Journal article

Support as a complement, intrusion and right--evidence from ageing and disability support service users in Sweden and Australia.

Carmel Laragy, Karen R Fisher, Elisabet Cedersund, Carolyn Campbell-McLean

Scand J Caring Sci | Wiley | Published : 2011


How service users conceptualise their personal support services is under researched, even though this understanding is important for responsive policy development and service implementation. This paper tests the proposition that service users understand formal support in three ways: support is a complement to their other arrangements, an intrusion into their personal life and a right. These three concepts were identified using discourse analysis in a Swedish study of older people wanting in-home support services. To test generalisability of these concepts, they were applied to data from an Australian study of people using disability personal support. The analysis found that the three concept..

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