Section for nursing, University West
This project is an ongoing doctoral project at the University of Skövde. There is a global interest in and concern with various health issues. Globalization affects individuals’ health and well-being and leads to worldwide migration.
Encounters between people from different contexts, conditions, and cultures can constitute challenging aspects of providing health and care. Worldwide, women are more vulnerable than men in general and enjoy less health, wealth, and carry a heavier work burden than men.
Gender is one of the most important health determinants and has a significant effect on women’s health outcomes. For the achievement of global sustainable development goals, it is essential to equalize existing differences between people’s health in different societies. Therefore, one crucial aspect is to maintain and promote the health of women in low-income countries like Nepal.
It is important to identify health resources which individuals may have within themselves to develop and maintain health. People can use the resources to have control over their health. Therefore, it is essential to identify individuals’ health resources and use them as strategies to achieve sustainable health.
Psychosocial health challenges, such as stress in the workplace is increasing mostly within women-dominated professions such as the healthcare sectors in Sweden. The demographic trends in Swedish society, with an increasing number of older people, also increase the need for more personnel in the healthcare sector.
Nursing personnel often leave their profession due to health challenges, therefore, strengthening and promoting work-related health among nursing personnel is essential. The identification and exploration of women’s health in women-dominated work from a different cultural perspective will obtain differences, and similarities. Therefore, this knowledge may be applicable and useful to maintain and promote women's health in women-dominated work.