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  • 1.
    Blom, Björn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Perlinski, Marek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    European social and caring professions in transition2017In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practicies / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Blom, Björn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Perlinski, Marek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Rexvid, Devin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Decision-making in problematic situations: reflections on social workers’ use of knowledge and implications for social work research2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Currently there is an effort to make social workers act according to principles of evidence-based practice. This approach assumes that by supporting social workers with reviews of “what works”, or practice guidelines, decision-making, and knowledge use will improve.

    Our paper discusses decision-making and knowledge use in social work practice. What kind of knowledge is used? How is decision-making conditioned by contextual contingencies? What are the implications for social work research?

    The paper draws on two studies of social workers. From the study Social Workers and Doctors Use of Knowledge in Practice, written narratives describing problematic situations where decision-making were hampered were collected. The participants (29 social workers) were experienced and came from different areas of the Swedish social services.

    The project “Specialization or integration in the Personal Social Services?” studied how specialised respectively integrated organisations condition interventions and outcomes. We studied three organisational models using several research methods: 1) survey among social workers, 2) interviewing politicians, mangers and social workers, 3) focus groups with social workers, 4) analysing official documents, guidelines etc.

    Decision-making and knowledge use proved to be more complex than usually assumed within the EBP paradigm. It is seldom just a matter of rational decision-making and matching specific interventions and well-defined social problems. The character of the interaction with clients conditions social workers’ decision-making and use of knowledge. Interaction with clients, perceived as being “problematic”, causes a rupture in social workers’ professional routine practice, which affects decision-making and knowledge use.

    The predominant discourse on decision-making and knowledge use focuses on "the best” kind of knowledge, how knowledge should be implemented, as well as professionals’ motivation and competence. Professional action is largely viewed as a rational cognitive process. However, this is insufficient and policy-makers and social work researcher should focus more on social and relational aspects (i.e. client encounters) of decision-making and knowledge use.

  • 3.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Ett sprudlande engagemang2006Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Välfärdspolitik och kvinnoyrken: organisation, välfärdsstat och professionaliseringens villkor2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The relationship between the Swedish state’s welfare political commitments and the emergence and development of three female-dominated welfare state occupational groups - nurses, home relief helpers and occupational therapists - is at the heart of this thesis. The primary aim is to study the professional possibilities and limitations created by the state’s welfare political commitments in health care, family policy and rehabilitation.

    The thesis emphasises the importance of regarding the state as a historically conditioned actor and as an organisation of organisations. The state is not a unified and static actor and this makes it difficult to speak of the state’s relationship to different welfare occupations in general terms. Nurses, home relief helpers and occupational therapists have encountered the state in different historical contexts and established ties to different parts of the state. Abbott’s (1988) term jurisdiction is used to characterise the area within welfare politics that nurses, home relief helpers and occupational therapists have made claims on or been allotted. The struggle for jurisdiction takes place on three, analytically separate but in reality interconnected arenas. These arenas are the workplace, the media arena and the legal arena. The thesis limits itself to the legal arena, that is, the state’s administrative, planning and legislative structures. At the centre of the analysis of the legal arena are the Swedish Government Commission and the welfare political reform work that to a large degree has been formed by these institutions’ function and work.

    An important conclusion from these three case studies is that the state’s welfare political commitments have been central for the emergence of nurses, home relief helpers and occupational therapists and their development into welfare state occupational groups. The state’s welfare political ambitions have contributed considerably to the transformation of nurse, home relief helpers and occupational therapists into modern occupational groups. Dependency on the state has not always been easy to handle however. The state’s welfare political interests have often contradicted the wishes of the professions regarding the content, length and organisation of training programmes, as well as regarding continuing education and licensing. The state has been unwilling to provide more training than deemed necessary from a welfare political perspective. An important conclusion from this study is that it is difficult for welfare state occupational groups to steer their professional project in a direction that falls outside of the state’s welfare political commitments.

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  • 5.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Perlinski, Marek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Rexvid, Devin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Can complexity in welfare professionals' work be handled with standardised professional knowledge?2017In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 209-221Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Johansson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Epilog2004In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 11, no 3-4, p. 329-332Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Johansson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ett hem till mer än namnet: om hem som källa till oberoende och identitet bland äldre med hemtjänst2008In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 135-151Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An important aim for Swedish elderly care is to make possible for frail elderly people to remain living in their own homes since home, it is argued, is a vital resource for an independent ageing. Our interviews with elderly with home-based community care show however that the importance that is attributed to home exceeds the notion of home as a resource. Home has a more profound meaning; it is seen as a source of independence and an expression of identity. In the article we argue, that the shift in perspective, from home as a resource to home as source of independence and an expression of identity, carries welfare political implications. The perspective on home as a source of independence surpass the prevailing notion of independence as something that a person achieve outside of home. The emphasis put on home by the elderly, as a source of independence and an expression of identity, points to the need and importance of services that address elderly peoples difficulties uphold their sense of home.

