publication . Thesis

Domiciliary care, self and older age

Hughes, Suzanne;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Social care funding is reducing in spite of a growing older population. Within this context, domiciliary services are increasingly failing to deliver care that respects the individuality and heterogeneity of older people (Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2011). To date, there has been limited research in the U.K. that explores, from the older person’s perspective, how care practices interact with self.\ud Using biographical narrative methodology, this study takes a constructionist approach to understand the individual’s lived experience of care and how it interacts with sense of self. A three stage model of data collection was used, beginning with a narrati...
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