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dc.contributor.authorHaeusermann, T
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-31T09:51:24Z
dc.date.available2018-08-31T09:51:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-17
dc.identifier.issn0141-9889
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279048
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports an ethnographic study of the handover routines in Germany’s first Dementia Village, with a central focus on how care is balanced between domestic intimacy and institutional detachment. The term ‘professionalised intimacy’ is used for the vivid interplay between comfort and intimacy that renders the interaction between care workers and residents far more complex than previous theories have articulated. Because of the intimacy involved in community building, however, the promise of personalised care must clash with the bureaucratic structures of an official institution, potentially depriving the care workers of their public, respected identity in the process. The study further suggests that most care workers, in fact, support this division between domestic intimacy and institutional detachment. Even if they subscribe to a dementia village’s philosophy of personalised care, their medical training and enculturation has endowed them with a habitus compatible with the modern health profession, with incentives on achieving quantifiable health goals. The dementia village is thus illustrated as a pioneering health care experiment that negotiates rivalling discourses of intimacy, professionalisation, and medicalisation.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.subjectageing
dc.subjectbureaucracy
dc.subjectcare work
dc.subjectdementia/Alzheimer's
dc.subjectelderly care
dc.subjectprofessions/professionalisation
dc.titleProfessionalised Intimacy: How Dementia Care Workers Navigate Between Domestic Intimacy and Institutional Detachment
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage923
prism.issueIdentifier5
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameSociology of Health and Illness
prism.startingPage907
prism.volume40
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.22523
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/1467-9566.12730
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-17
dc.contributor.orcidHaeusermann, Tobias [0000-0002-5880-7873]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9566
dc.publisher.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9566.12730
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-05-20
dc.identifier.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9566.12730
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-05-20


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