Flexibility and Paternalism in Home Care Services

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ÇOBAN M., Esatoğlu A. E.

2017 International Health Conferance St Hugh's College- Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 29 June - 01 July 2017, pp.52

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Oxford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.52
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This study was carried on home care services HCSs in two countries as Germany

and Turkey. A qualitative study using ind-epth interviews was conducted with 23

homecare managers in two countries. Interviewers in Germany stated that care plans

are not flexible. Standards related with time during care affects autonomy. For

Turkish interviewer, organizational structure is not flexibile, which leads to decrease

in service diversity and competition. Finally, decrease in flexibility of HCSs impacts

care giver and person taking care autonomy. Keeping off flexibility leads to decrease

in sole of individual and make service be far away from patient centered care