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Att arbeta med livet som insats: Vårdpersonalens upplevelse av sin arbetssituation vid arbete under Covid-19.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational Health Science and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational Health Science and Psychology.
2022 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To work with your life at risk. : Healthcare workers experiences of their work situation at nursing homes during Covid-19 (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka och få en djupare förståelse för hur vårdpersonal på äldreboenden som arbetade på plats under pandemin upplevde sin arbetssituation med ett särskilt fokus på den psykosociala arbetsmiljön. Tio semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med vårdpersonal som arbetade på plats på ett äldreboende under pandemin. Insamlad data transkriberades och analyserades genom en induktiv tematisk analys. De huvudteman som framkom var; Att arbeta under en kris, Personalens förutsättningar och Mer jobb mindre vila. Resultatet visade att samtliga respondenter upplevde att Covid-19 bidrog till en försämrad psykosocial arbetsmiljö. Särskilt utmärkande faktorer som bidrog till försämringen var den ökade arbetsbelastningen, en känsla av ovisshet, oro och rädsla samt brist på socialt stöd och skyddsutrustning. Det framkom också att samtliga respondenterna upplevde att deras arbete hade förändrats och blivit mer komplicerat till följd av nya arbetsuppgifter och hygienrutiner som infördes under pandemin. Respondenterna upplevde även en starkare sammanhållning inom arbetsgruppen som har haft en stor betydelse vid hanteringen av de svåra situationer de stått inför.

Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to examine and get at more profound knowledge for how healthcare workers at nursing homes who have worked on site during the pandemic have experienced their work situation with focus on their psychosocial work environment. Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with health care workers that have been working on site at nursing homes during the pandemic. The material was transcribed and analyzed using an inductive thematic analysis. Three main themes were found; To work during a crisis, Employees conditions and More work less rest. The result showed that all of the respondents experienced that Covid-19 contributed to a worsened psychosocial work environment. Emergent factors of the worsened psychosocial work environment were the increased workload, feelings of uncertainty, worry and fear and also lack of social support and protective equipment. Furthermore, the respondents experienced that their work routines became more complicated due to new job assignments and health care protocols introduced during the pandemic. The respondents also experienced a stronger cohesion within their workgroup that had a great importance to how they handled the difficult situations they faced together.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Psychosocial work environment, Pandemic, Social support, Healthcare workers, Nursing homes
Keywords [sv]
Psykosocial arbetsmiljö, Pandemi, Socialt stöd, Vårdpersonal, Äldreboende
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-39150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-39150DiVA, id: diva2:1672949
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Human resources and labour relations
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Available from: 2022-06-20 Created: 2022-06-20 Last updated: 2022-06-20Bibliographically approved

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