Syllabus

Social work in somatic and psychiatric care, 15.0 Credits

Socialt arbete inom somatisk och psykiatrisk vård, 15.0 hp

Credit points: 15.0 Credits
Course code: 2SA072
Responsible department: Department of Social Work
Date of establishment: 2012-07-03
Established by: Prefekt vid Institutionen för socialt arbete
Revised: 2016-10-18
Valid from: 2017-01-16
Valid to: 2017-08-20 (a newer version of the syllabus exists)
Level: Advanced level
Main Field of Study and progress level:
Social Work: second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Grading scale:

VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Contents

The course focuses on the special conditions and work methods which are relevant for social work within health care settings and even services directed to individuals with mental illness or psychiatric impairments in the community.

The content of the course is divided into three parts; 1) A brief introduction to the historic background and the organisational and legal structures which influence social work in health care settings, as well as introducing the phenomenon of medicalisation. 2) A closer look at the roles which social workers play in working in health care settings adressing complex medical conditions as well as a model for supporting change processes in counseling oriented social work 3) The situation for, and services directed to, people with mental illness or mental health problems.

Part one is a briefer introduction and attempts to tie together the two following and more developed sections by investigating the professional development of social work in health care as opposed to social welfare settings. In addition to presenting factors that contribute to change processes at the client/patient level, section two focuses on a number of central areas for hospital social work in area such as reproductive health and serious chronic illness. Professional as well as patient perspectives are touched upon here. The third section begins by developing concepts used in understanding mental illness and mental health as well as the manner in which services are organized for this group in health and welfare systems in Sweden and internationally. The fields of community mental health and social psychiatry are in focus here. Critical perspectives on the structure and role of psychiatry are reviewed. Additional concepts in mental health care including stigma and societal attitudes, carer and user perspectives, meetings and relationships with clients, psychiatric rehabilitation, knowledge of how people recover and empowerment are adressed. Finally, these broad understandings of the field are connected to the current methods that are being researched and implemented internationally and in Sweden, including supported employment and case management, 

Together with the specific content related to developments in psychiatry and social psychiatry,knowledge regarding the relationship between scientific knowledge and our attempts to develop practice and concrete solutions, over how personal experience and individuality influence practice, and our ability to critically evaluate research in the area, is discussed.

Expected learning outcomes

Expected study results
Following the completion of the course the student should be able to;
• Demonstrate knowledge of how the organisation of health care services influences the development and possibilities for social work practice in health care and mental health/psychiatric services.
• Describe and analyze laws/legislation relevant to social work within health care services. 
• Independently and critically analyze social work in health care services with special emphasis on complex problems such as reproductive health and chronic ilness.
• Describe and independently apply central concepts in a professional contacts with clients/patients
• Discuss conditions for change processes in counseling oriented social work
• Independently reflect over your own role in client-centered social work
• Describe and analyze developments in the field of mental health and illness
• Analyze conceptual formulation with regard to mental illness and mental health
• Analyze critical perspectives related to the development and role of the psychiatric care and support system
• Describe and analyze issues related to attitudes to and stigma regarding mental illness
• Describe and analyze a carer and user perspective in relation to mental illness
• Demonstrate advanced knowledge regarding establishing contacts and relationships with individuals expereincing mental illness
• Describe and critically analyze knowledge related to recovery and empowerment with regard to mental illness
• Describe and critically evaluate current interventions targeted to people with mental illness

Required Knowledge

A minimum of 90 ECTS within  the social sciences education in one of the following: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Peace and conflict studies, pedagogic, Gender Studies, Economic and social geography, Political science, Law/legal Science or in other courses that are considered equal to thus above, including an individual essay carrying at least 15 credits or 90 ECTS within nursing including an individual essay carrying at least 15 credits.. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5 or comparable is also required

Form of instruction

The course is based on lectures, group meetings and seminars on campus, with some aspects of online teaching. The student prepares themselves individually or in groups prior to lecturs, seminars or presentations by reading the litterature and participating in group discussions.

Examination modes

The course is examined in seven partial assignments, four written, individual assignments and three which are examined individually through active participation in mandatory seminars.

The first section of the course is examined in assignment 1, section 2 in assignments 2 and 3, plus a training seminar, and section 3 with assignment 4 in addition to litterature and training seminars.

Assignment 1 is a home written test which requires the student to individually and in writing discuss and apply central concepts in the literature as well as relevant legislation and is graded as pass/fail.

Assignment 2 is a home written test which requires the student to individually and in writing discuss and apply central concepts in the literature and is graded as pass with distinction/pass/fail.

Assignment 3 is a home written test which requires the student to individually and in writing reflect over a case from the counseling oriented sociaal work adressed in the course and is graded as pass/fail.

