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Boundary work in rehabilitation care

In the North of the Netherlands an action research project is taking place aiming to close the gap between the rehabilitation clinic and home. To this end, professionals are trained to become a 'home & placemaking' coach. They care for the identity, feeling at home and mobility of the clients rather than functional recovery, and therapy adherence. While changing their own daily practices, the coaches challenge the fixed professional boundaries and the norms of good professional practices in rehabilitation care. How do their colleagues, team workers, managers, and other professional relations respond?

How do their colleagues, team workers, managers, and other professional relations respond? The boundary work of (re-)producting and changing professional boundaries will be studied on the basis of a literature search regarding boundary work in health care and empirical research in the project.

Research question

How are professional boundaries maintained, defended and adapted in rehabilitation care with the introduction of 'Home & Placemaking' coaches?

Specifics
Which students MCIa, MCIb, MID
Type of research Literature search, interviews, participant observation if possible
Starting date January 2019
Preferred language Dutch
Location Groningen, the Netherlands
Supervisor Barbara van Mierlo