Alkohol inom äldreomsorgen: Hur hanteras problematiken?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Alcohol in Elderly Care : How are the problems handled? (English)
The purpose of our qualitative study is to investigate how the caretakers, in the elderly care,
interpret and manage the issue of alcohol problems in elderly people. We have been
performing semi-structured interviews on 9 people, on different levels in the elderly care.
There were 3 elderly care managers, 1 nurse, 1 assistance administrator and 4 auxiliary
nurses, who all, at some level, work with alcohol problems in elderly people. Those
interviews were performed singularly, with one exception: we interviewed an elderly care
manager and her 2 auxiliary nurses at the same time. To analyse our empirics, we have used
the theories of Power and Ageism. Our study shows that the auxiliary nurses, who are the
ones who must deal with these problems, have great difficulties to perform their work because
they have no qualified knowledge about alcohol problems. In addition, they almost never get
the proper information, they don’t have access to guidelines about handling people with
alcohol problems and they don’t receive support from their superiors. They have to make the
most difficult decisions for themselves without any resources or other guidance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
Alcohol problem. Geriatric care. Home care service. Power. Ageism.
Alkoholproblem. Särskilt boende. Hemtjänst. Makt. Ålderism.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44558OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44558DiVA: diva2:822073
Subject / course
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Giertz, Anders, Lektor
Eliassi, Barzoo, LektorPanican, Alexandru, LektorGustafsson, Kristina, Lektor