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Evy Gunnarsson


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Jag är numera professor emerita. Har forskat och undervisat kring socialt arbete ur ett könsteoretiskt perspektiv sedan mitten av 80-talet. Mina forskningsområden har rört socialbidrag och kvinnors villkor som socialbidragstagare ur ett könsteoretiskt perspektiv. Jag har genomfört ett longitudinellt projekt kring äldre kvinnors och mäns vardag i ett livsloppsperspektiv där äldres syn på åldrandet, behovet av hjälp och vardagslivets kontinuitet och förändring, studerats. På senare år har jag lett ett projekt kring hemtjänstens arbete med äldre personer som har missbruksproblem.


I urval från Stockholms universitets publikationsdatabas
  • 2018. Evy Gunnarsson, Lis Bodil Karlsson. Äldreomsorger i Sverige
  • 2018. Evy Gunnarsson, Lis Bodil Karlsson. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift 25 (2), 141-157
  • 2018. Lis Bodil Karlsson, Evy Gunnarsson. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv 24 (1-2), 47-61

    Denna artikel fokuserar på hur hemtjänstpersonal förhåller sig till utmaningar och dilemman med omsorgstagare med alkoholproblem. Analysen visar hur personalen fokuserar på att spela en roll som omsorgsgivare och förmågan att ”spela teater” som några av förutsättningarna för arbetet. Goffmans dramaturgiska begreppsapparat respektive Hochschilds teorier om emotionellt lönearbete används för att tolka resultaten.

  • 2017. Evy Gunnarsson, Lis-Bodil Karlsson. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 34 (1), 43-56

    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate howcare managerswent about in theirwork with older people living at homeand having alcohol abuse problems. Method: Six focus group interviews and one interview with two participants were carried out. In total, 23 care managers from five different municipalities participated. Results: The care managers all stressed the fact that within home care, no addiction treatment was conducted. The role of home care was to provide good care helping older people in their everyday lives irrespective of their problems. The care managers had to push the limits for the available services to be able to help older people with alcohol abuse problems. The services offered are however strictly regulated in guidelines. Many older people with alcohol abuse problems were not interested in receiving home care, and they were seldom interested in having contact with the addiction unit. The self-determination of older people in need of home care is strongly stressed in legislation. If the older person did not want any help, there was not much the care managers could do. Conclusions: Since older people today drink more alcohol than earlier generations, there is a need for services and addiction treatment specifically directed at older people with alcohol abuse problems suitable for their needs.

  • 2017. Lis Bodil Karlsson, Evy Gunnarsson. Ageing & Society
  • 2017. Evy Gunnarsson. Genus i omsorgens vardag
  • 2017. Evy Gunnarsson, Marta Szebehely.
  • 2017. Evy Gunnarsson, Marta Szebehely. Genus i omsorgens vardag, 13-28
  • Kapitel Psykisk ohälsa
    2017. Anna-Karin Edberg, Evy Gunnarsson. Omvårdnad & äldre, 431-461
  • 2013. Evy Gunnarsson, Lis Bodil Karlsson.
  • 2013. Evy Gunnarsson. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 30 (3), 227-242

    AIM - Alcohol abuse and self-determination - a mapping of the conditions for home care work with older persons with alcohol problems in Sweden. The aim of this study was to investigate the conditions within home care services when working with older persons with alcohol abuse. DESIGN - A telephone survey has been carried out and middle managers for needs assessment officers and middle managers for home care staff have been interviewed. The managers in 25 municipalities in the Stockholm area took part in the study. RESULTS - It was common that care workers were in regular contact with older people with alcohol abuse. However, very few had any training regarding how to treat older people with alcohol abuse and there was no specialization within this field. A conflicting task was the question of buying alcohol to alcohol addicts. The self determination of older people was the guideline. The home care workers had little or no cooperation with misuse teams in the municipalities. The municipalities had no guidelines for the work with older people with alcohol abuse and the responsibility was pressed down to the lowest level in the organization. CONCLUSIONS - To a great extent, home care workers stand alone in the work with older people with alcohol problems.

  • 2012. Evy Gunnarsson. Tidningen Äldreomsorg 29 (6), 29-31
  • 2012. Evy Gunnarsson. Samhället, alkoholen och drogerna. Politik, konstruktioner och dilemman., 237-253
  • 2011. Evy Gunnarsson. Acculturating Age
  • 2011. Evy Gunnarsson. Tredje åldern
  • 2010. Evy Gunnarsson. Äldre i Centrum 24 (4), 10-11
  • 2010. Evy Gunnarsson.
  • 2010. Ulrika Järkestig Berggren, Evy Gunnarsson. Disability & Society 25 (5), 565-577

    In developing new forms for society-based support for mental health service users, authorities implemented a service in Sweden, called Personligt ombud (PO), with the assignment to support service users exercising their rights. The aim of this article is to describe what service users find to be significant features of their working relationships with their PO. Using a phenomenological approach, 23 users were interviewed sharing their experiences of their PO. The results show that service users describe their relationships with the PO as a 'professional friendship'. The friendship-like feature refers to reciprocity in sharing life experiences and forming a trustful relationship in which professional assistance can be offered, promoting well-being and recovery. Conclusions are that the PO provides a service that calls for re-interpretation of professional and user roles, where both give and receive.

  • 2009. Evy Gunnarsson. Genus i omsorgens vardag, 101-117
  • 2009. Evy Gunnarsson. Ageing & Society 29 (1), 33-48

    Through increased longevity, older people today live for many years in retirement.Research on the everyday lives of older women and men who are not in need of help from elder care is scarce. This paper reports an in-depth study of a

    small sample of such relatively healthy older people in Sweden. The aim of the study was to describe, analyse and interpret from a lifecourse perspective how older women and men experience everyday life. Twenty informants were recruited through advertisements and they were interviewed twice. They were aged

    75 to 90 years at the first interview. The informants belong to the cohort that was born before the Second World War and they have witnessed and benefitted from both unprecedented economic growth and the development of the Swedish welfare state. Both the men and the women had been in paid work outside the home, and once retired they were determined to remain active. Even though many had found that their capacities had reduced, the informants spontaneously stressed the importance of continuing to be physically and mentally active. They saw life as meaningful because they sustained links in different ways with kin,friends and organisations. They wanted to remain active as long as possible, even when a decline in health reduced the range of activities that they could pursue.

  • 2009. Evy Gunnarsson, Marta Szebehely.
  • 2009. Evy Gunnarsson, Marta Szebehely. Genus i omsorgens vardag, 11-26
  • 2009. Evy Gunnarsson. International Journal of Social Welfare 18 (3), 252-259

    The aim of this qualitative study was to study how older people experience aging and reflect on their need for care in the Swedish welfare context. Sixteen people were interviewed, aged between 77 and 92 years. Staying healthy and independent in their everyday lives were prized values for the informants. Some brushed aside thoughts of being in need of home help services in the future and others had a more reflecting attitude. The informants did not want to burden either society or their children. Through mass media and the experiences of their neighbours, they had gained a negative impression of eldercare. They were uncertain if there would be any helping hand of good quality in the future. On the other hand, informants who already had home help thought that it was helping them to maintain independence in everyday life and they were also satisfied with the help they received.

  • 2008. Evy Gunnarsson.
  • Artikel Socialt arbete
    2008. Evy Gunnarsson. Nordisk sosialt arbeid 28, 112-120
  • 2007. Evy Gunnarsson.
  • 2007. Evy Gunnarsson. Sociologisk forskning (1), 81-83
  • 2007. Evy Gunnarsson.
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