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university of tampere: institute for advanced social research: fellows: 2005-2006:
Institute for Advanced Social ResearchUniversity of TampereInstitute for Advanced Social Research

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Tapio Kirsi, Ph.D

Tampere School of Public Health
Utacas fellow 2005-2006

I study family caregiving of demented patients. In my recent dissertation (2004) on care experiences of spouses, family caregiving was articulated as a social practice in which not only the traditional borderlines between private and public spheres of life, but also the identities of people caring for their family members at home, are reconstructed. During my UTACAS term, I focus on elaborating the consequences of ongoing change in the social, political and cultural factors encompassing dementia care and family caregiving. How do the new modes of providing public services affect the social practices of family caregiving, how do they change the interrelationships between different actors in the field and how are the meanings assigned to caregiving reshaped? I also ask whether, and what kind of, new grass root networks of mutual help and cooperation there are emerging among informal caregivers? Two empirical studies, based on existing qualitative data, will also be accomplished. The analyses of sons' stories about the care of their demented parents and transcriptions of group discussions with caregiving husbands will enhance the so far limited understanding of the male caregiver world.

 

 
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