Narrative in Question Seminar Programme, Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies, University of York

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Life story work in dementia care (a seminar for the Narrative in Question series)

I’m a social policy researcher working primarily in health and social care service evaluation. So why am I on the programme for the Narrative in Question seminar series? This is a question I asked myself when I first sat down to write this presentation! But in fact I think health and social care research, and in particular dementia studies, have something to offer, and much to learn, from narrative theory. In particular, many of the key concepts in dementia studies (such as ‘personhood’, person-centred care’, the preservation of self, identity and citizenship) could benefit from exploration from a narrative perspective. I’ve been studying the role of ‘life story work’ in dementia care for some years now and in this seminar I will present some of the findings from this work, focusing on the outcomes the people involved in life story work, including people with dementia themselves, hoped would come from it.
Period28 Feb 2017
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionLocal