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The Needs of Older People in Later Life
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this report is to understand the actual needs of older people who live in a nursing home in Sweden. Qualitative method was applied in order to collect data from interviews of both older people and staffs of the nursing home. Data analysis was performed by using hermeneutical circle. The results revealed the basic needs, the psychological needs, the self-fulfillment and the ‘needs and wants’ of older people. The results showed that the needs of older people were varied as individuals are unique. In general, the basic needs are for survival, and the needs of families, communications, personalized activities, and encouragement which might have the conductive function for older people to live a happy later life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
older people, nursing home, needs, encouragement, families, health
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13516Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V12-4OAI: diva2:575674
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Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
2012-06-05, 08:45 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-12-11 Created: 2012-12-11 Last updated: 2013-01-25Bibliographically approved

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