Individual care and personal space in assisted living in Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Health and Place, ISSN 1353-8292, Vol. 17, no 1, 50-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article presents a qualitative research project, which explores the relationship between individual care and personal space in assisted living in Sweden. The results were generated from 15-months of observational fieldwork and 22 individual interviews with staff members and ten residents. The research revealed two spatial levels significant to individual care practice: the higher level of architectural spatial configuration and the lower level of spatial micro-conditions. Inflexibility at the first level had to be compensated for by staff strategies at the second. Advantageous conditions at both levels offer a dynamic architectural situation to the staff, in which individual care may arise and thrive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 17, no 1, 50-56 p.
individual care, space, design, architecture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66053DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.02.008ISI: 000288776500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66053DiVA: diva2:402026