Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work

Committee Chair

Cronin, John J.


Chronically ill--Kentucky--Louisville


Although the problems and implications of chronic illness will be discussed in their broader outlines, the purpose of this study is to see more specifically how chronic illness affects a particular group of patients. The questions, what are the problems and the needs of the chronically ill, what is the community doing to meet those needs, what are the facilities and what should they be, will be related to a representative sample of Louisville General Hospital patients. Many civic groups in Louisville have been articulate in expressing the need for planning for better convalescent and chronic care, among them the Hospital Committee of the Louisville Area Development Association and the Health Council of the Community Chest. Health and Welfare reports have stressed the need for improving and enlarging facilities. The latest contribution is contained in the report of Dr. A. C. Bachmeyer, who, by careful analysis of the patients in Louisville General Hospital on June 5, 1945 found that 47 or 15% were in need of prolonged institutional care because of chronic disease.

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