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Vågar du bli gammal? En studie om mediers framställningar av problem inom äldreomsorgen

Öberg, Hanna LU and Gustafsson, Frida LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

Authours: Frida Gustafsson & Hanna Öberg
Title: Do you dare to get older? A study of media representations of problems in elderly care. [translated title]
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson

The aim of our study was to examine how Swedish newspapers depict and produce problems about the Swedish elderly care. The purpose was also to examine how the newspapers present the causes of the issues, solutions of the issues and how different agents were characterized. A question we found interesting to examine was the different consequences that the constructions of problems in the elderly care entail. The study is based on analyzing 101 articles from three different journals, both daily- and evening newspapers published during the last... (More)
Abstract

Authours: Frida Gustafsson & Hanna Öberg
Title: Do you dare to get older? A study of media representations of problems in elderly care. [translated title]
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson

The aim of our study was to examine how Swedish newspapers depict and produce problems about the Swedish elderly care. The purpose was also to examine how the newspapers present the causes of the issues, solutions of the issues and how different agents were characterized. A question we found interesting to examine was the different consequences that the constructions of problems in the elderly care entail. The study is based on analyzing 101 articles from three different journals, both daily- and evening newspapers published during the last year. We used a qualitative content analysis which we based on Håkan Jönson’s (2008) analysis scheme. Our study showed that there are four recurrent themes in almost all articles: budget, privatization, issues related to the staff and mistreatment in the elderly care. Budget and privatization are commonly used when describing the origin of the problem, which are issues related to the staff and mistreatment in elderly care. What media presents as problems in the elderly care can affect the public’s perception in many ways. We saw many examples on how media used different strategies like personification, polarization and simplification in order to attract the attention of the reader.

Key words: Elderly care, Constructions of social problems, Mass media (Less)
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Öberg, Hanna LU and Gustafsson, Frida LU
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SOPA63 20122
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Elderly care, Constructions of social problems, Mass media
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Swedish
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3408956
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Authours: Frida Gustafsson & Hanna Öberg
Title: Do you dare to get older? A study of media representations of problems in elderly care. [translated title]
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson

The aim of our study was to examine how Swedish newspapers depict and produce problems about the Swedish elderly care. The purpose was also to examine how the newspapers present the causes of the issues, solutions of the issues and how different agents were characterized. A question we found interesting to examine was the different consequences that the constructions of problems in the elderly care entail. The study is based on analyzing 101 articles from three different journals, both daily- and evening newspapers published during the last year. We used a qualitative content analysis which we based on Håkan Jönson’s (2008) analysis scheme. Our study showed that there are four recurrent themes in almost all articles: budget, privatization, issues related to the staff and mistreatment in the elderly care. Budget and privatization are commonly used when describing the origin of the problem, which are issues related to the staff and mistreatment in elderly care. What media presents as problems in the elderly care can affect the public’s perception in many ways. We saw many examples on how media used different strategies like personification, polarization and simplification in order to attract the attention of the reader. 

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  author       = {Öberg, Hanna and Gustafsson, Frida},
  keyword      = {Elderly care,Constructions of social problems,Mass media},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vågar du bli gammal? En studie om mediers framställningar av problem inom äldreomsorgen},
  year         = {2013},
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