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Individualism på bekostnad av individen? - LSS, jämlikhet och frihet utifrån ett klassperspektiv

Nilsson, Hampus LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The bearing principles of the Law of support and Service for people with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS) are to create a freer and more self-determined user, limit government intrusion and paternalism. This whilst the main objectives of the Health Care Law are to uphold good health and care on equal terms for the entire population. This essay investigates whether these two principles might be contradictory in practice. I do so by analyzing the liberal and individualistic ideas and ideals in the LSS-law in relation to an interview material acquired through interviews with users, relatives and government administrators with connection to LSS. To interpret the results of my findings and to understand how the LSS-law´s liberal viewpoint... (More)
The bearing principles of the Law of support and Service for people with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS) are to create a freer and more self-determined user, limit government intrusion and paternalism. This whilst the main objectives of the Health Care Law are to uphold good health and care on equal terms for the entire population. This essay investigates whether these two principles might be contradictory in practice. I do so by analyzing the liberal and individualistic ideas and ideals in the LSS-law in relation to an interview material acquired through interviews with users, relatives and government administrators with connection to LSS. To interpret the results of my findings and to understand how the LSS-law´s liberal viewpoint affects users, I analyze the material from a Bourdieuen class perspective. My results indicate that there seem to be a lack of awareness regarding the internal differences amongst the LSS users which creates, aggregates and cements the initial socio-economic differences between people with disabilities. Hence, the liberalism of LSS may not actually promote freer and more self-determined user, but an unjust health care system, where the level of service and care are based on the individual user´s capacity to make claims and adjust to the regulations, regularities and procedures of the LSS. (Less)
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Nilsson, Hampus LU
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STVK02 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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LSS, individualism, liberalism, jämlikhet, sjukvård, klass
language
Swedish
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5160017
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2015-05-11 15:50:58
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  abstract     = {The bearing principles of the Law of support and Service for people with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS) are to create a freer and more self-determined user, limit government intrusion and paternalism. This whilst the main objectives of the Health Care Law are to uphold good health and care on equal terms for the entire population. This essay investigates whether these two principles might be contradictory in practice. I do so by analyzing the liberal and individualistic ideas and ideals in the LSS-law in relation to an interview material acquired through interviews with users, relatives and government administrators with connection to LSS. To interpret the results of my findings and to understand how the LSS-law´s liberal viewpoint affects users, I analyze the material from a Bourdieuen class perspective. 						My results indicate that there seem to be a lack of awareness regarding the internal differences amongst the LSS users which creates, aggregates and cements the initial socio-economic differences between people with disabilities. Hence, the liberalism of LSS may not actually promote freer and more self-determined user, but an unjust health care system, where the level of service and care are based on the individual user´s capacity to make claims and adjust to the regulations, regularities and procedures of the LSS.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Hampus},
  keyword      = {LSS,individualism,liberalism,jämlikhet,sjukvård,klass},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Individualism på bekostnad av individen? - LSS, jämlikhet och frihet utifrån ett klassperspektiv},
  year         = {2015},
}