Tag: Sweden

Swedish Volunteers Bridge Language Gap During COVID

Swedish Volunteers Bridge Language Gap During COVID

Most health services struggle to translate medical materials for communities who may not be fluent in the country’s main language. By contrast, Sweden has a long-established tradition of support for patients who are not fluent in Swedish. During the pandemic, this is being underpinned by…

Swedish Patient Group Shows COVID-19 Impact

Swedish Patient Group Shows COVID-19 Impact

“Nothing works in the present situation – it didn’t before either.” The words from one of the respondents to a recent survey into the impact of Covid-19 by the Swedish patient group, Riksförbundet Attention, representing people with neuropsychiatric disabilities like autism and ADHD. CHALLENGING THE MYTHS Watching…

Swedish App Retiring Gracefully

Swedish App Retiring Gracefully

Retiring gracefully – Swedish patient group ends app as state steps in. It can be hard for patient groups to know why, when and how to withdraw an app. Ideally, this can happen when the gap it originally addressed is now covered elsewhere. An ongoing…