  • 8.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Johansson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Springet i hemtjänsten2007In: Social omsorg i socialt arbete / [ed] Johansson, Stina, Malmö: Gleerups utbildning , 2007, p. 176-199Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Johansson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Springet i hemtjänsten2017In: Social omsorg i socialt arbete: grunder och fördjupningar / [ed] Stina Johansson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, 1, p. 163-186Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Johansson, Stina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Åldrande och homosexualitet2010In: Omsorg och mångfald / [ed] Stina Johansson, Malmö: Gleerups , 2010, p. 43-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Lindqvist, Rafael
    Welfare State and Women´s Work - The Professional Projects of Nurses and Occupational Therapists in Sweden2005In: Nursing Inquiry, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 256.268-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    If not negotiation, then what?: Everyday life and gender equality in Sweden2008Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 13.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    If not negotiation, then what?: Gender equality and the organization of everyday life in Swedish couples2009In: Interpersona, ISSN 1981-6472, E-ISSN 1981-6472, ISSN I, Vol. 3, no 3 suppl. 1), p. 33-59Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Freed from the bonds of traditional gendered norms, responsibilities and obligations, it has been argued that negotiation is a key concept for understanding how modern couples organize their common life together. Interviews with Swedish couples cause us to question this assumption. In this article we argue that negotiations are relatively unusual in couple relationships. We found that couples seldom experience the reason, room space or need to negotiate. This can in part be understood from the perspective of seeing everyday life as a matter of practical coordination, i.e. as something we strive to master rather than something we try to change or critically reflect upon. We found that routines and rituals were a guiding force in how couples organize their everyday lives. “Doing gender”, “doing couple”, external circumstances and agreement were all central aspects in making the everyday lives of the couples we interviewed work.

  • 14.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Welfare.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Sociology.
    Myten om den förhandlande familjen2008In: Jämställdhetens pris, Boréa bokförlag, Umeå , 2008, p. 45-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    On the other side of couplehood: single women in Sweden exploring life without a partner2013In: Families, Relationships and Societies, ISSN 2046-7435, E-ISSN 2046-7443, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 61-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article describes Swedish women’s experiences of life as single. Data showed that singlehood was not actively chosen but rather a situation that participants ended up in due to separation from a partner. However, once single, participants chose to remain single. The lack of gender equality in traditional cohabiting couplehood made participants wary about entering a new cohabiting couple relationship. Living apart together (LAT) relationships were identified  as a possible way to combine gender-equal intimacy with personal freedom and independence. Data suggested that the increased number of single women may not necessarily point to an increased desirability of singleness per se, nor to a rejection of coupled intimacy. Singlehood was rather a rejection of the limitations associated with cohabiting couplehood. The article highlights the importance of the Swedish welfare state for making it possible for women toremain single, even those with dependent children.

  • 16.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Perceptions and practices in independent management: Blurring the boundaries between ‘‘Mine,’’ ‘‘Yours’’ and ‘‘Ours’’2012In: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, ISSN 1058-0476, E-ISSN 1573-3475, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 389-506Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research suggests that couples categorized as practicing independent management (IM) have a high level of independence and separateness regarding financial matters. However, this interview study showed that the boundaries between “yours” and “mine” regarding money, finances and consumption are blurred in couples categorized as IM. The blurring of boundaries reflected participants’ understandings of what it means to be in a committed couple relationship and the difficulties associated with having joint expenses and consumption while lacking a "common purse." The study indicated that couples might be less individualistic and private than the label IM suggests and that the practices of those categorized as using IM are varied and complex.

  • 17.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Unpacking the concept of negotiation in research on couples and families2011In: International journal of Humanities and Social Science, ISSN 2220-8488, Vol. 1, no 10, p. 70-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    That couples negotiate has been a central assumption in research on couples and families during the last few decades. In this article we take a closer look at the basic assumptions on which the understanding of negotiation rests and the way the concept of negotiation has been applied. First, we argue that negotiation is rare in couples’ everyday lives and that much of what has been discussed in terms of negotiation can be understood in terms of ‘doing gender’ and ‘doing couple’ within the context of couples’ everyday lives. We suggest that there exists little need and space for negotiation in couples’ everyday lives. Second, we unpack the concept of negotiation and find that it is characterized by ambiguity and a lack of clarity. Finally, we conclude with a suggestion for a more clear definition in order to differentiate negotiation from other forms of interaction that takes place within couples.

