Based on a case study of a large Danish nursing home, this thesis examines the underlying conditions that affect the introduction and the use of welfare technologies in dependent care work. The study draws on a critical realist and trans-disciplinary methodology and uses data triangulation. The thesis is based on a socio-technical technology understanding, which argues that employees and technologies are part of a complex interdependent interaction. Based on the practical experience of the employees and an insight into their understanding of technology, the thesis contributes with knowledge of how a beneficial use of welfare technologies require that the employees have a situational understanding of technology and the ability to influence the organization of their work. In addition the thesis identifies how the creation of learning environments in the workplace are needed to support employees in their professional work with technologies. This knowledge contributes with interdisciplinary and practice-oriented insights for the benefit of future assessments of the challenges and potentials of the introduction and use of welfare technology in the care sector.
|Uddannelser||Arbejdslivsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||2 sep. 2013|
- Kritisk realisme