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Metadon – motstånd eller acceptans? En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares attityder till läkemedelsassisterad behandling och samverkan mellan hälso-, och sjukvård och socialtjänst

Hakaj, Agnesa LU and Hakaj, Amar LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine social workers perceptions of medication assisted
treatment and how the cooperation gets affected when several professional logics meet.
Through a qualitative research we interviewed nine municipal social workers that have
knowledge and experience of working with people who have substance abuse problems, in
particularly with heroin, and medication assisted treatment. We found that the social workers
presented positive as well as negative effects of the treatment method. For some clients the
medication assisted treatment result in a capacity for rational thinking and a more structured
social life. For other clients it leads to medicalization and as consequence the client start to
recognize their... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine social workers perceptions of medication assisted
treatment and how the cooperation gets affected when several professional logics meet.
Through a qualitative research we interviewed nine municipal social workers that have
knowledge and experience of working with people who have substance abuse problems, in
particularly with heroin, and medication assisted treatment. We found that the social workers
presented positive as well as negative effects of the treatment method. For some clients the
medication assisted treatment result in a capacity for rational thinking and a more structured
social life. For other clients it leads to medicalization and as consequence the client start to
recognize their substance abuse as a disease. All of the social workers portray issues with
young people being clients and further argue that the treatment should primarily be offered to
clients who have had a substance abuse for a long time and tried other treatment methods. We
also found that the social workers are describing insufficiencies in the cooperation between
social services and healthcare that affects the clients. Conclusively the social workers have
divided attitudes towards side abuse and the zero-tolerance policy in Sweden. (Less)
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author
Hakaj, Agnesa LU and Hakaj, Amar LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social work, social workers, methadone, medical assisted treatment, medicalization, zero-tolerance, attitudes and perceptions, institutional and professional logics
language
Swedish
id
8901036
date added to LUP
2017-01-25 14:17:51
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2017-01-25 14:17:51
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine social workers perceptions of medication assisted
treatment and how the cooperation gets affected when several professional logics meet.
Through a qualitative research we interviewed nine municipal social workers that have
knowledge and experience of working with people who have substance abuse problems, in
particularly with heroin, and medication assisted treatment. We found that the social workers
presented positive as well as negative effects of the treatment method. For some clients the
medication assisted treatment result in a capacity for rational thinking and a more structured
social life. For other clients it leads to medicalization and as consequence the client start to
recognize their substance abuse as a disease. All of the social workers portray issues with
young people being clients and further argue that the treatment should primarily be offered to
clients who have had a substance abuse for a long time and tried other treatment methods. We
also found that the social workers are describing insufficiencies in the cooperation between
social services and healthcare that affects the clients. Conclusively the social workers have
divided attitudes towards side abuse and the zero-tolerance policy in Sweden.},
  author       = {Hakaj, Agnesa and Hakaj, Amar},
  keyword      = {social work,social workers,methadone,medical assisted treatment,medicalization,zero-tolerance,attitudes and perceptions,institutional and professional logics},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Metadon – motstånd eller acceptans? En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares attityder till läkemedelsassisterad behandling och samverkan mellan hälso-, och sjukvård och socialtjänst},
  year         = {2017},
}