Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? An exploration of the precarious dependencies in living with functional decline: Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements?

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Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? An exploration of the precarious dependencies in living with functional decline : Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? . / Bødker, Malene Nørskov; Christensen, Ulla; Langstrup, Henriette.

I: Sociology of Health and Illness, Bind 41, Nr. 7, 2019, s. 1358-1372.

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Bødker, MN, Christensen, U & Langstrup, H 2019, 'Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? An exploration of the precarious dependencies in living with functional decline: Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? ', Sociology of Health and Illness, bind 41, nr. 7, s. 1358-1372. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12946

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Bødker, M. N., Christensen, U., & Langstrup, H. (2019). Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? An exploration of the precarious dependencies in living with functional decline: Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? . Sociology of Health and Illness, 41(7), 1358-1372. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12946

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Bødker MN, Christensen U, Langstrup H. Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? An exploration of the precarious dependencies in living with functional decline: Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? . Sociology of Health and Illness. 2019;41(7):1358-1372. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12946

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Bødker, Malene Nørskov ; Christensen, Ulla ; Langstrup, Henriette. / Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? An exploration of the precarious dependencies in living with functional decline : Home care as reablement or enabling arrangements? . I: Sociology of Health and Illness. 2019 ; Bind 41, Nr. 7. s. 1358-1372.

Bibtex

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