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Du måste sluta knarka - för att lagen säger så

Landström, Kristina LU and Gullbrandsson, Karin LU (2012) SOPA63 20112
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to provide knowledge of social workers’ experiences of working according to the Swedish law; Care of Alcoholics and Drug abusers Act, (Svensk Lag (1988:870) om vård av missbrukare i vissa fall).

Research has shown that the law contains several points where the social workers can interpret the law quite freely. This means that different social workers might come to different conclusions while working according to the law, even though the situations for the addicts are similar. This study will highlight areas and special factors that social workers use when dealing with cases where addicts have been placed in care according to the law. The social workers’ personal thoughts and feelings are also taken notice... (More)
The purpose of this study is to provide knowledge of social workers’ experiences of working according to the Swedish law; Care of Alcoholics and Drug abusers Act, (Svensk Lag (1988:870) om vård av missbrukare i vissa fall).

Research has shown that the law contains several points where the social workers can interpret the law quite freely. This means that different social workers might come to different conclusions while working according to the law, even though the situations for the addicts are similar. This study will highlight areas and special factors that social workers use when dealing with cases where addicts have been placed in care according to the law. The social workers’ personal thoughts and feelings are also taken notice of.

The study is based on six qualitative semi-structured interviews, where six social workers with experience of working with the LVM-law and process were interviewed. The theory of Berger and Luckmann was used as a framework when interpreting the answers of the interviews and the research.

In general, the interviewed social workers express multiple feelings when working with LVM. Amongst other things they stress that LVM-law is necessary since it gives the ability to intervene in serious situations, like when clients are likely to die as a result of their addiction. Though, they find it important to take into consideration that they have the authority in their profession and that it is important to invoke the law correctly, and further it is necessary to take the clients integrity into consideration.

LVM, Social worker, Addiction, Drug addict, Alcoholism, compulsory treatment and care. (Less)
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author
Landström, Kristina LU and Gullbrandsson, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
LVM, Social worker, Addiction, Drug addict, Alcoholism, compulsory treatment and care
language
Swedish
additional info
Examiner: Hans-Edvard Roos
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2338839
date added to LUP
2012-02-17 10:31:22
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2012-02-17 10:31:22
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Research has shown that the law contains several points where the social workers can interpret the law quite freely. This means that different social workers might come to different conclusions while working according to the law, even though the situations for the addicts are similar. This study will highlight areas and special factors that social workers use when dealing with cases where addicts have been placed in care according to the law. The social workers’ personal thoughts and feelings are also taken notice of.

The study is based on six qualitative semi-structured interviews, where six social workers with experience of working with the LVM-law and process were interviewed. The theory of Berger and Luckmann was used as a framework when interpreting the answers of the interviews and the research.  

In general, the interviewed social workers express multiple feelings when working with LVM. Amongst other things they stress that LVM-law is necessary since it gives the ability to intervene in serious situations, like when clients are likely to die as a result of their addiction. Though, they find it important to take into consideration that they have the authority in their profession and that it is important to invoke the law correctly, and further it is necessary to take the clients integrity into consideration.

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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Du måste sluta knarka - för att lagen säger så},
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