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Etnicitetens betydelse i hemtjänstarbete: En kvalitativ studie om omsorgsgivare,med annan etnisk bakgrund än den svenska,i hemtjänsten
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to give an insight in how home care givers with different ethnic background, other than European, experience their work as home care givers. It is a qualitative study based on interviews and observations of four different home care givers. Among the questions studied include; if ethnicity is a resource or not, how does it affect home care givers in doing their work? What importance does it have on the organisation as a home care entrepreneur? Has the home care entrepreneur a perspective of diversity? The results of the study have been analyzed with the help of symbolic interaction. The results have led us to conclude that the home care givers have a professional identity, which does not include an ethnic identity. Further more results indicate that ethnicity has a limited impact on the home care givers of non European origin that have not experienced discrimination. For the home care givers who earlier on in their carrier(s) have had experiences of discrimination, exist uncertainties, especially during their first visit in the homes. How the home care entrepreneur give guidelines to solving problems and conflicts between client and home care givers are of great significance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
home care, diversity, symbolic interactions, ethnicity
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-26246OAI: diva2:208102

Available from: 2009-03-16 Created: 2009-03-16 Last updated: 2009-03-16Bibliographically approved

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