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Äldrevård, förvaltning, legitimitet och skäliga levnadsvilkor

Arvehammar, Helen LU (2006) In Lund Virtual Medical Journal 2007(March). p.1-20
Abstract
The administration’s legitimacy of the constitutional democracy consist in laws being applied in accordance with the principles which are their foundation. Care about the elderly is the municipals’ responsibility, and this task is regulated in the law of social services and the law of health and healthcare. The legislation grant individual elderly the right to a standard of living that in the law of social services is specified as “decent living conditions”.

The population of Sweden is already the world’s oldest and the group that are 85 years of age and older will double within a period of 30 years. With an increasing amount of elderly in the population more people will be disabled, ill and unhealthy which will generate an... (More)
The administration’s legitimacy of the constitutional democracy consist in laws being applied in accordance with the principles which are their foundation. Care about the elderly is the municipals’ responsibility, and this task is regulated in the law of social services and the law of health and healthcare. The legislation grant individual elderly the right to a standard of living that in the law of social services is specified as “decent living conditions”.

The population of Sweden is already the world’s oldest and the group that are 85 years of age and older will double within a period of 30 years. With an increasing amount of elderly in the population more people will be disabled, ill and unhealthy which will generate an increasing demand for care. In accordance with this a larger part of the population will be dependent on care from the municipals.

The municipals are even today experiencing a lack of resources to ensure care to the extent necessary. This problem have to a great extent been solved by providing the elderly less care of lower quality than what the ambition of the law of social services specify.

Legal security is an important feature of the implementation of law and is a requirement for legitimacy in administration/bureaucracy. Legal security means that the private citizen can be certain that what is written in the legislation is actually observed.

It is not unknown to the central government and it’s overseeing institutions that the communes has their own interpretations and applies the written law differently, but in spite of public investigations, revision reports, expert reports etc. little is made to correct the state of matters. In a constitutional democracy demands are made for result accuracy, meaning that current legislation will grant individual citizens equal rights, and those rights will be awarded fairly and equally to everyone. The individual will not be subject to uncontrolled use of power. Despite this, that is exactly what is happening today concerning the care of our elderly citizens. (Less)
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kommunalmyndighet, myndighetsutövning, kommunalförvaltning, förvaltningsorganisation, kommunalorganisation, byråkrati, rättssäkerhet, organisation, biståndshanläggare, bistånd, legitimitet, förvaltning, kommun, äldrevård, äldreomsorg, social, socialomsorg, omsorg, särskiltboende, hemtjänst, insatser
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Lund Virtual Medical Journal
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2007
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March
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Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Scieces, Malmö
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The population of Sweden is already the world’s oldest and the group that are 85 years of age and older will double within a period of 30 years. With an increasing amount of elderly in the population more people will be disabled, ill and unhealthy which will generate an increasing demand for care. In accordance with this a larger part of the population will be dependent on care from the municipals. <br/><br>
The municipals are even today experiencing a lack of resources to ensure care to the extent necessary. This problem have to a great extent been solved by providing the elderly less care of lower quality than what the ambition of the law of social services specify. <br/><br>
	Legal security is an important feature of the implementation of law and is a requirement for legitimacy in administration/bureaucracy. Legal security means that the private citizen can be certain that what is written in the legislation is actually observed. <br/><br>
	It is not unknown to the central government and it’s overseeing institutions that the communes has their own interpretations and applies the written law differently, but in spite of public investigations, revision reports, expert reports etc. little is made to correct the state of matters. In a constitutional democracy demands are made for result accuracy, meaning that current legislation will grant individual citizens equal rights, and those rights will be awarded fairly and equally to everyone. The individual will not be subject to uncontrolled use of power. Despite this, that is exactly what is happening today concerning the care of our elderly citizens.},
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