Arbetsterapeuters erfarenheter av samarbete med hemtjänstpersonal för att främja delaktighet i aktivitet hos personer med stroke i hemmet
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study was to describe occupational therapists experience of working with home care staff to promote participation in everyday activities for people with stroke living at home. In this study, six occupational therapists participated, working in a municipality in Jämtland with experience of cooperating with home care staff regarding rehabilitation for persons with stroke living at home. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews using an interview guide. The material was analyzed using qualitative content analysis which resulted in a main theme; Collaboration is a process based on reciprocity and continuity and three sub themes; Building a relationship is a prerequisite for good cooperation, collaboration is done by taking advantage of each other´s skills and experience and participation and cooperation requires continuity and feedback. The result shows the importance of collaboration between occupational therapists and home care staff which includes working closely with each other, exchange knowledge and give feedback. The occupational therapists believe that a good working relationship is based on respect for each other´s skills, and that dialogues and reflections is important to develop a good working climate. The results also showed that cooperation between occupational therapists and home care staff is an ongoing process that evolves over time. This study may contribute with knowledge and an understanding of aspects of importance in a good teamwork as well as how cooperation between occupational therapist and home care staff can facilitate clients participation in everyday activities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 29 p.
Medicin, Occupational therapy, Teamwork, Stroke
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58543Local ID: f1f424fa-8cbe-4698-97de-1c2d260e6ccbOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-58543DiVA: diva2:1031931
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20110623 (anonymous)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved