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Diagnosens betydelse: En kvalitativ studie om biståndshandläggning för äldre med demensdiagnos.

Axegren, Antonia LU and Krzyzanski, Sonya LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose with this study was to investigate how social secretaries in elderly care receive to dementia patients over the age of 65 in the care administration, focusing on the social secretaries discretion and the rights of the patients with dementia. The population consisted of four social secretaries in elderly care, granting assistance to dementia patients over the age of 65, and one nursing assistant working in two different municipalities in the county of Skåne. The age limit of the patients was set to 65 due to the fact that dementia is more common over the ages of 65, and due to the fact that the age limit affects current legislation. The used method was a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews, in order to document... (More)
The purpose with this study was to investigate how social secretaries in elderly care receive to dementia patients over the age of 65 in the care administration, focusing on the social secretaries discretion and the rights of the patients with dementia. The population consisted of four social secretaries in elderly care, granting assistance to dementia patients over the age of 65, and one nursing assistant working in two different municipalities in the county of Skåne. The age limit of the patients was set to 65 due to the fact that dementia is more common over the ages of 65, and due to the fact that the age limit affects current legislation. The used method was a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews, in order to document the respondents’ perspective on discretion, their relationship to the individual and her diagnosis and how they estimate the individuals capacities to act in relation to rights and insights. The results of the study showed that the interviewed professionals believe their to have great discretion but highlight that their work is controlled by legislations, rules, values/standards and guidelines. When estimating the individuals’ capacities to act in relation to her rights and insights, relatives were significant as they can provide information regarding the individual as a person before the affection of dementia. The diagnosis of dementia did not appear as important when mapping the individual's right/capacities to act, but appeared as significant when granting intervention. This since it was seen as the key to be granted the service of particularly demented and also since the diagnosis could provide information important to the nursing staff (Less)
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Axegren, Antonia LU and Krzyzanski, Sonya LU
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SOPA63 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish
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7363396
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2015-06-17 12:46:21
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  abstract     = {The purpose with this study was to investigate how social secretaries in elderly care receive to dementia patients over the age of 65 in the care administration, focusing on the social secretaries discretion and the rights of the patients with dementia. The population consisted of four social secretaries in elderly care, granting assistance to dementia patients over the age of 65, and one nursing assistant working in two different municipalities in the county of Skåne. The age limit of the patients was set to 65 due to the fact that dementia is more common over the ages of 65, and due to the fact that the age limit affects current legislation. The used method was a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews, in order to document the respondents’ perspective on discretion, their relationship to the individual and her diagnosis and how they estimate the individuals capacities to act in relation to rights and insights. The results of the study showed that the interviewed professionals believe their to have great discretion but highlight that their work is controlled by legislations, rules, values/standards and guidelines. When estimating the individuals’ capacities to act in relation to her rights and insights, relatives were significant as they can provide information regarding the individual as a person before the affection of dementia. The diagnosis of dementia did not appear as important when mapping the individual's right/capacities to act, but appeared as significant when granting intervention. This since it was seen as the key to be granted the service of particularly demented and also since the diagnosis could provide information important to the nursing staff},
  author       = {Axegren, Antonia and Krzyzanski, Sonya},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Diagnosens betydelse: En kvalitativ studie om biståndshandläggning för äldre med demensdiagnos.},
  year         = {2015},
}