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Djur, objekt eller människa? En studie av tillämpbarheten av dehumanization-teorin vid informationsöverlämning i socialt arbete

Sjödin, Astri LU and Elftorp, Jonatan LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study is to examine the applicability of dehumanization theory in studying the role of prior knowledge in psychiatric practices. The focal point is to examine how professionals in the psychiatric field reason when sharing information about specific users with new employees. By interviewing six employees working with supportive housing who themselves had experience of introducing new employees, we collected empirical data concerning the professional’s thoughts on the role of prior knowledge and which information they shared with the new employee. The employees we interviewed came from two different workplaces and cities and were chosen as a convenience sample. The interviews were semi-structured. Analyzing the data, we... (More)
The aim of this study is to examine the applicability of dehumanization theory in studying the role of prior knowledge in psychiatric practices. The focal point is to examine how professionals in the psychiatric field reason when sharing information about specific users with new employees. By interviewing six employees working with supportive housing who themselves had experience of introducing new employees, we collected empirical data concerning the professional’s thoughts on the role of prior knowledge and which information they shared with the new employee. The employees we interviewed came from two different workplaces and cities and were chosen as a convenience sample. The interviews were semi-structured. Analyzing the data, we discovered that the dehumanization theory was applicable in the sense that it helped point out aspects of the information the employees shared that can be said to have positive and/or negative effects on the new employees’ view on the user. At the same time it became evident that important aspects of the function of different kinds of prior knowledge got lost when applying the theory. The conclusion of the study is that the theory needs to consider these aspects in order to function as a suitable analytical model. (Less)
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Sjödin, Astri LU and Elftorp, Jonatan LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
dehumanization, prior knowledge, psychiatry, mental illness, personification, agency reorientation, social work, categorization, supportive housing
language
Swedish
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8900611
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2017-01-25 13:58:59
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to examine the applicability of dehumanization theory in studying the role of prior knowledge in psychiatric practices. The focal point is to examine how professionals in the psychiatric field reason when sharing information about specific users with new employees. By interviewing six employees working with supportive housing who themselves had experience of introducing new employees, we collected empirical data concerning the professional’s thoughts on the role of prior knowledge and which information they shared with the new employee. The employees we interviewed came from two different workplaces and cities and were chosen as a convenience sample. The interviews were semi-structured. Analyzing the data, we discovered that the dehumanization theory was applicable in the sense that it helped point out aspects of the information the employees shared that can be said to have positive and/or negative effects on the new employees’ view on the user. At the same time it became evident that important aspects of the function of different kinds of prior knowledge got lost when applying the theory. The conclusion of the study is that the theory needs to consider these aspects in order to function as a suitable analytical model.},
  author       = {Sjödin, Astri and Elftorp, Jonatan},
  keyword      = {dehumanization,prior knowledge,psychiatry,mental illness,personification,agency reorientation,social work,categorization,supportive housing},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Djur, objekt eller människa? En studie av tillämpbarheten av dehumanization-teorin vid informationsöverlämning i socialt arbete},
  year         = {2017},
}