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”Dom är ju ändå som alla andra, bara att dom är lite äldre.”: unga vårdbiträdens tankar om den äldre omsorgstagaren
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the young caregivers thoughts of the elderly caretaker. A qualitative method was chosen when interviewing young caregivers in order to get an insight of how they perceive and speak of the elders. The main questions of the study are: How do the caregivers believe that the elders perceive their day-to-day life and situation? Is it possible to distinguish if the young caregiver’s thoughts about the elders affect their work with the elderly caretaker? Is it possible to notice any common factors that the young caregivers perceive as important in their work with the elderly caretaker? The criteria for inclusion in this study are caregivers aged 18 to 25, who are working with elderly at special accommodation. The theories chosen for this study are the salutogenetic perspective, the activity theory and the theory of gerotranscendence. From the outcome of the study the conclusion is that the interaction between the elder and the caregiver seem to be decisive for how the young caregiver think of the elders and their life situation. The caregivers in this study experience that activities give the elderly a meaningful life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Young caregiver, Sense of coherence, Activity theory, Theory of gerotranscendence
Keyword [sv]
Unga vårdbiträden, KASAM, Aktivitetsteorin, Gerotranscendens, Äldre omsorgstagare
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7364OAI: diva2:198125
Available from: 2008-02-08 Created: 2008-02-08Bibliographically approved

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