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Wandering as a socio-material practice: extending the theorisation of GPS tracking in cognitive impairment

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Electronic tracking through global positioning systems (GPS) is used to monitor people with cognitive impairment who “wander” outside the home. This ethnographic study explored how GPS-monitored wandering was experienced by individuals, lay carers and professional staff. Seven in-depth case studies revealed that wandering was often an enjoyable and worthwhile activity and helped deal with uncertainty and threats to identity. In what were typically very complex care contexts, GPS devices were ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1177/1049732318798358

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7014-4793
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Qualitative Health Research Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
328-344
Publication date:
2018-09-14
Acceptance date:
2018-08-10
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EISSN:
1552-7557
ISSN:
1049-7323
Pubs id:
pubs:905467
URN:
uri:1ef424d2-4993-42fa-ae92-e50393faab10
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uuid:1ef424d2-4993-42fa-ae92-e50393faab10
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pubs:905467

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