Fringe work: peripheral work in health visiting

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Title: Fringe work: peripheral work in health visiting
Authors: Cuesta-Benjumea, Carmen de la
Research Group/s: Calidad de Vida, Bienestar Psicológico y Salud
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud
Keywords: Investigación cualitativa | Enfermería de la comunidad | Teoría fundamentada
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: Nov-1993
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Citation: CUESTA BENJUMEA, Carmen de la. "Fringe work: peripheral work in health visiting". Sociology of Health & Illness. Vol. 15, No. 5 (Nov. 1993). ISSN 0141-9889, pp. 665-682
Abstract: Fringe work is a category developed in a grounded theory study into health visiting, accounting for a series of activities that health visitors were not expected or supposed to engage in. It is mainly a response to the deficiencies or gaps that health visitors encountered in both the health care and social systems, and operates by mobilising, developing and substituting resources. Fringe work highlights for the client the relevance of the health visitor's service, and contributes to the development of relationships with clients in two ways: it produces reciprocity and it enhances solidarity. While it may be said that fringe work represents a progressive form of work it can also be viewed as a paternalistic approach to health visiting.
Sponsor: The study from which this paper is drawn was founded by the General Directorate of Health Planning at the Spanish Ministry of Health, and further support was provided by the Social Security Fund for Research (FISS).
ISSN: 0141-9889 (Print) | 1467-9566 (Online)
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.ep11434428
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: The definitive version is available at
Peer Review: si
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