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Att leva som andra: En kvalitativ studie om myndighetsutövande socialarbetares förhållningssätt till synen på normalitet i relation till funktionsnedsättning över tid.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live as others : A qualitative study of the exercise of authority social worker's approach to the perception of normality in relation to disability over time.  (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to examine how exercise of authority social worker´s view and work with normality has changed. Together with the role of changes in society, as LSS (Act concerning Support and Service for Disabled), user influence and the principle of normalization had in this context. The material has been collected through a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews which were held with eight social workers. Three of them had not been active within the field of this study for more than ten years and five of them are currently working. The collected material was analyzed through the theoretical perspective social constructivism and the theoretical concept case management. The results of this study shows that exercise of authority social worker´s have slightly different views on the priorities in the concepts of normality and user influence, both over time and between those who are working today. The conclusion of this study is that respondents have basically the same view of the application of normalization and user influence in their work. However, they have different personal beliefs about what the terms mean.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
User influence, disability, normality, changes in society.
Keyword [sv]
Brukarinflytande, funktionsnedsättning, normalitet, samhällsförändring.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29703OAI: diva2:657254
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-18 Last updated: 2013-10-21Bibliographically approved

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