Participation and Citizenship of Elderly Persons: User Experiences from Finland

Heli Valokivi, MScSocSc

SUMMARY. In the article the participation of the aged users and their relatives in a local health care and social service system will be discussed. How is their citizenship defined at the grass roots level? The research data were gathered during a case management project of the action research type in a Finnish rural municipality. The data of this study consist of 13 theme interviews: five elderly persons as care receivers and eight caregivers. The research approach is a dialogue between data based analysis and conceptual reasoning.

Citizenship rights and obligations and participation should be defined flexibly and individually in the context ...

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