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Vi ser att det funkar!: - en kvalitativ studie av validations- och reminiscensmetodernas effektersett ur ett personalperspektiv.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine how health care staff, in dementia care, feel that their work situation is affected by using two methods which are specifically designed for use in work with elderly persons suffering from dementia: validation and reminiscense.

To examine this, we used a qualitative research method in the form of semistructured interviews with 6 assistant nurses/nurses. These nurses work in a living with dementia targeting which have recently applied the above two methods. Of the results reveals that nursing staff feel positive effects in their work through the use of validation and reminiscense. Examples of these positive effects are greater inclusiveness and strengthen relations in the staff group, strengthen relations between staff and residents, reduced medication of soothing medicine and improved communication with the persons suffering from dementia. The results show that nursing staff feel that it can be difficult to absorb the working methods, the importance of sufficient time and continuous guidance in the exercise of the methods and the need for a genuine interest for them to generate positive effects. To seek answers to our study questions, the results were analyzed based on the theories of validation- reminiscense- and communication.


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2009. , 53 p.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28565OAI: diva2:225169

Available from: 2009-08-11 Created: 2009-06-24 Last updated: 2009-08-11Bibliographically approved

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