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Brukardelaktighet i planering mot självförsörjning. En kvalitativ studie ur socialarbetares perspektiv

Talme, Anna LU (2016) SOPA63 20161
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine service user involvement in planning for economic selfsufficiency
in the social services economic aid department. More specifically the aim was to
find out what experiences social workers have of service user involvement during planning,
since they are responsible of maintaining the plan. Four semi-structured interviews were made
with social workers in a Swedish municipality. The interviews were studied with a power
perspective of service user involvement, using the theoretical framework of Skau’s (2003)
concerning power and help in the relationship between social services, social workers and
service users, a relation that operates on both a structural and individual level. As a
conclusion,... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine service user involvement in planning for economic selfsufficiency
in the social services economic aid department. More specifically the aim was to
find out what experiences social workers have of service user involvement during planning,
since they are responsible of maintaining the plan. Four semi-structured interviews were made
with social workers in a Swedish municipality. The interviews were studied with a power
perspective of service user involvement, using the theoretical framework of Skau’s (2003)
concerning power and help in the relationship between social services, social workers and
service users, a relation that operates on both a structural and individual level. As a
conclusion, factors on both levels had an impact on service user involvement in planning for
economic self-sufficiency. From the social worker’s perspective, the social services limited
resources had a directly negative effect on involvement and as a consequence the social
workers did not in all cases have the time nor the possibilities to create a plan towards
economic self-sufficiency. And without a plan, an involvement in it is not possible. But in
those cases when the social workers did plan economic self-sufficiency with a service user,
they had power to control the planning and had the choice to provide help with involvement.
Furthermore, the service user’s participation is identified as dependent on their ability to
speak their mind, argue for their opinion or make resistance. But if there is a lack of
communicative skills, user participation is difficult to achieve because of the absence of a
visible will. The results demonstrated a problematic view of service user involvement as an
individual process, seeing as the responsibility of involvement is placed on the service user. (Less)
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author
Talme, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Service user involvement in planning for economic self-sufficiency. A qualitative study from the perspective of social workers
course
SOPA63 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
service user involvement, social workers, economic self-sufficiency, power, social services
language
Swedish
id
8878665
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2016-06-13 10:42:36
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine service user involvement in planning for economic selfsufficiency
in the social services economic aid department. More specifically the aim was to
find out what experiences social workers have of service user involvement during planning,
since they are responsible of maintaining the plan. Four semi-structured interviews were made
with social workers in a Swedish municipality. The interviews were studied with a power
perspective of service user involvement, using the theoretical framework of Skau’s (2003)
concerning power and help in the relationship between social services, social workers and
service users, a relation that operates on both a structural and individual level. As a
conclusion, factors on both levels had an impact on service user involvement in planning for
economic self-sufficiency. From the social worker’s perspective, the social services limited
resources had a directly negative effect on involvement and as a consequence the social
workers did not in all cases have the time nor the possibilities to create a plan towards
economic self-sufficiency. And without a plan, an involvement in it is not possible. But in
those cases when the social workers did plan economic self-sufficiency with a service user,
they had power to control the planning and had the choice to provide help with involvement.
Furthermore, the service user’s participation is identified as dependent on their ability to
speak their mind, argue for their opinion or make resistance. But if there is a lack of
communicative skills, user participation is difficult to achieve because of the absence of a
visible will. The results demonstrated a problematic view of service user involvement as an
individual process, seeing as the responsibility of involvement is placed on the service user.},
  author       = {Talme, Anna},
  keyword      = {service user involvement,social workers,economic self-sufficiency,power,social services},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Brukardelaktighet i planering mot självförsörjning. En kvalitativ studie ur socialarbetares perspektiv},
  year         = {2016},
}