The Changing Pattern of Care For The Severely Physically Disabled
Charmaine Hamilton, RGON, Dip N (Sans), MA, Principal Nurse, Pukeora Home for the Phyusically Disabled, Waipukurau
Reference: Hamilton, C. (1985). The Changing Pattern of Care For The Severely Physically Disabled. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 1(1), 25-31.
Pukeora Home for the Physically Disabled was opened on the seventh of May 1957. At that time it was generally considered to be the symbol of an enlightened approach to the care of people with severe physical disabilities. Since 1957 the concept of an isolated institution providing a ‘home for life’ has constantly been challenged by those people who believe that the segregation of disabled people in isolated institutions is quite unacceptable.