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Talks at Twelve: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Researching Unregulated Residential Care Homes in Argentina: Ethical and Methodological Challenges
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, University of East Anglia

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room


Residential long-term care is becoming increasingly widespread in low and middle-income countries. In 2010 it was estimated that Argentina contained 6,000 care homes for older people. Media reports often reveal poor quality care, in some cases amounting to abuses of residents’ human rights. Many care homes are unregulated, presenting a barrier to obtaining robust and systematic data on service quality. As part of a wider collaboration, Peter led a study to develop an innovative design for auditing residential care quality and applied it to a single Argentine city. His talk will focus on this innovative study design, with particular attention to related ethical challenges. He will present study findings and discuss wider implications for research on long-term care in similar settings.

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock is Professor of Social Policy and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Peter's research mainly relates to the health and wellbeing of older people in low- and middle-income countries, including secondments and advisory roles for a number of international agencies (most recently, World Health Organization, UN Women, and HelpAge International).

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