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Vad händer när jag inte finns längre?: Föräldrars föreställningar om framtiden för sina intellektuellt funktionsnedsatta barn
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What happens when I'm not there anymore? : Parents' thoughts about the future of their intellectually disabled adult children (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate what thoughts and strategies parents of people with intellectual disabilities had concerning their children’s future, and if whether societal attitudes had an impact on these thoughts. A qualitative study was conducted through focus group discussions. The results were categorized through a thematic analysis, and the results were analysed using SOC and coping theories. The parents' fears were of societal changes and cutbacks to the welfare system. The participants were reluctant thinking about the future, a form of avoidant coping. They also used problem-focused coping by improvements to the child's current situation and through organized advocacy work. An important conclusion was that parents of people with intellectual disabilities felt a strong worry regarding their children's future when they themselves would be gone. This due to a lack of sense of coherence caused by perceived shortcomings in societal structures and negative attitudes from society.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med uppsatsen var att undersöka vilka föreställningar och strategier föräldrar till personer med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning hade gällande sina barns framtid samt om omgivningens bemötande påverkade dessa tankar. En kvalitativ studie genomfördes via två fokusgruppsdiskussioner. Resultatet kategoriserades via en tematisk analys och KASAM och copingteoretiska perspektiv användes för att analysera resultatet. Föräldrarna farhågor gällde främst framtida samhällsförändringar och nedskärningar i välfärdsystemet. Deltagarna undvek att tänka på framtiden, en form av undvikande coping. De använde även en problemfokuserad coping genom att aktivt förbättra barnets nuvarande situation och via organiserat påverkansarbete. En viktig slutats var att föräldrar till personer med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning kände en stark oro för sina barns framtid när de själva inte längre finns kvar i livet. Detta på grund av bristande känsla av sammanhang orsakade av upplevda brister i samhällsstrukturer och av negativt bemötande från omgivningen.

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2019. , p. 38
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29669OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29669DiVA, id: diva2:1320547
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Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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