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Interprofessional Collaboration in Swedish health and social care from a care manager’s perspective: [Interprofessionell samverkan i svensk hälso- och sjukvård och social omsorg ur biståndshandläggares perspektiv]
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Social Work. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 18, no 3, 354-369 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to study interprofessional collaboration in health and social care for older people and persons with disabilities from a care manager's perspective. The empirical data was collected at a workshop held during a national conference for care managers and through focus group interviews in two Swedish municipalities. The results showed that the care managers collaborated in different ways with many different professionals from different organisations. The care and discharge planning meetings emerged as the most typical situation where care managers collaborated with different health care professionals. Interprofessional collaboration was seen as a means for care managers to fulfil their assignment and carry out their work. The care manager role encompassed role strain, a relatively weak professional identity, and differences in professional status among those involved in interprofessional collaboration.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att studera interprofessionell samverkan i hälso- och sjukvård och social omsorg för äldre personer och personer med funktionsnedsättningar ur biståndshandläggares perspektiv. Empiriska data samlades in vid en workshop i samband med en nationell konferens för biståndshandläggare samt genom fokusgruppsintervjuer i två kommuner i Sverige. Resultatet visade att biståndshandläggare samverkar på flera varierande sätt och med olika yrkesgrupper från flera organisationer. Vård- och omsorgsplaneringsmöten framträdde som den mest typiska situationen där biståndshandläggare samverkar med andra yrkesgrupper inom vård och omsorg. Interprofessionell samverkan sågs som viktig för att biståndshandläggarna skulle kunna fullfölja sin uppgift och utföra sitt arbete. Biståndshandläggarrollen kännetecknas av motstridiga rollförväntningar och en relativt svag professionell identitet. Skillnader i professionell status bland de involverade påverkade samverkan.

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Routledge, 2015. Vol. 18, no 3, 354-369 p.
Keyword [en]
interprofessional collaboration, care manager, social work, professional role, focus groups
Keyword [sv]
interprofessionell samverkan, biståndshandläggare, socialt arbete, professionell roll, fokusgrupper
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Social Sciences Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108003DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2014.908166ISI: 000354640000004OAI: diva2:728656
Available from: 2014-06-24 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2015-08-06

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