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” Ibland känner jag mig övergiven därför att personalen har så mycket andra människor att ta hand om”. : - En kvalitativ intervjustudie som presenterar några äldres åsikter om hur relationen till vårdare kan påverka äldre i deras vardag.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”Sometimes I feel abandoned because the professional caretakers have so many other people to take care of” : - A qualitative study that presents some elderly opinions on how the relationship with the professional caretakers can affect older people in their everyday lives. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the relationship between the elderly at a retirement home and their professional caretakers with focus on the perspective of the elderly. Chosen method, a qualitative interview analysis has been conducted to describe how the relationship affects the elderly in their everyday lives. The total amount of interviews were four. The relationship between the elderly and their professional caretakers has rarely been examined in previous research from an elder’s perspective.

The results indicate that the elderly often are satisfied with the way the professional caretakers treat them. Factors that the elderly mentioned as problematic were that professional caretakers often acted stressed, and rushed through things which the elderly considered as problematic for their own well- being. Another feature was the asymmetric relationship with the professional caretakers which affected the elderly ́s belief in their own capability in managing their everyday lives. In cases where the elderly felt that the relationship was equal their capacity and their beliefs to their own capacity increased significantly which was an effect that was positive for the elderly ́s physical and mental health. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly, eldercare, relation, “professional caretaker”, ”patient perspective”, communication, power, ”right of self- determination”
Keyword [sv]
Äldre, äldreomsorg, relation, vårdare, brukarperspektiv, kommunikation, makt, självbestämmanderätt
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113671OAI: diva2:786916
Available from: 2015-02-09 Created: 2015-02-07 Last updated: 2015-02-09Bibliographically approved

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