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Wellbeing in old age:: A question of both continuity and change.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Välfärd och Livslopp)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3870-6426
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2017 (English)In: Well-being and Quality of Life - Medical Perspective, / [ed] Mukadder Mollaoğlu, nTech Open Access publisher , 2017, p. 147-161Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we are concerned with the well-being of people in old age, living at a

residential care home (RCH), and how well-being can be supported in gerontological

social work and care at the RCH. Based on empirical data consisting of well-being narratives

with elderly residents (average age of 91), a dialogical performance analysis was

undertaken about their experiences of well-being at the RCH. The findings of importance

are reported through three themes: (1) childhood memories as a source of well-being,

(2) family and work as a source of well-being, and (3) opportunities for the well-being of

the elderly at the RCH. To be an individual with others is a phenomenon of a personal

sense of self and a phenomenon of sociality. Well-being is also found in the individual’s

self-renewal.

Well-being is about a sense of both individual continuity and change. Well-being is

created in social situations with others (including caregivers) in daily interactions and in

human contacts at the RCH. This kind of individual self-renewal is about human growth

and is a human need regardless of age. Consequently, the human growth in (and despite)

old age at RCH should be the main target of gerontological social work and care.

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nTech Open Access publisher , 2017. p. 147-161
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InTech Open Access publisher.
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Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
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Geriatrics; Caring Sciences in Social Sciences; Caring Sciences in Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-330125DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68680ISBN: 978-953-51-5521-8 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-330125DiVA, id: diva2:1144481
Available from: 2017-09-26 Created: 2017-09-26 Last updated: 2017-09-26

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