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Sense of belonging in a digitalised care work community (2022)


Tammelin, M., Hirvonen, H., Hämäläinen, A., & Hänninen, R. (2022). Sense of belonging in a digitalised care work community. In H. Hirvonen, M. Tammelin, R. Hänninen, & E. J. Wouters (Eds.), Digital Transformations in Care for Older People : Critical perspective (pp. 128-144). Routledge. Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003155317-11


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Tammelin, Mia; Hirvonen, Helena; Hämäläinen, Antti; Hänninen, Riitta

Parent publication: Digital Transformations in Care for Older People : Critical perspective

Parent publication editors: Hirvonen, Helena; Tammelin, Mia; Hänninen, Riitta; Wouters, Eveline J.M.

ISBN: 978-0-367-72557-0

eISBN: 978-1-003-15531-7

Journal or series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

Publication year: 2022

Pages range: 128-144

Number of pages in the book: 210

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon, Oxon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003155317-11

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Abstract

This chapter uses the theoretical framework of sense of belonging to explore how eldercare workers from Finnish service housing units for older people describe the use of digital devices and applications in their work and the work practices that relate to their sense of belonging. The study is based on interview data (n = 25) that was collected in 2018 for a study on digitalisation of eldercare. The chapter asks: what does a sense of belonging mean for care workers’ agency in a digital era? The analysis concentrates especially on the practices of belonging and how they are enacted in a digitalised work environment. The chapter proposes that in the digital era, a sense of belonging is particularly fluid and dynamic, and that it is constructed in the daily practices of work.


Keywords: older people; elderly; care; care for older people; institutions for elderly care; sheltered housing; employees; communality; togetherness; digitalisation; electronic services


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Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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