Webbläsaren som du använder stöds inte av denna webbplats. Alla versioner av Internet Explorer stöds inte längre, av oss eller Microsoft (läs mer här: * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Var god och använd en modern webbläsare för att ta del av denna webbplats, som t.ex. nyaste versioner av Edge, Chrome, Firefox eller Safari osv.

Håkan Jönson

Håkan Jönson

Professor

Håkan Jönson

Online representations of nursing-home life in Sweden : Perspectives from staff on content, purpose and audience

Författare

  • Elisabeth Carlstedt
  • Håkan Jönson

Summary, in English

The article is based on a study of how social media and other types of online representations of nursing homes are described by staff. The study proceeds from a qualitative thematic analysis of 14 interviews with nursing-home representatives. The article addresses a key finding that was apparent in the interviews: the online representations' form and content were adjusted to fit the demands of residents' relatives. Given the peripheral role attributed to relatives in official Swedish eldercare policies, the motives for the online representations are systematically examined. Two motives are found to be central: marketing and assurance. Residents' relatives, specified as adult children, were perceived pre-admission as customers in charge of the process of choice and placement; post-admission, relatives requested proof that social activities were provided for their parents. The article discusses how online representations strategically construct a version of 'reality' by adjusting to relatives' unrealistic expectations, only showing residents as involved in social activities. Finally, the need to examine the actual role of relatives in Swedish eldercare is discussed.

Avdelning/ar

  • Socialhögskolan

Publiceringsår

2020-12

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

2754-2770

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Ageing and Society

Volym

40

Issue

12

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Cambridge University Press

Ämne

  • Social Work

Nyckelord

  • images of older people
  • marketisation
  • nursing home
  • qualitative analysis
  • relatives
  • social media

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0144-686X