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Samarbete - lek med mening: multiprofessionell interaktion och meningsskapande
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Teamwork - play with meaning : multiprofessional interaction and meaning (English)
Abstract [en]

The intention of this study was to create an understanding of how multi-professional interaction could convert into inter-professional collaboration, which takes advantage of and acknowledges the individual professional identity. The intention was to understand the meaning of collaboration through the study of meetings between professionals who use different symbol systems. In particular, we wanted to study inter-professional interaction from a symbolic interactional perspective with a focus on Self, Identity, Symbols, Meaning and Professional community. The employed method was semi-structured interviews with ten questions. A convenience sample was used to identify working groups composed of different professions, such as teachers, social workers and therapy assistants. The results suggest that the working group believed that personality precedes the profession one is impending, and that participants preferred stability before communication and reflection. Our study also revealed that inter-professional collaboration cannot be pursued without cultivating awareness, active reflection and communication between the professionals involved.

Keywords: Self ∙ Multi-professional ∙ Inter-professional ∙ Identity ∙ Collaboration ∙ Symbols ∙ Qualitative rapport.

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2011. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Self, Multi-professional, Inter-professional, Identity, Collaboration, Symbols, Qualitative rapport
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Social Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5306OAI: diva2:444669
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Social Psychology
Educational program
Social Psychology - Study Programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-10-05 Created: 2011-09-29 Last updated: 2011-10-05Bibliographically approved

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