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En kvalitativ studie om närståendes upplevelser kring depressionen och stödet

Skarner Bengtsson, Maina LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
A qualitative study of family members and spouses experiences regarding the depression and the support

One third of the Swedish population has at some point of their lives been afflicted with a depression, and although there are many interventions to be had, a majority of them focus solely on the individual with the depression. Shedding light on how family members and spouses experience the support they receive is still quite a new area of research and therefore this paper hopes to answer 1) how family members and spouses experience their encounters with professionals working with depression, 2) what significance informal organisations have had for them and also 3) what social workers working with individual with depression say about... (More)
A qualitative study of family members and spouses experiences regarding the depression and the support

One third of the Swedish population has at some point of their lives been afflicted with a depression, and although there are many interventions to be had, a majority of them focus solely on the individual with the depression. Shedding light on how family members and spouses experience the support they receive is still quite a new area of research and therefore this paper hopes to answer 1) how family members and spouses experience their encounters with professionals working with depression, 2) what significance informal organisations have had for them and also 3) what social workers working with individual with depression say about what role family members and spouses play in regard to the depression. To answer these questions three people who at some point of their lives have lived with an individual with depression and three social workers have been interviewed. The result coincides with earlier theories and studies claiming that family members and spouses do indeed experience burden in relation to their encounters with professionals, that formal organisations do not yet offer the necessary interventions that cover family members and spouses needs for support and that it is because of this that there is a need for informal organisations. The conclusion of this study is that there is quite a lot of support to be had and that social workers are in the unique position of coordinating the necessary help. Therefore the future goal within social work should be to combine forces with informal organisations and make sure that all the affected members get the information and support necessary. (Less)
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Skarner Bengtsson, Maina LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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socialt arbete, anhöriga, närstående, informal organisations, social work, spouse, family members, depression, ideella organisationer
language
Swedish
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1974959
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2011-06-08 09:32:12
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  abstract     = {A qualitative study of family members and spouses experiences regarding the depression and the support

One third of the Swedish population has at some point of their lives been afflicted with a depression, and although there are many interventions to be had, a majority of them focus solely on the individual with the depression. Shedding light on how family members and spouses experience the support they receive is still quite a new area of research and therefore this paper hopes to answer 1) how family members and spouses experience their encounters with professionals working with depression, 2) what significance informal organisations have had for them and also 3) what social workers working with individual with depression say about what role family members and spouses play in regard to the depression. To answer these questions three people who at some point of their lives have lived with an individual with depression and three social workers have been interviewed. The result coincides with earlier theories and studies claiming that family members and spouses do indeed experience burden in relation to their encounters with professionals, that formal organisations do not yet offer the necessary interventions that cover family members and spouses needs for support and that it is because of this that there is a need for informal organisations. The conclusion of this study is that there is quite a lot of support to be had and that social workers are in the unique position of coordinating the necessary help. Therefore the future goal within social work should be to combine forces with informal organisations and make sure that all the affected members get the information and support necessary.},
  author       = {Skarner Bengtsson, Maina},
  keyword      = {socialt arbete,anhöriga,närstående,informal organisations,social work,spouse,family members,depression,ideella organisationer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En kvalitativ studie om närståendes upplevelser kring depressionen och stödet},
  year         = {2011},
}