Susan van Hees

Susan van Hees
Utrecht University | UU · Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Doctor of Philosophy

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In previous research on aging and place, it comes forward that many people mainly prefer to age in place because they feel connected to their homes and secure in a familiar environment. This paper aims to understand how older adults living independently at home construct their residential happiness. We used photo-elicitation to explore how objects...
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In the development and deployment of health and ageing innovations, underlying values such as privacy or quality of life are often seen as a relatively stable starting point, if considered at all. However, values are neither stable nor singular. This paper introduces a valuation framework to explore the co-constitution of values and technological i...
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Insight in older adults’ own ideals, ideas and experiences is crucial to enable meaningful applied research activities. To increase and enable older adults’ perspectives to be heard in academic research, innovative methods are needed. This research presents an analysis of a newly developed research game called ‘Build your story’. The aim of designi...
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De Academische Werkplaats Ouderen van Tranzo, Tilburg University, ambieert ouderen structureel een volwaardige rol te geven in de Academische Werkplaats. Zodat niet langer alleen onderzoekers en professionals in co-creatie onderzoek en innovatie vormgeven, maar ouderen zelf hierin ook een stem hebben. De Academische Werkplaats Ouderen is een samenw...
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In the context of the transformation of welfare states into participatory societies, care and welfare professionals are assigned new roles. In the Netherlands, they are tasked with activating and empowering older adults, as well as negotiating customised care. For this purpose, policymakers introduced the kitchen table conversation as a social tech...
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Ageing-in-place is considered important for the health of older adults. In this paper, inspired by a constructivist approach to ageing-in-place, we unravel professionals' and older adults' constructions of ageing-in-place. Their perspectives are studied in relation to a policy that aims to develop so-called 'lifecycle-robust neighbourhoods' in the...
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In Western welfare states, notions of age-friendly communities and ageing-in-place are increasingly important in new health policies. In the Netherlands, care reforms are modifying the former welfare state to be more participatory; local governments are seeking collaborative solutions. Municipalities and housing, care and welfare organisations in t...
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Notions of citizenship in old age the participatory society: an analysis of ‘Voor Elkaar in Parkstad’ To be able to face the challenges within care for older adults, local governments and organisations in the field of housing, welfare and healthcare in ‘Parkstad’ have decided to join forces. The encouragement of citizenship, own responsibility and...

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