Fra Kald til Skal

Pernille Kapp & Maja Frederiksen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


ABSTRACT The starting point for this project stems from a critical fascination of the political priority that takes place in the Danish health care system. The project illustrates through the analysis-material, the qualitative evaluation of the national project Erfaringer med Kræftpakker - fra intentioner til implementering i praksis , how the political top-down controlled care packages for all forms of cancer are based on a normative successful ideal. This project however testifies how the articulation of the ideal as successful is constitutional for a practice that undermines certain interest. Methodologically and theoretically the project is founded on a post structuralism science combined with a discursive approach in interaction with Michel Foucault’s philosophical analytics of power. To vary the results of the analysis and to illustrate the contextual conflicts currently taking place between the agents in the field are various other theorists, writers and thinkers included as a supplementary theoretical view. The results of the project show that a factory-discourse and a risk-discourse are dominating the political normative ideal. Furthermore the analysis highlights how these discourses naturally may result in an exclusion of certain interest that are coordinated in an interpersonal-discourse where individual account for cancer patients and a professional concern for patients with other diagnosis lose the defining power. It can be concluded that even politician’s room for maneuver is shortened when media, professionals and resourceful patients with a strong organization in the back, defines the political maneuver, and requires shorter waiting lists. Conversely, the political standardized care packages for cancer means that doctors freedom of maneuver narrows when they are no longer able to prioritize, and with that the motivation to take greater responsibility for patients. In this way, all agents recognize their subject positions and are constructed by the reversible strategic power, which indicate that the margin of maneuver is reduced in favor of a designed ideal.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2012
VejledereAnni Greve


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