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Sexuella behov - en arbetsuppgift? - En kvalitativ studie om personliga assistenters relation till brukares sexuella behov

Minör, Sofia LU and Lindberg, Emelie LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Emelie Lindberg & Sofia Minör
Title: Sexual needs – a professional task?: A qualitative study on the relationship between personal assitants and the sexual needs of their clients [translated title]
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson
Assessor: Anna Angelin
The aim of this study was to examine the professional relationship between personal assistants and their clients with a focus on sexuality. The purpose was to examine how personal assistants relate to the sexual needs of the client and how they can facilitate it within their profession. We acknowledge a conflict between the clients’ right to have their sexual needs facilitated and the personal assistants rights to a good working environment. The clients’ legal right to assistance... (More)
Author: Emelie Lindberg & Sofia Minör
Title: Sexual needs – a professional task?: A qualitative study on the relationship between personal assitants and the sexual needs of their clients [translated title]
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson
Assessor: Anna Angelin
The aim of this study was to examine the professional relationship between personal assistants and their clients with a focus on sexuality. The purpose was to examine how personal assistants relate to the sexual needs of the client and how they can facilitate it within their profession. We acknowledge a conflict between the clients’ right to have their sexual needs facilitated and the personal assistants rights to a good working environment. The clients’ legal right to assistance does not mention sexual needs while other authorities provide guidelines that assistants can if there is a voluntary agreement facilitate sexual needs in behalf of their profession. There is a silence in society concerning the subject which makes it more difficult for assistants to approach sexual needs of their clients. The study was based on focus groups because it has been proven useful on sensitive topics. Three focus groups with eleven participants with experiences of the profession personal assistants were held. The analysis is based on an intersectional perspective that has its focus on power structures in society and interpersonal relationships. Our conclusion consists that someone always can become a victim in a professional relationship where sexual services is included as a task because of how the sexuality power structure sets the normative and deviant sexuality. Hence the consequence that nobody dares to raise the question of clients’ sexual needs because somebody needs to facilitate the sexual service for payment without a feeling of being abused or being the abuser.
Key words: Personal assistance, Disability, Facilitated sex, Relation, Intersectionality (Less)
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author
Minör, Sofia LU and Lindberg, Emelie LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Personal assistance, Disability, Facilitated sex, Relation, Intersectionality, Funktionsnedsatt, Intersektionalitet, Personlig assistent, Sex, Sexuella behov, Yrkesrelation
language
Swedish
id
3410752
date added to LUP
2013-02-01 17:44:28
date last changed
2013-02-01 17:44:28
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Title: Sexual needs – a professional task?: A qualitative study on the relationship between personal assitants and the sexual needs of their clients [translated title]
Supervisor: Malinda Andersson
Assessor: Anna Angelin
The aim of this study was to examine the professional relationship between personal assistants and their clients with a focus on sexuality. The purpose was to examine how personal assistants relate to the sexual needs of the client and how they can facilitate it within their profession. We acknowledge a conflict between the clients’ right to have their sexual needs facilitated and the personal assistants rights to a good working environment. The clients’ legal right to assistance does not mention sexual needs while other authorities provide guidelines that assistants can if there is a voluntary agreement facilitate sexual needs in behalf of their profession. There is a silence in society concerning the subject which makes it more difficult for assistants to approach sexual needs of their clients. The study was based on focus groups because it has been proven useful on sensitive topics. Three focus groups with eleven participants with experiences of the profession personal assistants were held. The analysis is based on an intersectional perspective that has its focus on power structures in society and interpersonal relationships. Our conclusion consists that someone always can become a victim in a professional relationship where sexual services is included as a task because of how the sexuality power structure sets the normative and deviant sexuality. Hence the consequence that nobody dares to raise the question of clients’ sexual needs because somebody needs to facilitate the sexual service for payment without a feeling of being abused or being the abuser. 
Key words: Personal assistance, Disability, Facilitated sex, Relation, Intersectionality},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sexuella behov - en arbetsuppgift? - En kvalitativ studie om personliga assistenters relation till brukares sexuella behov},
  year         = {2013},
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