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Samarbete – i praktiken eller bara på pappret?: en kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares och kuratorers upplevelse om samarbete kring psykiskt sjuka mödrar och deras barn
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine how social welfare secretaries from the social service and welfare officers from adult psychiatry experience the cooperation between themselves in relation to mentally ill mothers and their children.Moreover, the study aims to shed light on social welfare secretaries and welfare officers views on potential gender related differences in the work with mentally ill mothers and fathers.Five qualitative interviews were performed in two separate municipals in the Stockholm area. Three of the respondents were social welfare secretaries in the social services and two were welfare officers in the adult psychiatry. Our theoretical starting point has been role theory and a model of different dimensions of cooperation.Our result showed that there were shortcomings in the cooperation between the two principals. How well the cooperation worked differed between the two municipals. In one of the examined municipals the cooperation could only be found on an individual client or individual patient case level, whilst in the other municipal the cooperation existed on a more general level in the form of project meetings. The respondents brought up that there are circumstantial complications that hinders a well functioning cooperation between the two principals such as secrecy regulations, the fact that the principals work from different perspectives and unclear responsibility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Mental illness, Motherhood, Mentally ill mothers, Children
Keyword [sv]
Psykisk störning, Psykisk sjukdom, Psykiskt funktionshindrad, Föräldraskap, Samarbete mellan socialtjänst och vuxenpsykiatrin, Samverkan mellan socialtjänst och vuxenpsykiatrin
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7326OAI: diva2:198055
Available from: 2008-01-28 Created: 2008-01-28Bibliographically approved

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