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Caring for addicted Clients by Swedish Community Social workers, Sweden
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3787-1040
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6163-9690
2012 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Science and Health, ISSN 2320-1940, Vol. 35, no 3, 107-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore and describe the Swedish social workers’ experiences in caring for addicted clients in the middle-sized municipality with a population of about 130,000 inhabitants. Qualitative descriptive study was applied. Purposive sampling was used to recruit the participants. Seven Swedish social workers participated in the study. These participants had extensive experiences and were able to communicate in English. The structured interviews, field notes, and the tape recorder were used during data collection process during February 21 st to March 23rd 2011. Content analysis was used for data analysis. The results disclose that two themes emerged including ways of encountering and ways of caring. The first theme way of encountering, social workers encourage their drug addicted clients to sustain abstinence by using motivation talk and showing respect for human rights. In another theme, way of caring, social workers applied standardize methods in the caring process and collaboration between the health care and social welfare systems.

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Bangkok: Mahidol university , 2012. Vol. 35, no 3, 107-117 p.
Keyword [en]
social work
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Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-18156OAI: diva2:603175
Available from: 2013-02-05 Created: 2013-02-05 Last updated: 2016-05-16Bibliographically approved

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