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"Samtalet är som en dans där patienten för" - Om sjukhuskuratorers beskrivning av sitt arbete samt av sin kunskap och kompetens

Wigsten, Lina LU and Holm, Anders LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the work of clinical social workers. More specifically our aim was to perceive the knowledge and competence of clinical social workers using their own description of their work. The main questions that we address in this thesis are: How do the clinical social workers describe their knowledge and competence? What are the opinions of clinical social workers on the use of theories in their work? How can we understand the clinical social workers description of knowledge and competence used/needed in their work? Our study was based on three focus group interviews with a total of sixteen social workers. They all work at the same hospital and belong to the same unit although divided into three departments... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the work of clinical social workers. More specifically our aim was to perceive the knowledge and competence of clinical social workers using their own description of their work. The main questions that we address in this thesis are: How do the clinical social workers describe their knowledge and competence? What are the opinions of clinical social workers on the use of theories in their work? How can we understand the clinical social workers description of knowledge and competence used/needed in their work? Our study was based on three focus group interviews with a total of sixteen social workers. They all work at the same hospital and belong to the same unit although divided into three departments with different medical specialties. Our focus groups were a mix of social workers covering all specialties. After the interviews we translated our material into eight different themes. Our result shows that the clinical social workers have a very broad description of their work. This means that for the social workers to be able to practice clinical social work, they have to possess a broad range of knowledge and competence. (Less)
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Wigsten, Lina LU and Holm, Anders LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
knowledge, clinical social work, theories in social work
language
Swedish
id
1415116
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2009-06-10 13:58:55
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine the work of clinical social workers. More specifically our aim was to perceive the knowledge and competence of clinical social workers using their own description of their work. The main questions that we address in this thesis are: How do the clinical social workers describe their knowledge and competence? What are the opinions of clinical social workers on the use of theories in their work? How can we understand the clinical social workers description of knowledge and competence used/needed in their work? Our study was based on three focus group interviews with a total of sixteen social workers. They all work at the same hospital and belong to the same unit although divided into three departments with different medical specialties. Our focus groups were a mix of social workers covering all specialties. After the interviews we translated our material into eight different themes. Our result shows that the clinical social workers have a very broad description of their work. This means that for the social workers to be able to practice clinical social work, they have to possess a broad range of knowledge and competence.},
  author       = {Wigsten, Lina and Holm, Anders},
  keyword      = {knowledge,clinical social work,theories in social work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Samtalet är som en dans där patienten för" - Om sjukhuskuratorers beskrivning av sitt arbete samt av sin kunskap och kompetens},
  year         = {2009},
}