Care in the air? Atmospheres of care in Swedish pharmacies
Summary, in English
and care services. Drawing on an ethnographic study of Swedish pharmacies, I demonstrate that pharmaceutical care services are more than filling prescriptions and giving medical advice. Senses of care are partly accomplished through pharmacy staff’s routinized and embodied engagement with the material environment. They also are performed through staff’s tacit reading of customers. This article argues for an alternative understanding of care than an institutionally scripted one.
- Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
- care services
- Swedish pharmacies
- ISSN: 1359-1835