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Ansvar eller makt? Omsorgspersonals beskrivningar av sitt arbete med vuxna diagnostiserade med grav intellektuell funktionsnedsättning

Roslund, Martina LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate and shed light on how care workers perceive their care work and the dilemmas they encounter in the work of adults diagnosed with severe intellectual disabilities. I conducted six semi-structured interviews with care workers working with the study target audience. For my analysis, I have applied the theoretical perspectives ethics of response, professional ethics and a power perspective called “client relationship”.

The findings of the study showed that care workers describe care as love, consideration and a constant adequate treatment. Where the key is to create days as meaningful as possible for the care users. Another finding show that care users inability to speak and communicate... (More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate and shed light on how care workers perceive their care work and the dilemmas they encounter in the work of adults diagnosed with severe intellectual disabilities. I conducted six semi-structured interviews with care workers working with the study target audience. For my analysis, I have applied the theoretical perspectives ethics of response, professional ethics and a power perspective called “client relationship”.

The findings of the study showed that care workers describe care as love, consideration and a constant adequate treatment. Where the key is to create days as meaningful as possible for the care users. Another finding show that care users inability to speak and communicate by words complicates the care users ability to express themselves. This means that there is a constant interpretation of the care users will by the care workers. The lack of communications from persons with disabilities and difficulties expressing their needs and desires often lead to misunderstanding between the care users and care workers. This misunderstanding leads to aggressive and actingout behavior from the care users. In situations of aggressive behavior, the study shows that the care workers must putt the other care users in security rather than responding to the aggressive persons needs.

Keywords: Care work, care workers, care relationship, ethics of care, severe intellectual disabilities.

Nyckelord: Omsorgsarbete, omsorgspersonal, omsorgsrelation, omsorgsetik, grav intellektuell funktionsnedsättning. (Less)
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Roslund, Martina LU
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Responsibility or power? Care workers descriptions of their work with adults diagnosed with severe intellectual disabilities.
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SOPA63 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Care work, care workers, care relationship, ethics of care, severe intellectual disabilities. Omsorgsarbete, omsorgspersonal, omsorgsrelation, omsorgsetik, grav intellektuell funktionsnedsättning.
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Swedish
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8904519
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2017-03-14 10:18:51
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  abstract     = {The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate and shed light on how care workers perceive their care work and the dilemmas they encounter in the work of adults diagnosed with severe intellectual disabilities. I conducted six semi-structured interviews with care workers working with the study target audience. For my analysis, I have applied the theoretical perspectives ethics of response, professional ethics and a power perspective called “client relationship”.

The findings of the study showed that care workers describe care as love, consideration and a constant adequate treatment. Where the key is to create days as meaningful as possible for the care users. Another finding show that care users inability to speak and communicate by words complicates the care users ability to express themselves. This means that there is a constant interpretation of the care users will by the care workers. The lack of communications from persons with disabilities and difficulties expressing their needs and desires often lead to misunderstanding between the care users and care workers. This misunderstanding leads to aggressive and actingout behavior from the care users. In situations of aggressive behavior, the study shows that the care workers must putt the other care users in security rather than responding to the aggressive persons needs.

Keywords: Care work, care workers, care relationship, ethics of care, severe intellectual disabilities.

Nyckelord: Omsorgsarbete, omsorgspersonal, omsorgsrelation, omsorgsetik, grav intellektuell funktionsnedsättning.},
  author       = {Roslund, Martina},
  keyword      = {Care work,care workers,care relationship,ethics of care,severe intellectual disabilities. Omsorgsarbete,omsorgspersonal,omsorgsrelation,omsorgsetik,grav intellektuell funktionsnedsättning.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ansvar eller makt? Omsorgspersonals beskrivningar av sitt arbete med vuxna diagnostiserade med grav intellektuell funktionsnedsättning},
  year         = {2017},
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