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Äldreomsorg i svensk dagspress - en kritisk diskursanalys
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In light of health scandals and intense debate in the media about the elderly, the authors investigates two Swedish newspaper and their depiction of elder care in Sweden. Using Faircloughs three-dimensional model and critical discourse analysis, it is investigated if there is a more prominent discourse and if so the impact of globalization on this discourse concerning swedish elderly care. A sample of a total of ten articles in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and Dagens Nyheter is analyzed. The authors found that older people who are granted home help or place of accommodation rarely make their voices heard. Rarely were also relatives of residents given the opportunity to speak. The statements in the material came more often from politicians, representatives of National Board of Health and Welfare and representatives of the private healthcare companies. Reports differ to some extent in terms of presence of scientifically researched statements which is higher in Dagens Nyheter. Whether the picture is balanced or not is a matter of discussion based on the findings. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 23 p.
Keyword [sv]
Äldrevård, äldreomsorg, privatisering, kritisk diskursanalys
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18388Local ID: SA-H12-G2-039OAI: diva2:601636
Subject / course
Social work SS2
Educational program
Social Work Education - Bachelor of Science programme SSOCG 210 higher education credits
2012-12-11, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, 08:35 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-30 Created: 2013-01-29 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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