Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Chiara Zoppi, Tiziana Nannelli, Diletta Calamassi, Laura Rasero
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/3 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 150-162 File size 197 KB
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This study aims to investigate the experiences of volunteers during the course of their work, especially in the approach with the elderly, using semi-structured interviews. Five units of meaning were obtained: voluntary as a transforming experience, the need for volunteers to be thanked and acknowledged, the involvement/emotional detachment of the volunteer, the communicative difficulties between elders and youth related to the generation gap, strong feelings of empathy with the elderly and the perception of loneliness in which some elders are.
Keywords: Elderly, voluntary workers, experiences, emotions, qualitative research, interviews
Chiara Zoppi, Tiziana Nannelli, Diletta Calamassi, Laura Rasero, I vissuti esperienziali dei volontari nell’assistenza alle popolazioni vulnerabili: gli anziani in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2013, pp 150-162, DOI: 10.3280/SES2013-003011