon comments on that case, and the attitudes that allow such abuse to happen.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0006976
Cartoon by Tom Scott

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - The politics of care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/30474/standards-of-care (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018