Barns upplevelser som unga omsorgsgivare
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: Many young children that lives with an ill relative takes a caring role, and they practice both emotional and physical caring. Consequentially if the adult world does not pay attention to children's needs within schooling, lack of leisure time and personal development will lead to future complications for children. Aim: The aim of this literature review is to describe the children's experiences of support as young carers. Method: A literature-based study, based on an analysis of twelve qualitative articles was conducted. Results: The children felt that information and support from health care services was difficult to obtain and school was not adapted to their needs. It was common that their situation was not detected by both the school and health care professionals. The professionals and the teachers did not take their role seriously and that they were not important to the relatives who were in need of care. Some of the children were bullied at school, and felt that they were excluded by other children, making them feel isolated. Some children skipped school because of bullying and used the ill parent as an excuse to avoid school. However, some of the children experienced relief when they got to talk and vent to someone outside the family in relaxed and non-formal ways, and experienced support and security by having continuous contact with professionals. Conclusion: The results of the study show that young carers were mostly neglected, ignored and trivialized by the school and health care professionals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Experience of support, parentification, young caregivers, young carers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9476Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9476DiVA: diva2:945451
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