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Stoor, Jon Petter A.
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Stoor, J. P. (2016). Kunskapssammanställning om psykosocial ohälsa bland samer. Kiruna: Sametinget
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapssammanställning om psykosocial ohälsa bland samer
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Kiruna: Sametinget, 2016. p. 144
Keywords
Same, samisk, urfolk, hälsa, ohälsa, psykosocial, psykisk, diskriminering, våld, alkohol, suicid, självmord, vårdmöte
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128757 (URN)978-91-981500-9-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Stoor, J. P. (2015). Varför söker svenska samer vård i Norge?: om kultur och kontext i samisk psykiatri. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift (1), 26-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Varför söker svenska samer vård i Norge?: om kultur och kontext i samisk psykiatri
2015 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, no 1, p. 26-37Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Samerna är urfolket i norra Skandinavien och på Kolahalvön. De svenska samernas hälsa är generellt god, men liksom bland andra urfolk i Arktis har problem med psykisk ohälsa och självmord ökat under senare år, särskilt bland männen. Artikeln belyser olika perspektiv på kultur och kontext som kan ha betydelse för hur svenska samer uppfattar möten med psykiatrin, och varför en del hellre söker sig till Norge, där samisk kultursensitivitet integreras i vården. Maktdimensionen är central för att förstå både dessa problem och orsakerna bakom att Sverige underlåtit att agera på de konkreta förbättringsförslag som lagts fram av Förenta Nationerna.

Abstract [en]

The Sámi is the indigenous people of northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula.The health of the Swedish Sámi is generally good, but problems with mental ill-health and suicide has increased in later years, especially among the men, as is also the case among other indigenous peoples in the Arctic. The article sheds light on different perspectives on culture and context that might be of relevance for how Swedish Sámi perceives psychiatric care, and why some travel to Norway, where (Sámi) culture sensitivity is integrated in care. The dimension of power is central for understanding both these problems and why Sweden is not taking action on the proposals for improvement that has been suggested by the United Nations.

Keywords
sami, indigenous, suicide, psychiatry, samisk, same, urfolk, suicid, psykiatri
National Category
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128755 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Stoor, J. P., Kaiser, N., Jacobsson, L., Salander Renberg, E. & Silviken, A. (2015). "We are like lemmings'': making sense of the cultural meaning(s) of suicide among the indigenous Sami in Sweden. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74, Article ID 27669.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"We are like lemmings'': making sense of the cultural meaning(s) of suicide among the indigenous Sami in Sweden
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, E-ISSN 2242-3982, Vol. 74, article id 27669Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Suicide is a widespread problem among indigenous people residing in the circumpolar Arctic. Though the situation among the indigenous Sami in northern Scandinavia is better than among some other indigenous people, suicide is still regarded as a major public health issue. To adapt prevention strategies that are culturally attuned one must understand how suicide is understood within context. That is, the cultural meaning(s) of suicide.

Objective. To explore and make sense of the cultural meaning(s) of suicide among Sami in Sweden.

Design. Open-ended focus group discussions (FGDs) on the topic "suicide among Sami'' were carried out in 5 Sami communities in Sweden, with in total 22 strategically selected Sami participants. FGDs were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analyzed through employing content analysis.

Results. From the FGDs 4 themes emerged including "The Sami are fighting for their culture and the herders are in the middle of the fight,'' "Suicide as a consequence of Sami losing (or having lost) their identity,'' "A wildfire in the Sami world'' and "Difficult to get help as a Sami.''

Conclusions. Findings indicate that Sami in Sweden make sense of suicide in relation to power and identity within a threatened Sami cultural context. Suicide is then understood as an act that takes place and makes sense to others when a Sami no longer has the power to maintain a Sami identity, resulting in being disconnected from the Sami world and placed in an existential void where suicide is a solution. The findings are useful in development of culturally attuned suicide prevention among Sami in Sweden.

Keywords
Sami, suicide, indigenous, identity, Sweden, qualitative study
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychiatry Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117422 (URN)10.3402/ijch.v74.27669 (DOI)000369582100004 ()26333721 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-03-02 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved

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