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Ett kravlöst umgänge: En kvalitativ studie om vårdhundens betydelse för äldres välbefinnande på äldreboende
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Denna kvalitativa studie med etnografisk metodansats syftar till att beskriva samt förstå vad vårdhundsinsatsen betyder för äldres välbefinnande ur ett interaktionistiskt perspektiv och vilka övriga effekter som insatsen bidrar till. Studiens resultat bygger på fyra observationer som utförts under pågående vårdhundsinsatser på ett äldreboende i en mellanstor svensk kommun, samt fem kompletterande intervjuer med relevant yrkespersonal. Resultatet visar att vårdhundar bidrar till äldre personers välbefinnande genom att skapa en meningsfullhet i vardagen. Hunden möjliggör för brukare att släppa sin oro om så bara för en liten stund samt ger hälsofrämjande effekter i form av bland annat en ökad fysisk aktivitet. Förutsatt att brukaren inte besitter en rädsla eller allergi kopplad till hundar. Utifrån resultatet har slutsatsen om att äldres psykiska hälsa behöver bejakas samt prioriteras lika högt som deras fysiska hälsa framkommit, genom att implementera vårdhundsinsatsen i större omfattning inom äldreomsorgen

Abstract [en]

This qualitative study based on ethnographic methodology aims to describe and understand the meaning of the animal-assisted therapy for older persons´well-being from an interactionist perspective and what other effects this can contribute to. The result of the study is based on four observations that were conducted at a care home in a medium-sized municipality in Sweden, as well as five complementary interviews with some of the professional staff. The result shows that therapy dogs contribute to the well-being of the older adults by creating a meaningfulness in their everyday life. To make it possible for older persons to let go of their concerns if only for a little while as well as to give health-promoting effects in the form of, among other things, increased physical activity. Assuming that the older person do not have a fear or allergy associated with dogs. From the result, the conclusion is that the mental health of older persons needs to be treated as well as their physical health, by implementing therapy dogs to a greater extent within eldercare

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
care home, older adult, animal-assisted therapy, interaction, well-being, meaningfulness
Keywords [sv]
äldreboende, äldre, vårdhundsinsats, interaktion, välbefinnande, meningsfullhet
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43323OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-43323DiVA, id: diva2:1313562
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Social Work
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Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-03 Last updated: 2019-05-06Bibliographically approved

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