Burns, D. J., Hyde, P. J., & Killett, A. M. (2016). How Financial Cutbacks Affect the Quality of Jobs and Care for the Elderly. ILR Review,69(4), 991-1016. doi:10.1177/0019793916640491
The purpose of this article is to illustrate how financial cutbacks affect job quality as well as quality of care (Burns, D. J., Hyde, P. J., & Killett, A. M., 2016, p. 991). The article further goes on to predict that ongoing and accelerated cost places pressure on facilities that ultimately affects the quality of jobs and care in nursing homes based on their approach. The quality of residential care is a global concern and as the number of aging adults only grows, this concern will only grow (Burns, D. J., Hyde, P. J., &…show more content… The authors posed a question on whether or not the financial objectives of a “for profit” or “non-profit” play a role in the quality care. This study lacks the examination of whether or not these nursing homes have the resources to organize certain work processes or the actual outcomes they achieve in terms of care. The authors again use the two different approaches throughout the article to determine whether these approaches and financial cutbacks affect the quality of workforce that ultimately affect the quality of care residents receive (Burns, D. J., Hyde, P. J., & Killett, A. M., 2016, p. 995).
The authors took a qualitative design to their research to developed an understanding why the quality of care varied across several nursing homes (Burns, D. J., Hyde, P. J., & Killett, A. M., 2016, p. 995). This study included 12 different nursing homes which consist of a mixture of non-profit and for profit nursing homes and residential living communities over the course of three years (2009-2012). Each nursing home varied from 10 to 65 bed facilities that varied in the terms of the level of care provided. Field research consisted of repeated site visits to each nursing home or living community, interviews, and observations. Each visit to the different nursing communities lasted from four to six weeks. During this time, the authors conducted 175 different interviews including department heads, nurses, caregivers, residents, and family or relatives of the