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Ekonomiskt utnyttjande av äldre i nära relationer: en kvalitativ studie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to inquire how social workers perceive and describe financial abuse of older persons. Six qualitative interviews were carried out and the assembled data was then categorized and analyzed using a theory considering exercise of power and ageism as a theoretical frame. Previous research has shown that at least 10% of older persons have been exposed to some form of abuse or violence; however, there is a lack of research carried out in a Swedish context regarding financial abuse specifically. The six persons interviewed in this study all presented financial abuse as some kind of violence and as previous research has shown the study suggests that this is an increasing problem. Further research ought to be carried out to increase the awareness of this particular form of abuse and to facilitate discovery and development of measures to prevent financial abuse of older persons. The result of this study as well as previous research indicates that there is a high amount of unrecorded cases; therefore, it is hard to define financial abuse since the use of the term varies among different contexts and that the term consists of very differing examples.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 67 p.
Keyword [en]
financial abuse, family violence, violence, older persons, elder abuse, social worker, social work
Keyword [sv]
ekonomiskt utnyttjande, nära relation, våld, äldre, socialarbetare, socialt arbete
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87332OAI: diva2:602656
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-02-02 Last updated: 2013-04-26Bibliographically approved

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