Capabilities in care for older adults in Finnish familialistic policy transformations: a longitudinal, one-case study

Sarah Åkerman, Minna Zechner, Fredrica Nyqvist, Mikael Nygård

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Abstract

As public provision of health and social care to older adults remains fixed or is scaled back, informal care is increasingly emphasised in policy and in practice. This is also the case in the Nordic welfare state of Finland. Little is known about how individual care arrangements are made. In this study, the capability approach is used to investigate the processes from resources to the actual functionings of receiving care of one older informal care recipient across time. The results reveal difficulties, discontinuity and unpredictability that challenge the capabilities to achieve valued beings and doings.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2021
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Field of science

  • Social policy

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