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Vad är vanvård?: - En kvantitativ studie om omsorgspersonalens kunskap om och inställning till lex Sarah och vanvård
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Media has reported frequently about elder abuse in Sweden during the year of 2011. The authors have found an interest in elder abuse due to the attention about it and the law about the duty to report elder abuse, which is called lex Sarah. The aim was to investigate, due to quantitative method with surveys, the care givers tolerance to elder abuse, attitude and knowledge about lex Sarah. The result of the thesis was analyzed based on two theories, Lipsky’s street-level bureaucracy as well as Svensson’s, Johnsson’s and Laanemets’ theory about knowledge. The result of the study was that the care givers have knowledge about lex Sarah and believe that lex Sarah helps to improve their work. The respondents’ tolerance to psychological elder abuse were high and their tolerance to physiological abuse were significantly lower. Therefore physiological elder abuse is more often to be reported than psychological elder abuse. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
Keyword [sv]
lex Sarah, vanvård av äldre, kunskap om lex Sarah, rapporteringsskyldighet, tolerans, gräsrotsbyråkrati.
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17687OAI: diva2:504154
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-03-05 Created: 2012-02-19 Last updated: 2013-04-02Bibliographically approved

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