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Bengtsson, Staffan
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Egonsdotter, G., Bengtsson, S., Israelsson, M. & Borell, K. (2018). Child protection and cultural awareness: Simulation-based learning. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Child protection and cultural awareness: Simulation-based learning
2018 (English)In: Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, ISSN 1531-3204, E-ISSN 1531-3212Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Social work educators have long struggled with the challenge of finding appropriate strategies for fostering cultural awareness among their students. The purpose of this study is to illustrate how a computer-based simulation, SimChild, can be used in teaching about child protection to enhance cultural awareness among students and expand their insight into how personal biases can affect professional practice. In SimChild, individual students can assume the role of social worker and then collectively discuss the patterns emerging after their individual assessments have been aggregated. This study, based primarily on focus group data, reflects testing conducted at three Swedish universities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Cultural awareness, simulation, child protection, ethnicity, social work education
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41050 (URN)10.1080/15313204.2018.1493013 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049936180 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-24 Last updated: 2019-02-06
Bengtsson, S. (2018). The nation’s body: disability and deviance in the writings of Adolf Hitler. Disability & Society, 33(3), 416-432
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The nation’s body: disability and deviance in the writings of Adolf Hitler
2018 (English)In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 416-432Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article takes its starting point in the Nazi ideology as it appears in the writings of Adolf Hitler, and discusses how disability and the body can be understood in the context of Mein Kampf. The article underlines how disability and bodily infirmities, alongside race, featured significantly in Hitler’s demagogic message. Although the overall image of disability was related to a sense of threat–and a culture gone wrong–Mein Kampf also contains a mixed interpretation of disability as a phenomenon, in which different and opposing disability narratives took part in the construction and the image of the body as a national property. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
biopower, deviance, Disability, Nazism, normalcy
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38975 (URN)10.1080/09687599.2018.1423955 (DOI)000425689900005 ()2-s2.0-85042169044 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-09 Created: 2018-03-09 Last updated: 2018-04-17Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2017). Out of the frame: disability and the body in the writings of Karl Marx. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 19(2), 151-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Out of the frame: disability and the body in the writings of Karl Marx
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 151-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How disability as a phenomenon is to be understood has been widely discussed within the field of disability research. Influenced by a Marxist perspective, the social model has reinforced the view that disability results from the organization of society rather than from individual premises. This article elaborates on these issues by exploring the writings of Karl Marx and his views concerning disability. The analysis pinpoints bodily normality in Marx’s reasoning and how the economic system shapes the premises for participation and roles, but also how people with disabilities were left out of the progressive call for social change. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
deviance, disability, Karl Marx, normality, social model
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34366 (URN)10.1080/15017419.2016.1263972 (DOI)000396873300007 ()2-s2.0-85000577497 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-04-21Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. & Bülow, P. (2016). The myth of the total institution: Written narratives of patients' views of sanatorium care 1908–1959. Social Science and Medicine, 153, 54-61
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The myth of the total institution: Written narratives of patients' views of sanatorium care 1908–1959
2016 (English)In: Social Science and Medicine, ISSN 0277-9536, E-ISSN 1873-5347, Vol. 153, p. 54-61Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on written narratives by 72 former sanatorium patients, this article explores, from patients' perspectives, the nature of the relationships between patients and staff in a Swedish sanatorium during the first half of the twentieth century. These narratives are discussed in the context of the total institution. This article suggests that this phenomenon was marked by inconsistencies that can be understood in terms of its situational and contradictory characteristics. Simultaneously, these narratives are in opposition to the assumption of the static and powerless patient adapted only to suit the logic of the institution.

Keywords
Sweden; Total institution; Sanatorium; Story; Letter; Narrative analysis; Patient–staff relationship
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29414 (URN)10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.02.005 (DOI)000372937500007 ()26874824 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84957796065 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-02-16 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved
Staffan, B. (2016). The two-sided coin – disability, normalcy and social categorization in the New Testament. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 18(3), 269-279
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The two-sided coin – disability, normalcy and social categorization in the New Testament
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 269-279Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses the issue of disability, normalcy and social categorization in relation to the New Testament. It discusses how disabilities ended up in elusive and contradictory categories where a number of various mechanisms and roles coincided and where different systems of logic converged. The scrutiny suggests that people with disabilities simultaneously were considered to be both a threat and an opportunity. The analysis illustrates how the interpretation of disability is a malleable phenomenon continually affected by changes within the cultural context.

