"Meaning in life and health in a highly secular society: The case of patients with functional somatic syndromes"
Conférence de Heidi Frølund, Psychologist, Ph.D., Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Pain- and Headache Clinic, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
Tuesday 10 April 2018 (17h15 - 19h00) - Anthropole - 5033
Meaning in life is becoming an accepted dimension when evaluating quality of life and health in general, and may be especially relevant to target clinically when individuals are suffering from crises such as chronic illness. Often meaning in life research has been embedded in a religious/spiritual framework, however, for more secular societies such as the Scandinavian the importance of having more generic ways of measuring these dimensions are pending. In this presentation data from a validation study testing the instrument “Sources of meaning and meaning in life scale” in a Danish contexts is presented and discussed. Furthermore, the talk will present the case of patients suffering from multiple functional somatic syndromes (FSS), for whom the existential dimension of life may be especially relevant to target during intervention. A clinical tool for talking with the patient about meaning in life will be presented.
Dans le cadre du colloque de recherche ISSR "Enquêter en sciences des religions: psychologie, sociologie et sciences sociales des migrations".