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Ojämlik behandling och diskriminering inom den svenska sjukvården : en undersökning av bidragande faktorers interaktion

Edfeldt, Amanda LU (2013) MRSK30 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The Swedish health care does not live up to the objective set in the legislation about health care, that every person has the equal right to health care according to need. New reports show that both discrimination and unequal treatment among patients occur within the Swedish health care. This study is confined to include only institutions for treatment of people with physical health problems. Previous research show that people with disabilities and chronic disease, low socioeconomic status, no or few family members, and people who differs from the norm concerning gender, culture, age, sexuality etc. gets inferior treatment and care at Swedish hospitals. The aim of this study is to analyse how different factors leading to the occurrence of... (More)
The Swedish health care does not live up to the objective set in the legislation about health care, that every person has the equal right to health care according to need. New reports show that both discrimination and unequal treatment among patients occur within the Swedish health care. This study is confined to include only institutions for treatment of people with physical health problems. Previous research show that people with disabilities and chronic disease, low socioeconomic status, no or few family members, and people who differs from the norm concerning gender, culture, age, sexuality etc. gets inferior treatment and care at Swedish hospitals. The aim of this study is to analyse how different factors leading to the occurrence of discrimination and unequal treatment interact with each other. This is done with a literature study combined with qualitative interviews with Swedish doctors. The method is chosen to make it possible to answer the question regarding how the main factors interact with each other and possibly find a mutual source. Other material used for this study is the Swedish legislation and a report from the Swedish discrimination ombudsman, as well as previous findings from Doctor Nina Cavalli-­‐Björkman at the University of Uppsala. The results show that discrimination and unequal treatment depend on several interacting factors joint by the fact that the Swedish healthcare system is underfinanced. The Swedish healthcare supply cannot meet the total demand, which results in discrimination and unequal treatment. Underlying norms and power structures in society result in health personnel making priorities based on deep-­‐rooted norms, which results in unequal treatment and discrimination for certain groups. (Less)
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author
Edfeldt, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
equal treatment, justice, rights, discrimination, health, priorities, intersectionality, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
language
Swedish
id
3994166
date added to LUP
2013-10-22 07:46:20
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:43
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  abstract     = {The Swedish health care does not live up to the objective set in the legislation about health care, that every person has the equal right to health care according to need. New reports show that both discrimination and unequal treatment among patients occur within the Swedish health care. This study is confined to include only institutions for treatment of people with physical health problems. Previous research show that people with disabilities and chronic disease, low socioeconomic status, no or few family members, and people who differs from the norm concerning gender, culture, age, sexuality etc. gets inferior treatment and care at Swedish hospitals. The aim of this study is to analyse how different factors leading to the occurrence of discrimination and unequal treatment interact with each other. This is done with a literature study combined with qualitative interviews with Swedish doctors. The method is chosen to make it possible to answer the question regarding how the main factors interact with each other and possibly find a mutual source. Other material used for this study is the Swedish legislation and a report from the Swedish discrimination ombudsman, as well as previous findings from Doctor Nina Cavalli-­‐Björkman at the University of Uppsala. The results show that discrimination and unequal treatment depend on several interacting factors joint by the fact that the Swedish healthcare system is underfinanced. The Swedish healthcare supply cannot meet the total demand, which results in discrimination and unequal treatment. Underlying norms and power structures in society result in health personnel making priorities based on deep-­‐rooted norms, which results in unequal treatment and discrimination for certain groups.},
  author       = {Edfeldt, Amanda},
  keyword      = {equal treatment,justice,rights,discrimination,health,priorities,intersectionality,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ojämlik behandling och diskriminering inom den svenska sjukvården : en undersökning av bidragande faktorers interaktion},
  year         = {2013},
}