Anhörigas medverkan på särskilt boende
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This is a qualitative study that explores the involvement of the relatives in the special housing based on the perspective of fourteen interviewees working in elderly care, at special housing.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the nursing staff's view of the involvement of the relatives and the presence of care provision at special housing. The study is to find out what can constitute support or obstacles to the relatives.
Three questions have been presented as the structural basis upon which the objective finds its conclusion. These questions try to explore and identify the forms of support that can help relatives in their involvement in elderly care. There are opportunities and obstacles for the involvement of the relatives in the care of the elderly as well as expectations of nursing staff on the role of the relatives in the care of the elderly which the following study focuses on.
The research reflected in this study involves the care staff and their experiences and views on the relatives who have their older live permanently in residential care.
In conclusion, the study identifies similar reasoning among respondents regarding to key aspects of the relatives at the special housing. They emphasizes that relatives are needed there and they are important resource for both the residents and the staff.
The results indicate that there may be both opportunities and obstacles for the involvement of the relatives. On one side, factors that prevent relatives from their involvement are lack of communication, poor attitude, different views of relatives and staff about care and conflicts between them. On the other side, there are opportunities that can facilitate relatives' involvement, namely the fact that they need support from the staff. The interviewees pointed out that the relationship between relatives and the elderly is the basis of the relatives' involvement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 51 p.
relatives, the involvement of the relatives, the old ones, the elderly, informal care, formal care, attitude, support
anhöriga, anhörigas medverkan, äldre, informell och formell omsorg, bemötande, stöd
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24452OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-24452DiVA: diva2:606584
Subject / course
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Gynnerstedt, Kerstin, lektor
Ulmestig, Rickard, lektor