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Lundmark, Mikael
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Lundmark, M. (2024). When religiosity and healthcare merge: case studies on sanctification of healthcare interventions with implications for religious literacy (1ed.). In: Daniel Enstedt; Lisen Dellenborg (Ed.), Culture, spirituality and religious literacy in healthcare: Nordic perspectives (pp. 55-74). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When religiosity and healthcare merge: case studies on sanctification of healthcare interventions with implications for religious literacy
2024 (English)In: Culture, spirituality and religious literacy in healthcare: Nordic perspectives / [ed] Daniel Enstedt; Lisen Dellenborg, London: Routledge, 2024, 1, p. 55-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter provides examples of how religiosity informs perceptions of health care interventions among Swedish practising Christians living with cancer. These examples are based on a brief account for earlier research on sanctification of health care interventions as a coping method (sanctification is here understood as the process through which aspects of life come to be perceived as having a divine character and/or significance). Based on these examples, a discussion is offered on (1) how religiously informed perceptions of health care interventions can be understood and explained within a framework or religious literacy; (2) why religion matters in a health care context; and (3) that religious literacy could usefully include knowledge of functions of religiosity in coping.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2024 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge advances in the medical humanities
Keywords
psychology of religion, religious studies, nursing, coping, religion, religious literacy, sanctification, religiosity, healt care
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
psychology of religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-215214 (URN)10.4324/9781003450573-5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85173805529 (Scopus ID)978-1-032-32054-0 (ISBN)978-1-032-58553-6 (ISBN)978-1-003-45057-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-12 Created: 2023-10-12 Last updated: 2023-10-26Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2021). Reflections on theological education in non-traditional theological contexts: The case of the course Theology of Medicine and Nursing. Teaching Theology and Religion, 24(2), 117-121
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections on theological education in non-traditional theological contexts: The case of the course Theology of Medicine and Nursing
2021 (English)In: Teaching Theology and Religion, ISSN 1368-4868, E-ISSN 1467-9647, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 117-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Considering the case of a Swedish university course called Theology of Medicine and Nursing, the essay describes how to establish new and relevant arenas for practical theology by teaching theology in non-traditional theological contexts. Such endeavor requires passion, context and interdisciplinarity, in which the designer and teacher of the course “theology of X,” where X is the context in question, is passionate about theology and X. It is suggested that the teacher has personal experiences of X as well as being a trained theologian (interdisciplinarity) and to design the course so it attracts both theologians and people from the context of X. This creates a dynamic mix in the course of academic (conventional) theology students and students passionate about X that the essay argues is pedagogically important when trying to stimulate to theological reflexions on X.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Keywords
education, medicine, nursing, pedagogy, teaching, theology
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-186263 (URN)10.1111/teth.12582 (DOI)000662023500001 ()2-s2.0-85107942466 (Scopus ID)
Note

[Correction added on 23 June 2021 after first online publication: The last paragraph under Introduction section, the second paragraph under section 3 and the “Lundmark n.d.” citation on page 3 have been updated in this current version.]