  • 18.
    Evertsson, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Sauer, Lennart
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Omsorg som välfärdspolitisk ambition2007In: Social omsorg i socialt arbete / [ed] Stina Johansson, Malmö: Gleerups , 2007, p. 98-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Johansson, Stina
    et al.
    Institutionen för socialmedicin, Uppsala universitet.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Institutionen för socialmedicin, Uppsala universitet.
    Resonemangsäktenskap i välfärdsstat: Exemplet social hemhjälp1994In: När gränserna flyter: En nordisk antologi om vård och omsorg / [ed] Leila Simonen, Jyväskylä: Stakes , 1994, p. 11--30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Mandrysz, Witold
    et al.
    University of Silesia, social work unit at the institute of sociology.
    Perlinski, Marek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Challenges of municipal community work2017In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 175-189Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Nordenmark, Mikael
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Grönlund, Anne
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Halleröd, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Nilsson, Karina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Norberg-Schönfeldt, Magdalena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Nyman, Charlott
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Wikström, Magnus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Vi kan inte bortse från jämställdhetens baksida2008Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Nyman, Charlott
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Social Welfare.
    Difficultés liées à la négociation dans la recherche sur la famille: un regard sur l´organisation financière des couples suédois2005In: Enfances, Familles, Générations: La famille et l'argent, ISSN 1708-6310, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Pawlas-Czyz, Sabina
    et al.
    University of Silesia, Poland.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Perlinski, Marek
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    The professional development of social work in Poland after 19892017In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 147-160Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Perlinski, Marek
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Social and caring professions in European welfare states: trends and challenges2017In: Social and caring professions in European welfare states: policies, services and professional practices / [ed] Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson and Marek Perlinski, Bristol: Policy Press, 2017, p. 253-265Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Rexvid, Devin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forssén, Annika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Allmänläkares och socialarbetares respons på riskreduceringsteknologier: en litteraturstudie2012In: “Partnership in social work – active collaboration withdifferent actors”,9th Forsa Nordic conference, 4th-6th oct-2012 in Trondheim, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Allmänläkare och socialarbetare utgör exempel på välfärdsprofessioner vars villkor anses ha förändrats i det så kallade risk- och granskningssamhället. Minskad autonomi, inskränkt diskretion och försvagad jurisdiktion lyfts i professionsforskningen fram som några av uttrycksformerna för de förändrade villkoren.  

    Syfte: Att beskriva och analysera allmänläkares och socialarbetares respons på evidensbaserade och organisatoriska riskreduceringsteknologier (ERRT och ORRT).

    Metod: Artikeln är baserad på en innehållsanalys av resultatet från en litteraturöversikt av referee-granskade empiriska artiklar, publicerade i vetenskapliga tidskrifter, om dessa professioners kunskapsanvändning i form av respons på RRT.

    Resultat: Det framkommer att båda professionerna, trots en i grunden positiv inställning till ERRT, intar en ambivalent inställning till dessa. Ambivalensen är såväl patient- och klientrelaterad som expertisrelaterad. Professionernas respons på ORRT skiljer sig dock i den bemärkelsen att allmänläkare ställer sig skeptiska till ORRT medan socialarbetare förhåller sig mer pragmatiskt till ORRT.

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  • 26.
    Rexvid, Devin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forssén, Annika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Risk reduction technologies in general practice and social work2012In: Professions & Professionalism, ISSN 1893-1049, E-ISSN 1893-1049, Vol. 2, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    General practitioners (GPs) and social workers (SWs) are professions whose professional autonomy and discretion have changed in the so-called risk and audit society. The aim of this article is to compare GPs’ and SWs’ responses to Evidence-Based and Organizational Risk Reduction Technologies (ERRT and ORRT). It is based on a content analysis of 54 peer-reviewed empirical articles. The results show that both professions held ambivalent positions towards ERRT. The response towards ORRT differed in that GPs were sceptical whilst SWs took a more pragmatic view. Furthermore the results suggest that SWs might experience professional benefits by adopting an adherent approach to the increased dis-semination of risk reduction technologies (RRT). GPs, however, did not seem to experience such benefits.

