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Empowerment och paternalism på jobbet: En studie kring självbestämmande och delaktighet för brukare i daglig verksamhet enligt LSS
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Empowerment and paternalism at work : A study about self-determination and participation for clients i LSS day-centres (English)
Abstract [en]

During the latter part of the 20th century the situation for people with intellectual disabilities in Sweden changed and developed. Clients have the right to participation and self-determination in society and in applied measures under the law of individual rights legislation; LSS. The purpose of this study is to describe and understand how team-leaders and managers in day-centres in a municipality works with participation and self-determination for clients, and what the professionals consider affects the client's possibility to self-determination and participation. The research questions intended to be answered are:

• How does the team-leaders and managers work to enable self-determination and participation of the users in the public day-centres?

• What does the team-leaders and managers describe and understand as enabling and limiting factors for the client’s possibility to self-determination and participation?

The study is qualitative and interviews have been held with eight interviewees, which I contacted through snowball sampling. I contacted three managers and five team-leaders in day-centres.

The result shows that the organization has different methods and approaches to enable self-determination and participation of clients in day-centres in the investigated municipality. Some forms are collective and some are individual. The results show that methods have elements of both empowerment and paternalism. The view and attitude from the team-leaders on clients as subjects or objects play a major role in how the daily work with self-determination and participation for clients is made possible. The second part of the result shows how the interviewees describe the complex interplay of various factors affecting the extent of the client's possibility to self-determination and participation. The result shows several factors that promote and many others that limit. There are many different kinds of circumstances described and understood as affecting the possibility. All informants describe the individual client's communicative ability as an important factor, and other circumstances mentioned are factors in the environment such as different actors in the client's network, workplace environment, and team-leaders personal qualities and knowledge in the field of disability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-determination, participation, day-center, intellectual disability, LSS, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
Självbestämmande, delaktighet, daglig verksamhet, LSS, intellektuell funktionsnedsättning, utvecklingsstörning
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23948OAI: diva2:602006
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-05 Created: 2013-01-31 Last updated: 2013-02-05Bibliographically approved

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