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Melder, Cecilia, HögskolelektorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5892-1158
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Melder, C. A. (2022). Existential public health and existential care in secular and interfaith contexts. In: Anne Hege Grung (Ed.), Complexities of Spiritual Care in Plural Societies: Education, Praxis and Concepts (pp. 191-236). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Existential public health and existential care in secular and interfaith contexts
2022 (English)In: Complexities of Spiritual Care in Plural Societies: Education, Praxis and Concepts / [ed] Anne Hege Grung, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter , 2022, p. 191-236Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The existential dimension, some times referred to as the religious or spiritual dimension, is essential for health and health-related qualityof life (HQoL). Research has established a significant link between the existential health dimension and various conditions and diagnoses. The lack of an established definition of the existential dimension constitutes a challenge. Therefore, the starting point in this article is operationalisation. The World Health Organization(WHO) developed transcultural survey for measuring health-related quality of life, including a model for spiritual,religious,and personal beliefs (WHOQOL-SRPB). This article first presents existential aspects relevant to HQoL and then a model for systematic existential health interventions with the SRPB aspects. Finally, it presents the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) model with the addition of the existential health dimension.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022
Series
Studies in Spiritual Care, ISSN 2511-8838, E-ISSN 2511-8846 ; 8
Keywords
Existential Health, Welfare, HQoL, HOQOL-SRPB, Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Practical Theology including Religious Behavioural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1711 (URN)10.1515/9783110717365-009 (DOI)9783110717365 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-06 Created: 2022-12-06 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Dyar, O. J., Haglund, B. J. A., Melder, C. A., Skillington, T., Kristenson, M. & Sarkadi, A. (2022). Rainbows over the world’s public health: determinants of health models in the past, present, and future. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 50(7), 1047-1058
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rainbows over the world’s public health: determinants of health models in the past, present, and future
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2022 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 50, no 7, p. 1047-1058Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The need to visualise the complexity of the determinants of population health and their interactions inspired the development of the rainbow model. In this commentary we chronicle how variations of this model have emerged, including the initial models of Haglund and Svanström (1982), Dahlgren and Whitehead (1991), and the Östgöta model (2014), and we illustrate how these models have been influential in both public health and beyond. All these models have strong Nordic connections and are thus an important Nordic contribution to public health. Further, these models have underpinned and facilitated other examples of Nordic leadership in public health, including practical efforts to address health inequalities and design new health policy approaches. Apart from documenting the emergence of rainbow models and their wide range of contemporary uses, we examine a range of criticisms levelled at these models – including limitations in methodological development and in scope. We propose the time is ripe for an updated generic determinants of health model, one that elucidates and preserves the core value in older models, while recognising the developments that have occurred over the past decades in our understanding of the determinants of health. We conclude with an example of a generic model that fulfills the general purposes of a determinants of health model while maintaining the necessary scope for further adjustments to be made in the future, as well as adjustments to location or context-specific purposes, in education, research, health promotion and beyond.

National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Practical Theology including Religious Behavioural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1712 (URN)10.1177/14034948221113147 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-12-06 Created: 2022-12-06 Last updated: 2024-02-13Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A. (2019). Aktiv livshjälp: PASTORNS UPPDRAG I ANDLIG VÅRD (1ed.). In: Fahlgren, Sune (Ed.), Uppdrag pastor: teologi och praktik (pp. 146-164). Karlstad: Votum Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktiv livshjälp: PASTORNS UPPDRAG I ANDLIG VÅRD
2019 (Swedish)In: Uppdrag pastor: teologi och praktik / [ed] Fahlgren, Sune, Karlstad: Votum Förlag , 2019, 1, p. 146-164Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Votum Förlag, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Studia Theologica Holmiensia, ISSN 1401-1557 ; 31
Keywords
Själavård, Existentiell hälsa, Hälsorelaterad livskvalité, WHOQOL-SRPB, Intervention
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
Research subject
Practical Theology including Religious Behavioural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-933 (URN)978-91-88435-74-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-01-20 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A. & Kostenius, C. (2019). Existential health: A valuable dimension when promoting health throughout the life-course in Sweden. In: WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All. Paper presented at 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 7-11 April, 2019, Rotorua, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Existential health: A valuable dimension when promoting health throughout the life-course in Sweden
2019 (English)In: WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Other Health Sciences Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-352 (URN)
Conference
23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 7-11 April, 2019, Rotorua, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A. (2018). UR Samtiden - Att vara människa i en digital värld: Meningsskapande i vår tid. Utbildningsradion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>UR Samtiden - Att vara människa i en digital värld: Meningsskapande i vår tid
2018 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Utbildningsradion, 2018
Keywords
Livsåskådningsfrågor Sociala nätverk online
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-204 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A. (2018). UR Samtiden - Att vara människa i en digital värld: Människan och tekniken i framtiden. Utbildningsradion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>UR Samtiden - Att vara människa i en digital värld: Människan och tekniken i framtiden
2018 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Utbildningsradion, 2018
Keywords
Teknik och samhälle
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-205 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A. & Söderqvist, F. (2017). Modern Meaning-making: Adolescent understanding of existential aspects in Health-related quality of life [HRQL]. In: IAPR Conference in Hamar 2017: Culture, Context and Existential Challenges. Paper presented at The International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Conference 2017 (pp. 30-30).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modern Meaning-making: Adolescent understanding of existential aspects in Health-related quality of life [HRQL]
2017 (English)In: IAPR Conference in Hamar 2017: Culture, Context and Existential Challenges, 2017, p. 30-30Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Aims: Present results from focus interviews concerning existential aspects related to the adaptation of the WHOQOL-SRPB(BREF) for Swedish adolescents.

