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Får man ta en sup till sillamackan här på hemmet? En kvalitativ studie om personal inom äldreomsorgens syn på äldres alkoholvanor

Johansson, Sandra LU and Andersson, Anna LU (2014) SOPA63 20132
School of Social Work
Abstract
The society’s population is growing older and it is more common with alcohol related prob-lems. Because of that, our purpose with this study was to describe how staff in municipal el-derly care perceives, manage and treat older people with alcohol use and abuse. We have cho-sen to interview staff in three retirement homes and three assisted living groups in three dif-ferent places, a total of six interviews. The theories that we have chosen to analyze the results with are Tornstams theory of gerontology and Goffmans theory of stigma. Our finding was that there are no common policies that the staff knew about, but all informants talked about unwritten rules even if the retirement homes and assisted living groups did not have official... (More)
The society’s population is growing older and it is more common with alcohol related prob-lems. Because of that, our purpose with this study was to describe how staff in municipal el-derly care perceives, manage and treat older people with alcohol use and abuse. We have cho-sen to interview staff in three retirement homes and three assisted living groups in three dif-ferent places, a total of six interviews. The theories that we have chosen to analyze the results with are Tornstams theory of gerontology and Goffmans theory of stigma. Our finding was that there are no common policies that the staff knew about, but all informants talked about unwritten rules even if the retirement homes and assisted living groups did not have official policies. Regarding the elder’s autonomy all the interviewees agreed that it was a base in their work. Considering the elderly’s alcohol habits and the medication it was individual how the staff should treat elderly with an alcohol use or abuse. To some extent is it different depend-ing on which retirement home, assisted living group or place the staff working in. (Less)
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Johansson, Sandra LU and Andersson, Anna LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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elder, addiction, alcohol abuse and staff in eldercare
language
Swedish
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4255253
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  abstract     = {The society’s population is growing older and it is more common with alcohol related prob-lems. Because of that, our purpose with this study was to describe how staff in municipal el-derly care perceives, manage and treat older people with alcohol use and abuse. We have cho-sen to interview staff in three retirement homes and three assisted living groups in three dif-ferent places, a total of six interviews. The theories that we have chosen to analyze the results with are Tornstams theory of gerontology and Goffmans theory of stigma. Our finding was that there are no common policies that the staff knew about, but all informants talked about unwritten rules even if the retirement homes and assisted living groups did not have official policies. Regarding the elder’s autonomy all the interviewees agreed that it was a base in their work. Considering the elderly’s alcohol habits and the medication it was individual how the staff should treat elderly with an alcohol use or abuse. To some extent is it different depend-ing on which retirement home, assisted living group or place the staff working in.},
  author       = {Johansson, Sandra and Andersson, Anna},
  keyword      = {elder,addiction,alcohol abuse and staff in eldercare},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Får man ta en sup till sillamackan här på hemmet? En kvalitativ studie om personal inom äldreomsorgens syn på äldres alkoholvanor},
  year         = {2014},
}