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Gerotranscendens: Kunskap ger omvårdnadspersonalen redskap för nytt bemötande av äldre
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Uppfattningen om äldre och åldrandet påverkar synen på behov och problem samt hur omvårdnad och bemötande sker mot äldre. Olika åldrandeteorier påverkar omvårdnadspersonalens synsätt på åldrandet, vilket i sin tur påverkar de äldre. Gerotranscendens är en åldrandeteori som beskriver åldrandet som något positivt.

Syftet med studien var att presentera teorin om gerotranscendens för omvårdnadspersonal på ett särskilt boende och undersöka om de anser att kunskap om gerotranscendens förändrar deras synsätt gentemot äldre.

Studien har utförts genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med 12 omvårdnadspersonal på ett särskilt boende. Data har analyserats med en kvalitativ innehållsanalys.

Denna studie tyder på att kunskap i teorier om åldrandet ger en ökad förståelse för åldrandet och en medvetenhet hos omvårdnadspersonalen hur de kan känna igen tecken på gerotranscendens och därmed främja äldres väg mot gerotranscendens. Studien tyder även på att kunskapen om gerotranscendens har gett omvårdnadspersonalen andra redskap att använda i omvårdnaden av de äldre.

Omvårdnadspersonalen har genom kunskap i teorin om gerotranscendens fått en medvetenhet om att de genom förändrade arbetsmetoder och annan samtalsteknik med de äldre kan främja de äldres väg mot gerotranscendens.

Abstract [en]

Perceptions of older people and aging have an impact of needs and problems and how to care and treat for the elderly. Different theories of aging affect the nursing staff's views on aging, which in turn affects the elderly. Gerotranscendence is an aging theory that describes aging as something positive.

The purpose of this study was to present the theory of gerotranscendence for nursing staff in a nursing home and investigate if they believe that knowledge of gerotranscendence change their approach towards the elderly.

The study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with 12 nursing staff on a nursing home. The data were analyzed with a qualitative content analysis.

This study suggests that knowledge of theories of aging provide a better understanding of the aging process and recognition by the nursing staff on how to recognize signs of gerotranscendence and thereby promote older people's to reach gerotranscendence. The study also suggests that knowledge of gerotranscendence gave nursing staff other tools to use in the care of the elderly.

Nursing staff have through the knowledge of the theory of gerotranscendence awareness that they through changed working methods and communication with the older people can promote their way to reach gerotranscendence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
gerotranscendence, knowledge, nursing staff, nursing, older people
Keywords [sv]
gerotranscendens, kunskap, omvårdnadspersonal, omvårdnad, äldre
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9791Archive number: SPECVÄ/vt11nr16OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-9791DiVA, id: diva2:431262
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing – master’s programme (one year)
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Medicine
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Available from: 2011-08-10 Created: 2011-07-18 Last updated: 2011-08-10Bibliographically approved

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