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Priorities and determinants of priorities of Swedish social workers
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7230-1510
2012 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 15, no 5, 645-663 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Priority setting is an integrated part of social work, in Sweden as well as internationally.In this article we explore Swedish social services and how social workers make priorities and what these priorities involve. By use of regression analysis we also study what circumstances are of importance for allocative precedence and what impact different distributive principles have. One primary result is that priorities are made frequently by social workers mostly on what cases to work with next and how much time to spend on every client. Another somewhat expected result is a manifest area bias, suggesting that respondents tend to see to the interests of their own professional domain. The principle of need proved to be the most important of the distributive principles studied, while principles of capacity to benefit and economy were more endorsed by officials working with elderly and disabled than those in other sectors.

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2012. Vol. 15, no 5, 645-663 p.
Keyword [en]
Priorities; Decision-Making; Social Services; Social Workers
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-14695DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2011.577561ISI: 000312185000004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84871208428OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-14695DiVA: diva2:454840
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Artikeln publiceras i papperstidskriften 2012, första nummer, men publicerades online 2011-09-26.

Available from: 2011-11-08 Created: 2011-11-08 Last updated: 2014-08-31Bibliographically approved

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