Behind the shower curtain: Seven poems on aging and body cleaning
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CitationKaraca Şalgamcıoğlu, B. ve Er, Ö. (2018). Behind the shower curtain: Seven poems on aging and body cleaning. Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, 18(4), 272-282. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1532708617727757
Bathroom is one of the first places that older adults face with challenge and fear. Difficulty or dependence in body-cleaning affect older adults' daily lives dramatically. Despite the consequences associated with disability in body-cleaning, little is known about older adults' experiences on it. One reason for this lack of knowledge may be that body-cleaning is a private activity and a difficult task to explore. This article will present seven poems that are results of a research study where older women were asked to narrate of their own body-cleaning experience to a tape recorder while they were performing the task.