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Svensk äldreomsorg- under luppen

Karlsson, Ulrika LU and Vaxell, Liselotte LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Authors: Ulrika Karlsson & Lise-Lotte Vaxell
Title: Swedish elderly care- Under the microscope. [translated title]
Supervisor: Anders Lundberg
The purpose of this study is to investigate how the Swedish news media, newspapers in particular, use the information they receive about elderly care in Sweden and how they choose to portray this to the general public. To be able to do this we have analyzed a total of 40 articles from both the daily and evening papers in Sweden. We used Håkan Jönson’s (2008) analytical framework in order to be able to find various interesting categories to code. These are as follows: definitions; causes; deficiencies and consequences; proposed actions; victims and perpetrators; experts and finally,... (More)
Abstract
Authors: Ulrika Karlsson & Lise-Lotte Vaxell
Title: Swedish elderly care- Under the microscope. [translated title]
Supervisor: Anders Lundberg
The purpose of this study is to investigate how the Swedish news media, newspapers in particular, use the information they receive about elderly care in Sweden and how they choose to portray this to the general public. To be able to do this we have analyzed a total of 40 articles from both the daily and evening papers in Sweden. We used Håkan Jönson’s (2008) analytical framework in order to be able to find various interesting categories to code. These are as follows: definitions; causes; deficiencies and consequences; proposed actions; victims and perpetrators; experts and finally, different patterns. The principal theory used was social constructivism but we also applied Herbert Blumer’s ideology of social problems as a collective behavior and Nils Christie’s ideal victim theory. The concept of claims making was also utilized. The study is based on two main questions: How do Swedish newspapers examine elderly care in Sweden and how is elderly care portrayed in Swedish daily- and evening papers? The result of this study is that the press blurs the real course of events. The reader can never know with absolute certainty what level of truth-content the article holds. When we compiled the results of our document analysis and coding categories, it became progressively clearer that the media’s picture of elderly care is vague and many times the readers are left with many questions unanswered. This means that the newspaper articles could have a wide variety of interpretations.
Key words: care scandal, mistreatment, elderly, home care, anomalies (Less)
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Karlsson, Ulrika LU and Vaxell, Liselotte LU
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SOPA63 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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anomalies, mistreatment, care scandal, home care, elderly
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Swedish
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1768333
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2011-01-25 11:07:18
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Authors: Ulrika Karlsson & Lise-Lotte Vaxell
Title: Swedish elderly care- Under the microscope. [translated title]
Supervisor: Anders Lundberg
The purpose of this study is to investigate how the Swedish news media, newspapers in particular, use the information they receive about elderly care in Sweden and how they choose to portray this to the general public. To be able to do this we have analyzed a total of 40 articles from both the daily and evening papers in Sweden. We used Håkan Jönson’s (2008) analytical framework in order to be able to find various interesting categories to code. These are as follows: definitions; causes; deficiencies and consequences; proposed actions; victims and perpetrators; experts and finally, different patterns. The principal theory used was social constructivism but we also applied Herbert Blumer’s ideology of social problems as a collective behavior and Nils Christie’s ideal victim theory. The concept of claims making was also utilized. The study is based on two main questions: How do Swedish newspapers examine elderly care in Sweden and how is elderly care portrayed in Swedish daily- and evening papers? The result of this study is that the press blurs the real course of events. The reader can never know with absolute certainty what level of truth-content the article holds. When we compiled the results of our document analysis and coding categories, it became progressively clearer that the media’s picture of elderly care is vague and many times the readers are left with many questions unanswered. This means that the newspaper articles could have a wide variety of interpretations.
Key words: care scandal, mistreatment, elderly, home care, anomalies},
  author       = {Karlsson, Ulrika and Vaxell, Liselotte},
  keyword      = {anomalies,mistreatment,care scandal,home care,elderly},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Svensk äldreomsorg- under luppen},
  year         = {2011},
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