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Att leva som utbränd - En etnologisk studie av långtidssjukskrivna

Hammarlin, Mia-Marie LU (2008) In Att leva som utbränd - En etnologisk studie av långtidssjukskrivna 1200.
Abstract
THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED with burnout and long-term sick leave, although instead of looking for several explanatory models and trying to answer the question as to why people

are affected by this syndrome, the study is instead based on the idea of illness as experience. The methodology is traditionally ethnological, but with a phenomenological

slant. The author makes use of an empirical material consisting largely of participant observations and field diaries in an attempt to get closer to the people, things and places being studied. The public image of burnout is

also analysed by way of the establishment of

the phenomenon in the Swedish press. You could say that illness occurs and takes place in... (More)
THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED with burnout and long-term sick leave, although instead of looking for several explanatory models and trying to answer the question as to why people

are affected by this syndrome, the study is instead based on the idea of illness as experience. The methodology is traditionally ethnological, but with a phenomenological

slant. The author makes use of an empirical material consisting largely of participant observations and field diaries in an attempt to get closer to the people, things and places being studied. The public image of burnout is

also analysed by way of the establishment of

the phenomenon in the Swedish press. You could say that illness occurs and takes place in everyday life. For the person affected, illness is something that they both adjust to and constantly relate to. It not only impacts the relationship to one’s own identity and to other people, but also to places and things. The aim of the thesis is to study burnout and long-term sick leave in an attempt to

understand how these combined phenomena affect life and how they can serve as places for gaining new insights. The central question relates to how the experience of mental

ill-health and long-term sick leave affects a person’s life, or, perhaps more to the point, what the person does with this experience. Not only is the in-built exclusion and isolation of burnout and long-term sick leave analysed in detail, but also the hidden potential that a new kind of freedom can mean during recovery. For some, being on sick leave seems to imply some kind of transcendence. Burnout and the resulting long-term sick leave force those affected to reflect, rediscover their slumbering powers and their forgotten dreams and finally discover new pathways. The person climbing out of sick leave is not the same as the one who stepped into it. (Less)
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author
supervisor
opponent
  • professor Gilje, Nils, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap, Universitetet i Bergen
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publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
sjukförsäkring, försäkringskassan, deltagande observation, kulturanalys, fenomenologi, melankoli, illness, livskris, långtidssjukskrivning, utbrändhet
in
Att leva som utbränd - En etnologisk studie av långtidssjukskrivna
volume
1200
pages
255 pages
publisher
Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion
defense location
Palaestras hörsal, Lund
defense date
2008-04-25 10:15
ISBN
978-91-7139-809-3
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
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date added to LUP
2008-03-28 10:36:27
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2016-09-19 08:45:09
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are affected by this syndrome, the study is instead based on the idea of illness as experience. The methodology is traditionally ethnological, but with a phenomenological <br/><br>
slant. The author makes use of an empirical material consisting largely of participant observations and field diaries in an attempt to get closer to the people, things and places being studied. The public image of burnout is <br/><br>
also analysed by way of the establishment of <br/><br>
the phenomenon in the Swedish press. You could say that illness occurs and takes place in everyday life. For the person affected, illness is something that they both adjust to and constantly relate to. It not only impacts the relationship to one’s own identity and to other people, but also to places and things. The aim of the thesis is to study burnout and long-term sick leave in an attempt to <br/><br>
understand how these combined phenomena affect life and how they can serve as places for gaining new insights. The central question relates to how the experience of mental <br/><br>
ill-health and long-term sick leave affects a person’s life, or, perhaps more to the point, what the person does with this experience. Not only is the in-built exclusion and isolation of burnout and long-term sick leave analysed in detail, but also the hidden potential that a new kind of freedom can mean during recovery. For some, being on sick leave seems to imply some kind of transcendence. Burnout and the resulting long-term sick leave force those affected to reflect, rediscover their slumbering powers and their forgotten dreams and finally discover new pathways. The person climbing out of sick leave is not the same as the one who stepped into it.},
  author       = {Hammarlin, Mia-Marie},
  isbn         = {978-91-7139-809-3},
  keyword      = {sjukförsäkring,försäkringskassan,deltagande observation,kulturanalys,fenomenologi,melankoli,illness,livskris,långtidssjukskrivning,utbrändhet},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {255},
  publisher    = {Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Att leva som utbränd - En etnologisk studie av långtidssjukskrivna},
  title        = {Att leva som utbränd - En etnologisk studie av långtidssjukskrivna},
  volume       = {1200},
  year         = {2008},
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