Being able to provide sufficiently good care for older people : care workers and their working conditions in Finland
Mathew Puthenparambil, J. (2023). Being able to provide sufficiently good care for older people : care workers and their working conditions in Finland. International Journal of Care and Caring, 7(4), 691-707. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788221x16752697246472
Published inInternational Journal of Care and Caring
DisciplineIkääntymisen ja hoivan tutkimuksen huippuyksikköYhteiskuntapolitiikkaHyvinvoinnin tutkimuksen yhteisöCentre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and CareSocial and Public PolicySchool of Wellbeing
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This study examines whether care workers in Finland feel able to provide adequate care for older people and analyses the working conditions that limit them from providing it. One third of the respondents felt that they were not able to provide sufficient care for older people. This was seen as being due to excessive workloads, a general lack of staff and accompanying physical and mental burdens. Improving care workers’ working conditions would enhance their work–life balance and allow them to help older people avoid situations of care poverty, that is, to receive the level of care they deserve.
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Related funder(s)Research Council of Finland
Funding program(s)Centre of Excellence, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland through a grant to the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare, numbers 312303 and 352735).
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