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  • 1.
    Cedersund, Elisabet
    et al.
    Jönköping University.
    Olaison, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, NISAL - Nationella institutet för forskning om äldre och åldrande.
    Care management in practice: on the use of talk and text in gerontological social work2010In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 339-347Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Int J Soc Welfare 2010: 19: 339-347 (C) 2010 The Author(s), Journal compilation (C) 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and International Journal of Social Welfare. This is a study of encounters between social workers and citizens in one type of welfare organisation, the municipal elder care system. The article sheds light on how older peoples claims are dealt with in the processing of home care applications. Twenty encounters between social workers and older people were studied using discourse analysis. The findings reveal that discursive practices are part of the routine when the applications are processed. The application handling follows an agenda-bound pattern that is visible in the encounters. In these standardised procedures, oral discourse is embedded in routines that also include the use of texts. However, within this institutional order, there is also an important element of negotiation between the parties. It is therefore claimed that the encounters include a negotiated order that does not exist on its own, but is achieved in the ongoing interaction.

  • 2. Esser, Ingrid
    et al.
    Palme, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Do public pensions matter for health and wellbeing among retired persons?: Basic and income security pensions across 13 Western European countries2010In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 19, p. S103-S120Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mortality rates suggest that elderly people in the advanced welfare democracies have experienced dramatically improved health over the past decades. This study examined the importance of public pensions for self-reported health and wellbeing among retired persons in 13 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries in 2002-2005. New public pension data make it possible to distinguish between two qualities of pension systems: 'basic security' for those who have no or a short work history, and 'income security' for those with a more extensive contribution record. For enhanced cross-national comparison, relative measures of ill-health and wellbeing were constructed to account for cultural bias in responses to survey questions and heterogeneity among countries in the general level of population health. Overall, better health is found in countries with more generous pensions, although the results are gendered; for women's health, high basic security of the pension system appears to be particularly important. Women's wellbeing also tends to be more dependent on the quality of basic security.

  • 3.
    Hollander, Anna
    et al.
    Department of Social Work, Stockholm University.
    Jacobsson, Maritha
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete.
    Sjöström, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete.
    Defender, spokesperson, therapist: representing the true interest of the client in therapeutic law2007In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 373-381Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to analyse the role of the legal representative in therapeutic law, specifically in Swedish administrative court hearings relating to compulsory care. Data are collected from three types of cases where a health or social welfare authority argues that it is necessary to apply coercion to a citizen: the Care of Young Persons (Special Provisions) Act, the Care of Alcohol and Drug Abusers (Special Provisions) Act and the Compulsory Psychiatric Care Act. The data consist of audio-recordings from 39 hearings, supplemented by 28 interviews with participants in these hearings, and court documents. Three primary roles of the legal representatives are identified: defender, spokesperson and therapist. We show how the primary role of the attorney becomes that of the spokesperson, but also that the role of the therapist takes precedence over that of the defender.

  • 4.
    Nilsson, Kent W.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm , Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland.
    Starrin, Bengt
    Simonsson, Bo
    Leppert, Jerzy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm , Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland.
    Alcohol-related problems among adolescents and the role of a sense of coherence2007In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 159-167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Alcohol abuse is generally regarded as a major risk factor for antisocial problem behaviour among adolescents. On the other hand, personal coping strategies hypothetically can be seen as protective of alcohol-related behaviour problems. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of sense of coherence (SOC) on alcohol-related behavioural problems in an SOC-alcohol intoxication model. The method of study was a cross-sectional, school-based questionnaire study of 4,305, 16- and 19-year-old adolescents. We found that both a SOC and the frequency of alcohol intoxication were independently associated with alcohol-related behavioural problems. Our model shows that the combination of these two independent factors amplifies them considerably, and adolescents with a strong SOC, despite frequent intoxication, were protected to a large degree from experiencing alcohol-related problems.

  • 5. Norström, Thor
    et al.
    Palme, Joakim
    Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University and Institute for Future Studies, Sweden.
    Public pension institutions and old-age mortality in comparative perspective2010In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 19, no Supplement 1, p. 121-130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to estimate the impact ofchanges in pension rights on old-age mortality. Wemade a distinction between two dimensions of pensionbenefits, one of providing basic security (BASIC), andthe other of providing income security (INCOME).Analyses were based on data for 18 OECD countriesduring the post-war period. The outcome comprisedold-age excess mortality, defined as the ratio of themortality rate 65+ to the mortality rate in the agegroup 30–59 years. The latter was regarded as a proxyfor unobserved factors potentially related to old-agemortality as well as pension rights. The pooled crosssectionaltime series data were analysed through fixedeffects modelling. The results suggest that BASIC (butnot INCOME) has a beneficial impact on old-ageexcess mortality, which was statistically significant.We interpret the results in terms of the povertyreducingeffects of pension entitlements with a basicsecurity orientation.

  • 6.
    Palme, Joakim
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Esser, Ingrid
    Does Public Pensions Matter for Health and Well-being Among Retired Persons:  Basic and Income Security Pensions across 13 Western European Countries.2010In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, no Supplement, p. 103-120Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Palme, Joakim
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Kangas, Olli
    Making social policy work for economic development2009In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, no Supplement, p. 62-71Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Palme, Joakim
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Kwon, Huck-ju
    Mkandawire, Thandika
    Social Policies and Economic Development in Late Industrilizers2009In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 18, no S1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Åsander, Ann-Sofie
    et al.
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
    Belfrage, Erik
    Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm.
    Pehrson, Pehr-Olov
    Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm.
    Lindstein, Thomas
    Department of Social Work, Stockholm University.
    Björkman, Anders
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
    HIV-infected African families living in Stockholm/Sweden: their social network, level of disclosure and knowledge about HIV2004In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 77-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Most HIV-infected parents in Stockholm are of African origin. Many of them have several children, but their social network is often limited. This article looks at the networks of these families in relation to different aspects of HIV in order to improve the support strategies. The theoretical basis of the study rests on network and ecological systems theory. The social networks of the families in the study were found to be generally of similar size in Sweden and in the home country. However, of 47 HIV-infected parents only 21 (45%) had disclosed their HIV status to friends and relatives in Sweden. The lack of a social network was especially prominent among single women. Contact with counsellors at the HIV clinic and the social welfare office increased the probability of disclosure about HIV infection. The lack of knowledge about HIV transmission and about whom to inform about the infection stresses the importance of improved counselling. The support strategies aimed at broadening the patient's network and breaking their isolation need to be continued and strengthened.

  • 10. Öhlund, Lennart S.
    et al.
    Grönbladh, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Ulleråker, University Hospital.
    Patterns of deviant career in the history of female methadone clients: an exploratory study2009In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 95-101Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to describe the drug career of 71 severely opioid-dependent women who had a history of selling sex and were enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, from medical records and reports from social agencies and correctional institutions. The sequential pattern could be described in the following order: initiation of the first drug of abuse, opioid onset, initiation of selling sex, first non-methadone treatment episode, first sentence and, finally, methadone maintenance treatment. There were significant age differences and correlations between most of the events. The main correlation (r = 0.70) was the one between debut of opioid use and selling sex, which was confirmed in a stepwise multiple regression analysis. In addition, a history of running away from home advanced the age at which the women started selling sex for those with an onset of opioid use at an older age than the mean of 18.4 years.

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