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Att skapa ökad hälsa och välfärd: Rehabrådgivarnas påverkan på individens hälsa och livskvalitet i ett governmentalityperspektiv
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
To create an increased health and welfare : Rehabrådgivarna and their influence over individual health and quality of life in a perspective of Governmentality (English)
Abstract [sv]

From a view of health strategies and techniques this thesis wants to throw a light on how the individual in its"health thinking"is governed. A thinking that, according to the author, can lead to a new way of governing as in municipal activity, an activity whose focus is on health and ill-health. The study is done whit a theoretical approach of power, with qualitative interviews as method and analysed from a perspective of Governmentality. The object for the study is Socsam and Rehabrådgivarna in Finspång. Socsam is a local project, and their main task is to create cooperation between health- and medical services, social services and social insurance. The health advisor in Finspång directs its activity towards sick-listed people and their main task is to help the sick-listed back to work as soon as possible. The analysis is done from both the perspective of what the individuals’ state about Rehabrådgivarnas treatment in relation to their own health and life of quality and how Socsam and Rehabrådgivarna can be analysed as health technologies and health strategies from Governmentality as theory. The author argues for the opinion, that from a specific way of thinking about health and how the individual have to act to achieve this health, this way of thinking creates a health technique. This health technique leads to a social demand on the individuals, a demand that the individuals have to achieve to be accepted in the community. They, whom not have the capacity or the will to achieve this health demand, will be regarded as maladjusted. Because of that, the individuals as well as the community need a self regulatory health strategy to persuade them self as well as others to become a healthy citizen. From this point of view the author argues for that Socsam can be regarded as a health strategy like this and that Rehabrådgivarna is the practical tool that is used to implement the health strategy and health technology to the people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för tematisk utbildning och forskning , 2005. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Interdisciplinary studies, Hälsa, Ohälsa, Folkhälsa, Välfärd, Governmentality Health, Ill health, Public health, Welfare, Governmentality
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2963ISRN: LIU-ITUF/SKA-D--05/01--SEOAI: diva2:20306
Available from: 2005-08-09 Created: 2005-08-09

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