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Tvångsvårdade patienters delaktighet: en studie av patienters överklagande av beslut om deras vård

Wemme, Agnes LU (2017) RÄSK02 20171
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
The aim of this dissertation in the field of Sociology of Law, is to investigate how much participation
patients of involuntary treatment have in judicial decisions about their care. This investigation
was prompted after reading a recent proposition from the department of health in
Sweden, that suggested that the laws of involuntary treatment (LPT) were changed to allow
the affected patients more influence over their care. The nature of involuntary treatment is to
limit patient’s rights, but should only do so to a necessary extent, as the patients still have
basic human rights. This issue was investigated by reading public court judgements from patients
appealing the doctor’s decisions of involuntary treatment. These were then... (More)
The aim of this dissertation in the field of Sociology of Law, is to investigate how much participation
patients of involuntary treatment have in judicial decisions about their care. This investigation
was prompted after reading a recent proposition from the department of health in
Sweden, that suggested that the laws of involuntary treatment (LPT) were changed to allow
the affected patients more influence over their care. The nature of involuntary treatment is to
limit patient’s rights, but should only do so to a necessary extent, as the patients still have
basic human rights. This issue was investigated by reading public court judgements from patients
appealing the doctor’s decisions of involuntary treatment. These were then analyzed
with help of sociological theories of Foucault about bio-power, governmentality and discourse.
The results indicated that the patients had very little influence in court or over the judicial
judgements, and had little to no power to influence their treatment plan. Their voices
were not relevant in court. This contradicts for example the Swedish health law (HSL) and the
patient law, which entail all people to have equal rights to make decisions in their care and
although involuntary treatment naturally requires reduction of limitation of these rights, it
should be avoided as far as possible, to foster patients to feel safe and happy. (Less)
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author
Wemme, Agnes LU
supervisor
organization
course
RÄSK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Delaktighet, Foucault, LPT, Tvångsvård
language
Swedish
id
8913404
date added to LUP
2017-06-19 10:04:29
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2017-06-19 10:04:29
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  abstract     = {The aim of this dissertation in the field of Sociology of Law, is to investigate how much participation
patients of involuntary treatment have in judicial decisions about their care. This investigation
was prompted after reading a recent proposition from the department of health in
Sweden, that suggested that the laws of involuntary treatment (LPT) were changed to allow
the affected patients more influence over their care. The nature of involuntary treatment is to
limit patient’s rights, but should only do so to a necessary extent, as the patients still have
basic human rights. This issue was investigated by reading public court judgements from patients
appealing the doctor’s decisions of involuntary treatment. These were then analyzed
with help of sociological theories of Foucault about bio-power, governmentality and discourse.
The results indicated that the patients had very little influence in court or over the judicial
judgements, and had little to no power to influence their treatment plan. Their voices
were not relevant in court. This contradicts for example the Swedish health law (HSL) and the
patient law, which entail all people to have equal rights to make decisions in their care and
although involuntary treatment naturally requires reduction of limitation of these rights, it
should be avoided as far as possible, to foster patients to feel safe and happy.},
  author       = {Wemme, Agnes},
  keyword      = {Delaktighet,Foucault,LPT,Tvångsvård},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tvångsvårdade patienters delaktighet: en studie av patienters överklagande av beslut om deras vård},
  year         = {2017},
}