Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/30971
Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Blažytė, Giedrė
Title: Prekybos moterimis aukų ir medikų galios santykiai : socialinio darbuotojo vaidmuo
Other Title: Power relations between victims of women trafficking and physicians : the role of a social worker
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2008, nr. 2(2). p. 11-30
Date: 2008
Keywords: Galia;Prekyba žmonėmis;Moterys;Socialiniai darbuotojai;Medikai;Power;Human trafficking;Women;Social workers;Physicians
Abstract: The objects of the research are power relations between victims of trafficking and physicians, and the importance of the role of a social worker in these relations. Even though sexual, physical and psychological problems of victims’ health are defined as one of the most distressing consequences of women trafficking, the question of medical care of these women has been still lile studied. Limited attitude towards health care, the fear of physical and psychological violence in a physician room and complicated accessibility of health care raise the importance of a social worker. Thus the research is aimed at defining the roles of a social worker in the process of health care of victims of women trafficking.The qualitative method has been applied in this research. Two physicians, two clients of the project of Lithuanian Caritas program “Aid to the victims of trafficking and prostitution” and the social worker of this project have been questioned by a semi-structured interview. The data analysis has been made according to fenomenographic and content analysis data approaches. The results of the research indicate that the process of victims of women trafficking health care is impossible without a direct participation of a social worker. According to the strategy of empowering as well as the participants of the research, despite traditional roles of a social worker as broker and advocate, the supporting role of a social worker has been noticed.The research has been also aimed at exploring the relations between physicians and women who were trafficked. Even though a consultative physician – patient relation model predominates, the interviews have revealed that the physicians have all the power. This is determined by their Professional knowledge, experience, power in decision making, and the social status of a physician.As the results of the analysis show, informal collaboration between aid programs and medical institutions raises a lot of misunderstandings. The interviewees emphasized not only the lack of collaboration, but the tendency to control. According to the participants of the research, the collaboration should be improved by changing the aitude of physicians towards victims of women trafficking, also by making changes in health care policy carried out by the government.According to the results of the research conclusions have been made and recommendations for the aid programs, physicians and social policy formers have been given.
Tyrimo tikslas – apibrėžti socialinio darbuotojo vaidmenis, teikiant su sveikatos priežiūra susijusias paslaugas prekybos moterimis aukoms. Fenomenografinis ir grindžiamosios teorijos atvirojo kodavimo duomenų analizės metodai padėjo atskleisti, kad medikų ir prekybos moterimis aukų santykiams daugiau galios turi medicinos specialistai. Ši pasireiškia sprendimų priėmimo procese, užuojautos ir didesnio dėmesio reiškimu nukentėjusių moterų atžvilgiu, reikšmingu laikomas ir aukų užimamas socioekonominis statusas. Aukų ir medikų santykiams svarbus socialinis darbuotojas. Jis kaip tarpininkas, gynėjas ir palaikantis asmuo įgalina moteris labiau rūpintis savo sveikata ir palaiko ryšius su medikais. Šių specialistų bendradarbiavimas turi įtakos ne tik prekybos moterimis aukų kintančiam požiūriui į savo sveikatos priežiūrą, bet ir sėkmingam jų reintegracijos procesui.
Internet: https://eltalpykla.vdu.lt/1/30971
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/30971
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2008, nr. 2(2)

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