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Nationell strategi om våld mot äldre personer inom vård och omsorg (National Strategy on Violence against Older Persons in Health and Social Care)

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Government of Sweden Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Sweden 12 June 2014 Policy document elderly care, human rights

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Under de senaste åtta åren har regeringen genom lagstiftning och olika stimulansinsatser riktade till kommuner bidragit till en kvalitetsutveck-ling när det gäller att förebygga, motverka och hantera våld mot äldre. De samlade åtgärder tar sin utgångspunkt i det övergripande målet att äldre personer ska kunna leva i värdighet och säkerhet och i frihet från utnyttjande och våld inom vård och omsorg. Åtgärderna har främst fokuserat på tre strategiska områden; värdighet och välbefinnande för den enskilde, kvalitet i vård och omsorg och hjälp och stöd till anhöriga som vårdar närstående.

För att ytterligare stödja kommunernas kvalitetsutveckling inom området presenterar nu regeringen en nationell strategi om våld mot äldre personer inom vård och omsorg. Avsikten med strategin är att inspirera kommuner till en ambitionshöjning och kvalitetsförbättring vad gäller arbetet med att förebygga, upptäcka och hantera sådant våld mot äldre som förekommer inom vård och omsorg.

Over the past eight years, the government contributed to a quality development with the purpose to prevent, deter and deal with violence against the elderly through legislation and various stimulus measures targeted at municipalities. The combined activities are based on the overall objective of the elderly to live in dignity, security and freedom from exploitation and violence in health care. These measures have mainly focused on three strategic areas: dignity and well-being of the individual, quality of care and help and support for family members who care for relatives.

To further support local quality development in the area, the government is now presenting a national strategy on violence against older people in care. The purpose of the strategy is to encourage municipalities to implement a higher level of quality improvement in efforts to prevent, detect and manage such violence against the elderly occurring in health care.


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