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Placing narrative correspondence in the geographer's toolbox: Insights from care research in New Zealand

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Abstract:

Abstract: 

To date, narrative correspondence has been relatively neglected as a geographical research method. This is particularly true within the subdiscipline of health geography. Drawing on the literature on narrative approaches, as well as a qualitative study of informal carers’ experiences of transitions in the place of care for older people in New Zealand, this paper highlights the valuable insights this approach can offer into the interrelationship between people, place and care. More specifically, it explores how caring identities and care related behaviour are constructed and reconstructed over time and space.

Keywords: care; informal carers; narrative correspondence; older people; transition

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7939.2005.00035.x

Publication date: December 1, 2005

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