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Religion och praktiskt socialt arbete inom palliativ vård

Blecher, Daniel LU (2019) SOPA63 20182
School of Social Work
Abstract
The importance of religion in the contemporary society is viewed as decreasing, however, it is significant. Especially, since patients within palliative care tend to turn to their religion for support and comfort. The aim of this thesis has been to examine social workers experience of religion within practical social work in palliative care. Qualitative semi-structured interviewing was used as method. The sample consisted of social workers who work within palliative care. Five social workers were interviewed. The main findings are that religion is an important factor in the practical social work within palliative care both for the social worker, the patient and its relatives. It can be a resource which achieves feelings of comfort, unity... (More)
The importance of religion in the contemporary society is viewed as decreasing, however, it is significant. Especially, since patients within palliative care tend to turn to their religion for support and comfort. The aim of this thesis has been to examine social workers experience of religion within practical social work in palliative care. Qualitative semi-structured interviewing was used as method. The sample consisted of social workers who work within palliative care. Five social workers were interviewed. The main findings are that religion is an important factor in the practical social work within palliative care both for the social worker, the patient and its relatives. It can be a resource which achieves feelings of comfort, unity and control through praying and practice of religious ceremonies. Also, religion can be viewed as an obstacle by the social worker. The findings regarding the meaning of religion for the professional’s social work practice is that it of importance and should be incorporated within social work. (Less)
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author
Blecher, Daniel LU
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organization
alternative title
Religion and social work practice within palliative care
course
SOPA63 20182
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
religion and social work, social work practice in palliative care, social worker’s experience
language
Swedish
id
8967147
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2019-01-31 16:28:49
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2019-01-31 16:28:49
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  abstract     = {The importance of religion in the contemporary society is viewed as decreasing, however, it is significant. Especially, since patients within palliative care tend to turn to their religion for support and comfort. The aim of this thesis has been to examine social workers experience of religion within practical social work in palliative care. Qualitative semi-structured interviewing was used as method. The sample consisted of social workers who work within palliative care. Five social workers were interviewed. The main findings are that religion is an important factor in the practical social work within palliative care both for the social worker, the patient and its relatives. It can be a resource which achieves feelings of comfort, unity and control through praying and practice of religious ceremonies. Also, religion can be viewed as an obstacle by the social worker. The findings regarding the meaning of religion for the professional’s social work practice is that it of importance and should be incorporated within social work.},
  author       = {Blecher, Daniel},
  keyword      = {religion and social work,social work practice in palliative care,social worker’s experience},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Religion och praktiskt socialt arbete inom palliativ vård},
  year         = {2019},
}