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Ibland måste man acceptera, det handlar om sjukdomen – En studie om omsorgspersonals upplevelser av våld på arbetsplatsen

Edvinsson, Anna LU and Mårtensson, Elna LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
It is not well acknowledged that caregivers suffer from work related violence. Previous research indicates that caregivers are in a vulnerable position and at high risk of being exposed to violence. The aim of this study was to examine how caregivers experience violence towards themselves and also the importance of the work-group in the organization. The study was based on six semi-structured interviews with caregivers who work with individuals with dementia. Our data has been analyzed using Bolman & Deal's symbolic framework and also discourse theory. The result of the study indicated that violence is common in nursing homes, however, the caregivers do not view these acts as violent. The study shows how caregivers talk about violence in a... (More)
It is not well acknowledged that caregivers suffer from work related violence. Previous research indicates that caregivers are in a vulnerable position and at high risk of being exposed to violence. The aim of this study was to examine how caregivers experience violence towards themselves and also the importance of the work-group in the organization. The study was based on six semi-structured interviews with caregivers who work with individuals with dementia. Our data has been analyzed using Bolman & Deal's symbolic framework and also discourse theory. The result of the study indicated that violence is common in nursing homes, however, the caregivers do not view these acts as violent. The study shows how caregivers talk about violence in a particular way which denies the violent acts. One reason is because of the dementia illness of the elderly and another reason is that the caregivers think that some violence is a part of their work as caregivers. (Less)
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author
Edvinsson, Anna LU and Mårtensson, Elna LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Violence, caregivers, elderly, dementia, workgroup.
language
Swedish
id
4938784
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2015-01-22 09:46:20
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  abstract     = {It is not well acknowledged that caregivers suffer from work related violence. Previous research indicates that caregivers are in a vulnerable position and at high risk of being exposed to violence. The aim of this study was to examine how caregivers experience violence towards themselves and also the importance of the work-group in the organization. The study was based on six semi-structured interviews with caregivers who work with individuals with dementia. Our data has been analyzed using Bolman & Deal's symbolic framework and also discourse theory. The result of the study indicated that violence is common in nursing homes, however, the caregivers do not view these acts as violent. The study shows how caregivers talk about violence in a particular way which denies the violent acts. One reason is because of the dementia illness of the elderly and another reason is that the caregivers think that some violence is a part of their work as caregivers.},
  author       = {Edvinsson, Anna and Mårtensson, Elna},
  keyword      = {Violence,caregivers,elderly,dementia,workgroup.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ibland måste man acceptera, det handlar om sjukdomen – En studie om omsorgspersonals upplevelser av våld på arbetsplatsen},
  year         = {2015},
}