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Ståhle, G. & Lindgren, T. (2024). Psychology of Religion. In: Henrik Bogdan, Göran Larsson (Ed.), The Study of Religion in Sweden: Past, Present and Future (pp. 143-158). London: Bloomsbury Academic
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2024 (English)In: The Study of Religion in Sweden: Past, Present and Future / [ed] Henrik Bogdan, Göran Larsson, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2024, p. 143-158Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2024
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-54432 (URN)2-s2.0-85196596990 (Scopus ID)9781350413290 (ISBN)1350413291 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-07-04 Created: 2024-07-04 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Sorgenfrei, S., Thurfjell, D., Bergdahl, L., Bergkvist, M., Berglund, J., Borevi, K., . . . Åström, K. (2021). Mångreligiositet och sekularitet i svenskt polisväsende, vård, skola och offentlig förvaltning: en forskningsöversikt. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mångreligiositet och sekularitet i svenskt polisväsende, vård, skola och offentlig förvaltning: en forskningsöversikt
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2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Under de senaste decennierna har Sverige genomgått stora demografiska och politiska förändringar. Tillsammans har dessa inneburit att Sverige idag samtidigt är ett av Europas mest sekulariserade och mest mångreligiösa länder. Den snabba demografiska förändring Sverige har genomgått har ställt många inför nya, stora och i vissa fall skyndsamma kunskapsbehov samtidigt är forskningen om situationen delvis eftersatt. I denna rapport identifieras hur den nya situationen relaterar till det lagstadgade uppdrag som svenskt polisväsende, vård, skola och offentlig förvaltning har. Den forskning som gjorts inom dessa områden sammanfattas och de viktigaste forskningsbehoven identifieras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2021. p. 67
Series
IMS rapportserie ; 1
Keywords
Religion, mångreligiositet, mångkultur, sekularitet, IMS, polis, skola, vård, förvaltning
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-44285 (URN)
Available from: 2021-02-18 Created: 2021-02-18 Last updated: 2023-02-21Bibliographically approved
Vikdahl, L., Ståhle, G., Gunnarsson, D. & Saboonchi, F. (2020). Diversity and health strategies for newly resettled refugees. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 16(3), 241-252
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2020 (English)In: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, ISSN 1747-9894, E-ISSN 2042-8650, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 241-252Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – In general, newly resettled refugees have poorer physical and mental health than native-born Swedes. This indicates that the society must make special efforts to enable refugees to attain health that is on a par with the rest of the population. The challenges rest primarily with employees in the public sector. But what resources do professionals need to meet the refugees’ health needs? This paper is about the need to develop strategies for professionals working with diversity and health, with a focus on the establishment of newly resettled refugees in Sweden. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to identify the needs and obstacles in working with diversity and health for the newly resettled.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on focus group interviews with 40 professionals working in three large municipalities and one County Administrative Board, all of whom work with challenges related to migration and health on a daily basis.

Findings – The needs expressed by the interviewees are primarily about developing and improving communications. Three important areas of communication were expressed: how information can be transferred from sender to receiver, institutionalization and interactions at different levels.

Originality/value – This paper identifies important needs and obstacles when working with diversity and health in Sweden, with a focus on the establishment of newly resettled refugees. It is an important contribution because refugees in general have poorer physical and mental health than native-born Swedes and strategies to improve their health, therefore, need to be further developed

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
Keywords
Health, Strategy development, Professionals, Newly resettled refugees
National Category
Sociology Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-41603 (URN)10.1108/IJMHSC-08-2019-0076 (DOI)000547611600001 ()2-s2.0-85087559114 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07194
Available from: 2020-07-20 Created: 2020-07-20 Last updated: 2020-10-02Bibliographically approved
Niemi, M., Manhica, H., Gunnarsson, D., Ståhle, G., Larsson, S. & Saboonchi, F. (2019). A Scoping Review and Conceptual Model of Social Participation and Mental Health among Refugees and Asylum Seekers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), Article ID E4027.
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 16, no 20, article id E4027Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social participation plays a key role in the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into their host societies, and is also closely tied to the mental health of those populations. The aim of this scoping review was to study how the concept of social participation is described in empirical research, and how it is associated with mental health outcomes.

METHODS: In total, 64 studies were identified through searches in PubMed, PsycInfo, and Sociological Abstracts. These studies describe various forms of social participation among refugees and asylum seekers, and 33 of them also addressed various forms of mental health outcomes.

RESULTS: The identified studies described forms and conditions of social participation-both in the host country and transnationally-that could be synthesized into three broad dimensions: (1) Regulatory frameworks, conditions and initiatives; (2) Established societal organizations and social structures; and (3) Community organized groups. Each of these consisted of several sub-domains. The identified dimensions of social participation were also associated with psychosocial well-being and decreased psychological distress.

