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Ligga till last - En intervjustudie om potentiella omsorgstagares föreställningar och förväntningar om att ta emot personlig omsorg från nära anhöriga

Edin, Moa LU (2009) SOAM01 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate potential caretaker’s notions and expectations of receiving personal care from next of kin. The secondary purpose was to investigate how the potential caretaker’s notions of sex and gender were influencing their attitude towards receiving personal care assistance from sons and daughters. The point of departure for this investigation was the displacement from public and formal care to the informal care sector and the notion that sex and gender has a profound meaning for the organisation of the informal care. Seven qualitative interviews were conducted with male and female respondents between the age of 65-79 years. The results were interpreted within a theoretical framework consisting of a social... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate potential caretaker’s notions and expectations of receiving personal care from next of kin. The secondary purpose was to investigate how the potential caretaker’s notions of sex and gender were influencing their attitude towards receiving personal care assistance from sons and daughters. The point of departure for this investigation was the displacement from public and formal care to the informal care sector and the notion that sex and gender has a profound meaning for the organisation of the informal care. Seven qualitative interviews were conducted with male and female respondents between the age of 65-79 years. The results were interpreted within a theoretical framework consisting of a social constructivist ontology, gender theory and a linkage between gender and care. The study resulted in the following conclusions: The respondents had in common that they wanted to avoid being a burden for their next of kin. They referred to their children’s independence as the main reason for avoiding such situations. Another finding was that they had high expectations concerning the help they thought that the children would provide for them. They identified the potential problem that the children would provide more care than they could handle, forgoing their own lives and responsibilities. Three notions of receiving personal care from next of kin were identified: (1) A pragmatic and accepting notion (2) A desirable notion and (3) Aversion towards the idea of close relatives providing personal care. The results also showed that the sex of the caregiver didn’t seem to be of any great importance to the majority of the respondents in a future situation where they would receive personal care from their children. The relation between the caretaker and the caregiver was more important according to the respondents. (Less)
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Edin, Moa LU
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SOAM01 20101
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Informal care, sex, gender, personal care, next of kin, physical intimacy, attitudes
language
Swedish
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1593306
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2010-05-10 12:18:02
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to investigate potential caretaker’s notions and expectations of receiving personal care from next of kin. The secondary purpose was to investigate how the potential caretaker’s notions of sex and gender were influencing their attitude towards receiving personal care assistance from sons and daughters. The point of departure for this investigation was the displacement from public and formal care to the informal care sector and the notion that sex and gender has a profound meaning for the organisation of the informal care. Seven qualitative interviews were conducted with male and female respondents between the age of 65-79 years. The results were interpreted within a theoretical framework consisting of a social constructivist ontology, gender theory and a linkage between gender and care. The study resulted in the following conclusions: The respondents had in common that they wanted to avoid being a burden for their next of kin. They referred to their children’s independence as the main reason for avoiding such situations. Another finding was that they had high expectations concerning the help they thought that the children would provide for them. They identified the potential problem that the children would provide more care than they could handle, forgoing their own lives and responsibilities. Three notions of receiving personal care from next of kin were identified: (1) A pragmatic and accepting notion (2) A desirable notion and (3) Aversion towards the idea of close relatives providing personal care. The results also showed that the sex of the caregiver didn’t seem to be of any great importance to the majority of the respondents in a future situation where they would receive personal care from their children. The relation between the caretaker and the caregiver was more important according to the respondents.},
  author       = {Edin, Moa},
  keyword      = {Informal care,sex,gender,personal care,next of kin,physical intimacy,attitudes},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ligga till last - En intervjustudie om potentiella omsorgstagares föreställningar och förväntningar om att ta emot personlig omsorg från nära anhöriga},
  year         = {2009},
}