Sirpa Saario

Sirpa Saario
Tampere University | UTA · School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Doctor of Social Sciences

About

16
Publications
5,403
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
107
Citations
Additional affiliations
January 2006 - present
Tampere University
Position
  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (16)
Chapter
Introduction Since the 1980s, service user participation has been a widely discussed ideal among politicians, health and social care professionals and service users themselves (for example, Velasco, 2001; Kvarnström et al, 2012; Finset, 2017). Service user movements have highlighted participation as an issue of freedom of choice, human rights and s...
Chapter
The chapter examines multi-agency meetings in low-threshold services for people using drugs in Finland. It approaches the data extracts as examples of collaborative service user participation accomplished as an interactional achievement in situ and applies the concept of alignment as a linguistic device in which meeting participants cooperate in in...
Article
This article develops the concept of ‘ethics work’ (Banks [2016]. “Everyday Ethics in Professional Life: Social Work as Ethics Work.” Ethics and Social Welfare 10 (1): 35–52) from a focus on efforts made by professionals, to a domain co-constructed with service users and others. It takes an ethnomethodological approach to examining verbatim interac...
Article
Full-text available
This article analyses the accomplishment of boundary work performed by professionals engaged in inter-agency collaboration. As a means of building authority within a particular field, boundary work is found to be a common feature of most professional practices. By analysing the talk of Finnish professionals who work in the field of supported housin...
Article
This article studies the functions of telecare-mediated discussions in mental health floating support services. Home Screen, the telecare studied, is a touchscreen computer software that enables real-time audiovisual contact between users. The results indicate that Home Screen functions as a medium to discuss and check clients’ current situation an...
Article
Full-text available
Individuals with severe mental illness have often been perceived by themselves and others as stigmatised and unable to make decisions about their lives. However, perceptions of mental illness and health care have experienced significant changes; as a result, community-, consumer- and recovery-based approaches have been developed. The aim of this ar...
Article
Full-text available
Across Western welfare regimes, policies emphasize that service users should have more choices regarding their services. This article examines how service choices are presented, responded to and decided in interactions between service users and professionals in mental health transition meetings. Choice is often associated with consumerist user invo...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of the study is to show how reported client–practitioner conversations function as assessments. The setting of the study is a rehabilitation course targeted at young adults. The data consist of informal backstage meetings among the practitioners, which do not have an officially stated or recognized task of assessment making. However, the st...
Book
Full-text available
Tekesin (2010–2012) rahoittamassa tutkimushankkeessa ”Asiakaslähtöisyys nuorten aikuisten avohoidollisessa mielenterveyskuntoutuksessa” purettiin auki asiakaslähtöisyyden käsitettä sekä tarkasteltiin asiakaslähtöisyyden toteutumista. Tutkimuskohteena olivat kolmannen sektorin ja julkisen sektorin yhteistyönä toteutetut kolmen kuukauden kuntoutuskur...
Article
Full-text available
Professionals in human service work are at the centre of complicated client cases. The ways client cases are constructed and the problems explained form the basis for professionals' assessments, decisions, actions and interventions. In this article the ways professionals make sense of dual-diagnosis client cases are examined. Applying the concept o...
Article
Information and communication technologies are widely used in health and social care settings to replace previous means of record keeping, assessment and communication. Commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of such systems abound, thus it is useful to examine how they are used in practice. This article draws on findings from two separate studi...
Article
Throughout Western Europe, psychiatric care has been subjected to 'modernisation' by the implementation of various managerial reforms in order to achieve improved mental health services. This paper examines how practitioners resist specific managerial reforms introduced in Finnish outpatient clinics and a child psychiatry clinic. The empirical stud...
Article
Saario S, Raitakari S. Contractual audit and mental health rehabilitation: a study of formulating effectiveness in a Finnish supported housing unit Int J Soc Welfare 2010: 19: 321–329 © 2010 The Author(s), Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and International Journal of Social Welfare. Mental health NGOs in Western Europe are increa...
Article
In many European welfare states the reform of mental health services has been accompanied by the implementation of new forms of governance, including the introduction of managerial audit systems. While such systems have been developed for ‘good causes’, such as quality assurance, financial management and monitoring staff performance, they may simul...

Network

Cited By