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Kollegialitet, terapi och medling: experters tolkningsrepertoarer i psykiatrimål
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4540-5373
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet.
2002 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 39, no 3-4, 86-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

This article investigates the role of court appointed psychiatrist’s (AP) in Swedish court hearings relating to compulsory psychiatric care. Data consist of taperecordings and documents from twelve court hearings together with informal interviews with actors in court.

The discourse in court is analysed in terms of interpretative repertoires. The possibility for APs to examine each case is limited by shortage of time and resources. Furthermore, APs may have to take into account an out-of-court, professional relationship to the treating psychiatrist (CP). We find that conversation between APs and CPs frequently are carried out in a collegiate repertoire. These circumstances inhibit a detailed critical examination of the CP’s application for compulsory care, which in turn helps explaining why APs seldom assess cases different from CPs.

This raises the question of how APs’ status as experts is reproduced in courtroom conversation. This is accomplished by using a disclosing repertoire, which invites the patient to produce incoherent talk. Expert status is also reproduced when APs give medical advise to patients in a therapeutic repertoire. Applying a mediating repertoire, APs attempt to resolve clinical conflicts between CPs and patients. As a result, the legal conflict at stake is downplayed.

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Sveriges sociologförbund , 2002. Vol. 39, no 3-4, 86-115 p.
Keyword [en]
tvångsvård, domstolsförhandlingar, samtal, rättssäkerhet, psykiatri, expert, sakkunnig, LPT
National Category
Social Work Law and Society
Research subject
Sociology; Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17794OAI: diva2:157467

English title: Collegealism, therapy and mediation - experts' interpretive repertoires in court hearings relating to compulsory psychiatric care

Available from: 2007-11-19 Created: 2007-11-19 Last updated: 2014-12-19Bibliographically approved

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