Coming of age in indigenous communities: Ageing, quality of life and home-based elderly care in Sápmi and Atayal region (Taiwan)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

This project examines ageing, quality of life, and home-based care among two indigenous peoples: Sámi in Norway and Atayal in Taiwan. we will combine perspectives from culture-sensitive nursing, human geography and indigenous studies to disclose gendered and generational expectations and experiences of ageing and care. This will help us understand how cultural and spatial aspects of care related to family networks, cohabitation patterns, distance and climate may shape the everyday lives of older indigenous women and men in specific locations. Overall, this project has decolonizing ambitions, and aims at bridging indigenous ways of knowing and Western perceptions and policy building.
Short titleSamicare
Effective start/end date07/03/201931/05/2022

Fields of Science

  • 316 Nursing
  • care
  • quality of life
  • home-based care
  • aging
  • 517 Political science
  • Indigenous peoples
  • policy
  • self-determination
  • welfare
  • 5145 Social work
  • gerontology
  • well-being
  • relationships