In psychiatry in Denmark health and social care is being replaced by diagnostic categorisations and a more consumerized relation between the health professionals and patients as self- responsible citizens. Increasing medicalization and New Public Management reforms and standardization for cost- effectiveness intertwine with a neo-liberal health policy of a “user- focus and user involvement”,that transforms psychiatric practice. Through the micro-sociological study of professionals working with patients in psychiatry, it is illuminated how patients/clients are objectified and left to care for themselves, and how professionalism is transformed into manualisation of practice, and test technologies replace meeting “significant others”.
|Publication date||1 May 2015|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2015|
|Event||NNHSH 2015: Encounters between Nordic Health, Welfare and the Global: Challenges and possibilities - UIB Global, University if Bergen, Bergen, Norway|
Duration: 4 May 2015 → 5 May 2015
|Location||UIB Global, University if Bergen|
|Period||04/05/2015 → 05/05/2015|