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Att möta den som ropar högst: En studie om biståndshandläggares bemötande av demenssjuka individer
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish population is getting older and more elderly will continue to be in need of

support from the community to meet their everyday lives. As the population gets older

dementia also increases the spread in the country. Because of this more people with

dementia will be in need of help in their everyday lives. This will increase the demands

on elderly care in the municipalities where they have to offer good care. As more

individuals suffering from dementia will be in need of help in their daily lives aid officers'

encounters with people suffering from dementia and their relatives or any representatives

become more common.

The study had as objective to study aid officer's reasoning on the treatment of demented

individuals in need of help. A aid officer's perspective characterizes thus the study. In the

process of analyzing the results of the study used a theoretical framework which included

theories street level bureaucracy, categorization and "nets of accountability".

To examine the aid administrator's treatment of individuals with dementia a qualitative

study was conducted in which four professional assistance officer from municipalities in

central Sweden were interviewed.

The study indicates that there is a picture of how a good treatment of demented

individuals should be designed and achieved but that there are several factors leading to

the aid administrator's treatment of demented individuals are affected. Factors that appear

to affect the hospitality is the organization's expectations, the network around the

demented person and the expectations of the individual. The study also indicates

shortcomings in the fulfillment of certain criteria that assistance officer in Sweden to

achieve. Mainly, we are then on the achievement of self-determination principle.

Keywords: Dementia, treatment, assistance officer, street level bureaucrats, selfdetermination


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 44 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13359Local ID: SMG-6OAI: diva2:527825
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-05-28 Created: 2012-05-22 Last updated: 2012-05-29Bibliographically approved

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