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Inte utan de anhöriga!: En studie om biståndshandläggares syn på delaktighet för äldre personers anhöriga.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Not without the relatives! : A study about how social care administratiors perceive the participation of relatives to elderly people (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how social care administrators perceive the concept of participation of relatives to elderly caretakers. Furthermore the study aims to investigate how social care administrators work with relatives’ participation. The study is based on a qualitative method and more specifically semi-structured interviews, which were thematically analyzed to see which themes were prevalent when discussing the subject. The results of the investigation shows that the social care administrators perception of participation is somewhatin line with the recommendations from Socialstyrelsen even though it seems that relatives’ participation is not that well defined among the social care administartors. More over, the study shows that respondents tries to make relatives a part of the investigation of the elderly’s life by letting them state their opinion. It also shows that the degree to which the relatives get to participate depends on, of course, the differences in the relatives but also on the cognitive functionality of the elderly and on the willingness of the social care administrator to let the relatives participate. At last the study shows that the respondents, on the whole, view relatives’ participation as positive both for the social care administrators and the elderly. However it also displays that relatives’ participation comes with some problems. It could, sometimes, be time- consuming for the social care administrators. Sometimes, mostly with relatives to elderly suffering from dementia, the relatives seem to “take over” and start to seethemselves as representatives of the elderly, which is in conflict with the framework of the organization where the respondents work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keywords [en]
Elderly, relatives’ participation, social worker, social care administrator.
Keywords [sv]
Äldre, anhörigas delaktighet, biståndshandläggare.
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-36587DiVA, id: diva2:740229
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2014-08-25 Created: 2014-08-23 Last updated: 2014-08-25Bibliographically approved

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