uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
20 years of Personal Assistance in Sweden: What constitutes preconditions for independent living?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. (Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0905-5097
2015 (English)In: Citizenship: Independent living, relational autonomy, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background The Swedish Act regarding Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS), in effect since 1994, guarantees good living conditions for the users and covers a wide range of user groups with regard to age, disability and severity of needs. The aim of the study was to examine the content of the intervention, to get an understanding how of the core concept, "good living conditions" has been interpreted and to gain an insight on how users perceive quality of their personal assistance. Method A literature survey of perceived quality in personal assistance was undertaken. The review was based on qualitative studies conducted during the past 20 year's implementation of the act. Results The review emerge joint themes that perceives quality of personal assistance by the user. Overall outcomes shows that an efficient personal assistance is characterized by feeling independent in relation to the environment, trust of feeling safe and secure in relation to the assistant and performed assistance, and that actions through personal assistance as a whole provides well-being for both the user as well as for the family members. Prerequisites for the ability to exercise control by the user, in the management of personal assistance, are emerging as a key condition for the experience of quality. A dilemma for policy intervention is, however, how the principle of user control should be practiced when groups with weak user control require personal assistance. Conclusions The result shows that perceived quality of personal assistance are in line with general health care and social indictors, rather than performing the core concept of the independent living through the LSS legislation. There is a need to further investigate how perceived quality of personal assistance falls out for users with different degrees of user control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
personal assistance, living conditions, disability rights, perceived quality, well-being
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Medical Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256063DiVA: diva2:824469
Conference
NNDR - Nordic Network on Disability Research 13th Research Conference. Bergen, Norway May 6-8
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-0921
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(362 kB)69 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 362 kBChecksum SHA-512
d8486c35d619b13e117452a18b41d922893e77be2485d34afe162616eda33588dc1c15e44193cef3fb59f173850269ae0504d49e3c6fc451476d550e5c6eb161
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Authority records BETA

von Granitz, Helene

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
von Granitz, Helene
By organisation
Caring Sciences
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 69 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 504 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf