Work package 1
LEADS: Professor Anne Rogers and Dr Ivo Vassilev (University of Southampton)
This WP has two main objectives:
First, we will produce an overall theoretical and methodological framework (based on a literature review) with which to guide the study:
- The thematic WPs (2, 3, 4),
- The empirical WPs (5, 6), and
- The intervention development and assessment WP7.
On completion of WP2, WP3, and WP4 this WP will synthesise the findings of each of the work packages. It will elaborate on the new knowledge they have generated as well as its contribution to on-going debates and policy concerns. This WP will also integrate into the final report of the project the process of intervention development and the assessment of the pilot.
More specifically the objectives of this WP are:
- to develop a theoretical and conceptual framework for studying the macro, meso, and micro structures within which illness management practices are embedded.
- to identify and describe key approaches, concepts and theories that are relevant for the study.
- to operationalise the notions of inter-personal and inter-organizational networks, and systems of support for people with long-term conditions.
- to offer some theoretical insight into the interdependencies and co-shaping of different aspects and layers of the systems of support for people with diabetes
- to integrate the different themes of the study: governance of health and welfare systems, personal networks, voluntary and community group networks to integrate the different themes of the study with the suggested set of interventions to integrate the new findings into the state-of-the-art literature; and to suggest policy implications based on the outcomes of the study.
- to inform the development and assessment procedures for new resources.