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Carers’ ambivalence in conflict situations with older persons
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1346-5670
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1085-0872
Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
2013 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 226-237Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of professional carers’ experiences in caring situations when a conflict of interest arises with the older person receiving care. The findings reveal the complexity of the carers’ ambivalence when facing a conflict of interest, weighing between the older persons’ right to self-determination and external demands. The carers are alone in their ambivalence and the conclusion is that they need help and support to be more present in the encounter. The implication for this study is a person-centred practice, and to focus on people as interdependent on support carers to maintain older people’s right to self-determination in the relationship.

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2013. Vol. 20, no 2, p. 226-237
Keywords [en]
carers, ethics, narrative, home care, older people, phenomenological hermeneutics
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Care Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16352DOI: 10.1177/0969733012455566ISI: 000317069800012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84874780554OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-16352DiVA, id: diva2:573480
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2012-11-30 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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