Self-talk versus Needs-talk: an exploration of the priorities of housebound older people

Baldock, John C. and Hadlow, Jan (2002) Self-talk versus Needs-talk: an exploration of the priorities of housebound older people. Quality in Ageing: Policy, Practice and Research, 3 (1). pp. 42-48. ISSN 1471-7794. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This article argues that the material and social circumstances of older people living with disabilities mean that their priorities and subjective evaluations of quality of life are likely to be categorically different from those used by service provider organisations. Based on a qualitative study of a purposive sample of older people, who are over 75 and have recently become housebound as a result of disability, the paper describes two modes of understanding: ‘Self-talk’ and ‘Needs-talk’. It is suggested that these two modes are to an extent irreconcilable and limit the degree to which care assessments and care-management can satisfy users.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: John Baldock
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:55
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 10:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7446 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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