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"Man måste vara väldigt uppfinningsrik" - Vårdpersonalens beskrivningar av kommunikationsstrategier vid språkbarriärer inom äldreomsorgen

Kamarakis, Annette LU and Pålsson, Frida LU (2009) SOPA63 20082
School of Social Work
Abstract
In the last decades Sweden has become a multicultural country. The immigrants come from many different places all-around the world and many have arrived to Sweden, during the 90´s, when they were relatively old. Many of those can not speak Swedish at all or only speak a few words. This demands specific qualifications when it comes to the caregivers, who take care of the elderly. Our purpose with this study is to find out what communication strategies the caregivers use to communicate with the elderly, when they don´t speak the same language. The questions we intended to look at were: What kind of communication strategies do the caregivers use in the meeting with the patient, who has insufficient knowledge in the Swedish language; What do... (More)
In the last decades Sweden has become a multicultural country. The immigrants come from many different places all-around the world and many have arrived to Sweden, during the 90´s, when they were relatively old. Many of those can not speak Swedish at all or only speak a few words. This demands specific qualifications when it comes to the caregivers, who take care of the elderly. Our purpose with this study is to find out what communication strategies the caregivers use to communicate with the elderly, when they don´t speak the same language. The questions we intended to look at were: What kind of communication strategies do the caregivers use in the meeting with the patient, who has insufficient knowledge in the Swedish language; What do the caregivers think about their work with these patients? To find the answers to these questions we interviewed people who worked as caregivers in two medium-size cities. To analyze these themes we used communication theory. The result of our study shows that the caregivers used different strategies to communicate with the patient, who has insufficient knowledge in the Swedish language. The caregivers thought that their work with these patients worked, even though there could be some problems because of the language barriers. (Less)
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author
Kamarakis, Annette LU and Pålsson, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20082
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
vårdpersonal, äldreomsorg, kommunikationsstrategier, äldre invandrare
language
Swedish
id
1413487
date added to LUP
2009-09-14 11:13:28
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2009-09-14 11:13:28
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  abstract     = {In the last decades Sweden has become a multicultural country. The immigrants come from many different places all-around the world and many have arrived to Sweden, during the 90´s, when they were relatively old. Many of those can not speak Swedish at all or only speak a few words. This demands specific qualifications when it comes to the caregivers, who take care of the elderly. Our purpose with this study is to find out what communication strategies the caregivers use to communicate with the elderly, when they don´t speak the same language. The questions we intended to look at were: What kind of communication strategies do the caregivers use in the meeting with the patient, who has insufficient knowledge in the Swedish language; What do the caregivers think about their work with these patients? To find the answers to these questions we interviewed people who worked as caregivers in two medium-size cities. To analyze these themes we used communication theory. The result of our study shows that the caregivers used different strategies to communicate with the patient, who has insufficient knowledge in the Swedish language. The caregivers thought that their work with these patients worked, even though there could be some problems because of the language barriers.},
  author       = {Kamarakis, Annette and Pålsson, Frida},
  keyword      = {vårdpersonal,äldreomsorg,kommunikationsstrategier,äldre invandrare},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Man måste vara väldigt uppfinningsrik" - Vårdpersonalens beskrivningar av kommunikationsstrategier vid språkbarriärer inom äldreomsorgen},
  year         = {2009},
}