Äldre personers upplevelser och erfarenheter av att vara beroende av formell vård och omsorg i hemmet
: En litteraturöversikt

Translated title of the thesis: Elderly people's experiences of being dependent on formal care and service at home. A literature review
  • Alexandra Svensson
  • Ellinor Sjö

Student thesis: Bachelor

Abstract

Background: Over time, older people´s functions decrease due to natural aging or due to illness. Thus they become dependent on the help of others, which leads to a changed everyday life. People over the age of 65 are the group that receives the most formal care and care at home in comparison to younger people. Person-centred care is a global goal and should reflect the individual's need for care and attention. When peoples homes are opened up for care staff, a responsibility comes to provide care through sensitivity and invest time to be curious about the older person and the persons´everyday routines.
Aim: Elderly people's experiences of being dependent on formal care and service at home.
Method: A general literature review based on 14 scientific qualitative articles was conducted. The literature searches were performed in nursing-related databases. The selected articles were reviewed with Kristianstad University's review template for qualitative articles. The analysis was performed according to Friberg's (2017) three-step model.
Results: The experiences of being dependent on formal care and healthcare and service in the home created three categories; Self-determination and participation when depending on care and service in the home, Adapting when the dependence on care and service in the home is a fact and The staff is part of everyday life when depending on care and service in the home.
Discussion: The method discussion was based on Shenton's (2004) concept of trustworthiness. The discussion of results was based on three findings; The impact of the economy, Participation and The impact of time on everyday life. The findings were discussed in relation to McCance and McCormack's (2021) model for person-centred nursing. Just as ethics in care was discussed and how the economic aspects of society affect care for both older people and staff
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorEllinor Edfors (Supervisor) & Ann-Christin Janlöv (Supervisor)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

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