A1 Journal article (refereed)
Hauras jaettu toimijuus ammatillisessa kuntoutuksessa (2020)

Åkerblad, L., & Haapakoski, K. (2020). Hauras jaettu toimijuus ammatillisessa kuntoutuksessa. Janus: sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti, 28(3), 220-236. https://doi.org/10.30668/janus.83335

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Åkerblad, Leena; Haapakoski, Kaisa

Journal or series: Janus: sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti

ISSN: 1235-7812

eISSN: 2489-4990

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 28

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 220-236

Publisher: Sosiaalityön tutkimuksen seura; Sosiaalipoliittinen yhdistys

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30668/janus.83335

Persistent website address: https://journal.fi/janus/article/view/83335/56223

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72372


Collaboration and client-centeredness are central elements in vocational rehabilitation. These may involve shared agency; experiences of being heard and understood and commitment to joint goals. We focus on the practices and mindsets related to vocational rehabilitation collaboration, which intensify the fragility of shared agency. The data were collected as a part of a study concerning Vocational rehabilitation assessment organized by Social Insurance Institution of Finland. Data included interviews and questionnaire responses to open questions. In the thematic analysis, we focused on the essential collaborative processes. In the processes of planning and decision-making, shared agency became brittle by tense and rigid practices. These were related to the inequality of negotiation positions, tensions between the service frame and the everyday practicalities of rehabilitation and furthermore, temporal asynchronization. In the processes of commitment, responsibility and support emphasizing the active individual agency made it challenging to identify the continuous need for support and undermined the systems' accountability.

Keywords: human agency; vocational rehabilitation; cooperation (industrial democracy); customer orientation; processes

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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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