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Sällskapsdjurens betydelse i omvårdnaden av den äldre människan: En litteraturstudie
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The meaning of pets in the caring of the elderly people : A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Genom tusentals år har människor och sällskapsdjur levt sida vid sida. Tidigare studier har fokuserat på de fysiska, psykiska och sociala effekterna djur har på människor.

Syfte: Syftet med denna litteratur studie är att undersöka vilken betydelse sällskapsdjur har i omvårdnaden av den äldre människan.

Metod: Till denna litteraturstudie samlades data in från databaserna

Cinahl och Swemed. I studien användes metodprocessens åtta steg enligt Polit och Beck (2004). Tre kategorier framkom ur analysen. Dessa tre kategorier var: sällskapsdjurs betydelse för den äldre människan, sällskapsdjur som terapi och problem som kan uppstå för den äldre människan som vill umgås med djur.

Resultat: Resultaten visar att sällskapsdjur har en viktig roll för många äldre människor. För äldre människor kan djur vara den viktigaste relationen och ibland den enda nära relationen de har. Djurterapi visar sig vara ett gott komplement till andra behandlingsmetoder för den äldre människan.

Konklusion: Äldre människor mår bra när de umgås med djur. Djur ger en trevlig atmosfär i sin omgivning.

Abstract [en]

Background: Through thousands of year people and domestic animal have been living side by side. Earlier studies have focused on the physiological, psychological and sociological effects pets have on humans.

Aim: The aim of this literature review was to examine which meaning pets have in the caring of the elderly people.

Method: For this literature review, data was collected from the databases

Cinahl and Swemed. In the studie a method processing in eight steps according to Polit and Beck (2004) was used. During analyse three main categories appeared. These three categories were, pets meaning of the elderly people, pets as therapy and problems which can appear when elderly people want to socialize with pets.

Result: The result showed that pets have an important role in the daily life of many elderly people. For the elderly people, pets can be the most important relation and sometimes the only close relation they have. Pet therapy indicates that it is a good complement to other treatment therapies for the elderly people.

Conclusion: Elderly people feel good when they socialize with pets. Pets bring a nice atmosphere in their environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Institutionen för vård och natur , 2008. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly, pets, pet therapy (AAT)
Keyword [sv]
Äldre, husdjur, djurterapi
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-1330DiVA: diva2:2473
Presentation
(English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2008-08-14 Created: 2008-08-14 Last updated: 2009-10-21

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