hig.sePublications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Rambaree, KomalsinghORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0886-7402
Publications (10 of 49) Show all publications
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2019). Companion animals in health-promoting work-life. Society and Animals
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Companion animals in health-promoting work-life
2019 (English)In: Society and Animals, ISSN 1063-1119, E-ISSN 1568-5306Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Despite a growing number of studies on human-animal interactions, empirical data focusing on companion animals within the context of health promoting work-life is still limited. This article presents the analysis and discussion based on the perceptions of 22 students and staff members from the University of Gävle in Sweden on the potential of companion animals for supportive functions in health promoting work-life, as well as on the possible challenges of having companion animals within the premises of the University. Based on the findings, this article discusses that companion animals can indeed play vital supportive functions in health promoting work-life, which are presented in the text as: forcing function, communication companion, and social skills. However, this article also highlights the socio-economic, legal, and organizational challenges that need to be carefully considered and worked-out for having companion animals at workplace, such as university.

Keywords
companion animal, health, health promotion, work-life, social support, workplace
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22411 (URN)10.1163/15685306-12341504 (DOI)2-s2.0-85062190766 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved
Powers, M. C. ., Rambaree, K. & Peeters, J. (2019). Degrowth for transformational alternatives as radical social work practice. Critical and radical social work An international journal, 7(3), 417-433
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Degrowth for transformational alternatives as radical social work practice
2019 (English)In: Critical and radical social work An international journal, ISSN 2049-8608, E-ISSN 2049-8675, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 417-433Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Historically, and in modern times, social workers have been culpable in perpetuating the very systems of oppression that we seek to eliminate. This happens as we are part of cultures and economies that operate out of the growth ideology. Acting in accordance with the growth ideology does not lead to the outcomes that we strive for as professional social workers. Rather, the growth ideology results in growing social inequalities and increasing ecological injustices around the world. Social work can, instead, embrace an ecosocial lens and promote degrowth approaches for transformational alternatives. Rather than reinforcing the existing systems of injustice and oppression, radical social work can take an activist role and bring about urgent and radical changes to promote ecological justice through social and ecological well-being. Examples from radical social work in local and international communities demonstrate the possibility of degrowth for transformational alternatives as radical social work practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2019
Keywords
degrowth; ecological justice; ecosocial; ecosocial work; transformation
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30828 (URN)10.1332/204986019X15688881497178 (DOI)000499613600008 ()
Available from: 2019-10-22 Created: 2019-10-22 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Sjöberg, S. & Turunen, P. (2019). Ecosocial change and community resilience: the case of “Bönan” in glocal transition. Journal of Community Practice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosocial change and community resilience: the case of “Bönan” in glocal transition
2019 (English)In: Journal of Community Practice, ISSN 1070-5422, E-ISSN 1543-3706Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article was to identify and discuss ecosocial changes and community resilience mechanisms in a coastal fishing community of Sweden – Bönan. Data were collected through eight semi-structured interviews and field observations. An abductive thematic analysis was used to analyze data and background literature. The findings showed that Bönan has been exposed to a combination of ecosocial changes that have transformed the community, and therefore required community resilience interventions. This article concludes that social workers need to take an active part in ecosocial work for enhancing community resilience.

Keywords
Anthropogenic disturbances, coastal community, community resilience, ecosocial work, environment, glocalisation, neoliberalism, social change, Sweden
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30590 (URN)10.1080/10705422.2019.1658005 (DOI)000483000600001 ()2-s2.0-85071470499 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Powers, M. C. . & Smith, R. J. (2019). Ecosocial work and social change in community practice. Journal of Community Practice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosocial work and social change in community practice
2019 (English)In: Journal of Community Practice, ISSN 1070-5422, E-ISSN 1543-3706Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Epub ahead of print
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30681 (URN)10.1080/10705422.2019.1660516 (DOI)2-s2.0-85073938732 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-23 Created: 2019-09-23 Last updated: 2019-11-05Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, P., Kihlström, G., Wallhagen, M. & Rambaree, K. (2019). Life‐threatening peripartum cardiomyopathy — not expected when expecting. Clinical Case Reports, 7(6), 1127-1132
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Life‐threatening peripartum cardiomyopathy — not expected when expecting
2019 (English)In: Clinical Case Reports, E-ISSN 2050-0904, Vol. 7, no 6, p. 1127-1132Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is challenging to diagnose as it mimics symptoms present in normal pregnancy. The clinical course and prognosis are various. In selected cases, a cardioverter implantable defibrillator with/without cardiac resynchronization therapy, mechanical ventricular assist device treatment, and transplantation is indicated.

