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Det sociala arbetets konstruktion i mindfulnessforskning : En perspektivanalys

Ziman Karlsson, Aurora LU (2018) SOPA63 20181
School of Social Work
Abstract
Mindfulness is an increasingly popular social work intervention. The aim of this study was to examine how the social problems addressed by mindfulness are framed and how the nature and goals of social work are constructed in the latest mindfulness research from 2017 onwards. 25 peer-reviewed articles were examined with the help of Håkan Jönson’s perspective analysis, which asks questions about the nature of the problem, its causes, consequences and range, its solutions and the protagonists and imagery involved. The study found that most research on mindfulness in social work constructs the profession from an individualist-reformist perspective with problem solving as the main goal. However, there are some studies that stress the importance... (More)
Mindfulness is an increasingly popular social work intervention. The aim of this study was to examine how the social problems addressed by mindfulness are framed and how the nature and goals of social work are constructed in the latest mindfulness research from 2017 onwards. 25 peer-reviewed articles were examined with the help of Håkan Jönson’s perspective analysis, which asks questions about the nature of the problem, its causes, consequences and range, its solutions and the protagonists and imagery involved. The study found that most research on mindfulness in social work constructs the profession from an individualist-reformist perspective with problem solving as the main goal. However, there are some studies that stress the importance of combining problem solving with social change and empowerment. A small number of studies based on humanist theories criticize the evidence-based, cost-effective type of intervention typical for the individualist-reformist view, recommending more creative and holistic methods within the reflexive-therapeutic paradigm. Further studies are needed, taking into account the researchers’ perspective on social work and social problems, in order to clarify how mindfulness is best applied and how the profession can be developed in a conscious and fruitful way. (Less)
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Ziman Karlsson, Aurora LU
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SOPA63 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Social work, mindfulness, meditation, social constructionism, perspective analysis, socialt arbete, socialkonstruktionism, perspektivanalys
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Swedish
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8945899
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2018-06-11 11:48:15
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  abstract     = {Mindfulness is an increasingly popular social work intervention. The aim of this study was to examine how the social problems addressed by mindfulness are framed and how the nature and goals of social work are constructed in the latest mindfulness research from 2017 onwards. 25 peer-reviewed articles were examined with the help of Håkan Jönson’s perspective analysis, which asks questions about the nature of the problem, its causes, consequences and range, its solutions and the protagonists and imagery involved. The study found that most research on mindfulness in social work constructs the profession from an individualist-reformist perspective with problem solving as the main goal. However, there are some studies that stress the importance of combining problem solving with social change and empowerment. A small number of studies based on humanist theories criticize the evidence-based, cost-effective type of intervention typical for the individualist-reformist view, recommending more creative and holistic methods within the reflexive-therapeutic paradigm. Further studies are needed, taking into account the researchers’ perspective on social work and social problems, in order to clarify how mindfulness is best applied and how the profession can be developed in a conscious and fruitful way.},
  author       = {Ziman Karlsson, Aurora},
  keyword      = {Social work,mindfulness,meditation,social constructionism,perspective analysis,socialt arbete,socialkonstruktionism,perspektivanalys},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det sociala arbetets konstruktion i mindfulnessforskning : En perspektivanalys},
  year         = {2018},
}