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Det kanske var någonting och jag kunde inte göra någonting” – en studie av socialarbetares handlingsutrymme i arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor

Rålin, Ida LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this report was to examine how social workers in Sweden who meet women subjected to violence experience their work. The main focus of the report was to examine how social workers reason about the discretion in the work with women subjected to violence. The method of qualitative research was used to examine this. Four social workers were interviewed and presented a fictitious case by which they had to make up their minds of how they would act when coming in contact with a woman whom they suspected were subjected to violence. The use of a fictitious case was inspired by the so-called vignette method. Theories about the street-level bureaucrat and his discretion were used in order to interpret and understand the collected material.... (More)
The aim of this report was to examine how social workers in Sweden who meet women subjected to violence experience their work. The main focus of the report was to examine how social workers reason about the discretion in the work with women subjected to violence. The method of qualitative research was used to examine this. Four social workers were interviewed and presented a fictitious case by which they had to make up their minds of how they would act when coming in contact with a woman whom they suspected were subjected to violence. The use of a fictitious case was inspired by the so-called vignette method. Theories about the street-level bureaucrat and his discretion were used in order to interpret and understand the collected material. The study showed that the social workers believed they had a substantial discretion in the work with women subjected to violence. The result of the study show among other that by using this discretion the social workers can see to the client’s individual needs and adjust the support from the way the needs look. (Less)
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author
Rålin, Ida LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
women subjected to violence, social services, social worker, street-level bureaucracy, discretion
language
Swedish
id
1666728
date added to LUP
2010-09-10 14:52:11
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2010-09-10 14:52:11
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  abstract     = {The aim of this report was to examine how social workers in Sweden who meet women subjected to violence experience their work. The main focus of the report was to examine how social workers reason about the discretion in the work with women subjected to violence. The method of qualitative research was used to examine this. Four social workers were interviewed and presented a fictitious case by which they had to make up their minds of how they would act when coming in contact with a woman whom they suspected were subjected to violence. The use of a fictitious case was inspired by the so-called vignette method. Theories about the street-level bureaucrat and his discretion were used in order to interpret and understand the collected material. The study showed that the social workers believed they had a substantial discretion in the work with women subjected to violence. The result of the study show among other that by using this discretion the social workers can see to the client’s individual needs and adjust the support from the way the needs look.},
  author       = {Rålin, Ida},
  keyword      = {women subjected to violence,social services,social worker,street-level bureaucracy,discretion},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det kanske var någonting och jag kunde inte göra någonting” – en studie av socialarbetares handlingsutrymme i arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor},
  year         = {2010},
}