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Challenges and Possibilities for Understanding Men's Health in Twenty-First Century Forensic Psychiatric Care
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
Red Cross Univ Coll, Stockholm, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, Vol. 35, no 8, 613-619 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Forensic psychiatric care in Sweden constitutes a specific institutional environment in health care in terms of gender and power relationships. This context emphasizes safety and protection in an environment where men constitute a majority of the patients and staff. It involves relationships among men's health, constructions of masculinities, and issues regarding equality between women's and men's caring work. The aim of this theoretical article is to problematize men's health in relation to constructions of masculinities. Our analysis shows how the perception of health is involved in the construction of masculinities and how this plays out in daily interactions between caregivers and patients.

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2014. Vol. 35, no 8, 613-619 p.
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Psychiatry Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27972DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2014.881441ISI: 000353245400008PubMedID: 25072214Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84905239732OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-27972DiVA: diva2:812103
Available from: 2015-05-15 Created: 2015-05-15 Last updated: 2015-05-15Bibliographically approved

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