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Att åldras i ett individualistiskt samhälle: en intervjustudie av människor i tredje åldern
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

 

Society uses different resources such as voluntary initiatives, family dependents, public care, and private geriatric care, in order to ensure that the elderly can stay in their homes and still maintain a good life. We go towards a risk society with a bigger individual responsibility. The goal with our study is to describe the expectations put on the future of geriatric care that the elderly between 65-80 years have. The questions that we have been working with are: what do the elderly in third stage of life outside the care think about how care is going to be organized in the future? What trust do these elderly have towards today’s society? What factors influence the trust of these elderly towards the future? We have analyzed our empiric based on theories about trust and the elderly life perspectives. The factors that we chose to look at based on their life-circle is how the social network, accommodate, worthwhile activities, economy and education influence their trust. We have done that through interviewing seven pensioners between 65-80 years, some are newly pensioned, others have been granted pension sins a number years, and one has been receiving disability pension. We have been using a qualitative method with open interview questions. We have also been using a semi structured interview guide, which we divided in supervisor themes with different part questions. The result of our study has shown that certain factors in the respondents’ lives could have importance for their thoughts about the future. What clearly was proven in our study was that all informants had distrust in the society's ability to cope with its obligation, when it comes to care and care in the future. Most of the respondents believe that they in larger extent have to ensure to get the help that they need themselves in the future. Our result has also shown that the social networks are that factor in respondents’ lives that has had major importance for their welfare and the experienced health. Since every respondent pointed out the important of having a worthwhile life and the feeling of being healthy, the voluntary work can be according to our result a good way for elderly to feel needed.

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2010. , p. 55
Keyword [en]
The ageing, demography, risk society, life course, geriatric care
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-7034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-7034DiVA, id: diva2:292647
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-03-15 Created: 2010-02-08 Last updated: 2010-03-15Bibliographically approved

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