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Det lilla extra: om betydelsen av kulturell och språklig förståelse när det gäller äldre invandrare i behov av omsorg

Rosvall, Annika and Thorén, Yvette (2001)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose with this paper is to examine whether the cultural characteristics and difficulties in speaking Swedish matters when it comes to choosing between having a geriatric care in the city of Landskrona or not. Does the local authorities succeed in reaching out to the elderly immigrants with information? How important is a common relationship to create security in old age? What reasons are there for taking care of ones relatives at home instead of putting them in an old people's home? We used a qualitative method interviewing people at different positions within the local authorities in Landskrona. Further, we interviewed two elderly immigrants and a relative to one of them, and an elderly Swedish man. We found out by our studies that... (More)
The purpose with this paper is to examine whether the cultural characteristics and difficulties in speaking Swedish matters when it comes to choosing between having a geriatric care in the city of Landskrona or not. Does the local authorities succeed in reaching out to the elderly immigrants with information? How important is a common relationship to create security in old age? What reasons are there for taking care of ones relatives at home instead of putting them in an old people's home? We used a qualitative method interviewing people at different positions within the local authorities in Landskrona. Further, we interviewed two elderly immigrants and a relative to one of them, and an elderly Swedish man. We found out by our studies that when it comes to immigrant families who are taking care of their elderly relatives, it has to do with both their cultural traditions and a strive to keep the family together. Thus stability and security within the family is retained. According to the results of our study, this is important both to the older and the younger generations, especially when people has to leave their home countries. It has to do with ones self-identity and to know ones history. (Less)
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author
Rosvall, Annika and Thorén, Yvette
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1357771
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose with this paper is to examine whether the cultural characteristics and difficulties in speaking Swedish matters when it comes to choosing between having a geriatric care in the city of Landskrona or not. Does the local authorities succeed in reaching out to the elderly immigrants with information? How important is a common relationship to create security in old age? What reasons are there for taking care of ones relatives at home instead of putting them in an old people's home? We used a qualitative method interviewing people at different positions within the local authorities in Landskrona. Further, we interviewed two elderly immigrants and a relative to one of them, and an elderly Swedish man. We found out by our studies that when it comes to immigrant families who are taking care of their elderly relatives, it has to do with both their cultural traditions and a strive to keep the family together. Thus stability and security within the family is retained. According to the results of our study, this is important both to the older and the younger generations, especially when people has to leave their home countries. It has to do with ones self-identity and to know ones history.},
  author       = {Rosvall, Annika and Thorén, Yvette},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det lilla extra: om betydelsen av kulturell och språklig förståelse när det gäller äldre invandrare i behov av omsorg},
  year         = {2001},
}