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Moral över lag: beslutsfattande dilemman
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Moral before law : decision making dilemmas (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper has been to reach a greater understanding in how moral inflicts social workers way of handling everyday situations. In what way, if in any way, moral comes to play a part in the making of decisions. In order to reach this understanding we have interviewed two different groups of social workers which we also later on came to compare . One of the groups contained six interviewees and the other group contained five interviewees. Both of these groups were in the ages between 27 – 52.To shed some light over this phenomenon did we use two theoretical perspectives, first Kant’s morale theory and second, consequentialistic utilitarism theory.

As a result from the interviews we’ve made, we came to an understanding that the meaning of morale and in what way it can be applied in the everyday work differs between these two professional groups. One of the greater conclusions we came to make, is that one key role is the differences between both work environments, both on a social and a structural level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
morale, morale dilemma, law, social workers, welfare officer, decision making
Keyword [sv]
moral, beslutsfattande, socialarbetare, dilemma. kurator, socialsekreterare
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8228OAI: diva2:425946
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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