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17 November 2017

How to handle value conflicts in Swedish healthcare

A new study will investigate the differences in cultural values ​​between migrants and Swedish healthcare professionals. The ...According to studies conducted by the (WVS), Sweden can be considered the world's most gender equal country. This affects our view on sexual and reproductive rights, such as sex before marriage and abortion. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to use gender equality in their work while also providing a culture-sensitive care. Differences in socio-cultural traditions and difficulties in talking about subjects within sex, cohabitation and reproduction can cause misunderstandings and ultimately poorer care. How does healthcare staff handle this challenge?The research project "The role of values for equity in sexual and reproductive health. Clinical encounters as contentious space in a multicultural society" will look into the strategies that health professionals use and explore which ones were most successful. It will also explore the differences in cultural values ​​between immigrants and healthcare professionals, what prejudices exist and how the values ​​change over time. The goal is to ultimately develop and evaluate tools that can help healthcare professionals to reflect on their own values ​​and address conflicts of interest.The project is funded by Forte, will last 2018-2020 and is run by Birgitta Essén at the Department of Women and Children's Health at Uppsala University. and will participate in the project from the Institute for Future Studies.

14 November 2017

Researcher wanted for a study of Swedish voters

The Institute for Futures Studies is searching for a researcher for a research project on psychological and sociological diff...

26 October 2017

Time to plan for the worst-case scenario

After two of the most damaging hurricanes in history affected the Gulf of Mexico just a few days apart, the impact of climate...

20 October 2017

Unique research project on climate ethics and future generations

What should we do about climate change? This issue is at the heart of the six-year research project "Climate ethics and futur...

25 September 2017

Existential risk to humanity

Existential risks are those risks that threaten the entire future of humanity - not just the present generation, but all futu...

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