Although there has not been war in Swedish territory for many years, this does not mean that the country has no veterans who have experienced the challenges of war zone deployments or suffer from combat trauma. The Invisible Wounded Warriors in a Nation at Peace gives a rare look at the international operations of the Swedish military, while offering the reader a unique and deeper understanding of life with PTSD. The book uses terms such as moral injury to further describe the complexity. Complex PTSD after deployment in a conflict zone is a uniquely complicated web of problems that can have medical, psychological, moral, existential and spiritual dimensions. The book discusses what this might mean from an identity and pastoral care perspective.
Jan Grimell is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University. He has also conducted postdoctoral research in spiritual care at the Unit for Research and Analysis within the Church of Sweden. He is affiliated with Linnaeus University and the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion at Vrije Universiteit.