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Andrén, U., Hedman Ahlström, B., Kinnander, M., Kerekes, N., Skyvell Nilsson, M. & Nunstedt, H. (2019). Utveckling av ett nytt yrke inom socialpsykiatrisk vård. Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The program in Social Psychiatric Care is a three-year program at the university level leading to a vocational qualification in social psychiatric care and a bachelor's degree in the field of Health Sciences. Until the spring of 2018, six litters have graduated. Students in the social psychiatric care program often have personal interest, previous professional experience from the business areas or inspiration from related friends working in the field of activity. Personal experiences of problems in the fields of activity are also prominent among the students. Students believe that personal experience, willingness and ability is important in order to work within the profession. Characteristics of the students are also an interest and a clear empathetic willingness to work with people and they consider that the profession primarily requires characteristics such as altruism, empathy, social skills and deeper knowledge and understanding in the field. Upon completion of education, students want a career role where they can help other people, feel motivated, or they aim for specific positions or areas of activity. Both managers and alumni from the Social Psychiatric Care program value the broad professional competence that the program leads to. Psychiatric competence is emphasized as particularly valuable by both alumni and managers. This competence means that they also complement the other professions in the activities. Students consider themselves possessed a professional identity that involves introducing psychiatric and custody skills to organizations that previously lacked these perspectives. Something that also brings new approaches to patients, users and clients. Being able to use knowledge from several disciplines are considered to be a strength and competence that are well-needed in environments where people with mental ill health are cared for. The alumni perceive their knowledge as both interdisciplinary and interprofessional.

Abstract [sv]

Programmet i Socialpsykiatrisk vård är ett treårigt program på högskolenivå som leder till en yrkesexamen inom socialpsykiatrisk vård och en kandidatexamen i huvudområdet Vårdvetenskap. Fram till våren 2018 har sex kullar tagit sin examen. Studenter i programmet för Socialpsykiatrisk vård har ofta ett personligt intresse, tidigare yrkeserfarenhet från verksamhetsområdena eller inspiration från närstående/vänner som arbetar inom verksamhetsområdet. Även personliga erfarenheter av problem inom verksamhetsområdena är framträdande bland studenterna. Studenterna anser att den personliga erfarenheten, viljan och förmågan är viktigt för att kunna verka inom yrket. Utmärkande egenskaper hos studenterna är också ett specifikt intresse och en tydlig empatisk vilja av att arbeta med människor och de anser att yrket framförallt kräver egenskaper som altruism, empati, social kompetens samt en fördjupad kunskap och förståelse inom området. Efter avslutad utbildning önskar studenterna få möjligt till en yrkesroll där de kan hjälpa andra människor, eller så har de sikte på en specifik befattning eller ett speciellt verksamhetsområde. Såväl chefer som alumner från programmet Socialpsykiatrisk vård värdesätter den breda yrkeskompetens som programmet leder till. Den psykiatriska kompetensen betonas som särskilt värdefull av både alumner och chefer. Denna kompetens innebär att de också utgör ett komplement till övriga professioner inom verksamheterna. Studenterna anser sig ha erövrat en professionell identitet som handlar om att föra in psykiatriska och vårdande kunskaper till organisationer som tidigare saknat dessa perspektiv. Något som också medför nya förhållningssätt till patienter, brukare och klienter. Att kunna använda kunskap från flera discipliner anses som en styrka och en kompetens som är välbehövd i miljöer där personer med psykisk ohälsa vårdas. Alumnerna uppfattar sin kunskap som både tvärdisciplinär och interprofessionell.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst, 2019. p. 42
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2019:2
Occupational socialization, student experience, interdisciplinary education, health sciences, psychiatry, social work, higher education, social psychiatric car
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urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13907 (URN)978-91-88847-36-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-06-05 Last updated: 2020-01-14
Andrén, U. & Ahlström, B. H. (2014). Student’s trajectory through the education into the labour market. In: Conference Proceedings Abstracts: . Paper presented at WACE Conference, June 2-4 2014 University West, Trollhättan, Sweden (pp. 1-23).
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2014 (English)In: Conference Proceedings Abstracts, 2014, p. 1-23Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A range of programmes and new vocations emerge as an answer to societal changes that suggest new work functions as well as new sub-specializations of already existing professions and work functions. In 2010, a multidisciplinary designed training programme started at the University West in Social Psychiatric Care (SPC). The new occupation can be said to fall within the category of pre-professions, a third generation of professionals seeking professional status. The possibility for employment is broad and unspecified and in worst case might go no further than the students' hopes of new careers. Against this background, an inside perspective is given from students experiences. The purpose was to gain a deeper understand of student's trajectory through a new education into the labour market. Eleven female students were interviewed prior to graduation. A hermeneutical phenomenological approach was conducted in order to identify central themes important in students professional becoming. As preliminary result three themes were identified. The theme 'tensions between high and low position' concerning level of involvement in treatment and care or in morea dministrative leading function, were connected to power and payment. The theme 'generalistor specialist' concerned specialist in the respect of expert on broadness suitable for coordinating positions, otherwise broadness was defined as knowing everything anddifficulties in finding professional identity. The theme 'change and tradition' concerned questions concerning establishment where new vocations seek legitimacy among employers and colleagues in the workplace. Standing at the threshold to labour market is an existentially challenging position between hope and despair.

WIL, Work integrated learning, AIL
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Work Integrated Learning; NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6878 (URN)
WACE Conference, June 2-4 2014 University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Available from: 2014-10-20 Created: 2014-10-20 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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