Recoveryorientering i Psykiatrien - forandring og reproduktion i måder at arbejde med sindslidelser

Charlotte Falk Andersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Inspired by previous humanist critics of the authoritarian and medical practices of psychiatry, users of mental health systems and professionals, assert the possibility of recovery from mental illness. During the last couple of years different attempts have been made in order to promote the vision that recovery from mental illness is possible in the mental health system in Denmark. This MA-thesis is an attempt to produce insight into how these strategies of “recovery-orientation” are carried out, and how this is related to change and reproduction of the struggles for the power to define and intervene with mental illness in the mental health system in Denmark. With inspiration from the theories of Pierre Bourdieu, this is done by constructing and examining opposing strategies related to recovery-orientation in the mental health system; which is labelled the “field of psychiatry”. The study takes its point of departure in two observational studies, one is a recovery course held by the Danish users’ organization, and the other a psychiatric unit in the Copenhagen Hospital Corporation. These two observational studies are analyzed as examples of strategies of working with recovery. Furthermore different empirical doduments are analyzed in order to examine how recovery is related to change and reproduction in ways of intervening with mental illness in the mental health system in Denmark.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2005
VejlederePeter Triantafillou & Tomas Ellegaard


  • sindslidende
  • selvhjælp
  • sindslidelse
  • brugerbevægelse
  • psykiatrisk behandling
  • at komme sig
  • psykiatri
  • recovery
  • bourdieu
  • brugerindflydelse
  • psykisk sygdom