The impact of power differentials on the care experiences of older people

Doyle, Susanna (2014) The impact of power differentials on the care experiences of older people. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 26 3: 319-332. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.875970

Author Doyle, Susanna
Title The impact of power differentials on the care experiences of older people
Journal name Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-6566
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08946566.2013.875970
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 319
End page 332
Total pages 14
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology
Abstract This study explored the lived experience of a small group of older people living in South East Queensland receiving community-based care while living in their own homes. In-depth unstructured interviews were used in this interpretive hermeneutic phenomenological study to encourage participants to raise experiences that held meaning for them as individuals. Many reported a range of experiences demonstrating active power differentials between themselves as recipients of care and their carers, and impacting on their sense of independence and autonomy. The experiences described provide guidance on how care services might better address the needs of older people, from their own perspective.
Keyword Aged care
Elder abuse
Interpretive hermeneutic phenomenology
Power differentials
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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