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Staff's experiences of working in elderly care at the Covid-19 pandemic in Sweden

The project will provide a significant knowledge about the consequences of the pandemic and experiences before future crises, especially for the staff's work environment, work life and health in elderly care.

Start

2021-01-01

Planned completion

2023-12-31

Main financing

AFA

Co-financing

Mälardalens högskola

Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Annica Lövenmark

+4621107010

annica.lovenmark@mdh.se

The purpose of this study is to shed light on caring staff's experiences of working in elderly care during Covid 19 - the pandemic in Sweden. The staff referred to are assistant nurses and care assistants who work for private and municipal actors. The purpose contains the following research questions:

1) How do staff describe their physical and psycho-social work environment ?

2) What consequences does the pandemic have for their own health and safety ?

3) What form of leadership and support do they demand ?

4) What strategies and tools can be used before and at similar events?

It is a three-year project that consists of a questionnaire survey that is followed up with focus group interviews.


Project objectives

The project will provide a significant knowledge about the consequences of the pandemic and experiences before future crises, especially for the staff's work environment, work life and health in elderly care.

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