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“Finnish is the only thing that keeps me going”: A case study of culturally competent care for Sweden Finns at Fortuna-Onnela
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aging minorities are challenging different societies throughout the world. In Sweden, thousands of Finnish immigrants are reaching an old age. The aim of this thesis is to understand, the practices of the nursing home Attendo Fortuna-Onnela and how Finnish ethnicity is expressed in the nursing home. The main research questions are divided into two categories, elderlies life course and migration, and culturally competent care. The empirical material was gathered by conducting eight semi-structured interviews, via case study. Analysis of the primary data was based on the theories of culturally competent care and life course. The results of this study suggest that culturally competent care is needed, but it should be adjusted to every person, for example by studying their individual life courses. The literature consists of scientific articles and books. 

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2013. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
elderly Sweden Finns, culturally competent care, life course, nursing home.
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Social Sciences Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87768OAI: diva2:606211
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-21 Created: 2013-02-18 Last updated: 2013-02-21Bibliographically approved

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