Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/30926
Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Title: Savarankiškumas – socialinės globos įstaigoje gyvenančių vyresnio amžiaus asmenų gyvenimo kokybės veiksnys
Other Title: Self-reliance as factor of quality of life of elderly people living in long-term care institutions
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2014, nr. 13(1), p. 113-132
Date: 2014
Abstract: Lithuanian society is aging, and need for social services for elderly people is constantly increasing as it allows enjoying better quality of life. Elderly people (+65) who become socially dependent have possibility to move to the residential care institution. The scenario of moving into long-term care institution has big and often negative impact on life quality of elderly person.Empirical research data was collected 2011–2013. The age of participants was 60–92 years at the moment of interview. The data was collected during multiple visits to residential long-term care institutions in different regions of Lithuania (both in rural and urban areas). The conducted interviews were semi-structured; participants’ life story narrative was major focus. Constructivist grounded theory methodology (Charmaz, 2006) was the tool to analyse subjective quality of life, values and attitudes of elderly socially dependent residents. In the process of constructing grounded theory seven factors of life quality were identified. The most important factor is independence (self-reliance) understood as capability and wish of the elderly person to make decisions that have direct impact on her/ his everyday life (day regime, activities, and aspects of private finances management). “Independence” as one of the main analytical categories is analysed through the example of life story of  Ruta using particular elements of biographical research on micro level. Capability to stay independent while participating in care process, maintain vital social relations, and consciously reflect on changes in last stage of human life have ultimate meaning for elderly people. Care professionals should be aware of the need of methods and skills how to effectively manage situations when meaning of life, apathy, boredom, preparing for death become ultimately important.
Straipsnyje aptariami socialinės globos įstaigose gyvenančių vyresnio amžiaus asmenų gyvenimo kokybės veiksniai. Detaliau pristatytas atlikto kokybinio tyrimo fragmentas. Tyrimas buvo planuojamas ir vykdomas laikantis konstruktyvistinės grindžiamosios teorijos gairių. Atskleista, kad savarankiškų sprendimų priėmimas yra pagrindinis ir svarbiausias socialiai globojamų vyresnio amžiaus asmenų gyvenimo kokybės veiksnys.
Internet: https://eltalpykla.vdu.lt/1/30926
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/30926
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2014, nr. 13 (1)

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