Adjusting health care: practicing care for socially vulnerable type 2 diabetes patients

Sofie á Rogvi, Ann Dorrit Guassora, Gitte Wind, Nina Tvistholm, Solveig May-Britt Jansen, Inge Birgitte Hansen, Hans J D Perrild, Ulla Christensen

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes cluster in lower social groups and people with type 2 diabetes from lower social groups experience more complications, benefit less from health services and live shorter lives than people with type 2 diabetes from higher social groups. Different logics govern diabetes care and potentially influence the possibility of socially vulnerable type 2 diabetes patients to access and benefit from health services. In order to understand which practice and underlying logic enable socially vulnerable type 2 diabetes patients to access and benefit from diabetes care we aim to describe what professionals at a specialized diabetes clinic do to adjust services to patient’s needs and make the tasks involved in diabetes care doable for socially vulnerable patients and how this work is embedded in an organizational and moral context.
Original languageEnglish
Article number949
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Volume21
ISSN1472-6963
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • disease, health science and nursing
  • health care
  • socially vulnerable
  • type 2 diabetes

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