Assignment 4 is a home written test which requires the student to individually and in writing discuss and apply central concepts in the literature and reflect over a case involving mental illness. This assignment is graded as pass with distinction/pass/fail.


In addition to the written examinations the course includes three mandatory seminars. Two of them are training seminars based on the cases presented in the written assignments. The third is a literature seminar. In order to pass the course, the student must receive a passing grade on all the assignments. In order to pass with distinction (VG) the requirement is to receive a pass with distinction on both assignments 2 and 4.


Students who do not pass at the ordinary examination times have a right to a retest, within 2 months. A student who does meet the requirements for a passing grade but who is close to the level, can following a descision from the examinator, be given the opportunity to complete their work in order to receive a passing grade.

Completions for the exam will be individually adapted based on the goals which have been achieved by the student and should take place within 2 weeks after the student has been informed of the exam result, but prior to the next examination time.

Completed exams can only ´reach the grade of pass, not pass with distinction, completing to recive a higher grade than pass is not permitted. If the student wishes, they have the option of doing th eretest as a means of reaching a higher grade.

Other regulations

Students have the right to apply to have a previous education or experience evaluated for transfer of credits. For more information, see: www.umu.se/utbildning/antagning/tillgodoraknande

Literature

Valid from: 2017 week 03

Litteratur Del 1

Conrad Peter
The Shifting Engines of Medicalization
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 46, 3-14, 2005 :
Mandatory

Johannesson Karin
Om begreppet kultursjukdom
Läkartidningen, Vol 105, nr 44 : 2008 :
Mandatory

Socialt arbete i hälso- och sjukvård
Blom Björn, Morén Stefan, Lalos Ann, Olsson Marianne
Stockholm: Natur och kultur : 2013 :
Mandatory
Reading instructions: Kap 1-3, 5, 13

Litteratur Del 2

Admitted into a helping plan’ – a watershed between positive and negative experiences in breast cancer
Lilliehorn S, Hamberg K, Kero A, Salander P
Psycho-Oncology 2010;19:806-812 :
Mandatory

Socialstyrelsen, dronten och den evidensbaserade praktiken
Bergmark , Lundström
SVT 2011, 18, 3, 244-251 : 2011 :
Mandatory

Eduards Maud
Kroppspolitik : om moder Svea och andra kvinnor
[Ny utg.] : Stockholm : Atlas : 2012 : 320 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-7389-925-3
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Kapitel om abort

Persuation and Healing
Frank JD, Frank JB
London, John Hopkins University Press, p. 1-184. : 1993 :
Mandatory

Kero Anneli
Abort - en tabubelagd rättighet : kvinnors mångbottnade upplevelser rymmer både lättnad och smärta
Included in:
Läkartidningen. : Läkartidningen.
Stockholm : Sveriges läkarförbund : 1965- :
Mandatory

Miller Lisa
Counselling skills in social work
Sage : 2012 :
Mandatory
Reading instructions: s. 29-79, 98-131

Överraskande förmåga att hantera cancerbesked
Salander P, Bergenheim AT, Henriksson R
Läkartidningen 1999; 96: 1040-1043 :
Mandatory

Socialt arbete i hälso- och sjukvård
Blom Björn, Morén Stefan, Lalos Ann, Olsson Marianne
Stockholm: Natur och kultur : 2013 :
Mandatory
Reading instructions: Kap 7

The relationship and its relationship to the common and specific factors of psychotherapy.
Wampold BE, Budge SL
The Councelling Psychologist, 2012;40(4):601-623 : 2012 :
Mandatory

Litteratur Del 3

Att leva med psykisk funktionsnedsättning : livssituation och effektiva vård- och stödinsatser
Brunt David, Hansson Lars
2., [rev.] uppl. : Lund : Studentlitteratur : 2014 : 398 s. :
ISBN: 9789144083872
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Kapitel 10; Familjens situation. Östman, Margareta Kapitel 17; Familjeinterventioner. Östman, Margareta

Psykisk ohälsa i Stockholms län
Dalman Christina, Forsell Yvonne, Magnusson Cecilia
Stockholm : Stockholms läns landsting : [2011] : 17 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-980034-0-6
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Folkhälsan i Sverige - Årsrapport 2014
Folkhälsomyndigheten : 2014 :
Mandatory
Reading instructions: Sidan 65-75

Kemshall Hazel
Risk, social policy and welfare
Buckingham : Open University Press : 2002 : viii, 159 s.. :
ISBN: 0-335-20409-0 (pbk) ; £15.99 : CIP entry (Dec.)
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Kap 1-2, 5

