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Tradition in transition-intergenerational relations with focus on the aged and their family members in a South African context
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2009 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 23, no 3, 446-455 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedAlternative title
Tradition i transition-generationsövergripande relationer med fokus på de äldre och deras familjemedlemmar i ett sydafrikanskt context (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This study describes the intergenerational relations influence on the care of the aged in a transitional period expressed by a group of aged South Africans and their family members. Focused ethnographic research was carried out from 2001 to 2006 in a semi-rural area in central South Africa. Twenty-nine participants representing 16 families took part in multiple group interviews. The data was supplemented through individual interviews with 10 of the participants as well as home visits, participation in community activities, notes and video recording. The transcribed interview texts were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The study shows aspects of tradition in transition as reciprocal care between generations, the significance of traditional values and the impact of modernization on care. The findings reveal the on going transition in Africa influencing the role of the aged as well as the reciprocal care within the extended family. The study also discloses that in reciprocal relationships, family members do not necessarily have a biological bond and that revaluing of traditions can be seen as a response to social and economic change and as a tool to maintain influence. This ethnographic study contributes knowledge in the field of gerontological care, by illuminating the impact of transition on the role of aged as well as the caring of the aged in the extended family an important issue for health professionals caring for a growing number of older persons in Southern Africa and in countries with a large representation of minority groups from developing countries.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie beskriver generationsövergripande relationers inflytande på omvårdnaden av äldre i en övergånsperiod/ transition uttryckt av en grupp äldre sydafrikaner och deras familjemedlemmar. Fokuserad etnografi genomfördes från 2001 till 2006 i ett semi-landsbygdsområde i centrala Sydafrika. Tjugonio personer som representerade 16 familjer deltog i multipla gruppintervjuer därutöver genomfördes individuella intervjuer med 10 av deltagarna. Förutom intervjuer ingick hembesök, deltagande i sociala aktiviteter, fältanteckningar och videoinspelningar i studien. Materialet analyserades med användande av kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Studien visar på aspekter i anknytning till tradition i transition såsom ömsesidig omvårdnad mellan generationer, betydelsen av traditionella värden och moderniseringens inflytande på omvårdnad. Denna etnografiska studie bidrar till kunskap inom gerontologisk omvårdnad genom att belysa transitionens påverkan på de äldres roll samt omvårdnaden av äldre i storfamiljen vilket är av vikt för hälso-och sjukvårdspersonal involverade i omvårdnad av en växande grupp äldre i Södra Afrika och i länder med en stor representation av minoritetsgrupper från utvecklingsländer. Nyckelord: Familjen, modernisering, Sydafrika, tradition, transition, äldre, ömsesidighet

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Wiley-Blackwell , 2009. Vol. 23, no 3, 446-455 p.
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Aged, family, modernization, reciprocity, South Africa, tradition, transition
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8254DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2008.00640.xISI: 000268960400005Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo34F050CE2FD3813EC125753C0036445EOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8254DiVA: diva2:835956
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The article is published in Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, on-line under "Early View" http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0283-9318 Published Onlinde 10 sep 2008Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-01-12 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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