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Tillgänglighet, meningsfullhet och utsatthet: En kvalitativ studie om hur enhetschefer inom äldreomsorgen upplever och hanterar sin yrkesroll
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Availability, meaningfulness and exposure : A qualitative study of how first-line managers experience and handle their profession (English)
Abstract [en]

Elderly care and its first-line managers are an essential part of social work. As the demographic changes since the demands for efficiency in elderly care are increasing. The profession of the first-line managers is complex. They need to make well-balanced priorities for the good of the organizations and the wellbeing of patients and employees. Based on that our study aims at increasing the knowledge about how first-line managers of elderly care experience and handle their profession. Furthermore the study aims to explore how support around first-line managers can look like and how they achieve balance between their profession and private life. To answer the aim of the study six semi-structured interviews were performed with first-line managers, who are active in elderly care, equally many men as women. The first-line managers are active in publicly organized elderly care in three municipalities in southern Sweden. The results show that the first-line managers experience of their profession is positive, all of them experiencing a meaningfulness. However, the results show that the first-line managers are experiencing demands of availability and the management position in itself implies an exposure. Based on this study, we can conclude that the six first-line managers included in this study perceive their profession as stimulating and meaningful, which is also in line with previous research. Only two of six first-line managers have negative experiences related to their profession. The first-line managers use both work experience as well as a functioning support structure to handle the demands and expectations. In order to achieve a balance between profession and private life the professional distance to their employees is crucial. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Social work, elderly care, first-line managers, experience, support
Keyword [sv]
Socialt arbete, äldreomsorg, enhetschef, upplevelse, stöd
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31565OAI: diva2:946731
Available from: 2016-07-06 Created: 2016-07-05 Last updated: 2016-07-06Bibliographically approved

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