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Motives, experiences and strategies of next of kin helping older relatives in the Swedish welfare context. A qualitative study.

Författare och institution:
Anna Dunér (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
International Journal of Social Welfare, 19/2010 ( 01 ) s. 54-62
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Next of kin provide the major part of the help given to older people in Sweden, a country where the official goals of formal eldercare are universality and extensive coverage. This qualitative interview study investigates the thoughts and actions of next of kin who provide informal help to older relatives who also receive formal help from the municipal eldercare. Informal help-giving, in the context of Swedish social policy, was connected with a multiplicity of motives, experiences and strategies. The motives for help-giving were moral considerations, emotional attachment and ‘out of necessity’. The experiences of next of kin support the idea of ambivalence as a significant feature of informal help-giving. Different strategies were employed, both active and passive in nature, to manage their situation. The study points out the importance of outlining working forms and methods of collaboration for older persons and their informal and formal networks to lessen the ambivalence experienced by help-giving next of kin.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
next of kin, older people, formal help, informal help
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Posten skapad:
2009-01-09 10:44
Posten ändrad:
2010-04-20 08:35

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