Involvement of relatives as a managerial technology in the treatment of depression? On the social negotiation of involvement in everyday life with depression

Jeppe Oute Hansen

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here is health political interest in involving relatives in treatment processes
as it is assumed that it brings down the societal and human burdens of
depression. However, studies show that involvement is primarily aimed at
securing compliance with medical regimes, leading to relatives experiencing
major emotional end social burdens. his ield study was designed to enable
the production of extensive qualitative data on the conduct of everyday life
by tracking sites pointed out as signiicant for involvement by members of
families where one adult is sufering from depression. he research strategy
elucidated three speciic interfaces between political, professional and the
family notions of relatives and of what involvement entails. Preliminary
analyses elucidate that hegemonic notions of relatives legitimize subtle forms
of social control of the families’ everyday life. However, the analyses emphasize
how such involvement is negotiated depending on the characteristics of
the mutual relationship and availability of social resources.
Publikationsdato26. jun. 2013
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 26. jun. 2013
BegivenhedPsychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life - Roskilde Universitetscenter, Roskilde, Danmark
Varighed: 26. jun. 201328. jun. 2013


KonferencePsychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life
LokationRoskilde Universitetscenter


  • Psykiatri
  • psykologi
  • Styring
  • Kritik
  • depression
  • Inddragelse