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  • 27.
    Rexvid, Devin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Blom, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forssén, Annika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Socialarbetares och allmänläkares (icke-) användning av kunskap i risksamhället2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Dagens samhälle beskrivs ofta som ett risksamhälle. Karaktäristiskt för risksamhället är ökad komplexitet, eskalerande osäkerhet och minskat eller brutet förtroende för professioners kompetens och förmåga att handskas med den ökande komplexiteten och osäkerheten. Närmare bestämt handlar det urholkade förtroendet för professioner om ett ifrågasättande av deras definitionsmakt, autonomi och diskretion. Idag är det i hög grad kraven på riskreduceringstekniker, exempelvis evidensbaserad praktik och standardiserade riskbedömningsinstrument, som står för kontroverserna om professionsutövningens natur, villkor och utmaningar.

    Syfte: Att undersöka hur risk påverkar (icke-)användning av kunskap i professionell praktik i socialt arbete och allmänmedicin, samt att belysa hur de två professionerna förhåller sig till riskteknologins imperativ.

    Metod: Studien är ett utsnitt ur en större systematisk litteraturöversikt över socialarbetares och allmänläkares (icke-)användning av kunskap i praktiken. Föreliggande paper bygger på knappt hälften av de 100 referee-granskade artiklar som översikten inbegriper. 

    Resultat: I studien framkommer bl.a. att det finns mer forskning om allmänläkares oföljsamhet gentemot riskreduceringstekniker, om osäkerhet och komplexitet samt hantering av dessa faktorer, om mer användning av informella än standardiserade osäkerhets- och komplexitetsreduceringsteknologier, jämfört med dito forskning i socialt arbete. Ett annat resultat är att forskning i socialt arbete sätter socialarbetares risktagande i relation till deras bristande kunskap medan forskning om allmänläkare relaterar det till deras icke-användning av riskreduceringstekniker.

    Konklusion: En preliminär slutsats är att skillnaderna mellan socialt arbete och allmänmedicin är så pass stora – även om människovård är en gemensam nämnare – att det inte automatiskt går att överföra principer och modeller mellan dem.

  • 28.
    Rexvid, Devin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Non-problematic Situations in Social Workers’ and GPs’ Practice2016In: Professions & Professionalism, ISSN 1893-1049, E-ISSN 1893-1049, Vol. 6, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to describe and analyze written accounts of non-problem- atic situations by 28 social workers and 24 general practitioners (GPs). The results show that non-problematic situations were connected to professionals’ control of the intervention process. Non-problematic situations were described by social workers as situations where they had control of the relationship with the client either by the use of coercive means or by the client’s active cooperation. GPs referred to non- problematic situations as situations where they had control of the intervention pro- cess mainly by the use of professional knowledge. One main conclusion is that the ability to control the intervention process through control of the relationship with the client may be of significance to those professions where a central part of the profes- sional jurisdiction involves changing clients’ behaviors. This conclusion means that professional knowledge is not the only way to control the professional intervention process. 

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  • 29.
    Rexvid, Devin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Evertsson, Lars
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forssén, Annika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Nygren, Lennart
    The precarious character of routine practice in social and primary health care2015In: Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1468-0173, E-ISSN 1741-296X, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 317-336Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Summary: This article presents a description and analysis of the written narratives of problematic situations given by social workers and general practitioners (GPs) within the framework of the sociology of professions and organisations. The narratives were collected from 28 social workers and 24 GPs, working in several Swedish counties.

    Findings: Our findings show that the professionals rarely described lack of knowledge or difficulties choosing the right intervention or treatment as problematic. Rather, the problematic situations contained encounters with clients perceived as disruptive to professional routine practice. We conclude that there were three different types of problematic situations where the professional routine practice was disrupted: (1) Situations related to ‘client-making work’, where the professionals perceived it difficult to, e.g., gather enough information about the client to make a diagnosis, set a timetable or decide on adequate interventions; (2) Situations related to ‘wicked work’, where the professionals experienced clients unable to articulate their problems or understand and follow the interventions suggested by the professionals; (3) Situations related to ‘dirty work’ were only present in GPs’ narratives and typically occurred when GPs perceived that they were dealing with clients who endangered their profes- sional status. 

    Applications: Contrary to previous studies, this study indicates that problematic situ- ations are not necessarily connected with traits and characteristic of the client or a lack of professional competence. Instead, they might be connected to situations where professional routine practice is disrupted. Furthermore, it is questionable to what extent problematic situations connected to such disruption can be managed by evi- dence-based methods, manualisation and standardisation. 

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