Background: Exploring existential aspects of HRQL are important when mental ill-health is increasing among adolescents in a secular context. WHO introduced WHOQOL-SRPB in 2002 for measuring HRQL, including Spiritual, Religious and Personal beliefs [SRPB]. It is validated for Swedish adults. Now it requires adaptation for youth, even internationally.

Methods: Pupils (age 15–19) in four groups were interviewed following WHO instructions for cognitive interviewing. Content analysis of the transcribed interviews was conducted.

Results: The pupils considered existential aspects important for HRQL. The items: Meaning, Awe, Wholeness, Peace and Hope were comprehensible for them. Faith and Personal beliefs were related to e.g. insecurity, individualism:”To believe in yourself” and traditional aspects:”I personally believe in Jesus but I do not believe in God”. Spiritual Strength and Spiritual Connection did not require transcendence and could relate to various ideas e.g. nature or popular culture:”The first thing that pops up is the Lion King that talks to Simba in the clouds. It is his inner spirituality”.

Conclusion: Results show the importance of adaptation of existential aspects in HRQL to the cultural (secularized) context.

Keywords
adolescents, existential, health related quality of life, WHOQOL-SRPB
National Category
Other Medical Sciences Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Psychology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-349 (URN)
Conference
The International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Conference 2017
Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A. (2017). UR Samtiden - Psykisk ohälsa hos äldre: Existentiell hälsa. Utbildningsradion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>UR Samtiden - Psykisk ohälsa hos äldre: Existentiell hälsa
2017 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Utbildningsradion, 2017
Keywords
Existentialism Äldre Psykisk hälsa
National Category
Applied Psychology Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-206 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Söderqvist, F. & Melder, C. A. (2016). Psychometric testing of the WHOQOL-BREF scale in Swedish adolescents. Quality of Life Research, 25(Supplement 1), 103-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychometric testing of the WHOQOL-BREF scale in Swedish adolescents
2016 (English)In: Quality of Life Research, ISSN 0962-9343, E-ISSN 1573-2649, Vol. 25, no Supplement 1, p. 103-103Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2016
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology
Research subject
Practical Theology including Religious Behavioural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-348 (URN)10.1007/s11136-016-1390-7 (DOI)000398451600248 ()
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A., Santamäki Fischer, R., Nygren, B. & DeMarinis, V. (2016). Validating WHOQOL-SRPB in Sweden: instrument adaption for measuring existential aspects of health-related quality of life [HRQL] in secular contexts. In: : . Paper presented at 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, 19-22 oct, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark (pp. 100-100). SPRINGER
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Validating WHOQOL-SRPB in Sweden: instrument adaption for measuring existential aspects of health-related quality of life [HRQL] in secular contexts
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2016
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Religious Studies Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-347 (URN)10.1007/s11136-016-1390-7 (DOI)000398451600241 ()
Conference
23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, 19-22 oct, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Note

Supplement 1, Meeting abstract 1056

Available from: 2017-05-09 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
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