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Möte över gränser - En studie av socialarbetares bemötande av klienter med borderline inom socialtjänsten

Öhlin, Madelene LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Author: Madelene Öhlin
Title: Meeting across borders – a study of the social worker’s reception of clients with borderline. [translated title]
Supervisor: Kristina Göransson
Assessor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson
Borderline personality disorder is a diagnosis that it has been researched a lot about, but there is very little research for what a good reception to these clients’ means. People with borderline can be very energy-consuming and difficult to work with and they often put up heavy demands on their environment. It is important for social workers to cope and to answer these difficult clients as professionally as possible, both for themselves and for the client. The purpose of this study, at the University of Lund, is to... (More)
Abstract
Author: Madelene Öhlin
Title: Meeting across borders – a study of the social worker’s reception of clients with borderline. [translated title]
Supervisor: Kristina Göransson
Assessor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson
Borderline personality disorder is a diagnosis that it has been researched a lot about, but there is very little research for what a good reception to these clients’ means. People with borderline can be very energy-consuming and difficult to work with and they often put up heavy demands on their environment. It is important for social workers to cope and to answer these difficult clients as professionally as possible, both for themselves and for the client. The purpose of this study, at the University of Lund, is to examine social workers knowledge about the diagnosis and what they believe to be a good reception of these clients. My questions are: How do social workers respond to a client with borderline within social welfare and what are the difficulties in the actual meeting? Have social welfare any guidelines on how to respond to clients with borderline and what strategies are used to respond to these clients?
In order to answer these questions, five qualitative, semi-structured interviews were performed in the south of Sweden, with different social workers with a degree in social science. The results of the interviews were analyzed using six theoretical concepts, treatment, profession, role, individual and structure and communication as well as literature. The study showed that social workers do not have any guidelines on how to respond to clients with borderline. Social workers often use structure and framework in the specific meeting, but also emphasize the importance of flexibility and personalization of the meeting. The characteristics required, in response to a client with borderline, are to hold a structure and to have a framework for the meetings, be very distinct and take help from external colleagues or supervisors if problems arise. In addition, the basis of a good reception is to be calm, to listen, to show respect, to be sympathetic and see the whole person, not only the diagnosis. (Less)
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Öhlin, Madelene LU
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SOPA63 20101
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qualitative interview. , professional, social workers, reception, Borderline, encounter
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Swedish
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Author: Madelene Öhlin
Title: Meeting across borders – a study of the social worker’s reception of clients with borderline. [translated title]
Supervisor: Kristina Göransson
Assessor: Eva-Malin Antoniusson
Borderline personality disorder is a diagnosis that it has been researched a lot about, but there is very little research for what a good reception to these clients’ means.  People with borderline can be very energy-consuming and difficult to work with and they often put up heavy demands on their environment. It is important for social workers to cope and to answer these difficult clients as professionally as possible, both for themselves and for the client. The purpose of this study, at the University of Lund, is to examine social workers knowledge about the diagnosis and what they believe to be a good reception of these clients. My questions are: How do social workers respond to a client with borderline within social welfare and what are the difficulties in the actual meeting? Have social welfare any guidelines on how to respond to clients with borderline and what strategies are used to respond to these clients? 
In order to answer these questions, five qualitative, semi-structured interviews were performed in the south of Sweden, with different social workers with a degree in social science. The results of the interviews were analyzed using six theoretical concepts, treatment, profession, role, individual and structure and communication as well as literature. The study showed that social workers do not have any guidelines on how to respond to clients with borderline. Social workers often use structure and framework in the specific meeting, but also emphasize the importance of flexibility and personalization of the meeting. The characteristics required, in response to a client with borderline, are to hold a structure and to have a framework for the meetings, be very distinct and take help from external colleagues or supervisors if problems arise. In addition, the basis of a good reception is to be calm, to listen, to show respect, to be sympathetic and see the whole person, not only the diagnosis.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Möte över gränser - En studie av socialarbetares bemötande av klienter med borderline inom socialtjänsten},
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