Available from: 2021-07-19 Created: 2021-07-19 Last updated: 2021-07-20Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2020). Guds rekvisita: religionspsykologiska och teologiska fallstudier av materiella dimensioner vid upplevelser av gudsmöten på Norrlands universitetssjukhus. In: Daniel Lindmark och Anders Persson (Ed.), Rituella rum och heliga platser: historiska, samtida och litterära studier (pp. 189-216). Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guds rekvisita: religionspsykologiska och teologiska fallstudier av materiella dimensioner vid upplevelser av gudsmöten på Norrlands universitetssjukhus
2020 (Swedish)In: Rituella rum och heliga platser: historiska, samtida och litterära studier / [ed] Daniel Lindmark och Anders Persson, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2020, p. 189-216Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2020
Series
Studies on the Religious History of the North, ISSN 2002-1984, E-ISSN 2002-1976 ; 3
Keywords
religionspsykologi, teologi, gudsmöten, visioner
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
psychology of religion; Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-172939 (URN)9789177771517 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-07-27 Created: 2020-07-27 Last updated: 2020-09-09Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2019). Religiös och icke-religiös andlighet (3ed.). In: Febe Friberg, Joakim Öhlen (Ed.), Omvårdnadens grunder: perspektiv och förhållningssätt (pp. 509-537). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religiös och icke-religiös andlighet
2019 (Swedish)In: Omvårdnadens grunder: perspektiv och förhållningssätt / [ed] Febe Friberg, Joakim Öhlen, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 3, p. 509-537Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 3
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162574 (URN)9789144123189 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-09-23Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2019). The Bible as coping tool: Its use and psychological functions in a sample of practicing Christians living with cancer. Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, 41(2), 141-158
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Bible as coping tool: Its use and psychological functions in a sample of practicing Christians living with cancer
2019 (English)In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 41, no 2, p. 141-158Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the Bible as a coping tool in a sample of Swedish practising Christians living with cancer, gathered through a qualitative, in-depth interview study, on religious experiences and expressions that serve in the process of coping with a life situation changed by the disease. Through content analyses, and case studies combining tools from Pargament’s coping theory with, above all, role theory, it is shown that the Bible is a part of the coping process for approximately half of the informants. Furthermore, the Bible plays very different roles in the coping process, even for one single person. In the analyzed material, two different ways of using the Bible in the coping process occurs: Biblical passages as bearer of meaning for the informants, and the actual reading as such of the Bible. The former with two different functions in the coping process: (a) in the Biblical passages, see a direct appeal from God to the individual on a personal level and (b) a specific character in a Bible passage serves as an object of identification for the informant. In the coping process, the Bible provides coping tools for the identified coping methods meditative reading, role taking, and (re)interpretation of biblical passages (motivated by a religious tradition). As such, it mainly serves within the framework of the preserving comprehensive coping method. It is also shown that there are changes in the use of the Bible in connection with the changed life situation, as a result of the disease.

Keywords
Beliefs, cancer, coping, religion, religiosity
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
psychology of religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-164207 (URN)10.1177/0084672419871116 (DOI)000488479900001 ()2-s2.0-85073602804 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-10-16 Created: 2019-10-16 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2018). Församlingen och rollerna. Rollteoretiska och ecklesiologiska aspekter på själavård och församling. In: Jonas Ideström och Gunilla Löf Edberg (Ed.), Att öppna ett slutet rum. Självård och ecklesiologi: (pp. 169-194). Stockholm: Verbum Forlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Församlingen och rollerna. Rollteoretiska och ecklesiologiska aspekter på själavård och församling
2018 (Swedish)In: Att öppna ett slutet rum. Självård och ecklesiologi / [ed] Jonas Ideström och Gunilla Löf Edberg, Stockholm: Verbum Forlag, 2018, p. 169-194Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Verbum Forlag, 2018
Series
Forskning för kyrkan, ISSN 1652-8581 ; 39
Keywords
själavård ecklesiologi teologi
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145688 (URN)978-91-526-3739-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09
Lundmark, M. (2017). Religiositet och coping: religionspsykologiska studier av kristna med cancer. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religiositet och coping: religionspsykologiska studier av kristna med cancer
2017 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the interdependence of religiosity and a life situation changed by cancer, focusing especially on the coping process. This implies analyses of a number of identified expressions of religiosity regarding prerequisites and functions in the coping process. In order to synthesize the results from the studies, the aim has been operationalized into three comprehensive research questions that were posed to each of the empirical studies of the thesis: 1) What are the functions of the analysed expressions of religiosity during the coping process? 2) What prerequisites for the influence of religiosity on the coping process can be identified?  3) How is religiosity influenced by a life situation changed by cancer? The empirical studies are presented in four separate articles. Each of the studies has its own specific research questions that are related to the comprehensive research questions. The method was qualitative and explorative. The research material was gathered with qualitative interviews of 20 Swedish informants of varying gender, age, congregational affiliation and diagnosis. The informants defined themselves as Christians and practised their Christian faith and had or had had a cancer disease. There is longitudinal data from half of the group. The theoretical framework was based on the coping theories developed by Kenneth Pargament and Ruard Ganzevoort and complemented by, among other things, the object-relations theoretical concept of transitional objects.

