Enhancing Well-Being Among Older People in Greenland through Partnerships of Research, Practice and Civil Society

Kamilla Pernille Johansen Nørtoft, Susan Carroll, Anu Kristiina Siren, Peter Bjerregaard, Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen, Merete Brædder, Lise Hounsgaard, Tenna Jensen

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This article focuses on the methodology of the project Ageing in the Arctic (AgeArc) – Wellbeing, Quality of Life and Health
Promotion among Older People in Greenland, and how the use of a collaborative approach aims at integrating ageing research,
practices and policies to the benefit of the Greenlandic society. Thus, the aim of the article is to discuss how collaboration between
research and practice can be an important factor in sustainable development of welfare solutions for older people in Greenland.
In the project we study ageing policy, homecare, institutions, professional practices and municipal administration of these as well
as older people’s health, well-being, everyday life and historical perceptions of the roles of older people in Greenland. Moreover,
researchers and municipalities collaborate on developing policies, initiatives within municipalities and civil society as well as
creating network across the municipalities and between municipal administrations and civil society. In addition to this, we
develop educational material for healthcare workers and professionals and work to create more public awareness about ageing
in Greenland. We present three examples of our collaborative methods and discuss how the approach influences development
and implementation of specific co-creation projects involving researchers, professionals and citizens on equal terms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArctic Yearbook
Volume2018
Pages (from-to)234-252
ISSN2298-2418
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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Nørtoft, Kamilla Pernille Johansen ; Carroll, Susan ; Siren, Anu Kristiina ; Bjerregaard, Peter ; Larsen, Christina Viskum Lytken ; Brædder, Merete ; Hounsgaard, Lise ; Jensen, Tenna. / Enhancing Well-Being Among Older People in Greenland through Partnerships of Research, Practice and Civil Society. In: Arctic Yearbook. 2018 ; Vol. 2018. pp. 234-252.
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