Omsorg, pratik och retorik: Om skillnader i uttryckssätt bland personal i äldre- och handikappomsorgen
2008 (Swedish)In: Nordisk sosialt arbeid, ISSN 0333-1342, Vol. 28, no 1, 42-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this article is to analyse the stories told by care workers engaged in formal care of the elderly and persons with disabilities. The empirical material consists of qualitative interviews with 28 Swedish care workers. The analysis reveals that the personnel in both care settings are focusing on routines and support for their caretakers, but are doing so in different ways. Our interpretation focuses on the differences between the personnel engaged in elderly and disability care and on how the relations between care workers and caretakers are being revealed in the narratives. The conclusion is that the personnel are affected by structural conditions such as ideologies, laws and the design of the settings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget AS , 2008. Vol. 28, no 1, 42-54 p.
care work, disability, elderly, relationships
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-3051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-3051DiVA: diva2:141489