Becoming a Good Homecare Practitioner: Integrating Many Kinds of Work

Becoming a Good Homecare Practitioner: Integrating Many Kinds of Work The paper reports from a homecare fieldwork and discusses the various types of work carried out by homecare workers. We describe formal guidelines for quality in homecare services as a background for looking deeper into the homecare practices and using them as a basis for discussing what high quality homecare is. We have identified seven types of homecare work needed in homecare: illness work, everyday life work, life-changing work, relation work, discretion work, information work and articulation work and we discuss quality in each of these as well as in the homecare as a whole. We exemplify how the quality criteria can be achieved in practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Springer Journals

Becoming a Good Homecare Practitioner: Integrating Many Kinds of Work

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Science, general; User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction; Psychology, general; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0925-9724
eISSN
1573-7551
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10606-017-9288-7
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Abstract

The paper reports from a homecare fieldwork and discusses the various types of work carried out by homecare workers. We describe formal guidelines for quality in homecare services as a background for looking deeper into the homecare practices and using them as a basis for discussing what high quality homecare is. We have identified seven types of homecare work needed in homecare: illness work, everyday life work, life-changing work, relation work, discretion work, information work and articulation work and we discuss quality in each of these as well as in the homecare as a whole. We exemplify how the quality criteria can be achieved in practice.

Journal

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)Springer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2017

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