With the theme of the research conference of the NNHSH network we want researchers, both at doctoral and post-doctoral level, to reflect on how health practices and health policies in the Nordic Welfare States are being transformed and have been transformed in the past. The Nordic countries are all, more or less, in the midst of a transformation from a social democratic health care system, based on universal access for all citizens with no regard to their position, class or previous health practices, to a more neoliberal oriented health care regime with new - or perhaps in some ways very old - ideas about the body, health, and health care responsibilities. Sociologist S.N. Eisenstadt (1956) once suggested that the idea of "citizenship" in the development of a societal structure like the Western states of today served to establish a historically new position for individuals in preference to kinship and family status. Within different forms of government, such responsibilities are balanced differently between individual, family and state. For more than a century responsibility for health and healthiness in the Nordic countries has to a great extent been incumbent on the state. At the same time transformations of political ideologies have led to more pressure on individual - and familial - responsibilities. The conference aims at encouraging scholarly discussions highlighting the transformations of health politics in the Nordic countries and the consequences as observed and experienced by people in this context. Topics discussed can revolve around the role of governments in the furthering of transformations - be it regarding patient education, expectations of empowerment of the elderly in elderly care, or negotiations about the right to biological parenthood. It can also be about peoples´ embodied, verbalized and negotiated responses to the changes taking place. Furthermore, any health situation does not only concern patients or other people in need of care or help, but it also includes family-members as care providers, who may be drawn in to this role due to increasing expectations of kinship obligations and responsibilities.
|Publisher||The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Conference Name: Conference • NNHSH 2013 Theme: Transformations of Health Practices and Health Policies in the Nordic Welfare States
Conference Location: University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, Njalsgade 80, 2300 Copenhagen S.
Conference Date: 2013-04-24/2013-04-25
Inger Kristensson Hallström, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Anders Castor, Gabriella Nilsson, Irén Tiberg, Helena Hansson, Kristofer Hansson, Boris Magnusson, Katarina Steen Carlsson, Degu Jerene, Björn A Johnsson, Eva Nordmark, Björn Lindgren & Angela Afua Quaye
LU-fonder, IPRO, Internationella programkontoret för utbildningsområdet, Swedish Council for Higher Education
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Inger Kristensson Hallström, Boris Magnusson, Björn Lindgren, Kristofer Hansson, Hanne Kristine Hegaard, Irén Tiberg, Kajsa Landgren, Mulatu Biru Shargie, Annelie Carlsson, Linda Kvist, Maria Ekelin, Mariette Derwig, Jonas Björk, Katarina Steen Carlsson, Malin Skoog, Åsa Lefèvre, Helena Hansson, Eva-Kristina Persson, Petra Pålsson, Degu Jerene, Markus Idvall, Staffan Bergström, Björn A Johnsson, Anna-Karin Dykes, Lena-Karin Erlandsson, Marie Edwinson Månsson, Vanja Berggren, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Bo Selander, Anders Castor, Gabriella Nilsson, Eva Nordmark, Annica Sjöström-Strand, Jenny Gårdling, Ragnhild Måstrup, Pia Lundqvist, Charlotte Castor, Bengt Sivberg, Angela Afua Quaye & Magnus C Persson
Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (Forte), Fanny Ekdahls Stiftelse, Crafoord Foundation, Ekhagastiftelsen, The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund, County Administrative Board, Östergötlands län, Diabetesfonden - Stiftelsen Svenska Diabetesförbundets Forskningsfond, Region Skåne, Swedish Research Council
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