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Adaptation and Aging: Life in a Nursing Home [motion picture] Indiana U Audio-Visual Center

Distributor:
Indiana U Instructional Support Ser 1978
Brief Annotation:
Investigates the adaptations and adjustments of one group of elderly people to life in a nursing home by intermixing scenes of a typical day with comments by anthropologist Philip Stafford, a participant observer in the home. Describes the events shown in the context of the residents' cultural adaptations to life in the nursing home. Stresses the importance of observing significant yet somewhat obscure details because "things are not always what they seem."
Publication Date:
1978