Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/31477
Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Petružytė Donata;Skubiejūtė, Greta
Title: Darbas su onkologinėmis ligomis sergančiais vaikais ir jų šeimomis: socialinę pagalbą teikiančių darbuotojų patirtys
Other Title: Work with children who have cancer and their families: experiences of social services specialists
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2016, nr. 17(1), p. 35-54
Date: 2016
Keywords: Oncology;Onkologinės ligos;Vaikai;Šeima;Egzistencializmas;Cancer;Children;Family;Existentialism
Abstract: Straipsniu siekiama atskleisti Lietuvos vaikų onkologijos gydymo įstaigose socialines paslaugas teikiančių darbuotojų patirtis. Remiantis kokybinio tyrimo rezultatais, atskleidžiama šių gydymo įstaigų bendruomenės kuriama atmosfera, socialinę pagalbą teikiančių darbuotojų patiriami išgyvenimai, emocijos ir vidiniai pokyčiai. Darbuotojų patirtys nagrinėjamos pasitelkiant egzistencialistų teorijas.
A social service in pediatric oncology medical institutions of Lithuania is a relatively new field. Both in Lithuania and elsewhere around the world this field has not been researched well, even though the importance of research is growing together with the increasing number of children who suffer from cancer. Therefore the need for all kinds of specialists is also increasing. The goal of this work is to examine experiences of social services specialists working in the field of pediatric oncology in Lithuania. Working in institutions of pediatric oncology requires specific knowledge and skills, mostly due to the unusual and extreme working conditions of being constantly confronted with the never ending fight between death and life. Therefore the main emphasis of this work has been put on the analysis of the relationship between the specialists of the heath institutions and with their clients and the arising emotions that social services specialists experience in this constellation as well as their personal transformations. For the analysis of the social services specialists’ experiences an existentialist approach in theory has been applied. The paper consists of two parts – a theoretical one based on previously made researches and an empirical one on the basis of five newly taken half-structured expert interviews. Pediatric oncology in Lithuania is taking place in three institutions – Vilnius University childrens’ hospital, Kaunas Clinics and rehabilitation department “Saulutė” in Druskininkai childrens’ hospital. During the research interviews have been taken from social workers of both hospitals and social educators of the sanatorium. After the analysis of the collected data the most relevant results turned about to be the importance of the personal qualities and the individual maturity of the social services specialists themselves as well as the communication between the professionals of the institutions’ teams and other institutions or organizations.
Internet: https://eltalpykla.vdu.lt/1/31477
http://dx.doi.org/10.7220/2029-5820.17.1.2
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/31477
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2016, nr. 17(1)

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