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Självbestämmande genom kommunikation : en studie av kommunikationens plats inom några av LSS verksamheter

Adner Gustafsson, Amanda LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Verbal forms of communication seem to still be that dominant that other forms of expression are far from obvious to use. This study is based on interviews with ten caregivers whose work is governed by the Law on Support and Service for People with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS). In their daily work at group homes or in day service, they meet people
with intellectual disabilities who mainly rely on non-verbal forms of expression. The study explores to what extent the caregivers can be said to use communication as a mean to strengthen the users’ self-determination. Even though there are great differences in how the
caregivers make use of communication in their work, they all have their own strategies in understanding and interacting... (More)
Verbal forms of communication seem to still be that dominant that other forms of expression are far from obvious to use. This study is based on interviews with ten caregivers whose work is governed by the Law on Support and Service for People with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS). In their daily work at group homes or in day service, they meet people
with intellectual disabilities who mainly rely on non-verbal forms of expression. The study explores to what extent the caregivers can be said to use communication as a mean to strengthen the users’ self-determination. Even though there are great differences in how the
caregivers make use of communication in their work, they all have their own strategies in understanding and interacting in non-verbal ways. And the users’ own choice can often be realized through this interaction. Though non-verbal forms of expressions still need the recognition as meaningful communication, and the work in developing communication with
the users also need to be prioritized. This study further suggests that caregivers should take advantage of the knowledge of people with different experiences (members of the users’ family, speech therapists, psychiatrists etc.) when interpreting the user’s expressions as well
as in complex dilemmas of decision-making. (Less)
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author
Adner Gustafsson, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Human Rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
2064369
date added to LUP
2011-09-30 10:28:14
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
@misc{2064369,
  abstract     = {Verbal forms of communication seem to still be that dominant that other forms of expression are far from obvious to use. This study is based on interviews with ten caregivers whose work is governed by the Law on Support and Service for People with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS). In their daily work at group homes or in day service, they meet people
with intellectual disabilities who mainly rely on non-verbal forms of expression. The study explores to what extent the caregivers can be said to use communication as a mean to strengthen the users’ self-determination. Even though there are great differences in how the
caregivers make use of communication in their work, they all have their own strategies in understanding and interacting in non-verbal ways. And the users’ own choice can often be realized through this interaction. Though non-verbal forms of expressions still need the recognition as meaningful communication, and the work in developing communication with
the users also need to be prioritized. This study further suggests that caregivers should take advantage of the knowledge of people with different experiences (members of the users’ family, speech therapists, psychiatrists etc.) when interpreting the user’s expressions as well
as in complex dilemmas of decision-making.},
  author       = {Adner Gustafsson, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Human Rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självbestämmande genom kommunikation : en studie av kommunikationens plats inom några av LSS verksamheter},
  year         = {2011},
}