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

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. 

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Additional Titles
Health & Place

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Resource Database
Hmic
Publication Year
2006
Issue Number
3
Volume Number
12
Start Page
320-31
Language
English