Accreditation of Australian residential aged care

an institutional theory and quality perspective

Gabriela Damiani

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this research is to determine the reasons why Residential Aged Care Homes (RACHs) undertake the accreditation process, and to evaluate the influence that the accreditation system has on the quality of RACHs. Originality: This research explores the relationship between accreditation and the importance that RACHs devote to the accreditation system from an institutional theory perspective. Practical and Social implications: This research has the potential to determine the influence that the adoption of accreditation standards has on the quality of aged care services and facilities provided by RACHs, how RACHs view accreditation, and to provide valuable insights and direction to the Australian Government regarding aged care policies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-26
Number of pages2
JournalExpo 2012 Higher Degree Research : book of abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventHigher Degree Research Expo (8th : 2012) - Sydney
Duration: 12 Nov 201213 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • aged care
  • quality management
  • institutional theory
  • accreditation

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