Faldforebyggelse konstrueret som medicinsk overvågning og selvovervågning: Falls prevention constructed as medical surveillance and self-surveillance

Bidragets oversatte titel: Faldforebyggelse konstrueret som medicinsk overvågning og selvovervågning

Lotte Orr Evron, Lene Tanggaard

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Abstract

This study explores understandings of falls and investigates how falls prevention is managed, administrated and practiced in a Danish falls prevention program. Methods: A discourse analysis inspired by Foucault is constructed. The material consists of a field study conducted at a falls clinic including participant observations, conversations and documents. Results and conclusion: Understandings of falls range from preventable and predictable accidents to natural and inevitable events. Falls prevention was managed, administrated and practiced through medical surveillance and self-surveillance, which produced and reproduced biomedical understandings of falls drawing on medical surveillance and health discourses. Older adults were constructed as pre-patients, passive/active falls patient and responsible self-caretakers. The study is intended to provide health professionals with a deeper understanding of the complexity of falls prevention in late life and to inspire to development of new falls prevention services.
Bidragets oversatte titelFaldforebyggelse konstrueret som medicinsk overvågning og selvovervågning
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftKlinisk sygepleje
Vol/bind30
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)114-128
Antal sider15
ISSN0902-2767
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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