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Behandling mot alla odds: En kvalitativ studie om den offentliga sektorns förutsättningar för arbete med behandling av spelberoende
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Treatment against all odds : A qualitative study on the public sectors prerequisites for working with treatment of a gambling addiction (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studies syfte är att belysa hur professionella som i sitt yrke möter hjälpsökande spelberoende individer uppfattar och reflekterar kring möjligheten att arbeta med hjälp och behandling av spelberoende utifrån sin organisations förutsättningar och ansvar. Studien har genomförts genom djupintervjuer med professionella inom kommun, landsting, en privat ägd behandlingsorganisation och en nationell organisation inriktade mot spelberoende i syfte att erhålla en så bred bild av spektrumet som möjligt. Resultatet från datainsamlingen har analyserats med hjälp av det organisationsteorietiska perspektivet konsekvenslogik och Meeuwisse och Swärds modell (2002) om vad som är ett socialt problem och hur det skall hanteras. I studien framkom att det idag finns omfattande nationella problem vad gäller ansvarsfördelningen av behandling för spelberoende vilket resulterar i att behandling av spelberoende inte utförs eller utförs med vissa restriktioner. En förklaring till dessa problem upplevs vara avsaknaden av en allmän och erkänd definition av spelberoende som inkluderar huruvida det ska behandlas som en psykiatrisk diagnos eller som ett beroende likt alkohol- och narkotikaberoende. 

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to provide information on the way professionals in Sweden encounter individuals with a gambling addiction, to show how they perceive and reflect on their ability to help and treat these individuals whilst fulfilling their responsibilities to their organization and their client. The study is based on interviews with local authorities, health care representatives, private treatment organizations and a national help organization, all of which specialize on gambling addiction. This is in order to show the full spectrum of gambling problems.  The results of the empirical data have been analyzed using two methods. The first of which is a model developed by Meeuwisse and Swärd (2002), which explains the definition and handling of a social problem. The second method utilizes the “consequences of logic” perspective within the organizational theory. The results indicate that the issue involving gambling addiction is problematic on a national level, in regard to the distribution of responsibilities. This has shown that treatment of gambling addictions is either not performed, or performed under certain restrictions. These problems can be attributed to the lack of a widely used and acknowledged definition of the term gambling addiction. This makes it difficult to judge whether the condition should be treated as a psychiatric disorder, or as an addiction not dissimilar to alcohol or narcotic addictions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Gambling addiction, gambling problems, responsibility, treatment, public health care.
Keyword [sv]
Spelberoende, spelproblem, ansvar, behandling, offentlig sektor
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35357OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-35357DiVA: diva2:794186
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2015-08-13 Created: 2015-03-10 Last updated: 2015-08-13Bibliographically approved

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