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Biståndshandläggare en urholkad yrkesroll?: En kvalitativ studie om hur några biståndshandläggare upplever och hanterar de begränsningar som beställarorganisationen innebär för ett professionellt möte
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to shed light on and get an increased understanding of old-age care managers' experiences on how they handle the limitations that the purchaser organization poses for the professional meeting. The central questions at issue in this study were: How does the care manager experience the role as an administrator? How does one balance between being an administrator and giving care? What do the care managers consider being important in their work? What obstacles and possibilities are there for the meeting with the elder? In this study, a qualitative interview survey with four care manager is presented. Three women and one man from two different administration districts in Stockholm were interviewed. Theories about organization and man's way to act have been used to analyze the result. The result of the study showed that the old-age care managers experience difficulties and problems when administration, guidelines and economical resources control their discretionary power. But the old-age care managers let their role as administrators dominate and adjust to the directions of the group and the administration. The old-age care managers try to be professional on the basis of the conditions that the organization allow.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
organization, purchaser-provider model, old-age care, care manager, discretionary power
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29015OAI: diva2:228536
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-08-21 Created: 2009-08-03 Last updated: 2009-08-21Bibliographically approved

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