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”Ibland är inte målet att bli självförsörjande- utan det kanske är att man ska må bättre.” En kvalitativ studie om aktivering av flyktingar med migrationsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa

Eklund, Ulrika LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Ulrika Eklund
Title: "Sometimes the goal is not to become self-sufficient, it is rather about feeling better." A qualitative study on the activation of refugees, related to migration and mental illness.
Supervisor: Torbjörn Hjort


The purpose of this study was to examine how the city of Malmö are working with people with PTSD and mental illness related to migration who receives financial assistance to become self-sufficient. The reason I chose to explore this area was that has shown that migration is associated with mental illness and it takes a long time for refugees and immigrants to establish themselves in the labor market and become self-sufficient. I have limited the study to examine how the professionals in two... (More)
Author: Ulrika Eklund
Title: "Sometimes the goal is not to become self-sufficient, it is rather about feeling better." A qualitative study on the activation of refugees, related to migration and mental illness.
Supervisor: Torbjörn Hjort


The purpose of this study was to examine how the city of Malmö are working with people with PTSD and mental illness related to migration who receives financial assistance to become self-sufficient. The reason I chose to explore this area was that has shown that migration is associated with mental illness and it takes a long time for refugees and immigrants to establish themselves in the labor market and become self-sufficient. I have limited the study to examine how the professionals in two organizations in Malmö are working with these individuals. The two organizations are the social services of financial assistance and a PTSD- center. The study was made using a qualitative method of doing sex semi-structured interviews. The interviews were conducted with four social worker from different districts and two labor secretaries from a PTSD-center. The collected empirical data was analyzed using the theoretical concepts of structural organization theory, street-level bureaucracies, discretion and collaboration. Results show that the organization affects the professional discretion in working with clients and the social workers had a greater discretion than labor secretaries. I also found that the collaboration between the organizations mostly worked well. As a conclusion I found that the structural conditions and the professionals discretion have an impact on the clients to become self-sufficient. (Less)
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author
Eklund, Ulrika LU
supervisor
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SOPA63 20131
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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social workers, PTSD, migration, financial assistance, discretion, organization, self-sufficient
language
Swedish
id
3813064
date added to LUP
2013-06-20 11:26:27
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2013-06-20 11:26:27
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Title: "Sometimes the goal is not to become self-sufficient, it is rather about feeling better." A qualitative study on the activation of refugees, related to migration and mental illness.
Supervisor: Torbjörn Hjort


The purpose of this study was to examine how the city of Malmö are working with people with PTSD and mental illness related to migration who receives financial assistance to become self-sufficient. The reason I chose to explore this area was that has shown that migration is associated with mental illness and it takes a long time for refugees and immigrants to establish themselves in the labor market and become self-sufficient. I have limited the study to examine how the professionals in two organizations in Malmö are working with these individuals. The two organizations are the social services of financial assistance and a PTSD- center. The study was made using a qualitative method of doing sex semi-structured interviews. The interviews were conducted with four social worker from different districts and two labor secretaries from a PTSD-center. The collected empirical data was analyzed using the theoretical concepts of structural organization theory, street-level bureaucracies, discretion and collaboration. Results show that the organization affects the professional discretion in working with clients and the social workers had a greater discretion than labor secretaries. I also found that the collaboration between the organizations mostly worked well. As a conclusion I found that the structural conditions and the professionals discretion have an impact on the clients to become self-sufficient.},
  author       = {Eklund, Ulrika},
  keyword      = {social workers,PTSD,migration,financial assistance,discretion,organization,self-sufficient},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Ibland är inte målet att bli självförsörjande- utan det kanske är att man ska må bättre.” En kvalitativ studie om aktivering av flyktingar med migrationsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa},
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