Psykiska funktionshinder i samhället : aktörer, insatser, reformer
Lindqvist Rafael, Markström Urban, Rosenberg David
2. uppl. : Malmö : Gleerup : 2014 : 208 s. :
ISBN: 9789140688392
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Kap 2-5, 9

A sociology of mental health and illness
Rogers Anne, Pilgrim David
3rd ed. : Maidenhead : Open University Press : 2005 : x viii, 269 s. :
ISBN: 0-335-21583-1 (pbk.)
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Kap 1, 3-5, 10-11

Rûsch, Angermeyer, Corrigan
Mental Illness stigma:concepts, consequences and initiatives to reduce stigma
European Psychiatry 20 (8) 2005 :
Mandatory
Reading instructions: 529-539

Making recovery a reality
Shepherd Geoff, Boardman Jed, Slade Mike
Sainsbury centre for mental health (2008) :
Mandatory

Tew Jerry
Going Social: championing a holistic model of mental distress within professional education
Social Work Education, 21 (2), 143-155 : 2002 :
Mandatory

The principles of effective case management of mental health services
Psychiatric rehabilitation journal 27,4 p 319-333, 2004 :
Mandatory

Components of a modern mental health service: a pragmatic balance of community and hospital care - overview of systematic evidence
Thornicroft Graham, Tansella Michele
Brittish Journal of Psychiatry 185, 283-290 : 2004 :
Mandatory

Återgång i arbete : processer, bedömningar, åtgärder
Ekberg Kerstin, Eklund Mona, Hensing Gunnel
1. uppl. : Lund : Studentlitteratur : 2015 : 233 s. :
ISBN: 9789144078236
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Kap 7, Mot alla odds-stöd till arbete för personer med psykisk funktionsnedsättning

Referenslitteratur Del 1:

Rönnberg Lena
Hälso- och sjukvårdsrätt
3. uppl. : Lund : Studentlitteratur : 2011 : 368 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-44-05831-3
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Socialt arbete : en grundbok
Meeuwisse Anna, Sunesson Sune, Swärd Hans
2., [rev. och utök.] utg. : Stockholm : Natur och kultur : 2006 :
ISBN: 91-27-10762-0 (inb.)
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Se Kapitel, 'Juridik och socialt arbete' Anna Hollander

Referenslitteratur Del 2

Counselling : stödsamtal i socialt arbete
Larsson Sam, Trygged Sven
1. uppl. : Stockholm : Gothia : 2010 : 271 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-7205-668-8
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Home abortion - experiences of male involvement
Kero Anneli, Lalos Ann, Wulff Marianne
European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 15(4) : 2010 :
Reading instructions: 264-270

Home abortion implies redical changes for women
Kero Anneli, Lalos Ann, Wulff Marianne
European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 14(5) : 2009 :
Reading instructions: 324-333

Lalos Ann
Breaking bad news concerning fertility
Included in:
Human reproduction : publ. for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) : Human reproduction.
Oxford : IRL P. : 1986- :

Salander Pär
Den kreativa illusionen : om cancersjukdom och anhöriga - om utsatthet och bemötande
Lund : Studentlitteratur : 2003 : 196 s. :
ISBN: 91-44-02930-6
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Referenslitteratur Del 3

Allgulander Christer
Introduktion till klinisk psykiatri. Andra upplagan
Lund : Studentlitteratur : 2008 : 286 s. :
ISBN: 91-44-03538-1
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Bertilsdotter Rosenqvist Hanna
Practice, practice: notions of training and normality among adults with Asperger Syndrome
The Society for Disability Studies : 2012 :
URL: DISQ

Rehabilitering och stöd till återhämtning vid psykiska funktionshinder : möjlighetens metoder för en ny praktik
Bogarve Camilla, Ershammar David, Rosenberg David
1. uppl. : Stockholm : Gothia : 2012 : 285 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-7205-787-6
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Begrepp, mätmetoder och förekomst av psykisk hälsa, psyksik ohälsa och psykiatrisa tillstånd : en kunskapsöversikt
Bremberg Sven, Dalman Christina
Stockholm : Forte : 2015 : 52 s. :

Introduction. Worlds of autism: across the spectrum of neurological difference
Davidson , Orsini
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota : 2013 :
Reading instructions: Inscannad kopia av texten kommer att finnas tillgänglig på Cambro

Hansson Lars
Psykisk ohälsa - attityder, kunskap, beteende [Elektronisk resurs] : en befolkningsundersökning 2009
Johanneshov : Handisam : 2010 : 50 s. :
URL: Fulltext

Individanpassat stöd till arbete enligt IPS-modellen-vägledning för arbetscoacher
Socialstyrelsen, Stockholm : 2012 :

Johansson Anna
Låt dom aldrig slå ner dig. Bloggen som arena för patientaktivism
Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift nr 3 2013 : 2013 :