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Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Policy: Perspectives on Creating Equal Opportunities in Healthcare as Tibetan Healthcare Workers in Exile
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
2022 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Policy : Perspektiv av att Skapa Lika Möjligheter i Hälsovård som Tibetanska Vårdare i Exil (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Background: In Tibet, as well as in their exile community in India, there is a widespread issue of female oppression and gender inequality within healthcare. Few studies explore the progressive work of organizations fighting these issues, which can contribute to a retrogression of discrimination awareness. 

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe healthcare workers' perspectives on how and to what extent the Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Policy can be used to create equal opportunities in healthcare. 

Method: Ethnographic method consisting of semi-structured interviews and observations has been used for data collecting and qualitative content analysis has been used for data analysis.

Result: There are four recurring perspectives amongst the participants: (1) The policy has contributed to a change of attitude regarding female empowerment, female leadership and feminism. (2) The policy has contributed to the development of adequate healthcare services for women. (3) Limitations of support from the community. (4) The policy is not impactful.

Conclusion: There are indications which show that the Tibetan women’s empowerment policy can create equal opportunities within healthcare in terms of attitude changes and accessibility to adequate healthcare. However, there are also practical complications in regard to its theoretical outlines as well as limitations of support from the community. It is concluded that the policy is part of a female progression within the community, yet there are still improvements regarding sufficiency and awareness needed to be made.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
Female empowerment, female leadership, equal opportunity, Tibetans in exile
Keywords [sv]
Kvinnors egenmakt, kvinnligt ledarskap, lika möjligheter, tibetaner i exil
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Psychiatry Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-18495Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-18495DiVA, id: diva2:1669869
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Nursing science
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Socialpsykiatrisk vård
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Available from: 2022-06-21 Created: 2022-06-15 Last updated: 2022-08-15Bibliographically approved

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