PhD-course: New Technology in care work – transforming profession-als, clients and welfare

Dates: 11-13 March 2019

Place: Roskilde University, Denmark

Organized by: Annette Kamp, Sidsel Lond Grosen & Agnete Meldgaard Hansen, Centre for Working Life Re-search, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University

Contact: Annette Kamp,

Guest Lecturers:

– Jeanette Pols, Professor of empirical ethics in care, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Uni-versity of Amsterdam

– Niels Christian Mossfeldt Nickelsen, Associate Professor, School of Education Aarhus University

Course description:

New technologies are increasingly introduced in the health and social care sector in both the Nordic and other European countries. Telecare-systems, robots, tracking- and sensor-technologies, and many other types of technologies are increasingly used in care practices. They form part of a new wave of welfare state reforms focusing on person-centred care, empowerment and retrenchment through increasing citizen/client involvement in – and responsibility for – their own care, monitoring and treatment. While nothing points to increased use of care technologies as resulting in a simple movement from ‘warm’ personal care to ‘cold’ technological care, the increasing involvement of technologies in the care sector must be expected to affect care practices and the social relations of care. Read more.