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Våld i nära relation mot äldre: En kvalitativ studie om biståndshandläggarnas erfarenhet av arbetet med våld i nära relation mot äldre
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
2024 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Intimate partner violence against elderly : A qualitative study about social workers experience in working with intimate partner violence against elderly (English)
Abstract [en]

Intimate partner violence is an international issue that also exists in Sweden. The elderly on the other hand, can tend to be excluded from this context as the focus in a lot of cases can be on younger people. Violence against elderly can be categorized into five categories which are psychological violence, physical violence, economic/material violence, sexual violence and neglect. Those who work with elderly encounter intimate partner violence against elderly and therefore knowledge about the subject is important. Sweden is one of eight countries that belong to the torontodeclaration, where the aim is to increase awareness of intimate partner violence against the elderly. The purpose of this study is to investigate and discuss the social workers experience in working with elderly people who are exposed to intimate partner violence. In the study, attention is paid to the measures and efforts that exist for the target group and mapping of violence intimate partner violence against elderly. The social workers work with the elderly who are exposed to the violence is also part of the study.

Empirical data has been obtained through semi-structured interviews with four social workers within the same Swedish municipality. Furthermore, the empirical data has been analyzed through theories, discretion and ageism. Previous research has also been part of empirical analyses. The results show that there are various measures and efforts against elderly who are exposed to intimate partner violence, but that they are not always adapted to the older target group. For example, roughly half of Sweden's sheltered accommodation for victims of violence can accommodate people with walkers. The results also indicate that mapping intimate partner violence against the elderly is mainly done through a screening form and that it can also be picked up during home visits. Through the results, it is noticed that aid workers feel that working with the target group can be difficult at first, that they can feel unsafe and insecure. They also point out that a difficulty can be that they rarely meet the elderly alone. Finally, it is highlighted that there are more opportunities for social workers in the work with the target group, compared to before, and that intimate partner violence is more talked about in the workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2024. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
Ageism, discretion, elderly, intimate partner violence, social work, violence
Keywords [sv]
Ålderism, handlingsutrymme, äldre, våld i nära relation, socialt arbete, våld
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-68122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-68122DiVA, id: diva2:1864907
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HS Socionomutbildning
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