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"Det är dom duktigaste av dom duktigaste som vågar komma till oss": En studie om läkares tankar om val av arbetsort samt upplevelse kring yrkesrelaterade och lokala förutsättningar i glesbygdskommuner
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Due to troubles recruiting medical doctors in rural areas of the north of Sweden, Norrbotten County Council initiated this research project. One of the consequences of the steady decline in the population, particularly the young population, of these already sparsely populated areas is an increasingly elderly population. The supply of health care competence will therefore be crucial in the next decades. The purpose of this study is to explain what the contributing factors are when doctors choose to work in rural areas. Also to describe the benefits and disadvantages that might promote or prevent this choice. A comparison is made between doctors who originate from these areas and doctors who do not. The theoretical framework of this thesis is constructed around the Theory of Structuration, including the concepts of individualization, attitudes, behaviour and scope of action. This is a qualitative study based on interviews with nine medical doctors working in six rural communes in Norrbotten County. The transcribed empirical material from the interviews provides rich quotations and is presented with the aim of letting the informants be heard. With the intention of depicting the context in which the informants live and work some demographic date and geographical facts, such the distance between doctors in rural areas and nearest hospital, are also presented. The results indicate that under manning, heavy workloads, difficulty in getting support and guidance from colleagues in other locations as well as few opportunities in the local social context for their partners to work are discouraging. The wide breath and variation of their work is experienced as a challenge promoting professional development and act to entice these doctors to practice in rural areas stay but close relationships, social security and being well received by managers and staff contributes more. Those moving to these rural areas appear to be moving away from something they dislike, often occupational conditions. However, before they relocated many had a positive idea of life in rural areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, läkare, glesbygdskommuner, rekrytering, landsting, avfolkning
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51598Local ID: 8cb8408b-b811-4e4e-a665-9530f9cfbc88OAI: diva2:1024960
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20130627 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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