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Det är inte kul med det går: En kvalitativ studie om hur undersköterskor i äldreomsorgen upplever delade turer
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
It’s not fun but it works : A qualitative study about assistant nurses in elderly care experiencing partial shifts (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to understand how assistant nurses in the care of elderly experiences partial shifts. It was based on six different semi-structured interviews with assistant nurses in the elderly care and then analyzed. It is a qualitative research of subjective thoughts and experiences from assistant nurses.

The study shows that the assistant nurses experienced dissatisfaction with the work environment due partial shifts and low fact of influence on the schedule. The assistant nurses complained of deficiencies in care of the elderly, which ought to be correlated with the structure of partial shifts and the lack of energy and patience that brings with it. On the other hand some participants could find positive aspects of partial shifts regarding time to rest and be there for the caretakers. The impact of the private life was palpable, and despite some aspects to have time to rest, the work-life balance was hard to fulfill and all assistant nurses with schedules containing partial shifts on the weekdays wanted a schedule without it. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
partial shifts, assistant nurses, elderly care
Keyword [sv]
delade turer, undersköterskor, äldreomsorg
National Category
Social Work Work Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57035OAI: diva2:1017190
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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