Telling Tales of the Unexpected

  • Elisabeth Willumsen
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


This chapter is mainly built on a research study from my PhD project “Interprofessional collaboration in residential child care” (Willumsen 2006), which was in public health science and social work. During the study, I conducted several qualitative interviews with professionals and with the parents of young people in residential child care. These young people suffered from serious psychosocial conditions that created personal, family, and societal problems. The narrative I present in this chapter was part of an interview with a father. The text contains analysis and reflections on his story.


Emotions Narratives Qualitative interviews Social research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Willumsen
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  1. 1.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

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