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Mellan vanor och faror : ett kulturanalytiskt perspektiv på äldre människors bruk av läkemedel

Alftberg, Åsa LU (2015) In Working Papers in Medical Humanities 1.
Abstract (Swedish)
Denna studie avser att undersöka den mening som mediciner skapar, och hur de påverkar människors vardagliga erfarenheter och identitetsskapande. Medicineringens relation till kroppsliga tecken och symptom påvisar den spänning som finns i synen på läkemedlet; mediciner som något farligt och riskfyllt men samtidigt med förmåga att förebygga och bota. Mediciners farlighet tycks delvis kunna motverkas genom den domesticering som sker i skapandet av rutiner kring läke-medlen. Resultatet påvisar en ambivalens i individens relation och interaktion med läkemedlen; en ständigt pågående balansgång mellan medicinen som vana eller fara.
Abstract
This study aims to explore the meaning that is created when using medicines, and how medicines affect older people’s experiences of everyday life and their identity. The connection between medicines and the body demonstrates the tension that the medications contain; something dangerous and unsafe but with the power to cure and prevent illness. The risks of medications seem to be counteracted through the domestication of the medicines through everyday routines. The result of the study shows the ambivalence in the interaction between older people and their medicines; a constant balancing act between the medication as routine and risk.
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Between routines and risks : a cultural analysis of older people’s use of medications
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Medicines, ageing, body, routine, domestication
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Working Papers in Medical Humanities
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37 pages
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Lund University Libraries
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Swedish
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