Äldres upplevelse av välbefinnande i svensk äldreomsorg
Abstract: Abstract There are numerous definitions for what well-being means to elderly people. Societal laws and guidelines also create a norm for how wellbeing can be achieved within the care of the elderly. Along with research describing and detailing different perspectives on the well-being of the elderly, we have also interviewed a selection of persons currently receiving elderly care and asked them how they are feeling in relation to their own well-being. The purpose is to get a closer look at how elderly people are feeling about their current situation within the elderly care. This study aims to answer the following self imposed questions: What is the importance of daily activity, social relations and contact with the outside world for the well-being of the elderly? Through the use of the qualitative method of semi-structured interviews conducted among six elderly persons currently receiving elderly care we aimed to answer these questions. We based our questions on an interview-guide and asked the persons in our group questions from these three different perspectives in relation to personal well-being; activity, social relations and contact with the outside world. The interviews were conducted in a town with geographic proximity to our own place of study. The results of our study concur with previous research on the importance of staying active, maintaining social relationships and keeping a steady contact with the outside world for the general well-being of each individual.
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