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30 barn varje år : om skolans ansvar för barns rätt till (ett värdigt) liv

Säfström, Louise LU (2013) MRSK30 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In Sweden suicide is, alongside traffic accidents, the most common cause of death amongst children. Every year approximately 30 children take their lives, and 2011 nearly 800 children was hospitalized after deliberately having harmed themselves.
School is a place where children are forced to spend approximately 30 hours per week during at least nine years. Because of this school is where the state has the biggest opportunity to influence and affect children’s mental health. I therefor in this study explore the extent of the school’s legal and moral responsibility for the pupils’ mental health. Martha Nussbaum’s capability theory constitutes my theoretical approach, but because it doesn’t fully include mental health a part of this study... (More)
In Sweden suicide is, alongside traffic accidents, the most common cause of death amongst children. Every year approximately 30 children take their lives, and 2011 nearly 800 children was hospitalized after deliberately having harmed themselves.
School is a place where children are forced to spend approximately 30 hours per week during at least nine years. Because of this school is where the state has the biggest opportunity to influence and affect children’s mental health. I therefor in this study explore the extent of the school’s legal and moral responsibility for the pupils’ mental health. Martha Nussbaum’s capability theory constitutes my theoretical approach, but because it doesn’t fully include mental health a part of this study constitutes of a conceptual analysis of mental health to find a definition which is compatible with Nussbaum’s theory. Therefore Per-Anders Tengland’s theory of mental health is a part of my theoretical foundation. I fill the hole in Nussbaum’s theory by adding Tengland’s definition of acceptable mental health to her central capability “health”.
In view of this the aim of this study is to shed light on the big number of children who lacks mental health and whose right to life ultimately may be in danger. I conclude that the Swedish state does a god job providing children with the capability of mental health but a lousy one in terms of children’s functioning. I also conclude that for children the goal should be functioning rather than capability. (Less)
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author
Säfström, Louise LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
elevhälsa, skolan, barn och unga, psykisk ohälsa, psykisk hälsa, Rätten till liv, rätten till ett värdigt liv, skolan som skyldighetsbärare, självmord, human rights
language
Swedish
id
3358776
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 11:21:39
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2014-09-04 08:27:39
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  abstract     = {In Sweden suicide is, alongside traffic accidents, the most common cause of death amongst children. Every year approximately 30 children take their lives, and 2011 nearly 800 children was hospitalized after deliberately having harmed themselves.
School is a place where children are forced to spend approximately 30 hours per week during at least nine years. Because of this school is where the state has the biggest opportunity to influence and affect children’s mental health. I therefor in this study explore the extent of the school’s legal and moral responsibility for the pupils’ mental health. Martha Nussbaum’s capability theory constitutes my theoretical approach, but because it doesn’t fully include mental health a part of this study constitutes of a conceptual analysis of mental health to find a definition which is compatible with Nussbaum’s theory. Therefore Per-Anders Tengland’s theory of mental health is a part of my theoretical foundation. I fill the hole in Nussbaum’s theory by adding Tengland’s definition of acceptable mental health to her central capability “health”.
In view of this the aim of this study is to shed light on the big number of children who lacks mental health and whose right to life ultimately may be in danger. I conclude that the Swedish state does a god job providing children with the capability of mental health but a lousy one in terms of children’s functioning. I also conclude that for children the goal should be functioning rather than capability.},
  author       = {Säfström, Louise},
  keyword      = {elevhälsa,skolan,barn och unga,psykisk ohälsa,psykisk hälsa,Rätten till liv,rätten till ett värdigt liv,skolan som skyldighetsbärare,självmord,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {30 barn varje år : om skolans ansvar för barns rätt till (ett värdigt) liv},
  year         = {2013},
}