Våld går inte i pension: En studie om hur biståndshandläggare inom gerontologiskt socialt arbete identifierar våld i nära relationer
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Aim: Violence does not stop with age. There are many studies on the topic of domestic violence but few focus on the elderly and the role of the social worker in dealing with this issue. The purpose of this study is to analyse and describe how social workers in the field of gerontological social work are actively identifying cases of domestic abuse involving the elderly.
Method: This study has a qualitative approach and the data has been gathered through ten semi structured interviews with social workers. The gathered material has been analysed through content analysis.
Results: The result of the study highlights various means of identifying abuse such as asking direct questions about violence, asking for assistance by managers and other professionals, adapting the conversation with the client to the given situation, being watchful of physical or abstract signs of violence. In spite of these strategies, the analysis shows that organisational deficiencies puts a large responsibility burden on the individual social worker. Lack of adequate training and standardised questions leads to the social worker having to gather information themselves in order to perform their duties.
Keywords: Social worker, elderlies, domestic violence, need assessment
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 43 p.
Social worker, elderlies, domestic violence, need assessment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295951DiVA: diva2:935586
Hellström Muhli, Ulla, Docent