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Från självständig till vårdtagare - en studie om äldres förmåga & upplevelse av att be om hjälp - utifrån biståndshandläggares perspektiv

Gavriilidou, Eleni LU and Åkesson, Gunny (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Our purpose of this study was to investigate older people's ability to ask for help and understand the experience of asking for help, from a care managers perspective. Through a better understanding we can help the care managers in a better way to motivate and assist the elderly. We used qualitative method and interviewed seven care managers in a medium sized municipality and in a small municipality in southern Sweden. In the analysis we proceeded from system theory and existential psychology. The results showed that the elderly's ability to ask for help is generally good and that the elderly want to take care of themselves as long as possible. The elderly who do not want to accept help have been independent throughout their life and... (More)
Our purpose of this study was to investigate older people's ability to ask for help and understand the experience of asking for help, from a care managers perspective. Through a better understanding we can help the care managers in a better way to motivate and assist the elderly. We used qualitative method and interviewed seven care managers in a medium sized municipality and in a small municipality in southern Sweden. In the analysis we proceeded from system theory and existential psychology. The results showed that the elderly's ability to ask for help is generally good and that the elderly want to take care of themselves as long as possible. The elderly who do not want to accept help have been independent throughout their life and therefore find it shameful to receive assistance. Having to ask for help from others can arouse different emotions in the individual, an experience of losing their independence arises and the individual may feel that they've entered a life crisis. In cases where the elderly are conflicted in receiving assistance, families can be very helpful and motivating. The results show the emergence of opposition and difficulties when the assistance officer is encountered with someone battling the disease dementia. Building trust and creating relationships among the elderly allows them to get used to home care or the social system as a healthcare intervention, it could facilitate the elderly to accept help. (Less)
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Gavriilidou, Eleni LU and Åkesson, Gunny
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
motivating, elderly, help, home care
language
Swedish
id
2723480
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2012-06-11 16:10:43
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  abstract     = {Our purpose of this study was to investigate older people's ability to ask for help and understand the experience of asking for help, from a care managers perspective. Through a better understanding we can help the care managers in a better way to motivate and assist the elderly. We used qualitative method and interviewed seven care managers in a medium sized municipality and in a small municipality in southern Sweden. In the analysis we proceeded from system theory and existential psychology. The results showed that the elderly's ability to ask for help is generally good and that the elderly want to take care of themselves as long as possible. The elderly who do not want to accept help have been independent throughout their life and therefore find it shameful to receive assistance. Having to ask for help from others can arouse different emotions in the individual, an experience of losing their independence arises and the individual may feel that they've entered a life crisis. In cases where the elderly are conflicted in receiving assistance, families can be very helpful and motivating. The results show the emergence of opposition and difficulties when the assistance officer is encountered with someone battling the disease dementia. Building trust and creating relationships among the elderly allows them to get used to home care or the social system as a healthcare intervention, it could facilitate the elderly to accept help.},
  author       = {Gavriilidou, Eleni and Åkesson, Gunny},
  keyword      = {motivating,elderly,help,home care},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Från självständig till vårdtagare - en studie om äldres förmåga & upplevelse av att be om hjälp - utifrån biståndshandläggares perspektiv},
  year         = {2012},
}