In recent decades, care-providing services in Finland have engaged care professionals with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Islamic cultures. Muslim women who adhere strictly to Islamic values in such work sometimes find it difficult to cope with the practices at care service institutions. In this article, we consider the experiences of Muslim women care professionals in such work, an environment that entails multiple interactions at different levels, among themselves and with care receivers.

Author Biography

Shahnaj Begum, Researcher (PhD student), Unit for Gender Studies, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.

Marjaana Seppänen, Professor (Social Work), Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki.