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Careers in elderly care

A contribution to the personnel and labour market policy in elderly care

Publication date: 01 January 2012

Polyphony in the career stories of workers in care for the elderly and its reflection in the organisation.


Interim results

  • The investigator has a collaborative contract with the Personnel, Organisaton and Education Department of Laurens in Rotterdam.
  • Two locations of Laurens, Dijkveld and Antonius IJsselmonde, and the entire HRM team are participating in the research.
  • A narrative interview was conducted with 25 care employees about their lives and careers.
  • These care employees also participated in a focus group in the form of a ‘tell and sing workshop’ about the importance of the work in care to them or to society or to the elderly.
  • The HRM staff participated in a focus group in the form of a musical listening and inspiring workshop.
  • Three articles about the methodology appeared in the Dutch magazine for qualitative scientific methodology (KWALON).