Jansson2020a

From emcawiki
Revision as of 14:26, 8 August 2020 by ElliottHoey (talk | contribs) (Created page with "{{BibEntry |BibType=INCOLLECTION |Author(s)=Gunilla Jansson |Title=Public and Private Spaces in Residential Care for Older People |Editor(s)=Trini Stickle |Tag(s)=EMCA; Dement...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Jansson2020a
BibType INCOLLECTION
Key Jansson2020a
Author(s) Gunilla Jansson
Title Public and Private Spaces in Residential Care for Older People
Editor(s) Trini Stickle
Tag(s) EMCA, Dementia, Sweden, Space, Care work
Publisher
Year 2020
Language English
City
Month
Journal
Volume
Number
Pages 209-140
URL Link
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43977-4_11
ISBN
Organization
Institution
School
Type
Edition
Series
Howpublished
Book title Learning from the Talk of Persons with Dementia
Chapter

Download BibTex

Abstract

This chapter presents analyzed evidence of care workers’ fine-grained verbal and nonverbal management of private vs. public space in residential care facilities for older people in Sweden. Using conversation analysis and ethnographic observations, the chapter accounts for the methods that care workers adopt to order space in a way that maintains a sense of privacy and dignity for the residents with whom they work. The analyses demonstrate how they negotiate the private and public ambiguity of space in the resident’s bathroom and in the common living room. The findings suggest that despite unavoidable clashes between private and public spheres, care workers possess methods to manage these clashes. These methods are presented in a summary of practical highlights. Mutual orientation to the neutral parts of the body, and casting the care activity as a moment of shared amusement stand out as prominent strategies that dispel potential aspects of embarrassment.

Notes