AbstractMuch has been written about the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in care homes in Europe and North America, with claims that the high mortality rate has been worsened by the policy decisions taken by governments. This essay argues that the concept of statutory neglect is a useful framework for understanding situations where neglect results from law or policy rather than the lack of action by an individual caregiver.
CitationJolly, A. (2020) Statutory neglect and care in a pandemic, International Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820941916
JournalInternational Social Work
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by SAGE in International Social Work on 23/07/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820941916 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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