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Ett tacksamt arbete : en studie om upplevelser och erfarenheter av att arbeta med död och sorg

Elgán, Lena and Overå, Christina (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of the essay is to describe and analyse the professional’s experiences of the works contents and driving force. The professionals referred to in the essay are all handling dead people in their job. The central questions are: How do the professionals feel about these tasks? What perception do professionals feel that outsiders have about their job? What is the recruitment situation for the examined professions? Why was the professions chosen and what is the driving force in their job? The study is qualitative and based on interviews with 13 professionals who are working with death and dead bodies. The difficulties are mainly experienced in the work with dead children while the joy is the meeting with their survivors and what they... (More)
The purpose of the essay is to describe and analyse the professional’s experiences of the works contents and driving force. The professionals referred to in the essay are all handling dead people in their job. The central questions are: How do the professionals feel about these tasks? What perception do professionals feel that outsiders have about their job? What is the recruitment situation for the examined professions? Why was the professions chosen and what is the driving force in their job? The study is qualitative and based on interviews with 13 professionals who are working with death and dead bodies. The difficulties are mainly experienced in the work with dead children while the joy is the meeting with their survivors and what they can do for them as well as the varied work. The professionals’ experiences of other people’s perceptions of their profession are often dark and gloomy but at the same time there is a curiosity around their line of work. The recruitment situation is positive, it is not hard to get people to these professions. The reason for the informants’ choice of profession was active choice, coincidence or inheritance. The driving force in these professions are described as doing a good job, taking on challenges, receiving gratitude and confirmation and to help people in their sorrow. For those working within the church God is the main driving force. (Less)
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author
Elgán, Lena and Overå, Christina
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358906
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the essay is to describe and analyse the professional’s experiences of the works contents and driving force. The professionals referred to in the essay are all handling dead people in their job. The central questions are: How do the professionals feel about these tasks? What perception do professionals feel that outsiders have about their job? What is the recruitment situation for the examined professions? Why was the professions chosen and what is the driving force in their job? The study is qualitative and based on interviews with 13 professionals who are working with death and dead bodies. The difficulties are mainly experienced in the work with dead children while the joy is the meeting with their survivors and what they can do for them as well as the varied work. The professionals’ experiences of other people’s perceptions of their profession are often dark and gloomy but at the same time there is a curiosity around their line of work. The recruitment situation is positive, it is not hard to get people to these professions. The reason for the informants’ choice of profession was active choice, coincidence or inheritance. The driving force in these professions are described as doing a good job, taking on challenges, receiving gratitude and confirmation and to help people in their sorrow. For those working within the church God is the main driving force.},
  author       = {Elgán, Lena and Overå, Christina},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett tacksamt arbete : en studie om upplevelser och erfarenheter av att arbeta med död och sorg},
  year         = {2003},
}