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När det sociala krockar med det medicinska : En kvalitativ studie om kuratorer på LARO-mottagningar

Helmersson, Elin LU and Åberg, Emelie LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how social workers at LARO-clinics experience their role at the clinic, as well as investigate how their roles are shaped in interaction with cohort, patients and the organization. We conducted seven semi-structured interviews with social workers at different LARO-clinics in Skåne. For our analysis, we have applied symbolic interaction, the dramaturgical analysis by Goffman and the constructs profession and power. One of the most important result in our study was that the social workers have described their experience of their role with words such as ”co-ordinator”, ”fixer”, ”the spider in the nest” and ”guide”, although, the social workers expressed an absence of guidelines for what... (More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how social workers at LARO-clinics experience their role at the clinic, as well as investigate how their roles are shaped in interaction with cohort, patients and the organization. We conducted seven semi-structured interviews with social workers at different LARO-clinics in Skåne. For our analysis, we have applied symbolic interaction, the dramaturgical analysis by Goffman and the constructs profession and power. One of the most important result in our study was that the social workers have described their experience of their role with words such as ”co-ordinator”, ”fixer”, ”the spider in the nest” and ”guide”, although, the social workers expressed an absence of guidelines for what they are expected to do. Another important result was how the social worker’s role, and what they are expected to do, are affected by the patients and their different needs. At last, a major theme has been how the social worker is alone in his or her profession as a social worker in a context of medicine. The profession of the social worker differs from the rest of the staff, which creates tensions and a struggle for power between the different professions. (Less)
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Helmersson, Elin LU and Åberg, Emelie LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20171
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
social worker, medication-assisted treatment, opioids, profession, psychological-and social support
language
Swedish
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8911701
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2017-06-08 09:48:58
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2017-06-08 09:48:58
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  abstract     = {The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how social workers at LARO-clinics experience their role at the clinic, as well as investigate how their roles are shaped in interaction with cohort, patients and the organization. We conducted seven semi-structured interviews with social workers at different LARO-clinics in Skåne. For our analysis, we have applied symbolic interaction, the dramaturgical analysis by Goffman and the constructs profession and power. One of the most important result in our study was that the social workers have described their experience of their role with words such as ”co-ordinator”, ”fixer”, ”the spider in the nest” and ”guide”, although, the social workers expressed an absence of guidelines for what they are expected to do. Another important result was how the social worker’s role, and what they are expected to do, are affected by the patients and their different needs. At last, a major theme has been how the social worker is alone in his or her profession as a social worker in a context of medicine. The profession of the social worker differs from the rest of the staff, which creates tensions and a struggle for power between the different professions.},
  author       = {Helmersson, Elin and Åberg, Emelie},
  keyword      = {social worker,medication-assisted treatment,opioids,profession,psychological-and social support},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När det sociala krockar med det medicinska : En kvalitativ studie om kuratorer på LARO-mottagningar},
  year         = {2017},
}