Experiences of well-being among Sami and Roma women in a Swedish context
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionAléx, L. og Lehti, A. (2013) Experiences of well-being among Sami and Roma women in a Swedish context. Health Care Women Int., 34(8), s. 707-726. 10.1080/07399332.2012.740110
Our aim was to explore the experiences of well-being and lack of well-being among middle-aged and older women belonging to two national minority groups in Sweden. Interviews from nine older Sami women and four middle-aged Roma women were analyzed using grounded theory with the following categories identified: contributing to well-being (with the subcategories belonging to a healthy family, being spiritual, cultural norms as health promoting, and having had a life of one's own); and contributing to lack of well-being (with the subcategories living subordinate to the dominant society, living in a hierarchical family, and living in the shadow of tuberculosis).
Artikkel basert på intervju med eldre samiske kvinner og middeladrende Rom kvinner i Sverige.