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Hur kan stigmatisering påverka sprutbytesverksamheter? - En kvalitativ studie om sprutbytesprogrammens verksamheter ur anställdas perspektiv

Nilsson, Marika LU and Åberg, Emi LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
Our purpose has been to examine their approach and experiences considering the work with needle exchange programs, as well as what perceptions the employees are experiencing from the society. We chose a qualitative approach to our study. In our study we have conducted six interviews with employees at needle exchange programs in three different cities in Skåne. We have asked questions such as what value they see with their work, what biases they have experienced and what they believe is necessary for the programs to flourish. Our theoretical perspective was the stigma theory which means that the society put people into categories based on what qualities are seen as natural and not. Addicts belong to a stigmatized group which in turns can... (More)
Our purpose has been to examine their approach and experiences considering the work with needle exchange programs, as well as what perceptions the employees are experiencing from the society. We chose a qualitative approach to our study. In our study we have conducted six interviews with employees at needle exchange programs in three different cities in Skåne. We have asked questions such as what value they see with their work, what biases they have experienced and what they believe is necessary for the programs to flourish. Our theoretical perspective was the stigma theory which means that the society put people into categories based on what qualities are seen as natural and not. Addicts belong to a stigmatized group which in turns can result in that their value and rights often are questioned by others who knows little or nothing about addiction and the difficulties that can come with it. The results our study showed was that it would seem like our community permeates with all kinds of stereotypes and preconceptions of individuals using the needle exchange programs. However the preconceptions didn´t solely come from outsiders, sometimes they even came from people who themselves work with health care. (Less)
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Nilsson, Marika LU and Åberg, Emi LU
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SOPA63 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Needle Exchange, needle exchange programs, Sweden
language
Swedish
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8901184
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2017-01-25 14:18:54
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  abstract     = {Our purpose has been to examine their approach and experiences considering the work with needle exchange programs, as well as what perceptions the employees are experiencing from the society. We chose a qualitative approach to our study. In our study we have conducted six interviews with employees at needle exchange programs in three different cities in Skåne. We have asked questions such as what value they see with their work, what biases they have experienced and what they believe is necessary for the programs to flourish. Our theoretical perspective was the stigma theory which means that the society put people into categories based on what qualities are seen as natural and not. Addicts belong to a stigmatized group which in turns can result in that their value and rights often are questioned by others who knows little or nothing about addiction and the difficulties that can come with it. The results our study showed was that it would seem like our community permeates with all kinds of stereotypes and preconceptions of individuals using the needle exchange programs. However the preconceptions didn´t solely come from outsiders, sometimes they even came from people who themselves work with health care.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Marika and Åberg, Emi},
  keyword      = {Needle Exchange,needle exchange programs,Sweden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur kan stigmatisering påverka sprutbytesverksamheter? - En kvalitativ studie om sprutbytesprogrammens verksamheter ur anställdas perspektiv},
  year         = {2017},
}