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Att vara äldre vårdtagare i ett nytt socialt rum : Om äldre invandrares upplevelser av svensk sjukvård

Ghaleb Hashim, Entesar LU and Gunnarsson, Sara LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Authors: Entesar Ghaleb Hashim & Sara Gunnarsson
Title: Being an elderly care taker in a new social room - An essay on elderly immigrants’ experiences in Swedish health care.
Supervisor: Charlotta Zettervall
Assessor: Frans Oddner
This essay focuses on elderly immigrants and their experiences of health care in the Swedish society. The aim of the essay is to study these immigrants’ thoughts and feelings when they are seeking health care in another culture. According to a report from the Swedish government, there is a connection between physical health problems and offending behavior in the health care sector. Therefore, the aim of the essay is also to find out whether the target group has experienced these health care... (More)
Abstract
Authors: Entesar Ghaleb Hashim & Sara Gunnarsson
Title: Being an elderly care taker in a new social room - An essay on elderly immigrants’ experiences in Swedish health care.
Supervisor: Charlotta Zettervall
Assessor: Frans Oddner
This essay focuses on elderly immigrants and their experiences of health care in the Swedish society. The aim of the essay is to study these immigrants’ thoughts and feelings when they are seeking health care in another culture. According to a report from the Swedish government, there is a connection between physical health problems and offending behavior in the health care sector. Therefore, the aim of the essay is also to find out whether the target group has experienced these health care problems as a consequence of difficulties in understanding directives given by the health care personnel. A third aim in the essay is to make a comparison between the Swedish and the immigrants’ motherland health care.
In this study seven qualitative semi-structured interviews with Iraqi elderly immigrants who have lived most part of their lives in the Arabic culture and have learned their conception of life in another society was conducted. Pierre Bourdieu`s theory of the cultural capital with focus on field, habitus and doxa was used to analyze the obtained information in these interviews. Torres research to analyse and comment these results was also used. The study shows that the major obstacle for the respondents, when being in contact with the Swedish health care, is the language. As they lack ability to communicate directly with personnel and other authorities they find themselves depending on relatives and interpreters to a large extent. Apart from the obvious difficulty in losing their independence, the study shows an even more problematic scene when it comes to treatment and trusting directions that are given to them. Furthermore, the study also finds that the immigrants’ level of educational attainment affects the ability to adapt to a new society. The respondents’ mental health is affected by language difficulties, depending on relatives and friends, social exclusion as well as a strained budget. (Less)
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Ghaleb Hashim, Entesar LU and Gunnarsson, Sara LU
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SOPA63 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Elderly immigrants, Iraqi immigrants, self-determination, health care, culture capital, habitus, doxa
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Swedish
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3046960
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Authors: Entesar Ghaleb Hashim & Sara Gunnarsson
Title: Being an elderly care taker in a new social room - An essay on elderly immigrants’ experiences in Swedish health care.
Supervisor: Charlotta Zettervall 
Assessor: Frans Oddner
This essay focuses on elderly immigrants and their experiences of health care in the Swedish society. The aim of the essay is to study these immigrants’ thoughts and feelings when they are seeking health care in another culture. According to a report from the Swedish government, there is a connection between physical health problems and offending behavior in the health care sector. Therefore, the aim of the essay is also to find out whether the target group has experienced these health care problems as a consequence of difficulties in understanding directives given by the health care personnel. A third aim in the essay is to make a comparison between the Swedish and the immigrants’ motherland health care.
In this study seven qualitative semi-structured interviews with Iraqi elderly immigrants who have lived most part of their lives in the Arabic culture and have learned their conception of life in another society was conducted. Pierre Bourdieu`s theory of the cultural capital with focus on field, habitus and doxa was used to analyze the obtained information in these interviews. Torres research to analyse and comment these results was also used. The study shows that the major obstacle for the respondents, when being in contact with the Swedish health care, is the language. As they lack ability to communicate directly with personnel and other authorities they find themselves depending on relatives and interpreters to a large extent. Apart from the obvious difficulty in losing their independence, the study shows an even more problematic scene when it comes to treatment and trusting directions that are given to them. Furthermore, the study also finds that the immigrants’ level of educational attainment affects the ability to adapt to a new society. The respondents’ mental health is affected by language difficulties, depending on relatives and friends, social exclusion as well as a strained budget.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att vara äldre vårdtagare i ett nytt socialt rum : Om äldre invandrares upplevelser av svensk sjukvård},
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