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Tvingad till livräddning? – Etiska dilemman och konflikter i arbetet med LVM

Andersson, Olof LU (2009) SOPA63 20082
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this essay was to study and analyze which ethical problems civil servants that work with LVM (law of non-voluntary treatment for addicts) experience and their point of view at their work with LVM. Civil servants in this essay, refers to the workers at LVM-homes that treat the addicts and the investigators at social office for grownup addicts. The method used was qualitative interviews and they were analyzed from an ethical-system perspective. The ethical systems that have been used were own-ethics, professional-ethics and surrounding world ethics (i.e. ethical relations).

The main results this essay presents are which situations the civil servant experience as ethically problematic. Normally there was no... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to study and analyze which ethical problems civil servants that work with LVM (law of non-voluntary treatment for addicts) experience and their point of view at their work with LVM. Civil servants in this essay, refers to the workers at LVM-homes that treat the addicts and the investigators at social office for grownup addicts. The method used was qualitative interviews and they were analyzed from an ethical-system perspective. The ethical systems that have been used were own-ethics, professional-ethics and surrounding world ethics (i.e. ethical relations).

The main results this essay presents are which situations the civil servant experience as ethically problematic. Normally there was no distinction between own-ethics and professional-ethics but there were a few exceptions where ethical dilemmas arose between these ethical systems. Other types of ethical dilemmas and conflicts have been found in relation to the client as well as in the relation to the manager at the social office. The civil servant also found some situations ethically complex, these situations could not be defined as ethical dilemmas/conflicts. In these situations one cooperative actor has blocked an opportunity, which leaves the civil servant with only one possible option. (Less)
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Andersson, Olof LU
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SOPA63 20082
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ethical dilemmas, Ethical system, ethics, LVM, non-voluntary care
language
Swedish
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1416056
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to study and analyze which ethical problems civil servants that work with LVM (law of non-voluntary treatment for addicts) experience and their point of view at their work with LVM. Civil servants in this essay, refers to the workers at LVM-homes that treat the addicts and the investigators at social office for grownup addicts. The method used was qualitative interviews and they were analyzed from an ethical-system perspective. The ethical systems that have been used were own-ethics, professional-ethics and surrounding world ethics (i.e. ethical relations).
        
The main results this essay presents are which situations the civil servant experience as ethically problematic. Normally there was no distinction between own-ethics and professional-ethics but there were a few exceptions where ethical dilemmas arose between these ethical systems. Other types of ethical dilemmas and conflicts have been found in relation to the client as well as in the relation to the manager at the social office. The civil servant also found some situations ethically complex, these situations could not be defined as ethical dilemmas/conflicts. In these situations one cooperative actor has blocked an opportunity, which leaves the civil servant with only one possible option.},
  author       = {Andersson, Olof},
  keyword      = {ethical dilemmas,Ethical system,ethics,LVM,non-voluntary care},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tvingad till livräddning? – Etiska dilemman och konflikter i arbetet med LVM},
  year         = {2009},
}