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Två sidor av samma mynt: En studie om mötet inom ekonomiskt bistånd
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The overarching aim of this paper is to study the professional encounter in its complexity. The requirements for receiving welfare is set by the professional and it's the professionals decision if they are met in the proper manner. This makes the assessment of the clients conditions and the correctness of the assessment hence important. There are several levels which is necessary for the social worker to take into consideration.

We have therefore made a socio-analysis by using a theoretical model of Johansson (2006) where he uses the Social Psychology of the encounter to create a model with four levels, which is always present in the professional encounter: structural, positional, relational, and experience level.  Our base was that the one responsible for handling these levels was the professional which led us to search for literature concerning the professional approach.

Our study is formed as a qualitative case-study. Our empirical data consist of qualitative interviews with four social workers handling social allowance.The results shows that the complexity of the professional encounter requires a professional approach. Furthermore it shows a need for more reflection of all factors of the meeting in its context.  But these abilities are by no means obvious.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
social work, social worker, professional encounter, professional approach, assessment, welfare, use of self, gender, ethnicity, power structure, empathy, self awareness and self-reflection.
Keyword [sv]
socialt arbete, socialarbetare, professionellt möte, professionellt bemötande, bedömning, försörjningsstöd, ekonomiskt bistånd, kön, etnicitet, maktstrukturer, empati, självkännedom och självreflektion.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77580OAI: diva2:534244
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-06-21Bibliographically approved

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