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Psychologists alert: pressed, to contribute to the layoffs

It is described as understand, when the psychologist's assessment is used as evidence for an inability of a person. The employer uses it in order to easier be able to terminate someone they want to get rid of.

" It's a jättetydlig increase in psychologists who are concerned that they get this type of terms of reference or requests from customers or their own managers. There we heard never spoken about before, " says Kristina Taylor, chairman of the Swedish Psykologförbunds ethics council.

make it clear that their work should protect the client in the first place. Therefore, it is essential for psychologists within the occupational health service to ensure that the information is not used by the employer in a manner detrimental to the client.

" It is important to be able to see if a mission seems to be a understand just to get rid of any. It falls sometimes to the individual psychologist does not have sufficient expertise to question such a mission, " says Stefan Blomberg who is a psychologist and researcher at Linköping university.

– It is something that has happened now and we must take hold of. Otherwise, we lose that psychologists and the trust of the population. And so we can't have it, " says Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a member of the psychological association ethics council.

becomes in the classical case the current when it is in the employee's own interest. It may, for example, a sick leave, rehabilitation, or something that's not working in the work. Kristina Taylor again:

" It must be very clear that it should benefit the client. It becomes very difficult to ensure the person with that this is for his best if it is in the balance is a termination or to find evidence that it is inappropriate.

that DN has spoken with agree that a psychologist should not take a mission if there is a questionable agenda. Företagshälsans mission is to act independently and to have the parties ' trust.

– It can be difficult because you can never be independent in relation to your clients. But you need to be independent in relation to the situation you are in. It is extremely important that you do not compromise on your professionalism, "says Peter Munck af Rosenschöld, president of the trade association, the Swedish Företagshälsor and also Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a clinical psychologist and member of the psychological association ethics council, have the same experience:

" I feel that the psychologist sometimes feel pressured by his boss to make sure that the customer is satisfied. One should remember that it is a miljardbransch, "he says and continues:

" I Myself have often had a municipality as a client. Have I lost the client because I have stood up for the client, it has not been all over the world because there are many municipalities. It is much more difficult when you are employed in a big business and there is a pressure from the top, " he says.

He is joined by Stefan Blomberg at the university:

Many companies within the industry are doing pretty bad economically and it is needed to have the courage to say no to certain assignments.

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