Att främja barns delaktighet i den egna habiliteringen
: Professionellas erfarenheter

Translated title of the thesis: Enhancing possibilities to children’s participation in their own habilitation: experiences of professionals
  • Camilla Malm

    Student thesis: Master, two years


    The intent of this study is to describe habilitation center professional’s experiences of work in order to enhance children’s participation in their own habilitation. The study is qualitative, where the empiric material has been collected through interviews of eight professionals on a children’s habilitation center in Southern Sweden. The interviews have been processed through inductive conventional content analysis. Foucault’s theories of power, with focus on governmentality, panopticon and disciplining, have been used as a tool in order to put the result in a context. The findings showed four categories, which shows that the professionals encounter many challenges in their work towards children’s participation. The categories state amongst other things the importance of having both time and knowledge to communicate with the child, as well as ability to balance the sometimes not compatible wills of the child and the caregivers. All of this in relation to their own double role, where the professionals are supposed to be perceptive, parallel to being an expert. Analysis and conclusion shows that according to a perspective of power, the professionals have an inevitable advantage where an awareness regarding the asymmetric relation seems to be of large importance to be able to perform a qualitative work towards participation. Another finding is the necessities of to an even higher degree use the diagnostic team for discussion and reflection concerning how to enable children’s participation.

    Date of Award2017-Mar-21
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorCecilia Lindskov (Supervisor), Carina Elgán (Supervisor) & Peter Hagell (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Masterprogram Integrerad hälsovetenskap

    University credits

    • 30 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • children
    • disability
    • participation
    • habilitation
    • power

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