Biståndshandläggning och kulturspecifika behov: en kvalitativ studie av biståndshandläggares upplevelser av behovsbedömningen hos äldre som invandrat sent i livet

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Socialhögskolan

Sammanfattning: The aim of this study was to explore how Swedish care managers in elderly care experience the assistance assessment of late-in-life immigrants and their cultural needs. The informants of this study consisted of six care managers in a municipality in the county of Skåne. The municipality was chosen due to its high number of arriving migrants during the last couple of years. The care managers all worked with clients above the age of 65 who migrated to Sweden late-in-life. The used method was a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews. The result showed that even though the care managers at first didn’t seem to reflect over the cultural aspects of their clients who migrated to Sweden late in life, they later described some specific needs, like food preferences and care givers of a specific sex. The care managers also described challenges in their cross-cultural assistance assessment meetings and differences in family values and care due to cultural background.

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