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Children at risk? Hospital social workers’ and their colleagues’ assessment and reporting experiences


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Title: Children at risk? Hospital social workers’ and their colleagues’ assessment and reporting experiences
Authors: Svärd, Veronica
Issue Date: 9-May-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Social Work ; Institutionen för socialt arbete
Parts of work: I. Svärd, V. (2014). Hospital Social Workers’ Assessment Processes for Children at Risk – Positions in and Contributions to Inter-professional Teams. European Journal of Social Work. 17, 508-522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2013.806296

II. Svärd, V. (2014). Emotions and normativity in assessments of children at risk. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 6, 369-382. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWOE.2014.068039

III. Svärd, V. (2016). Assessing children at risk: organizational and professional conditions within Children’s Hospitals. Child & Family Social Work. E-publication: April 19th 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12291

IV. Svärd, V. (accepted). Why don’t they report? Hospital personnel working with children at risk. Accepted for publication in Child Care in Practice.
Date of Defence: 2016-05-27
Disputation: Fredagen 27 maj 2016, kl 10.15, Hörsal Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Skriftserien
2016:2
Keywords: children at risk
child maltreatment
mandated reporting
hospital social work
hospital
health care professionals
professional discretion
assessment
decision-making
emotion
norms
Abstract: This thesis explores factors that influence professional discretion in Swedish hospital professionals’ assessment of children who may be at risk of harm. It is based on two data samplings, interviews with fourteen hospital social workers and a questionnaire with 295 responding physicians, nurses, nurse assistants and hospital social workers. The theoretical frame consists of theories of professions, sociology of emotions and normativity. Although all professionals are mandated to report suspic... more
ISBN: 978-91-88267-00-9
ISSN: 1401-5781
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/42434
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