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Lägg ditt liv i händerna på ett system som glömmer bort dig: Om gestaltandet av suicidprevention i nyhetsmedia

Nilsson, Sofie LU (2020) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate how suicide prevention is socially constructed in the news media discourse of Swedish newspapers. A total of 14 articles published in Swedish newspapers concerning suicide prevention were analyzed. The method used for this study was a qualitative text analysis. This study has a social constructivist approach and the theoretical framework is composed of framing theory. I found that suicide prevention is constructed as a function of society aimed to take care of the individual and promote its well being. I also found that the discourse aims it’s focusing on pointing out problems and failures of suicide prevention, alongside the construction of the individual in need of care as exposed and vulnerable... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate how suicide prevention is socially constructed in the news media discourse of Swedish newspapers. A total of 14 articles published in Swedish newspapers concerning suicide prevention were analyzed. The method used for this study was a qualitative text analysis. This study has a social constructivist approach and the theoretical framework is composed of framing theory. I found that suicide prevention is constructed as a function of society aimed to take care of the individual and promote its well being. I also found that the discourse aims it’s focusing on pointing out problems and failures of suicide prevention, alongside the construction of the individual in need of care as exposed and vulnerable in relation to the society. This concludes that the individual is constructed as a valuable being who’s wellbeing and mental health is of deep interest, which impacts the caretaking characteristics of the suicide prevention, alongside an urgent need of improvment of the suicide prevention. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Sofie LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Put your life in the hands of a system who forgets you: about the construction of suicide prevention in news media [Translated title]
course
SOPA63 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
suicide prevention, news media discourse, mental illness, mental health care, social construction, framing theory
language
Swedish
id
9006795
date added to LUP
2020-03-20 10:41:31
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2020-03-20 10:41:31
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to investigate how suicide prevention is socially constructed in the news media discourse of Swedish newspapers. A total of 14 articles published in Swedish newspapers concerning suicide prevention were analyzed. The method used for this study was a qualitative text analysis. This study has a social constructivist approach and the theoretical framework is composed of framing theory. I found that suicide prevention is constructed as a function of society aimed to take care of the individual and promote its well being. I also found that the discourse aims it’s focusing on pointing out problems and failures of suicide prevention, alongside the construction of the individual in need of care as exposed and vulnerable in relation to the society. This concludes that the individual is constructed as a valuable being who’s wellbeing and mental health is of deep interest, which impacts the caretaking characteristics of the suicide prevention, alongside an urgent need of improvment of the suicide prevention.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Sofie},
  keyword      = {suicide prevention,news media discourse,mental illness,mental health care,social construction,framing theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lägg ditt liv i händerna på ett system som glömmer bort dig: Om gestaltandet av suicidprevention i nyhetsmedia},
  year         = {2020},
}