Normas legales, valores profesionales y prácticas éticas en el gobierno local: el cuidado de personas mayores en Letonia, Lituania y Noruega


  • Monica Kjørstad Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Oslo. Norway/Noruega
  • Harald S. Koht Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Oslo. Norway/Noruega
  • Iveta Reinholde Latvia University. Riga. Latvia/Letonia.
  • Geir Conrad Tufte Østfold University College


Palabras clave:

Envejecimiento de la población, la atención a las personas mayores, Letonia, Lituania, Noruega, normas, valores.


Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio comparativo de la influencia de los valores y las normas sobre la prestación de servicios administrativos y profesionales en el sector público a nivel de los gobiernos locales en tres países seleccionados de la región del Mar Báltico, Letonia, Lituania y Noruega. La investigación se refiere a los criterios que aplican los profesionales de la Administración y de la Salud en casos individuales en los que siempre se espera que se hagan evaluaciones con un alto grado de profesionalidad por tratarse del cuidado de las personas mayores. La pregunta de investigación busca explorar si existen diferencias significativas respecto al efecto de las reglas y normas formales sobre el esfuerzo a realizar para llegar a buenas soluciones en la prestación de servicios públicos en tres democracias europeas, una consolidad desde hace tiempo y dos recientes. Los resultados de este estudio muestran que en la toma de decisiones, los profesionales en los tres países hacen hincapié en la necesidad de considerar una amplia gama de normas legales y profesionales. Para todos los encuestados estas consideraciones -en diferentes grados de intensidad- las sitúan por delante de los intereses económicos y administrativos.


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Biografía del autor/a

Monica Kjørstad, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Oslo. Norway/Noruega

Monica Kjørstad (Ph.D), associate professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Monica Kjørstad´s field of research is social work and social policy. She teaches courses of social administration and planning, management, ethics, social work and human rights and the theory of science. Her research interests focus on social welfare policies, implementation practices and social work ethics.

Harald S. Koht, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Oslo. Norway/Noruega

Harald S. Koht (Ph.D) is a professor of political science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science. He received his PhD in public administration at American University in Washington, DC. He was EuroFaculty visiting lecturer at the University of Latvia in 2000-02. His scientific articles cover a broad range of topics including local government, citizen participation, and public administration reform in Norway and Latvia.

Iveta Reinholde, Latvia University. Riga. Latvia/Letonia.

Iveta Reinholde (Ph.D.), associate professor of political science. Iveta Reinholde teaches courses on public administration and policy analysis at University of Latvia. Mainly, Iveta Reinholde is researching public administration reform and public management issues in Latvia. Her research interests focus on policy transfer, governance and EU impact on national public administration.

Geir Conrad Tufte, Østfold University College

Associate professor, Faculty of Business, Languages, and Social Sciences.


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Cómo citar

Kjørstad, M., Koht, H. S., Reinholde, I., & Tufte, G. C. (2016). Normas legales, valores profesionales y prácticas éticas en el gobierno local: el cuidado de personas mayores en Letonia, Lituania y Noruega. Barataria. Revista Castellano-Manchega De Ciencias Sociales, (21), 131-149.