Title: Sustainable care in Brazil, Denmark and Finland

Dorthe Sørensen, Helle Svenningsen, Katja Valkama, Patricia Scherer Bassani, Kirsten Maibom

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Sustainability is on everyone´s lips and almost a slogan in the effort to transform our world. Sustainability is also brought into the scientific discussions e.g. in social and health sciences to promote wellbeing and health at all ages (United Nation goals). Sustainability in care is an issue of rights, values, ethics and justice, as well as of resource distribution. The population is changing to, e.g., more older people with multi diseases, and we need to reform the way we design and deliver care. The increasing demand is exhausting the supply of care, both unpaid and paid care. This matter is important to address when we plan the required competences of the future health and social care. Even though there internationally is an increased interest on the topic it is still unclear how sustainability in health and social care should be understood. In order to be able to develop and practice sustainable care we need to have a better understanding of the concept sustainable care.

Aim: To describe the discursive constructions of sustainable care expressed/enunciated in national health and social laws and regulations in Finland, Brazil and Denmark

Methods: Discourse analysis of statements (in national health and social laws and regulations), in which statements exist as an event, enunciating subject positions, discursive objects, conceptual relations and strategies. The analytical questions will concern social, economic and environmental care.

Analytical keywords people, systems, roles, ethics, expectations, relation, power, citizen, identity, integrity, relative, family, involvement, autonomy, technology.

Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedBeyond Alliance for Knowledge Seminar BAK2019: University Centre of Hämeenlinna - Hämeenlinna, Finland
Varighed: 26 nov. 201927 nov. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 2


SeminarBeyond Alliance for Knowledge Seminar BAK2019


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