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Alkohol inom äldreomsorgen: Hur hanteras problematiken?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Alcohol in Elderly Care : How are the problems handled? (English)
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Alcohol problem. Geriatric care. Home care service. Power. Ageism.
Keyword [sv]
Alkoholproblem. Särskilt boende. Hemtjänst. Makt. Ålderism.
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44558OAI: diva2:822073
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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