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Framställningen av ECT- behandling för depression i massmedia

Störsjö, Ramona LU and Nord, Emelie LU (2011) SOPA63 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The debate about ECT- treatment for depression has got a lot of attention in the media during the past 10 years. There are several actors involved in the debate, but we have chosen to look more closely at how patients' and the professionals' arguments look like. Our intention of writing this work was to investigate how patients' and professionals' views on electroconvulsive therapy are produced in the media and what is being communicated. The investigation is based on the following questions:
- What differences in the depiction of electroconvulsive therapy for depression exist?
The method we have used is document analysis, which means that we have analyzed already published texts, both by looking at the language and at the presentation... (More)
The debate about ECT- treatment for depression has got a lot of attention in the media during the past 10 years. There are several actors involved in the debate, but we have chosen to look more closely at how patients' and the professionals' arguments look like. Our intention of writing this work was to investigate how patients' and professionals' views on electroconvulsive therapy are produced in the media and what is being communicated. The investigation is based on the following questions:
- What differences in the depiction of electroconvulsive therapy for depression exist?
The method we have used is document analysis, which means that we have analyzed already published texts, both by looking at the language and at the presentation of different arguments. The research material was chosen from articles in various newspapers and magazines, which we then analyzed by using our theory, the social constructionist perspective.
We did not find any big differences in the depictions of ECT- treatment between patients and professionals in the media. The majority of the articles that we found contained statements from professionals about ECT, and out of these, most of them had a positive attitude towards the treatment. We only found half as many articles in which patients expressed their views about ECT, but even among those there were most positive representations. We also found that media representations have an impact on the public’s perception of things, in this case the perception of ECT. (Less)
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author
Störsjö, Ramona LU and Nord, Emelie LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
electroconvulsive therapy, patients, professional, depiction in media, social constructivism.
language
Swedish
id
1976652
date added to LUP
2011-06-17 16:43:23
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2011-06-17 16:43:23
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  abstract     = {The debate about ECT- treatment for depression has got a lot of attention in the media during the past 10 years. There are several actors involved in the debate, but we have chosen to look more closely at how patients' and the professionals' arguments look like. Our intention of writing this work was to investigate how patients' and professionals' views on electroconvulsive therapy are produced in the media and what is being communicated. The investigation is based on the following questions:
- What differences in the depiction of electroconvulsive therapy for depression exist?
The method we have used is document analysis, which means that we have analyzed already published texts, both by looking at the language and at the presentation of different arguments. The research material was chosen from articles in various newspapers and magazines, which we then analyzed by using our theory, the social constructionist perspective.
We did not find any big differences in the depictions of ECT- treatment between patients and professionals in the media. The majority of the articles that we found contained statements from professionals about ECT, and out of these, most of them had a positive attitude towards the treatment. We only found half as many articles in which patients expressed their views about ECT, but even among those there were most positive representations. We also found that media representations have an impact on the public’s perception of things, in this case the perception of ECT.},
  author       = {Störsjö, Ramona and Nord, Emelie},
  keyword      = {electroconvulsive therapy,patients,professional,depiction in media,social constructivism.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Framställningen av ECT- behandling för depression i massmedia},
  year         = {2011},
}