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Elderly People Volunteering in Long-Term Care Facilities In Izmir, Turkey

Hussein, Shereen, O?lak, Sema (2014) Elderly People Volunteering in Long-Term Care Facilities In Izmir, Turkey. The Journal of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, 16 (3). pp. 94-105. ISSN 1303-2860. (doi:10.4026/1303-2860.2014.0257.x)

Abstract

Social inclusion and participation, including civic engagements such as volunteering, can be regarded as an important factor in quality of life of individuals particularly among older people. In the context of longer post retirement years in Turkey, there is a general lack of public activities available for older people. While the nature of contemporary demographic changes signal an increasing demand for lo ng- term care (LTC) workforce there is also emerging evidence that quality of life can be enhanced for caregivers through volunteering and social involvement. The current study reports on research aimed to determine within the city of Izmir in Turkey: 1) the extent of voluntary work in for profit as well as non-profit residential LTC facilities, and 2) levels of participation of older people (60+) as volunteers in LTC facilities. The findings indicate that nearly 10 percent of Izmir LTC facilities benefits from older peoples voluntary work.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.4026/1303-2860.2014.0257.x
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.4026/1303-2860.2014.0257.x [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - The Journal of Industrial Relations and Human Resources [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Civic participation, volunteering , Long term care, TURKEY
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 > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68327 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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