En analyse om anerkendelse - En kritisk undersøgelse af social- og sundhedsassistenters oplevelse af anerkendelse og ringeagtserfaringer - og hvordan det har indflydelse på deres selvforhold og ageren. Med fokus på de sociale patologier og bæredygtige potentialer. Skal man yde det ekstraordinære, for at nyde anerkendelsen?

Kristina Michelle Kofod

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis is based on an empirical study of how social and health care workers, employed in a care center, experience recognition and disrespectful experiences in their working lives, as well as how they respond to resistance in their reality and everyday life. In conclusion, we explore how to find implementation measures for potential, sustainable change and development in practice. The study asks how the aforementioned impacts on their self-relationships and actions, as well as what implications this has for the self-relationship processes of social and health assistants. The study reveals how the chosen organization practices certain salient conditions in the form of terms, modes of operation, logic and rationales that may seem disabling and dehumanizing to employees. This study, through dialogue-based empirical examples from four social and health assistants, as well as a managerial interview, illustrates how a series of unclear, contradictory and limiting demands and expectations create conflicts, discrepancies and poor job satisfaction. The thesis discusses how a dilemma between empowerment and disempowerment is produced as a result. Thus, through a democratic and critical-utopian perspective, the study's implementation proposals can add new aspects to the discussion of the social and health assistant’s struggle for increased recognition. This thesis is based on the German professor and philosopher Axel Honneth and the Norwegian psychologist Anne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye, as well as their understanding of recognition in a dual optics. Based on the intra- and intersubjective experiences in the relations of the social and health care workers' everyday life, it is our ambition to put our theoretical framework into play by taking the concept of recognition, which in the thesis is a relationship phenomenon, against a discussion of the social and societal pathological structures. We do this in order to potentially change the practice of opportunities for sustainability in the social and health assistant’s working lives in nursing homes.

UddannelserPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato14 sep. 2019
Antal sider113
VejledereSteen Baagøe Nielsen & Charlotte Grum


  • anerkendelse
  • relationer
  • demokrati
  • bæredygtighed
  • kritisk-utopisk
  • honneth
  • schibbye
  • selvet
  • psykoanalysen