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Svenska soldaters upplevelse av återgången till vardagslivet i Sverige.: Stöd - Hjälp - Hinder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main focus of this study is to explore Swedish soldiers’ experiences of the transition back to everyday life after international service missions. This includes the help and support that they have received and also what barriers to care they have experienced during the transition back to everyday life. The theoretical perspectives of this study are social identity and stigma theory. This study was performed using a qualitative method and includes six individual interviews with active duty officers within the Swedish armed forces. All of them have participated in international service missions. The results of this study show that the soldiers experience barriers to care during the transition back to everyday life in Sweden. What emerged is that they are experiencing mental depression and a need for a recovery period. It’s also revealed that the stigma surrounding mental illness in the military and in society precludes a good reintegration into everyday life. The study concludes that more research is needed on what support soldiers need when they return home, and that the responsibility for veterans support efforts need to be clearer between all responsible parties in Swedish society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
peacekeeping operations, international service missions, veterans, stigma, PTSD
Keyword [sv]
fredsfrämjande insatser, utlandstjänstgöring, veteraner, psykisk ohälsa, stigma, PTSD
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92739OAI: diva2:641583
Available from: 2013-10-28 Created: 2013-08-18 Last updated: 2013-10-28Bibliographically approved

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