The results show that most of the analysed expressions of religiosity function as a preserving coping method but some of them also function as a reconstructing coping method. In some cases, the expressions of religiosity also function as methods of attributing control, either to God or to the individual. Two main groups of prerequisites for the expressions of religiosity were identified in conjunction with the coping process: contextual and psychological. The former could in turn be divided into religious and medical contexts; the latter into several different kinds, such as perceptual psychological factors, the need to create and use transitional objects, locus of control, and personality traits. Reconstructing coping methods imply varying degrees of changes in the informants’ religiosity, both regarding the analysed expression of religiosity and other expressions of religiosity. In addition to gaining insights into the interdependence of religion and coping for Christians living with cancer, the study contributes to the development of the psychology of religion coping theory by adding to the theory: 1) suggested specifications to the current concepts of Pargament’s coping theory; 2) the concept coping tool; 3) the distinction between functional and relational regarding the concepts of coping mechanism and coping method; 4) the coping mechanism attributing, and 5) the distinction between unilateral and bilateral deferring coping styles. The results indicate that the coping process can include a creative element in the form of a search for, or creation of, functional coping methods and/or coping tools which enhance the functionality of the coping process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2017. p. 110
Keywords
psychology of religion, religious studies, coping, coping process, coping theosy, Christians, religiosity, cancer, religionspsykologi, religionsvetenskap, coping, copingprocess, copingteori, kristna, religiositet, cancer
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
psychology of religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135078 (URN)978-91-7601-692-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-06-16, Hörsal E, humansithuset, Umeå universitet 901 87, Umeå, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Swedish Cancer Society, CAN 2006/1181
Available from: 2017-05-24 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2016). Sanctification of health care interventions as a coping method. In: Andrew Village, Ralph Hood (Ed.), Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion: Volume 27 (pp. 1-23). Brill Academic Publishers, 27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sanctification of health care interventions as a coping method
2016 (English)In: Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion: Volume 27 / [ed] Andrew Village, Ralph Hood, Brill Academic Publishers, 2016, Vol. 27, p. 1-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2016
Series
Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, ISSN 1046-8064 ; 27
Keywords
coping, deferring coping style, health care interventions, psychology of religion, sanctification
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
psychology of religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102746 (URN)10.1163/9789004322035_002 (DOI)2-s2.0-84989241528 (Scopus ID)9789004322028 (ISBN)9789004322035 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-04 Created: 2015-05-04 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2016). Suffering for others as religious meaning-making: varieties, prerequisites, and functions in the coping process of a sample of practising Christians living with cancer. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 19(6), 522-537
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Suffering for others as religious meaning-making: varieties, prerequisites, and functions in the coping process of a sample of practising Christians living with cancer
2016 (English)In: Mental Health, Religion & Culture, ISSN 1367-4676, E-ISSN 1469-9737, Vol. 19, no 6, p. 522-537Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The coping method suffering for others as religious meaning-making (SORM) is analysed regarding its varieties, prerequisites, and functions in a group (n = 10) of practising Christians living with cancer. In-depth interviews are featured in this qualitative, longitudinal study of the interdependence of religiosity and coping. A common feature of the analysed narratives is the idea that the informant's suffering would have – or at least had the potential to have – a positive effect on other individuals. This idea is identified as the "coping tool" of the coping method. Three different variants of SORM are identified, with a variety of prerequisites. The function in all cases is to conserve the significant object sense of meaning and, in some cases: survival. A case study is presented that shows how the coping method can be maintained over time by changing the coping tools of the method when they lose their efficacy in the coping process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
psychology of religion, coping, religious meaning-making, suffering, cancer
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123200 (URN)10.1080/13674676.2016.1207620 (DOI)000384410100003 ()2-s2.0-84980357166 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Cancer Society
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, M. (2015). Religious objects and the coping process: case studies on prayer cloths as transitional objects in religious coping. Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, 37(1), 54-83
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religious objects and the coping process: case studies on prayer cloths as transitional objects in religious coping
2015 (English)In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 54-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the psychological functions of physical religious objects in religious coping by presenting case studies on the use of prayer cloths. The cases are selected from a qualitative, in-depth interview study among Swedish practising Christians suffering from cancer, on religious experiences and expressions that serve in the process of coping with a life situation changed by the disease. It is argued that current psychological theories on coping and religion lack tools for understanding the role of physical religious objects in the process of religious coping. A theoretical framework that remedies this problem is suggested and applied to the case studies. The key feature of the theoretical framework is that it modifies and extends the coping theory of Kenneth Pargament by drawing on resources from object relations theory, especially the concept of "transitional object". The results suggests that the creation and/or handling of transitional objects is a reconstructing or preserving coping method, and that prayer cloths function as transitional objects when they (a) facilitate transition/movement between the inner subjective world and the outer objective world by being charged with significance, and (b) function as a coping tool for conserving this significance.

Keywords
psychology of religion, coping, object relations theory, transitional objects, prayer cloths, religious objects
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
psychology of religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100892 (URN)10.1163/15736121-12341301 (DOI)000350898600004 ()2-s2.0-84924717930 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
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