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Självmordsproblematik på Sri Lanka- En socialkonstruktionistisk studie baserad på hälsoarbetares berättelser

Mulenga, Karoana LU and Svensson, Susanne LU (2014) SOPA63 20141
School of Social Work
Abstract
Sri Lanka is an island that suffers from high suicide rates and is ranked as one of the top countries in the world that have people committing suicide. Sri Lanka has been through Tsunami and a long time of conflict during a civil war. The aim of our study is to clarify how health workers talk about the high suicide rates in Sri Lanka. This is a qualitative study with an inductive approach which took place in Sri Lanka. Five health workers were interviewed and the analysis where made on the basis of a social constructivistic theory where we used the terms verbal-claims and claims-makers. To get a good analysis we created themes and coded the claims from the interviews. In the interviews, almost nothing was said about the civil war and the... (More)
Sri Lanka is an island that suffers from high suicide rates and is ranked as one of the top countries in the world that have people committing suicide. Sri Lanka has been through Tsunami and a long time of conflict during a civil war. The aim of our study is to clarify how health workers talk about the high suicide rates in Sri Lanka. This is a qualitative study with an inductive approach which took place in Sri Lanka. Five health workers were interviewed and the analysis where made on the basis of a social constructivistic theory where we used the terms verbal-claims and claims-makers. To get a good analysis we created themes and coded the claims from the interviews. In the interviews, almost nothing was said about the civil war and the tsunami as an explanation to why Sri Lanka suffers so high rates in suicide. In our results we can see that the health workers talk about the explanations and arguments for high suicide rates as individual and medical problem, and not as a structural problem. (Less)
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Mulenga, Karoana LU and Svensson, Susanne LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
suicid, självmord, Sri Lanka, socialkonstruktionism, sociala konstruktioner, socialpsykologi, Tsunami, claims, claims-makers
language
Swedish
English
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4465268
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2014-06-16 09:05:11
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2014-06-16 09:05:11
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  abstract     = {Sri Lanka is an island that suffers from high suicide rates and is ranked as one of the top countries in the world that have people committing suicide. Sri Lanka has been through Tsunami and a long time of conflict during a civil war. The aim of our study is to clarify how health workers talk about the high suicide rates in Sri Lanka. This is a qualitative study with an inductive approach which took place in Sri Lanka. Five health workers were interviewed and the analysis where made on the basis of a social constructivistic theory where we used the terms verbal-claims and claims-makers. To get a good analysis we created themes and coded the claims from the interviews. In the interviews, almost nothing was said about the civil war and the tsunami as an explanation to why Sri Lanka suffers so high rates in suicide. In our results we can see that the health workers talk about the explanations and arguments for high suicide rates as individual and medical problem, and not as a structural problem.},
  author       = {Mulenga, Karoana and Svensson, Susanne},
  keyword      = {suicid,självmord,Sri Lanka,socialkonstruktionism,sociala konstruktioner,socialpsykologi,Tsunami,claims,claims-makers},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självmordsproblematik på Sri Lanka- En socialkonstruktionistisk studie baserad på hälsoarbetares berättelser},
  year         = {2014},
}