The purpose of the Nordic Network for Research in Faith and Health is to further the quality and exchange of current and planned Nordic research in faith and health by: 1) creating a forum for exchange of knowledge among researchers in Scandinavia and abroad, 2) exchanging ideas and experiences from current and planned projects to further synergy and co-operations on developing methods and collecting data. This is to happen by holding annual interdisciplinary seminars and an international meeting for the participants of the network. The network is furthermore to inspire and strategically promote co-operations on establishing new research projects in faith and health (post-doc and Ph.D.), work together on these projects and jointly or in groups apply for the necessary research funds.
To actively sustain the purpose of the Nordic Network for Research in Faith and Health we are arranging yearly seminars, giving the researchers the opportunity to discuss the interaction between their projects and development of methods within the field. To learn more about current, upcoming and previous activities, please see the toolbar above.
The Network is furthermore working on the development of knowledge on methods in the field of faith and health in the Nordic Countries. This is done at the above mentioned seminars and on this web-platform which works as an interactive media. More specifically we are developing a concrete Pool of Questions to be used in Scandinavia in surveys, scales and qualitative interview-guides. To learn more see the toolbar above.
From being a relatively overlooked topic in Danish health care research, in recent years there has been increased focus on exploring the relationship between faith and health. To promote this development, a network for faith and health research has been established in Denmark since March 2007. This page presents the network’s work and serves as an interactive IT platform for network participants.
Research in the field has been relatively widespread and isolated in Denmark, without significant scientific exchange and synergy between the researchers and institutions involved, and one of the network’s primary purposes is to remedy this shortcoming. The researchers in the network come from various academic disciplines and, in collaboration with colleagues abroad, will ensure synergy effects through the exchange of experience from international research.
The network has hitherto been realized through grants from the Research Council for Culture and Communication (FKK), the University of Copenhagen’s strategic area Religion in the 21st Century, as well as The group forResearch into Alternative Cancer Treatment (UFAK) from the Danish Cancer Society.