The agendas of "empowerment" in HIV & AIDS care

Corbett, Kevin (1996) The agendas of "empowerment" in HIV & AIDS care. In: Research Seminar, School of Economics, Politics and Social Science, London South Bank University, 10th November 1996, London South Bank University, London, U.K.. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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"Empowerment" may be a diffuse and enigmatic concept or process but is gaining a currency within the ideologies of care. The largest group of service users in HIV & AIDS care are gay men and empowerment could be characterised as agency within existing social networks and volunteer organisations through their struggle with "expert systems". Whilst differing discourses of self-help and empowerment are emerging their coexistence may serve different agendas from the a priori controlling influences of the unequitable power of professionals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 18285
Depositing User: Kevin Corbett
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 03:17

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