Ungdomsmottagningen: En kvalitativ studie om hur barnmorskor förhåller sig till det tänkbara etiska dilemmat mellan ungdomars rätt till integritet och föräldrars rätt till insyn
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study was to investigate how midwives at youth centres relate to the potential ethical dilemma between parents’ right to information that young people between 15-17 years share at the centre, vs. youths right to integrity. The study was based on qualitative interviews with six midwives in various youth centres in Stockholm County. We analysed our empirical material according to Blennbergers consequential ethical model and Bronfenbrenners ecological system model. The empirical data was categorized based on categories of information and integrity in relation to midwives' opinions and actions. The results show that midwives are careful to protect the integrity of young people and that parents’ right to information are neglected, unless there is a great risk that the youths will harm their lives or health. Often it is only when the midwives need to report to the social service that the parents are given right to information, which indicates that the ethical decisions that midwives make are based on their beliefs that the best consequence for the youths is for their integrity to be protected. It was revealed that the midwives experienced the decision as difficult, and sometimes even found it to be a dilemma.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 42 p.
youth centres, midwives, ethical dilemma, integrity, information, parents, youth, consequential ethics, system ecology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-50027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-50027DiVA: diva2:380408
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Karlsson, Patrik, Forskare
Ekendahl, Mats, Docent,universitetslektor, forskare