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Att väcka det som inte sägs...: -Hur personal inom socialtjänst respektive hälso- och sjukvård upplever arbetet med att upptäcka och stödja kvinnor som blivit utsatta för våld i en nära relation.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To awaken what is not said... : – How employees in social services and healthcare experience the work of detecting and supporting women who have been subjected to violence in a intimate relationship (English)
Abstract [sv]

Våld i nära relationer är ett folkhälso- och samhällsproblem som kräver insatser från flera verksamheter. Studiens syfte var att undersöka hur personal inom socialtjänst respektive hälso- och sjukvård upplever arbetet med kvinnor som blivit utsatta för våld i en nära relation. Syftet var att genom en kvalitativ metod bidra med kunskap ur perspektivet från de yrkesgrupper som har ett ansvar att upptäcka våld samt stödja våldsutsatta kvinnor. Den empiriska datan samlades in genom intervjuer med sju respondenter och analyserades därefter utifrån en innehållsanalys. Respondenterna bestod av två socialsekreterare, två barnmorskor samt tre kuratorer inom den psykiatriska öppenvården. Resultatet tolkades genom systemteori och begreppen makt, normalisering och handlingsutrymme. Det framkommer i resultatet att vissa professionella tillfrågar alla klienter om våld i nära relationer, medan andra endast tillfrågar vid misstanke om våld. Det finns delade meningar om huruvida frågan om våld ska ställas direkt eller om man ska närma sig ämnet varsamt. Att ställa frågan om en kvinna är utsatt för våld upplevs vara svårt, på grund av en osäkerhet gällande hur de ska hantera svaret. Det upplevs finnas brister i det långsiktiga och det förebyggande stödet. De professionella upplever att våld i nära relationer är ett tabubelagt ämne i samhället, men att utbildning och samverkan anses främja arbetet.

Abstract [en]

Intimate partner violence is a public health- and social problem, which requires support from several organisations. The aim of our study was to examine how employees in social services and healthcare experience the work of detecting and supporting women who have been subjected to violence in an intimate relationship. The ambition was to contribute with knowledge, from the perspective of the professions that have a responsibility to detect domestic violence and support battered women, through a qualitative study. The empirical data was collected by interviews with seven respondents and analysed through a content analysis. The respondents were two social workers, two midwives and three counsellors within psychiatric outpatient care. System theory and the perspectives of power, normalization and discretion were used to analyse the result. The result shows that some professionals ask all clients about intimate partner violence, while others only ask if they suspect that a woman is being abused. The professionals’ opinions differ as to whether the question should be asked upfront or being approached more carefully. Some professionals state that asking a woman if she has suffered abuse is difficult, because of an insecurity regarding how they should proceed when they find out about the violence. There are perceived shortcomings in long-term and preventive support. The professionals find that violence in close relationships is a taboo subject in society, but that education and cooperation between organisations are considered to facilitate their work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
social worker, midwife, counsellor, battered women, intimate partner violence
Keywords [sv]
socialsekreterare, barnmorska, kurator, våldsutsatta kvinnor, våld i nära relationer
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64729OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-64729DiVA, id: diva2:1150701
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Social Work
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Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2017-10-25 Created: 2017-10-19 Last updated: 2017-10-25Bibliographically approved

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