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From perpetrator to victim in a violent situation in institutional care for elderly persons: exploring a narrative from one involved care provider.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of palliative care research. Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5994-4012
2006 (English)In: Nursing Inquiry, ISSN 1320-7881, E-ISSN 1440-1800, Vol. 13, no 3, 194-202 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to reach a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics in violent situations in institutional care for elderly people the aim of this study was to explore involved parties' positions, and to illuminate forces and moves related to these positions. One involved care provider's narrative was analysed using narrative analysis and positioning theory. In the narrative the involved parties' positions were fluid and often overlapping, and not exclusively as victim or perpetrator. Across the narrative the narrator altered the involved parties' positions by using available discourses. We understand that the altered positions were a salient way for the care provider to make sense of her experiences. By reading the care provider's narrative we further understand that she was much more than just a perpetrator, which was the origin for her narrative. This study led us to two assumptions important for implications in nursing practice. First, it is of significance how we position ourselves and others in narratives and conversations. Second, there is a difference between being categorised in advance and getting the opportunity to narrate one's own story.

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2006. Vol. 13, no 3, 194-202 p.
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violence, elderly care, narratives, nursing, aged, positioning theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-526DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2006.00321.xPubMedID: 16918787OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-526DiVA: diva2:330587
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Ingår i avhandling: Sandvide, Åsa. Våld i särskilda boenden för äldre: språk och sociala interaktioner. 2008.Available from: 2010-07-16 Created: 2010-07-16 Last updated: 2016-12-05Bibliographically approved

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