Hiv - En förstummande sjukdom?: socionomstudenters och socialsekreterares attityder till hiv-positiva
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study is to examine social workers' and social work students' attitudes towards people living with hiv in Sweden. I will also examine if there is a connection between knowledge and attitudes. The questions at issue are how social workers' and social work students' attitudes can assume to influence on their professional practice and what causes can affect their attitudes towards people living with hiv. The study is based on a qualitative method. The methods have been: conversational interviews with five social workers, who work with family issues and integration, and a focused group interview with four social work students. Both forms of interviews were combined with the vignette method. The theoretical framework of this study is symbolic interactionism.
The result of the study indicates that both the social work students and the social workers lack adequate knowledge about hiv, however, the respondents are capable of reflecting and are able to put themselves into others' situations and therefore they will not discriminate their clients because of their disease. Results of the study also indicate that there is a great ambiguity among all of the respondents because of the lack of knowledge and adequate education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 70 p.
attitude, hiv, social worker, social work students
attityd, hiv, socialsekreterare, socionomstudenter
Social Sciences Social Work Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-8103DiVA: diva2:422006
Social Work Study Programme
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Runquist, Weddig, Universitetslektor i socialt arbete
Giertz, Anders, Universitetslektor i socialt arbete