Informal care and family life

Frida Andréasson and the co-authors Tina Mattsson (Lund University) and Elizabeth Hanson (Linnaeus University) recently published an article based on ethnographic research. Data was collected through observations and interviews with older couples in an informal care situation. The article shows how the process of becoming a carer/care recipient creates a new life situation for couples. The findings reveal changes that happen to family roles, the social isolation that can appear and the strategies used to enable couples to find balance and a sense of autonomy in their lives as a family.