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Kulturens indvirkning på åndlig coping med kræft
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2008 (Danish)In: Kan bjerge flytte Troen? [Red: Christoffer Johansen og Niels Christian Hvidt], Copenhagen: Gyldendal , 2008, 211-232 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Abstract: The existential and spiritual aspect of coping with different serious illnesses is one of the research fields that has not been focused in many countries among others Sweden. The lack of cultural approaches in studying the religious coping have paved the way for the increasing of the tendency towards  generalization of the results obtain from research conducted among Americans to other people.  To get pass the above mentioned problem, I have studied the religious and spiritual coping strategies used by cancer patients in Sweden. The design of this research was a qualitative study. The study reveals the use of some spiritual methods by Swedish patients which are not found in other studies. Sanctification of nature, positive solitude and, altruism are three of these methods which are presented in this article.

This study shows the impact of culture and ways of thinking in using religious and spiritual coping methods when facing stressors caused by cancer. In this respect, tendency towards spirituality, rationalism, pragmatism and individualism are found to have impacted the choice of different religious and spiritual coping methods by the Swedish informants.

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Copenhagen: Gyldendal , 2008. 211-232 p.
Keyword [en]
Religious coping, spirituality, cancer, cultural approach and coping
National Category
Religious Studies Sociology
Research subject
Sociology; religionssociologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-106901ISBN: 9788702060072OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-106901DiVA: diva2:227143
Available from: 2009-07-09 Created: 2009-07-09 Last updated: 2009-08-04Bibliographically approved

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