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Har du leg eller? : En kvalitativ studie gällande frågan om legitimation för kuratorer inom hälso- och sjukvården

Sjölander, Viktor LU and Ohlsson, Josefin LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the concept of authorization of hospital social workers in Sweden. More specifically with reference to the relationship between hospital social workers and psychologists relative to psychosocial work. The study was based on a document analysis of several different document types from different source categories. Additionally a semi-structured interview with one hospital social worker was used. The analysis was based on two different theories, one regarding social closure and strategies used by professions to limit or expand influence in their respective work environments. And the other regarding professional jurisdictional claims made within or between professions. As a conclusion our study showed the... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine the concept of authorization of hospital social workers in Sweden. More specifically with reference to the relationship between hospital social workers and psychologists relative to psychosocial work. The study was based on a document analysis of several different document types from different source categories. Additionally a semi-structured interview with one hospital social worker was used. The analysis was based on two different theories, one regarding social closure and strategies used by professions to limit or expand influence in their respective work environments. And the other regarding professional jurisdictional claims made within or between professions. As a conclusion our study showed the significance of clarity regarding the role and jurisdiction for each of the two professions within the health-care context. Furthermore our study testifies to the possible view that an authorization of hospital social workers could contribute to a more clear distinction between the two professions. However the width of psychosocial work might make a clear distinction difficult and possibly increase the already somewhat strained relationship between these professional groups. (Less)
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author
Sjölander, Viktor LU and Ohlsson, Josefin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
authorization, hospital social workers, psychologists, social closure, jurisdiction, psychosocial work
language
Swedish
id
7359195
date added to LUP
2015-06-17 12:44:26
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2015-06-18 14:04:28
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine the concept of authorization of hospital social workers in Sweden. More specifically with reference to the relationship between hospital social workers and psychologists relative to psychosocial work. The study was based on a document analysis of several different document types from different source categories. Additionally a semi-structured interview with one hospital social worker was used. The analysis was based on two different theories, one regarding social closure and strategies used by professions to limit or expand influence in their respective work environments. And the other regarding professional jurisdictional claims made within or between professions. As a conclusion our study showed the significance of clarity regarding the role and jurisdiction for each of the two professions within the health-care context. Furthermore our study testifies to the possible view that an authorization of hospital social workers could contribute to a more clear distinction between the two professions. However the width of psychosocial work might make a clear distinction difficult and possibly increase the already somewhat strained relationship between these professional groups.},
  author       = {Sjölander, Viktor and Ohlsson, Josefin},
  keyword      = {authorization,hospital social workers,psychologists,social closure,jurisdiction,psychosocial work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Har du leg eller? : En kvalitativ studie gällande frågan om legitimation för kuratorer inom hälso- och sjukvården},
  year         = {2015},
}