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Idén om en värdegrund inom äldreomsorgen: En kvalitativ studie om hur enhetschefer och omsorgspersonal uppfattar en ny lag om värdegrund och dess implementering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The idea of a value base in the elderly care (English)
Abstract [en]

This study discloses home-care organizations in one municipality in Sweden and five units work with implementing the social services legislated value base for elderly people. The aim of this study is to gain an understanding of personnel and managers perception of the value base and its implementation in the practical work with the elderly. A qualitative method has been used to analyze the questions raised by the aim of this study. The empirical data was retrieved by semi-structured interviews with managers and their personnel in homecare service The empirical data was analyzed on the basis of the neo-institutional theory, Michael Lipsky’s theory concerning street-level bureaucrats and previous research regarding implementation of social policy and the practical home-care work. The result present that the value base is considered to be a vague idea. Both managers and personnel states that there has been minor changes in the units since the legislative change. Despite that, the results also show that the managers and the personnel consider the value base to be important for the elderly. The personnel thought it could lead to a better quality in the units. The managers had a different opinion, but they thought that the value base could generate discussions regarding the execution of the actions in the homecare services. The results of the study also reveal difficulties for the managers to implement the value base and for the personnel in the practical work with the elderly. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Implementation, value base, home-care, elderly, neo-institutional theory, street-level bureaucracy
Keyword [sv]
Implementering, värdegrund, hemtjänst, äldreomsorg, nyinstitutionell teori, gräsrotsbyråkrati
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26192OAI: diva2:626549
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-09 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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