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Ser anhöriga tecken på gerotranscendens hos sin åldrande förälder?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Det finns flera teorier om hur äldre uppnår det goda åldrandet med hög livstillfredsställelse. Gerotranscendens är en av dessa. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka om anhöriga ser tecken på gerotranscendens hos sin åldrande förälder och i så fall vilka tecken de ser. Forskningsdesignen var kvalitativ och metoden var att spela in semistrukturerade intervjuer med tolv anhöriga till föräldrar i åldern 75 + utan demenssjukdom, boende på ett servicehus i Stockholm. Tidigare forskning har beskrivit att vårdpersonal och äldre individer uppfattat tecken på gerotranscendens och alla anhöriga i denna studie beskrev flera tecken på gerotranscendens. Att anhöriga sett olika många tecken hos sin åldrande förälder kan bero på att föräldrarna hade utvecklat gerotranscendens mer eller mindre eller inte alls men det kan även bero på hur de anhöriga betraktar sina föräldrar, de kanske inte hade observerat vissa förändringar. Det kan också bero på att vissa anhöriga kan ha varit influerade av en annan syn på åldrandet. De tecken alla anhöriga såg var att föräldrarna kände en samhörighet med tidigare och kommande generationer, att de var mindre rädda för döden och att små vardagliga saker i livet blev viktigare.

Abstract [en]

There are several theories about how the elderly achieve a good ageing with a high level of life satisfaction. Gerotranscendence is one of these. The aim of this study was to explore if relatives see signs of gerotranscendence in their aging relatives and if so which signs they see. The design was qualitative and the semi- structured interview data were collected and audio-tape recorded. Twelve relatives to parents aged 75 years or more without signs of dementia living in a service home in Stockholm, Sweden, were interviewed. Previous research has shown that healthcare professionals and older individuals perceive signs of gerotranscendence among elderly and all relatives in this study described several signs of gerotranscendence. The fact that the relative had seen a different number of signs may be related to the possibility that the parents had developed gerotranscendence more or less or not at all, it can also depend on how the relatives perceive their parents, they may not have observed any changes. It may also depend on the fact that some relatives may have a different view on aging. All relatives had seen signs indicating a communion with earlier and coming generation, that their parents were less afraid of death and perceived small everyday matters as more important than before.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
gerotranscendence, nursing, aging, relatives, attitudes
Keyword [sv]
gerotranscendens, omvårdnad, åldrande, anhöirga, attityder
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140570DiVA: diva2:383837
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Caring Sciences
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2011-05-30 Created: 2011-01-06 Last updated: 2011-05-30Bibliographically approved

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