Keywords
Disability, social categorization, normality, New Testament
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28802 (URN)10.1080/15017419.2015.1064027 (DOI)000377393400009 ()2-s2.0-84937851371 (Scopus ID)
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Available from: 2015-12-29 Created: 2015-12-29 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, U., Cedersund, E. & Bengtsson, S. (2015). Reflection in action: implications for care work. Reflective Practice, 16(2), 285-295
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflection in action: implications for care work
2015 (English)In: Reflective Practice, ISSN 1462-3943, E-ISSN 1470-1103, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 285-295Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses the issue of reflective practice, as suggested by Schon. The aim is to analyze instances of reflective practice in elder care, in order to depict individual and collective work. Reflective practice is prevailing as a way of emphasizing the value of practical knowledge and enhancing its status. Reflexivity is thinking about what and why we do something. Moreover, reflexivity is a way of incorporating knowledge with our own personal selves, making it a very personal matter. Using reflective practice in elder care enables learning, leading to improved quality of care. However, individual reflection must be accompanied by collective reflection; this is crucial to improve quality of care.

Keywords
elder care, participant observations, reflective practice, ethnography, reflection
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28340 (URN)10.1080/14623943.2015.1023275 (DOI)000354254200011 ()2-s2.0-84929129882 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-17 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. (2014). On the borderline – representations of disability in the Old Testament. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 16(3), 280-292
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the borderline – representations of disability in the Old Testament
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 280-292Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores disability in the Old Testament. The discussion takes its starting point in a number of domains and arenas where disability was visualized and investigates the significance and meaning that can be attached to these domains in relation to the problem of inclusion and exclusion. The analysis highlights complex and contradictory phenomena, where the interpretation was not given but rather dependent on the cultural context and different

Keywords
disability, Bible, inclusion, exclusion
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25652 (URN)10.1080/15017419.2013.873077 (DOI)2-s2.0-84904811203 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, S. & Svensson, L. A. (2014). Projektmänniskan: arbetsrehabiliteringens möte med den enskilde. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 20(2), 25-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projektmänniskan: arbetsrehabiliteringens möte med den enskilde
2014 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 25-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln handlar om hur välfärdsorganisationer och deras tjänstemän kopplade till aktivitets- och sysselsättningsåtgärder agerar i mötet med den enskilde och vilka berättelser som skapas om individerna. Artikeln diskuterar hur projektdeltagaren omgärdas av en fortgående medikalisering och en social fragmentisering, där projektdeltagarens problematik reduceras och där individens egen röst tycks få ett begränsat utrymme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2014
Keywords
aktivering, social kategorisering, medikalisering
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25659 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Börjesson, U., Bengtsson, S. & Cedersund, E. (2014). “You have to have a certain feeling for this work”: Exploring tacit knowledge in elder care. SAGE Open, 4(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“You have to have a certain feeling for this work”: Exploring tacit knowledge in elder care
2014 (English)In: SAGE Open, ISSN 2158-2440, E-ISSN 2158-2440, Vol. 4, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increased care worker knowledge has been emphasized for improving quality of care for older persons in organized elder care in Sweden. However, care workers and national policies are not always corresponding, with observations suggesting that care workers emphasize tacit knowledge. The aim of this article is to explore the nature of this kind of knowledge and how it can be identified and described. Field notes from participant observations at two elder care units in Sweden serve as the empirical material. Knowledge use for staff in elder care is part of a process of knowledge making and knowledge shaping. Analysis of the field notes identified the themes of “feeling for work” and “acting and artistry” as parts of a tacit knowledge in elder care. The processes of knowledge and job execution are closely intertwined, making them difficult to separate or even understand without a deeper insight.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014
Keywords
Aging and the life course, Management, Occupation, Organizational behavior, Organizations, Social sciences, Sociology, Sociology of health and illness, Sociology of work, Work
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36895 (URN)10.1177/2158244014534829 (DOI)2-s2.0-84907284348 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
Staffan, B. & Svensson, L. A. (2013). Erkännandets pedagogik - exemplet lärcenterbaserad utbildning. In: Lisbeth Eriksson, Gunilla Nilsson & Lars A. Svensson (Ed.), Gemenskaper: Socialpedagogiska perspektiv (pp. 181-207). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erkännandets pedagogik - exemplet lärcenterbaserad utbildning
2013 (Swedish)In: Gemenskaper: Socialpedagogiska perspektiv / [ed] Lisbeth Eriksson, Gunilla Nilsson & Lars A. Svensson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2013, p. 181-207Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2013
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25660 (URN)978-91-7173-421-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2015-01-15Bibliographically approved
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