Creating wellbeing through reciprocal relationships

Törrönen, Maritta (2017) Creating wellbeing through reciprocal relationships. In: Reciprocal relationships and well-being: Implications for Social Work and Social Policy. Routledge Advances in Social Work . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 26-45. ISBN 9781315628363

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This chapter discusses reciprocity in connection to wellbeing and welfare. The underlying idea suggests that reciprocal relations take place between individuals, communities and even societies. Wellbeing and also welfare in these relations can be depicted as dependent on how equally resources are shared, how people are respected and what kind of real possibilities they have to choose. These questions are framed by practical, symbolic and moral dimensions of reciprocity. They clarify the importance of people’s social commitments and the need to transfer from individualistic services to empowerment at a community level.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Social Work, Social Policy
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 08:12
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 16:43

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