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"På gränsen till duktig?": En studie om delaktighet och självbestämmande för personer med insatsen bostad med särskild service enligt LSS
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“On the verge of being capable?” : A study of participation and self-determination for disabled people who receive support through LSS (English)
Abstract [en]

In this study we have aimed to explore how participation and self-determination is implemented in the daily life of disabled people who receive support through LSS. The questions addressed concern possibilities/obstacles for the participation and selfdetermination of disabled people who live in group housings, and how the terms participation and self-determination are realized. Nine interviews have taken place with staff members and directors of different group housings. We have found that the interviewees believe that the nature of a person’s disability can be a barrier to the individual’s self-determination and participation in his or her everyday life. For individuals with more severe disabilities, the interviewees find that the use of different communication aids, such as sign language and pictures, can facilitate the communication between all parts involved, and make it easier for the wishes of the individual to reach through to the staff/directors. Sometimes the interviewees’ opinions of what is a healthy life does not correspond with the wishes of the individual. When this occurs we have found examples of the staff putting up boundaries for the individual’s self-determination, and instances in which the staff takes on a more passive role and lets the individual make his or her own decisions even if the staff does not necessarily believe them to be good ones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Disability, individualization, participation, self-determination, implementation plan, obstacles, possibilities, recognition
Keyword [sv]
Funktionsnedsättning, individualisering, delaktighet, självbestämmande, genomförandeplan, hinder, möjligheter, erkännande
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39474OAI: diva2:783909
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-27 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved

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