Search for dissertations about: "respite care"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words respite care.

  1. 1. Doing informal care : Identity, couplehood, social health and information and communication technologies in older people’s everyday lives

    Author : Frida Andréasson; Elizabeth Hanson; Tina Mattsson; Lennart Magnusson; Anna Strömberg; Anna Dunér; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Informal care; carers; older people; carer identity; ill bodies; social health; couplehood; Information and Communication Technology ICT ; ethnography; co-design; Health and Caring Sciences; Hälsovetenskap;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis has been a) to analyse how informal care influences the identity of carers and care recipients, their sense of couplehood and social health, and b) to explore the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the context of informal care and the everyday lives of older people. Study I focused on how older carers conceptualised their identity as carers on a Swedish online social forum, using a netnographic methodology. READ MORE

  2. 2. Older couples' participation in everyday life - when living in changing and shifting contexts

    Author : Jenni Riekkola; Gunilla Isaksson; Margareta Lilja; Stina Rutberg; Ingeborg Nilsson; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; aging in place; older adults; older couples; occupational therapy; participation; respite care; shifting contexts; togetherness; qualitative methodology; Occupational therapy; Arbetsterapi;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to explore and develop an understanding about older couples’ participation in everyday life when living in shifting contexts. To achieve the aim, multiple perspectives were sought and a variety of qualitative methods were applied. READ MORE

  3. 3. Telecare of frail elderly : reflections and experiences among health personnel and family members

    Author : Stefan Sävenstedt; Margareta Ehnfors; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Nursing; Telecare; Frail elderly; Nurse-patient interaction; Quality of care; Professional roles; Videoconferensing; Ethical reasoning; Perception of care; Omvårdnad; Nursing; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : Telecare has been an approach to care that, internationally, has experienced a generally rapid development during the last ten years. There are many examples of successful pilot projects where ICT applications have been used in the care of elderly: for improved remote consultation with health professionals, to improve the communication and support of the elderly person’s social network, and as intelligent sensors intended to improve the safety of the elderly person. READ MORE

  4. 4. "Being in the present" : the meaning of the interaction between older persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog

    Author : Anna Swall; Ingegerd Fagerberg; Carina Lundh Hagelin; Britt Ebbeskog; David Edvardsson; Sophiahemmet Högskola; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Animal-assisted therapy; Alzheimer s disease; Descriptive statistics; Lifeworld; Memories; Person-centred care; Phenomenological hermeneutics; Therapy dog; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Animal-assisted therapy;

    Abstract : The number of persons with Alzheimer’s disease is increasing world-wide and the disease affects the persons, their families, the health care system and the economy within society worldwide. The symptoms and behaviours caused by Alzheimer’ disease may be difficult to manage for the person and their caregivers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Upholding family relationships in a context of increasing awareness of parental illness

    Author : Charlotte Oja; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Background: Children are affected when parents are ill and health care professionals are bound by law to consider children’s need for information on their parent’s illness. Effective interventions are available in settings other than primary health care, and possibilities seen by GPs and families have been described previously. READ MORE