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dc.contributor.authorTeaster, Pamela B.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:21:51Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:21:51Zen
dc.date.issued1997-02-17en
dc.identifier.otheretd-36171339701021en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30489en
dc.description.abstractPublic guardians are individuals appointed by the state to care for the interests of incapacitated citizens. The nature and quality of their care is examined at sites in Maryland, Delaware, Tennessee, and Virginia. In the first three states public guardianship programs have been running for at least ten years; in Virginia two pilot projects are currently underway. All sites use different service delivery models. In addition to studying case file notes, public guardians, program supervisors, and wards were observed and interviewed with regard to their background, their views on public guardianship, accountability and effectiveness, and services provided. The aim of this study is to contribute to a better qualitative understanding of how well state public guardian programs intersect intimately with individuals for whom no other responsible decision maker exists. The study concludes with recommendations regarding the roles of the public guardian in improving wards' quality of life through substitute decision making and in enhancing democratic governance to give voice to wards through their own participation in decision making and relationships with their public guardian.en
dc.format.extentv, 185 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 39344868en
dc.relation.haspartGUARDIAN.PDFen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectautonomyen
dc.subjectpublic administrationen
dc.subjectguardianshipen
dc.subjectdemocratic governanceen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1997.T437en
dc.titleWhen the State Takes Over a Life: the Public Guardian as Public Administratoren
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.contributor.committeememberDudley, Larkin S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMcAuley, William J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberZallen, Doris T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWamsley, Gary L.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-36171339701021/en
dc.date.sdate1998-07-13en
dc.date.rdate1998-02-17en
dc.date.adate1997-02-17en


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