Arbejdet i psykiatrien: En empirisk undersøgelse af strukturelle forandringers påvirkning i det psykiatriske arbejde

Trine Køhler, Louise Heiselberg Jensen, Stine Johnsen & Emilie Vangslev

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This project will focus on the work environment in the psychiatric department of the Danish healthcare system. The project will try to answer the question of how the structural changes in the psychiatric department affect the individual workers. Since a lot of structural changes has been happening in the Danish healthcare system in the past couple of years, including a cut-down in funding and amount of employees, it’s interesting to look at how the current employees in the departments feel about the changes and how it affects them. The interviews are conducted in two different parts of Denmark - Region Syddanmark and Region Hovedstaden. To answer this question there will be an analysis based on qualitative interviews with six people employed within the departments in different positions, such as psychiatrist, nurse and therapists. They are conducted as life-world interviews, focusing on how the different respondents experience their work life and how they interpret their work efforts. The questions asked are concerning the meaning of work in their general life, how they experience the work environment of their workplace and how or whether they would improve it. The theory used in the analysis is based on the concept of social capital and Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition. The analysis is divided into six different chapters concerning the topics of work identity, collegiate relations and more. This is done with a hermeneutic perspective focusing on the interpretation of the interviews.

UddannelserArbejdslivsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2016
Antal sider64
VejledereJeppe Lykke Møller


  • Psykiatri