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”Du kan vara hur psykisk sjuk du vill, det handlar ändå om människor” : En diskursanalys av intervjuer om relationen mellan personer med psykisk ohälsa och socialtjänsten.

Malm, Pernilla LU and Ekholm, Amanda LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how people with mental illness, their families and social workers talk about the contact between client and social workers to gain a deeper understanding of how relationships are created. The study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with six people who represent the people mentioned above. The interviews were then processed and analyzed with critical discourse analysis and discourse psychology. Conclusions that the study has resulted in is that some clients experience a worsening attitude, they want a personal and individual approach, and derives it to social services are in a vulnerable and stressful situation in today's society. Social workers talk about the contact with words like... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how people with mental illness, their families and social workers talk about the contact between client and social workers to gain a deeper understanding of how relationships are created. The study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with six people who represent the people mentioned above. The interviews were then processed and analyzed with critical discourse analysis and discourse psychology. Conclusions that the study has resulted in is that some clients experience a worsening attitude, they want a personal and individual approach, and derives it to social services are in a vulnerable and stressful situation in today's society. Social workers talk about the contact with words like adapt, to listen and responsibility is important for a professional to create a successful contact and relationship. The results also showed that clients identify themselves at times with their diagnoses and occasionally they express a desire to disregard diagnoses. Some clients also expressed experiences of stigmatization because of their mental illness from social services. A social worker said she didn’t ask the client straight ahead about the diagnosis, instead she described herself as a detective in the conversation. (Less)
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author
Malm, Pernilla LU and Ekholm, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Mental illness, Social services, Contact, Critical Discourse Analysis, Discourse psychology
language
Swedish
id
7363205
date added to LUP
2015-06-18 14:17:18
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2015-06-18 14:17:18
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how people with mental illness, their families and social workers talk about the contact between client and social workers to gain a deeper understanding of how relationships are created. The study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with six people who represent the people mentioned above. The interviews were then processed and analyzed with critical discourse analysis and discourse psychology. Conclusions that the study has resulted in is that some clients experience a worsening attitude, they want a personal and individual approach, and derives it to social services are in a vulnerable and stressful situation in today's society. Social workers talk about the contact with words like adapt, to listen and responsibility is important for a professional to create a successful contact and relationship. The results also showed that clients identify themselves at times with their diagnoses and occasionally they express a desire to disregard diagnoses. Some clients also expressed experiences of stigmatization because of their mental illness from social services. A social worker said she didn’t ask the client straight ahead about the diagnosis, instead she described herself as a detective in the conversation.},
  author       = {Malm, Pernilla and Ekholm, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Mental illness,Social services,Contact,Critical Discourse Analysis,Discourse psychology},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Du kan vara hur psykisk sjuk du vill, det handlar ändå om människor” : En diskursanalys av intervjuer om relationen mellan personer med psykisk ohälsa och socialtjänsten.},
  year         = {2015},
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