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Kontroll över sin livssituation vid demenssjukdom

Stensson, Johan LU and Holm, Jane LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
The content of this essay is a study of how people with dementia, and people around this person, handle the increasing need of help and still let the person with dementia have control in his own life and be a part of decisions. Our empirical data is two different kinds of movies where people with dementia are in focus. One of the movies is a commercial movie where the focus is on the families and the people around the person with dementia. The other movie is a documentary with focus on the person with dementia. Through a qualitative content analysis we have selected scenes that we believe may reveal how persons with dementia and their families and other people that around them, may maintain or prevent the demented person’s... (More)
Abstract
The content of this essay is a study of how people with dementia, and people around this person, handle the increasing need of help and still let the person with dementia have control in his own life and be a part of decisions. Our empirical data is two different kinds of movies where people with dementia are in focus. One of the movies is a commercial movie where the focus is on the families and the people around the person with dementia. The other movie is a documentary with focus on the person with dementia. Through a qualitative content analysis we have selected scenes that we believe may reveal how persons with dementia and their families and other people that around them, may maintain or prevent the demented person’s ability to take control of his own life and be a part of decisions. To analyze and interpret these scenes we have used empowerment theory. We sorted the scenes into different themes and found a few negotiation- and defense tactics, that we believe, may affect the opportunities to control one’s own life. These different tactics may have an effect in the objectification process for the demented person. To be seen as an object without the ability to make their own decisions about their own best, by taking over the decision making the identity of the demented person decreases. When the people surrounding the person with dementia offers help to him and support him to take control over the situations he’s still able to, it increases the empowerment and reduce the objectification process. (Less)
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author
Stensson, Johan LU and Holm, Jane LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Empowerment, Defense tactics, Control, Dementia, Identity
language
Swedish
id
3615890
date added to LUP
2013-03-27 14:37:15
date last changed
2013-03-27 14:37:15
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  abstract     = {Abstract
The content of this essay is a study of how people with dementia, and people around this person, handle the increasing need of help and still let the person with dementia have control in his own life and be a part of decisions. Our empirical data is two different kinds of movies where people with dementia are in focus. One of the movies is a commercial movie where the focus is on the families and the people around the person with dementia. The other movie is a documentary with focus on the person with dementia. Through a qualitative content analysis we have selected scenes that we believe may reveal how persons with dementia and their families and other people that around them, may maintain or prevent the demented person’s ability to take control of his own life and be a part of decisions. To analyze and interpret these scenes we have used empowerment theory. We sorted the scenes into different themes and found a few negotiation- and defense tactics, that we believe, may affect the opportunities to control one’s own life. These different tactics may have an effect in the objectification process for the demented person. To be seen as an object without the ability to make their own decisions about their own best, by taking over the decision making the identity of the demented person decreases. When the people surrounding the person with dementia offers help to him and support him to take control over the situations he’s still able to, it increases the empowerment and reduce the objectification process.},
  author       = {Stensson, Johan and Holm, Jane},
  keyword      = {Empowerment,Defense tactics,Control,Dementia,Identity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kontroll över sin livssituation vid demenssjukdom},
  year         = {2013},
}