Keywords
implantable cardioverter defibrillator, left ventricular assist device, peripartum cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death, transplantation, wearable cardioverter defibrillator
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29544 (URN)10.1002/ccr3.2158 (DOI)000473616800003 ()31183081 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85066962169 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-07 Created: 2019-05-07 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. (2018). Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) using ATLAS-ti (1ed.). In: L. Moutinho & M. Sokele (Ed.), Innovative Research Methodologies in Management: Volume I: Philosophy, Measurement and Modelling (pp. 61-86). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) using ATLAS-ti
2018 (English)In: Innovative Research Methodologies in Management: Volume I: Philosophy, Measurement and Modelling / [ed] L. Moutinho & M. Sokele, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 1, p. 61-86Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter introduces Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) as a methodological approach for qualitative data analysis. It starts by providing a brief description on abductive theory of method and thematic analysis method. Then, it highlights how the two methods are combined to create ATNA. Using a qualitative data set, this chapter demonstrates the steps in undertaking ATNA with a computer-aided qualitative data analysis software—ATLAS-ti v.7.5. The chapter concludes that ATNA provides to researchers a much-needed pragmatic and logical way of reasoning, organising, and presenting qualitative data analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25134 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-64394-6_4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042836672 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-64393-9 (ISBN)978-3-319-64394-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2018). Empowermentarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Indien och Sverige (1ed.). In: Sjöberg, Stefan & Turunen, Päivi (Ed.), Samhällsarbete: aktörer, arenor och perspektiv (pp. 343-362). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empowermentarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Indien och Sverige
2018 (Swedish)In: Samhällsarbete: aktörer, arenor och perspektiv / [ed] Sjöberg, Stefan & Turunen, Päivi, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1, p. 343-362Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Kapitlet belyser hur kollektiv empowerment tillämpas inom samhällsarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Stockholm och Mumbai. Kollektiv empowerment innebär medvetandegörande om orsaker till social exkludering och marginalisering, uppbyggande av kollektiv identitet, samt social mobilisering av exkluderade grupper så att de kan bygga gemensamma maktresurser med syfte att förändra ojämlikhetsskapande sociala strukturer. I Sverige är det en mera individinriktad form av empowerment som kommit att bli dominerande, åtminstone inom professionellt socialt arbete. Den utmaning som diskuteras i detta kapitel handlar om hur kollektiv empowerment och social mobilisering kan främjas i Sverige vad gäller socialt arbete i allmänhet och samhällsarbete i synnerhet. Enligt författarna har socialarbetare och forskare i socialt arbete viktiga lärdomar att dra från hur man arbetar i Mumbai, men även från den egna historien av folkrörelsernas mobiliseringsarbete.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
kollektiv empowerment, samhällsarbete, kritiskt socialt arbete, marginaliserade bostadsområden, välfärdsmodell, globalisering, maktresurser
National Category
Social Work Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24854 (URN)978-91-44-11175-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Rock, L. F. (2018). Green Social Work within Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Mauritius and Barbados (1ed.). In: Lena Dominelli (with Bala Raju Nikku & Hok Bun Ku) (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work: (pp. 242-253). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green Social Work within Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Mauritius and Barbados
2018 (English)In: The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work / [ed] Lena Dominelli (with Bala Raju Nikku & Hok Bun Ku), London: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 242-253Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article explores the more critical ‘discontents’ of capitalism and global neoliberalism (Stiglitz, 2002) by highlighting the ecological damages, natural disasters and social problems that have resulted from its rapid growth with less and less government sanctions and political and social control to check its domination and impact. Neoliberalism relies almost exclusively on unfettered economic growth from extracting the Earth’s limited natural and non-renewable resources to fuel energy and manufacturing products for mass consumption while squirreling millions of dollars for a select few individuals and corporations in charge and/or owners of manufacturing sites and resource extraction projects (Giroux 2001, 2015; Klein, 2015). I do this to develop further the emerging green social work discourse by strengthening its political voice in addressing current environmental and socio-political impacts. I argue that social workers need to re-focus their practice on grassroots activism, alternative economic models and sustain criticism of capitalism to redress its massive industrial consumerism to protect human and non-human species and show a clear platform for action. Green social work has undertaken this challenge, but this is only the beginning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge International Handbooks
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25133 (URN)000462909900023 ()2-s2.0-85050523700 (Scopus ID)978-1-138-74079-2 (ISBN)978-1-315-18321-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Mousavi, F. & Ahmadi, F. (2018). Sports participation and drug use among young people in Mauritius. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 23(2), 188-197
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sports participation and drug use among young people in Mauritius
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, ISSN 0267-3843, E-ISSN 2164-4527, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 188-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between drug use and sports participation among young people (14–25 years old) living in Mauritius. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire from a stratified sample of young people residing in Mauritius. According to the results, the strongest predictor of reporting drug use was age, recording an odds ratio of 2.50 and showing a positive effect. Drug usage was a negative predictor, meaning that the more use of drug, the less sport activity. In addition, gender predicted the respondents’ sports activity. This article concludes that sports can protect young people in Mauritius from getting into drug use, and policy-makers should focus more attention in tackling the gender disparities in sports participation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Youth, Drugs, Sports, Mauritius, Health
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24016 (URN)10.1080/02673843.2017.1325756 (DOI)000437711200006 ()2-s2.0-85019223561 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Berg, M. & Thomson, R. (2017). A Framework for Youth Work with Refugees: Analysis Further To The Expert Seminar "Journeys To A New Life: Understanding The Role Of Youth Work In Integrating Young Refugees In Europe". In: "Journeys to a New Life": an expert seminar on the role of youth work in integration of young refugees in Europe. Paper presented at "Journeys to a New Life": Understanding the Role of Youth Work in Integrating Young Refugees in Europe - Expert Seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 November 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Framework for Youth Work with Refugees: Analysis Further To The Expert Seminar "Journeys To A New Life: Understanding The Role Of Youth Work In Integrating Young Refugees In Europe"
2017 (English)In: "Journeys to a New Life": an expert seminar on the role of youth work in integration of young refugees in Europe, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Youth, Refugees, Eco-social Work
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24057 (URN)
Conference
"Journeys to a New Life": Understanding the Role of Youth Work in Integrating Young Refugees in Europe - Expert Seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 November 2016
Available from: 2017-06-05 Created: 2017-06-05 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0886-7402

Search in DiVA

Show all publications