Death, Devastation, and Failure in Long-Term Care: The Need for a Geographical Reengagement with the Sector

David R. PHILLIPS*, Gavin J. ANDREWS

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Abstract

Early and ongoing indications are that, across many countries, of all COVID-19 cases and deaths, those occurring in long-term care environments among older people are disproportionately high. This chapter examines the nature of this current humanitarian crisis, the factors involved in this dire situation, and the implications for future regulation, policy, and geographical scholarship related to the sector. We argue that the current crisis provides compelling reason and necessity for geographers to rejuvenate LTC as a field of study. With this in mind, we highlight some key avenues for inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOVID-19 and Similar Futures
EditorsGavin J. ANDREWS, Valorie A. CROOKS, Jamie R. PEARCE, Jane P. MASSINA
PublisherSpringer
Chapter30
Pages233-240
ISBN (Electronic)9783030701796
ISBN (Print)9783030701789
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Publication series

NameCOVID-19 and Similar Futures
ISSN (Print)2522-8005
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8013

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