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The lived experience of being dependent on support systems in Sweden (in the mental health/disability field)
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
2022 (English)In: EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT IN PRECARIOUS TIMES: ABSTRACT BOOK / [ed] Dal, Michael, School of Education, University of Iceland , 2022, p. 875-875Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This is not a scientific inquiry as much as it is a glimpse into the life world of people meeting system errors and barriers that is transcending the system itself and forms a sort of relation with errors occurring in other systems. The data consists of reports of problems that individuals actually have experienced in their contact with Swedish support systems. The reports are written and documented by professionals working as personal ombudsmen (PO) in the south of Sweden. So, the problems described is experienced both from the person’s first-person perspective and from the PO’s second-person perspective. This is challenges that we, as people working with social pedagogy (in various forms), face in trying to support people that is dependent on systems that is meant to collaborate and together is supposed to form a holistic view on the person in need of support. The reports from reality states something entirely different; namely that people experience a lack of collaboration and a lack of holistic perspectives. The different systems are supposed to work together but instead it is the system fallacies and structural barriers that is working together and forms a transcendent and translucent gap or barrier that is seriously detrimental for individual and personal recovery processes and empowerment. The picture appearing is a lack of access to support, treatment, economic benefits and even basic human rights for people that does not know how to navigate and manipulate the social welfare system. This could be seen as a movement in society; from a welfare state to a more competitive state. This can be linked to the focus on standardization of support and care systems and to the introduction of New Public Management in psychiatric care and social services. This is not only affecting the person dependent on the systems but also professionals working to support people in their recovery process such as social pedagogues and social workers.  

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School of Education, University of Iceland , 2022. p. 875-875
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Social Work
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Health and society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-53620ISBN: 978-9935-468-22-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-53620DiVA, id: diva2:1677815
Conference
The annual congress of Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) 1–3 June 2022 at University of Iceland in Reykjavik
Available from: 2022-06-28 Created: 2022-06-28 Last updated: 2022-07-04Bibliographically approved

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