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Sekundärklienterna: en diskursanalys av anhörigskapet

Rönnblom, Frida LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Secondary clients: a discourse analysis of affinity and kinship

In recent years, a trend has developed in care-giving systems. It was previously thought that care for our elderly, physically disabled or chronically ill relatives and loved ones, was to be provided by and cared for in institutions. As of now, we see a retrograding trend where a lot of the treatment and/or care is to be provided in homes and carried out under the auspices of the family or next of kin. The trend is a result of what, in Sweden, is called Kvarboendeprincipen, the Stay home principle, deriving from the normality perspective – to make it feasible for all to live at home in a normal environment for as long as possible, even when in need of certain care. To... (More)
Secondary clients: a discourse analysis of affinity and kinship

In recent years, a trend has developed in care-giving systems. It was previously thought that care for our elderly, physically disabled or chronically ill relatives and loved ones, was to be provided by and cared for in institutions. As of now, we see a retrograding trend where a lot of the treatment and/or care is to be provided in homes and carried out under the auspices of the family or next of kin. The trend is a result of what, in Sweden, is called Kvarboendeprincipen, the Stay home principle, deriving from the normality perspective – to make it feasible for all to live at home in a normal environment for as long as possible, even when in need of certain care. To implement that ideal, supportive and relieving interventions are given to nursing and caring relatives of primary clients and next of kin: the secondary clients. A few of those actions, which are provided by governmental and other formal care-giving systems, are counseling, education or monetary compensation for loss of income.
How these supports and relievements are organized and carried out, is formed by the popular notion on affinity and kinship, read and interpreted in Swedish law and policy documents. On this basis I have analyzed and thus found four themes, initially presented by Twigg (1994), with an analysis-scheme constructed from her theory and Faircloughs critical discourse analysis (1992). I have found that these separated themes also represent presumed agendas that often collide in the process of nursing and caring for dependent relatives. The different themes which are presented as the four main aspects of acting as an informal care-giver, are foremost, not the voices of the care-givers themselves, but rather the voice of society and government, who is also dependent of the informal care-givers interventions and efforts, and therefore indicate an expectation of engagement from families. (Less)
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Rönnblom, Frida LU
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SOPA63 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Informal care-givers, family support, kinship, affinity, stay home principle
language
Swedish
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2760518
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  abstract     = {Secondary clients: a discourse analysis of affinity and kinship

In recent years, a trend has developed in care-giving systems. It was previously thought that care for our elderly, physically disabled or chronically ill relatives and loved ones, was to be provided by and cared for in institutions. As of now, we see a retrograding trend where a lot of the treatment and/or care is to be provided in homes and carried out under the auspices of the family or next of kin. The trend is a result of what, in Sweden, is called Kvarboendeprincipen, the Stay home principle, deriving from the normality perspective – to make it feasible for all to live at home in a normal environment for as long as possible, even when in need of certain care. To implement that ideal, supportive and relieving interventions are given to nursing and caring relatives of primary clients and next of kin: the secondary clients. A few of those actions, which are provided by governmental and other formal care-giving systems, are counseling, education or monetary compensation for loss of income.
How these supports and relievements are organized and carried out, is formed by the popular notion on affinity and kinship, read and interpreted in Swedish law and policy documents. On this basis I have analyzed and thus found four themes, initially presented by Twigg (1994), with an analysis-scheme constructed from her theory and Faircloughs critical discourse analysis (1992). I have found that these separated themes also represent presumed agendas that often collide in the process of nursing and caring for dependent relatives. The different themes which are presented as the four main aspects of acting as an informal care-giver, are foremost, not the voices of the care-givers themselves, but rather the voice of society and government, who is also dependent of the informal care-givers interventions and efforts, and therefore indicate an expectation of engagement from families.},
  author       = {Rönnblom, Frida},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sekundärklienterna: en diskursanalys av anhörigskapet},
  year         = {2012},
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