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Hvad vil du bruge din indlæggelse til? En antropologisk undersøgelse af et psykiatrisk afsnit med fokus på det modsatrettede i patientinddragelse

Fuglsang, Klara Saga Hedelykke LU (2019) SANM03 20182
Social Anthropology
Department of Sociology
Abstract
This thesis examines patient involvement in an open psychiatric ward in Denmark. It argues that patient involvement brings forth a contradiction within psychiatric care, where patients gradually learn how to position themselves as cooperative patients. In order for patient involvement to function as a meaningful force for all implicated parties, it demands a joint ground, where psychiatric treatment is based on cooperation and involvement. This creates an explanation system, and with this, a specific patient-image. Thus, patient involvement leads to a moralized psychiatric care, as a social technology, wherein the patients are expected to act as experts. But it is not only the patients whose self-image is created from responsibility and... (More)
This thesis examines patient involvement in an open psychiatric ward in Denmark. It argues that patient involvement brings forth a contradiction within psychiatric care, where patients gradually learn how to position themselves as cooperative patients. In order for patient involvement to function as a meaningful force for all implicated parties, it demands a joint ground, where psychiatric treatment is based on cooperation and involvement. This creates an explanation system, and with this, a specific patient-image. Thus, patient involvement leads to a moralized psychiatric care, as a social technology, wherein the patients are expected to act as experts. But it is not only the patients whose self-image is created from responsibility and cooperation: The psychiatric staff establish themselves as ´includers´, which points to a synergy between staff and patients. Patient involvement can be perceived as a fetishistic policy, of which the psychiatric staff has little influence. The relation between staff and patients is affected by this detachment, which creates a special kind of belonging and intimacy in the care-relation. As such, the critique the staff articulates can also be seen as a productive force, as it illuminates the crucial aspects of psychiatric care, and the inherent contradictions herein. (Less)
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author
Fuglsang, Klara Saga Hedelykke LU
supervisor
organization
course
SANM03 20182
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Social Anthropology, Patient Involvement, Expert Relations, Cognitive and Biomedical Paradigm, User Involvement
language
Danish
id
8968522
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2019-01-28 17:28:27
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines patient involvement in an open psychiatric ward in Denmark. It argues that patient involvement brings forth a contradiction within psychiatric care, where patients gradually learn how to position themselves as cooperative patients. In order for patient involvement to function as a meaningful force for all implicated parties, it demands a joint ground, where psychiatric treatment is based on cooperation and involvement. This creates an explanation system, and with this, a specific patient-image. Thus, patient involvement leads to a moralized psychiatric care, as a social technology, wherein the patients are expected to act as experts. But it is not only the patients whose self-image is created from responsibility and cooperation: The psychiatric staff establish themselves as ´includers´, which points to a synergy between staff and patients. Patient involvement can be perceived as a fetishistic policy, of which the psychiatric staff has little influence. The relation between staff and patients is affected by this detachment, which creates a special kind of belonging and intimacy in the care-relation. As such, the critique the staff articulates can also be seen as a productive force, as it illuminates the crucial aspects of psychiatric care, and the inherent contradictions herein.},
  author       = {Fuglsang, Klara Saga Hedelykke},
  keyword      = {Social Anthropology,Patient Involvement,Expert Relations,Cognitive and Biomedical Paradigm,User Involvement},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hvad vil du bruge din indlæggelse til? En antropologisk undersøgelse af et psykiatrisk afsnit med fokus på det modsatrettede i patientinddragelse},
  year         = {2019},
}