The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Gender, citizenship and dementia care: a scoping review of studies to inform policy and future research

Gender, citizenship and dementia care: a scoping review of studies to inform policy and future research
Gender, citizenship and dementia care: a scoping review of studies to inform policy and future research
Gender is a neglected dimension in public discourse related to people with dementia. Those living with this condition are typically portrayed in policies and strategies in gender neutral terms as ‘people with dementia’ and ‘family carers’ as if gender does not matter, when clearly it does. The purpose of this scoping review was to take stock of knowledge about gender differences in relation to dementia care to inform policy and future research. The work is grounded in a feminist perspective to citizenship, as this provide a lens with which to expose and examine gendered assumptions within dementia studies. A search of four databases, including CINAHL, Web of Science, Medline, and Cochrane was conducted using systematic techniques between May and July 2014. A repeat search was conducted in February 2015. We found a significant amount of valuable research concerned with gender differences in relation to dementia care published from 1990 to 2014; the majority of which, lacks a feminist citizenship perspective. Moreover, a disproportionate number of studies focused solely on caregivers rather than citizens with dementia. As such, questions about gender equality are not being raised and the voices of men and women with dementia are silent. Thus we argue for increased gender-sensitivity in policy making and recommend that social scientists inject a feminist citizenship perspective into their work.
citizenshup, feminist theory, gender, dementia care, health policy
0966-0410
14-26
Bartlett, R.
b059d54d-9431-43a8-9d1d-19d35ab57ac3
Gjerens, T.
d999f5ee-4f40-40f9-80e4-472f85460a65
Lotherington, A.
f8b052ec-a48c-4979-a9c0-6b02e31ffb5e
Obstfelder, A.
0115014b-9a1c-45cb-9360-075d512aa080
Bartlett, R.
b059d54d-9431-43a8-9d1d-19d35ab57ac3
Gjerens, T.
d999f5ee-4f40-40f9-80e4-472f85460a65
Lotherington, A.
f8b052ec-a48c-4979-a9c0-6b02e31ffb5e
Obstfelder, A.
0115014b-9a1c-45cb-9360-075d512aa080

Bartlett, R., Gjerens, T., Lotherington, A. and Obstfelder, A. (2018) Gender, citizenship and dementia care: a scoping review of studies to inform policy and future research. Health & Social Care in the Community, 26 (1), 14-26. (doi:10.1111/hsc.12340).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Gender is a neglected dimension in public discourse related to people with dementia. Those living with this condition are typically portrayed in policies and strategies in gender neutral terms as ‘people with dementia’ and ‘family carers’ as if gender does not matter, when clearly it does. The purpose of this scoping review was to take stock of knowledge about gender differences in relation to dementia care to inform policy and future research. The work is grounded in a feminist perspective to citizenship, as this provide a lens with which to expose and examine gendered assumptions within dementia studies. A search of four databases, including CINAHL, Web of Science, Medline, and Cochrane was conducted using systematic techniques between May and July 2014. A repeat search was conducted in February 2015. We found a significant amount of valuable research concerned with gender differences in relation to dementia care published from 1990 to 2014; the majority of which, lacks a feminist citizenship perspective. Moreover, a disproportionate number of studies focused solely on caregivers rather than citizens with dementia. As such, questions about gender equality are not being raised and the voices of men and women with dementia are silent. Thus we argue for increased gender-sensitivity in policy making and recommend that social scientists inject a feminist citizenship perspective into their work.

Text Gender, Citizenship and Dementia Care - Accepted Manuscript.docx - Accepted Manuscript
Download (101kB)

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 10 February 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 March 2016
Published date: January 2018
Keywords: citizenshup, feminist theory, gender, dementia care, health policy
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 389497
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/389497
ISSN: 0966-0410
PURE UUID: ad2b33a8-2a42-409c-b3c7-ebd47f44b73e
ORCID for R. Bartlett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-2300

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 17 Mar 2016 11:40
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:31

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×