1st Edition

Participation in Health and Welfare Services Professional Concepts and Lived Experience

Edited By Arne H. Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik Copyright 2017
    268 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    252 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Today, healthy ageing and active, meaningful lives are core values and aims for international and national health policies. Health services are challenged to ensure that the recipients of their services are active participants in their own care and beyond. Participation allows patients to become less dependent on healthcare providers, increasing their control over their own treatment and health. Increasingly, the idea of ‘participation’ is shifting, from participation in services to participation in mainstream society.

    This book examines the concept of participation, as well as the different meanings it takes on in the context of health and welfare services. It asks how services can enable and stimulate participation outside of those services. The contributions in this volume particularly focus on participation as engagement in daily life and ‘everyday life’ in order to develop the field of participation beyond the sphere of health and social care services. This book will appeal to researchers in the fields of health and social care, social services, occupational therapy and the sociology of health and illness. It will be of interest to practitioners of health and welfare services.

    List of contributors

    Chapter 1. Introduction and rationale

    Arne H. Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik and Nils Erik Ness

    Chapter 2. International classification of functioning, disability and health in the context of participation

    Annelie Schedin Leiulfsrud

    Chapter 3. Participation from the perspective of the user: from subjective experiences to lived experiences

    Margareta Lilja and Staffan Josephsson

    Chapter 4. Environmental determinants of quality of participation in healthcare settings among people with impairments and limitations

    Jessica Dashner, Holly Hollingsworth, Jade Gross and David B. Gray

    Chapter 5. Culture and participation

    Skender Redzovic and Arne H. Eide

    Chapter 6. A participatory approach to services and support

    Peter Beresford

    Chapter 7. Participation in the context of service delivery: a comparison between the views held by older service recipients and service providers

    Aud Elisabeth Witsø and Kjersti Vik

    Chapter 8. Participation at the interface with health and welfare services

    Lisbeth Kvam, Heidi Pedersen and Aud Elisabeth Witsø

    Chapter 9. The ICF and collaboration about participation

    Ebba Langum Bredland and Kjersti Vik

    Chapter 10. Parents' participation in child welfare investigation processes

    Turid Midjo

    Chapter 11. Shout out who we are! How might engagement in cultural activities enhance participation for people in everday occupations for people in vulnerable life situations?

    Sissel Horghagen and Clare Hocking

    Chapter 12. Impacts on work participation of people with mental health disability

    Klara Jakobsen, Rosemary Lysaght and Terry Krupa

    Chapter 13. Mental health, participation and social identity

    Toril Anne Elstad and Gundi Schrötter Johanssen

    Chapter 14. Digitalised communication and social interaction: new opportunities for young disabled people's participation

    Sylvia Söderstrøm and Helena Hemmingson

    Chapter 15. Participation in everyday life as lived negotiations: challenges and opportunities within a situated understanding of participation

    Sissel Alsaker, Staffan Josephsson and Virginia Dickie

    Chapter 16. Barriers to participation: time, social and physical obstacles for students with disabilities

    Eva Magnus, Ulla Kroksmark and Kersti Nordell 

    Chapter 17. Participation and inclusion: mental health service users' lived experience – an international study

    Elizabeth McKay, Deirdre Mahon, Grainne Donellan, Kirsti Haracz, Sarah Sheldon and Susan Ryan


    Staffan Josephsson, Arne H. Eide and Kjersti Vik



    Arne H. Eide, Norwegian University for Science and Technology and SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway.

    Staffan Josephsson, Norwegian University for Science and Technology and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

    Kjersti Vik, Norwegian University for Science and Technology.