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Det moraliska ifrågasättandet : alkoholmissbrukares upplevelser av och reaktioner på tvångsvård

Arlebrink, Jan LU (2004) In Lund Studies in Ethics and Theology 13.
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Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka hur tvångsvård av alkoholmissbrukare upplevs av den som döms till det. Majoriteten av dessa personer är negativa till tvångsvård. I studien har också tagits hänsyn till att resultaten ses utifrån ett bredare perspektiv. Det som också undersökts är alkoholmissbruk generellt, varför klienterna dricker i den utsträckning de gör samt hur de upplever sin situation. Vid tolkningen av de erfarenheter klienterna ger uttryck för utgörs tolkningsramen av etiska, existentiella, livsåskådningsmässiga samt psykologiska aspekter. Lagstiftningen och de konsekvenser den kan få diskuteras också. Viktiga begrepp här är autonomi och integritet. Resultatet av undersökningen... (More)
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Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka hur tvångsvård av alkoholmissbrukare upplevs av den som döms till det. Majoriteten av dessa personer är negativa till tvångsvård. I studien har också tagits hänsyn till att resultaten ses utifrån ett bredare perspektiv. Det som också undersökts är alkoholmissbruk generellt, varför klienterna dricker i den utsträckning de gör samt hur de upplever sin situation. Vid tolkningen av de erfarenheter klienterna ger uttryck för utgörs tolkningsramen av etiska, existentiella, livsåskådningsmässiga samt psykologiska aspekter. Lagstiftningen och de konsekvenser den kan få diskuteras också. Viktiga begrepp här är autonomi och integritet. Resultatet av undersökningen pekar på att en person som döms till tvångsvård för sitt alkoholmissbruk hamnar i en traumatisk kris med små möjligheter att bearbeta den. Ett antal orsaker pekas ut. En är individens oförmåga att förstå varför han har blivit dömd till tvångsvård. En annan är klientens avsaknad av ett adekvat språk för att bearbeta de existentiella frågor hans speciella situation ger upphov till. Att ha levt som alkoholmissbrukare under många år resulterar ofta i att individens självrespekt är mycket låg. Institutionen som skall behandla missbrukaren har dessutom ofta inge adekvat vård att erbjuda klienten. Som konklusion kan man fråga sig huruvida det är moraliskt rätt att tvinga en individ till en vård som han inte vill ha, och som dessutom inte har bättre resultat än bland motsvarande population som inte tvångsvårdats. (Less)
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The aim of this study was to investigate how compulsary treatment of alcohol abuse is experienced by persons forced to submit to it, the majority of whom are negative in their attitude toward treatment of this sort. The importance of considering the resluts obtained not in isolation but within a larger context is emphasized. Among the elements of this context examined are alcohol abuse generally, why those involved drink excessively, and how they experience their situation. Interpreting the experience these persons have of their situation involves taking account of the ethical and existential world in which they live and their philosophy of life. The legal status that apply and the implications these can have are discussed. Important... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate how compulsary treatment of alcohol abuse is experienced by persons forced to submit to it, the majority of whom are negative in their attitude toward treatment of this sort. The importance of considering the resluts obtained not in isolation but within a larger context is emphasized. Among the elements of this context examined are alcohol abuse generally, why those involved drink excessively, and how they experience their situation. Interpreting the experience these persons have of their situation involves taking account of the ethical and existential world in which they live and their philosophy of life. The legal status that apply and the implications these can have are discussed. Important concepts considered are those of autonomy and integrity. The results of the investigation indicate that a person forced to submit to compulsory treatment for his alcohol abuse often ends up in a traumatic crisis with little chance of working through it satisfacorily. A variety of reasons for this are pointed out. One is the person´s failing to understand why he has been forced to receive treatment. Another is the person´s lacking an adequate language to deal with the existential questions his situation gives rise to. Having lived as an alcohol abuser for many years also results in the person´s sense of selfrespect being very low. In addition, the institution providing treatment generally has no adequate possibility of helping the person to work through his crisis. As a conclusion one can ask on the background of the empirical, legal, psychological, existential and ethical aspects whether it is morally right to force someone to a treatment that person himself does not want. (Less)
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metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, Systematic philosophy, Teologi, Theology, integrity., traumatic crisis, autonomy, philosophy of life, existential questions, Compulsory treatment, epistemology, ideology, Praktisk filosofi, estetik, metafysik, kunskapsteori, ideologi, Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
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Lund Studies in Ethics and Theology
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13
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Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Lunds universitet
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