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Berättelser från Fountain House: En narrativ studie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this undergraduate thesis was to study what the participation in the activities of the Fontain House in Stockholm means to its members. The research questions dealt with how the members describe their participation in the activities, whether they say that it has helped them, and, in that case, in which way. Furthermore, they dealt with how the members argue about their experiences of mental illness and of social help. The study was carried out within the framework of the narrative method. As tools for analyzing the narratives, parts of An-tonovsky’s theories as well as the theoretical concepts of inclusion and exclusion as described by Madsen, were used. Furthermore, earlier research on the Fontain House was applied in the analysis. The results of the study showed that all of the respondents said that the Fontain House was of great importance in their lives and that they could participate in its activities in regard to their own needs and resources. The thesis discusses whether the selection and the execution of the study may have affected the results toward a positive tendency. Concerning how the re-spondents argue about mental illness and about social help, the answers varied strongly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Fountain House, Clubhouse, Psyciatric rehabilitation, Mental illness, SOC, Social work, Narrative method.
Keyword [sv]
Nyckelord: Fontänhus, Klubbhus, Psykiatrisk rehabilitering, Psykisk ohälsa, KASAM, Socialt arbete, Narrativ metod.
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8511OAI: diva2:200401
Available from: 2009-02-05 Created: 2009-02-05Bibliographically approved

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