CONCLUSIONS: There is a need for policies to enable and support the participation of refugees and asylum seekers in various dimensions of social structures in host societies. Social participation enhances resilience, re-establishes social lives, and acts as a protective factor against poor mental health outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
dimension, mental health, refugees and asylum seekers, social participation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39290 (URN)10.3390/ijerph16204027 (DOI)000494779100241 ()31640210 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85073750068 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07194Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2019-10-31 Created: 2019-10-31 Last updated: 2020-03-04Bibliographically approved
Vikdahl, L., Gunnarsson, D., Larsen, J., Ståhle, G. & Saboonchi, F. (2018). Mångfald och hälsa: En kartläggning av vilka kunskapsbehov som finns hos några samhällsaktörer i Södertörnregionen gällande mångfald och hälsa, med fokus på nyanländas etablering.. Huddinge: Flemingsberg Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mångfald och hälsa: En kartläggning av vilka kunskapsbehov som finns hos några samhällsaktörer i Södertörnregionen gällande mångfald och hälsa, med fokus på nyanländas etablering.
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2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Flemingsberg Science, 2018. p. 34
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37230 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-01-09Bibliographically approved
Manhica, H., Niemi, M., Gunnarsson, D., Ståhle, G., Larsson, S. & Saboonchi, F. (2018). Social participation, mental health in refugees and asylum seekers: A scoping review. European Journal of Public Health, 28(Suppl. 4), 482-482
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 28, no Suppl. 4, p. 482-482Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2018
Keywords
psychiatric hospital, mental health, refugees, social participation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37986 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/cky218.213 (DOI)000461384202200 ()
Available from: 2019-04-09 Created: 2019-04-09 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Ståhle, G. (2016). Orientations in the holistic milieu. In: EASR 2016 Relocating Religion: University of Helsinki, Finland28 June –1 July 2016 : Abstracts. Paper presented at EASR (European Association for the Study of Religions), University of Helsinki, 28 June - 1 July 2016. (pp. 40). Helsinki: University of Helsinki
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Orientations in the holistic milieu
2016 (English)In: EASR 2016 Relocating Religion: University of Helsinki, Finland28 June –1 July 2016 : Abstracts, Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2016, p. 40-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2016
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31483 (URN)
Conference
EASR (European Association for the Study of Religions), University of Helsinki, 28 June - 1 July 2016.
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved
Ståhle, G. (2016). Psykoanalytiska svar. In: David Thurfjell (Ed.), Varför finns religion?: (pp. 149-175). Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psykoanalytiska svar
2016 (Swedish)In: Varför finns religion? / [ed] David Thurfjell, Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016, p. 149-175Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2016
Series
Molin & Sorgenfrei akademiska
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31482 (URN)9789187515248 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2023-07-10Bibliographically approved
Niemi, M. & Ståhle, G. (2016). The use of ayurvedic medicine in the context of health promotion: A mixed methods case study of an Ayurvedic centre in Sweden. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16(1), Article ID 62.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The use of ayurvedic medicine in the context of health promotion: A mixed methods case study of an Ayurvedic centre in Sweden
2016 (English)In: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, E-ISSN 1472-6882, Vol. 16, no 1, article id 62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Ayurveda has its historical roots in India, but has also been internationalised, partly via migration and partly through an increased interest in alternative medicine in the West, where studies point toward increased use. However, there is to date scarce knowledge about the use and experiences of ayurveda in Sweden.

Methods

We have conducted a case study of a center for ayurvedic healthcare in Sweden. We have collected information on client background data from the center’s documentation, and compiled data from all clients who visited the centre for ayurvedic consultation during spring 2014. In total, 55 individuals were included in the study, and 18 of them were chosen for individual semi-structured interviews, to gain a deeper understanding of their motives for seeking, and experiences of ayurvedic health care. The material was analysed and compiled through a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Results

Among the 55 clients, 91 % were female the mean age was 47 years, and 64 % gave a specific illness as a reason for seeking ayurveda. The most common illnesses were respiratory, musculoskeletal, circulatory, tumor, and cutaneous illnesses. The qualitative results showed that ayurveda was being used in combination with other methods, including various diets, other alternative medicine methods and conventional medicine. Some participants recounted having sought ayurveda as a complement to conventional medicine, or in cases when conventional medicine had been experienced as insufficient in terms of diagnosis or treatment. However, some participants experienced it as difficult to follow the ayurvedic life-style advice in the midst of their everyday life. Many participants reported positive experiences of pulse diagnostics, which was the main diagnostic method used in ayurvedic consultation. Some reported concrete, physical improvement of their symptoms.

Conclusions

This study points towards important aspects of participant experience of ayurveda, that may be subject to further research. The positive effects experienced by some clients should be studied more systematically in order to discern whether they are specific or non-specific.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central (BMC), 2016
Keywords
Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ayurveda, Sweden, Case study, Qualitative study, Pulse diagnosis
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29588 (URN)10.1186/s12906-016-1042-z (DOI)000370414000001 ()26888547 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84957944565 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Ekhaga Foundation
Available from: 2016-02-23 Created: 2016-02-23 Last updated: 2024-01-10Bibliographically approved
Ståhle, G. (2015). Self-help culture and holistic beliefs in relation to Ayurveda in Sweden. In: Abstract Book: XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the Interna-tional Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015. Paper presented at 21th IAHR Conference, Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015. (pp. 145).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-help culture and holistic beliefs in relation to Ayurveda in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Abstract Book: XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the Interna-tional Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015, 2015, p. 145-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Contemporary spirituality, Secular studies, Psyhology of religion, Holistic medicine, Complementary and alternative medicine
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28778 (URN)
Conference
21th IAHR Conference, Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015.
Available from: 2015-11-20 Created: 2015-11-20 Last updated: 2015-11-20Bibliographically approved
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