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Title: Supporting Informal Carers’ Independency Through Coordinated Care
Authors: Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de
Tellioğlu, Hilda
Hensely-Schinkinger, Susanne
Habiger, Michael
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: COOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 155-172
Abstract: Dependency research in informal care has a long history. Studies within this area usually focus on the dependencies that care receivers have in relation to those providing the care: the informal carers. They usually take for granted the dependencies that informal care brings upon the carers. This paper draws attention to these important (unpaid) workers of our current society and discusses how engaging in caring can constrain one of their most valued personal attribute: their independency. Not only that, the paper discusses how coordinated care can come to the rescue of some of this independency, introducing a few simple but yet effective ICT solutions that can create opportunities for it. The findings presented in this paper come from rich ethnographic data collected within TOPIC, a European AAL joint project conducted across Austria, France and Germany. Finally, we show our research framework in the setting of informal care with the complexity and dimensions in human and non-human supported caring activities.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33464-6_10
ISBN: 978-3-319-33463-9
metadata.mci.conference.location: Trento, Italy 23-27 May 2016
Appears in Collections:COOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems

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