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Caring for older people in the 21st century: notes from a small island.

Milligan, Christine (2006) Caring for older people in the 21st century: notes from a small island. Health and Place, 12 (3). pp. 320-331. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

Drawing on carer narratives from research undertaken in New Zealand, this paper considers the interrelationship between place and the care-giving experience. In doing so, it considers: first, how informal carers of older people experience the transition in the place of care from the home to care homes; second, how they negotiate new identities for themselves as carers in these new care settings; and third, carers’ views on how we might develop more inclusive models of care in care home settings. While much current work on care-giving in the home highlights the blurring of the boundaries between formal and informal care-giving, this paper suggests that the blurring of the boundaries of care may also be manifest in an increased penetration of informal care-giving within the semi-public space of the residential care home.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Place
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Uncontrolled Keywords: Care transitions ; Place ; Informal care ; Older people ; Care homes
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 3342
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2008 14:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3342

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