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Gusdal, A. K., Söderman, M., Pettersson, T., Kaup, J. & Gustafsson, L.-K. (2024). Healthcare and social care professionals’ experiences of respite care: a critical incident study. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 19(1)
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2024 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

IntroductionAging in place is favoured among older persons and supported by research in Sweden, although it poses challenges for overburdened informal caregivers. While respite care can offer support, its accessibility is hindered by organizational challenges and informal caregivers' delays in using it. The experiences of informal caregivers are well-studied, but the professionals' experiences of respite care quality and critical incident management are underexplored.AimTo explore professionals' experiences of critical incidents in respite care, consequences for the persons being cared for, and strategies to manage critical incidents.Materials and methodsA qualitative, critical incident technique was used, and three group interviews with a total of 16 professionals were conducted.ResultsBarriers to quality respite care included communication gaps during care transitions, environmental shortcomings in respite care facilities, lack of support for informal caregivers, and inadequacies in respite care decisions. Strategies to manage critical incidents included individualized care, continuity and communication in care transitions, a conducive environment, support for informal caregivers, and care professionals' positive approach.ConclusionsThe study emphasizes the need for focused efforts on communication, continuity, and a supportive environment. Addressing identified challenges and applying suggested strategies will be key to maximizing the potential of respite care as a vital support for care recipients and their informal caregivers.

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66607 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2024.2352888 (DOI)001220124200001 ()38735060 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85192908253 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Växelvårds-projektet
Available from: 2024-05-15 Created: 2024-05-15 Last updated: 2024-06-19Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L.-K., Bondesson, A., Pettersson, T. & Söderman, M. (2023). Dilemmas in rehabilitation and patient strategies in an intensive home intervention: a follow-up study. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 18(1), Article ID 2253001.
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 18, no 1, article id 2253001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background The original project, where older persons received reablement performed by an interprofessional team showed success factors for IHR. However, since there is a lack of knowledge about why some persons do not recover despite receiving IHR, this study follows up patients' experiences of IHR.Aim To describe older persons' perceived dilemmas in the reablement process within the framework of IHR.Method 11 CIT interviews with participants who have previously received IHR, were analysed, interpreted and categorized according to CIT. The study was approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority.Results The results showed disease-related dilemmas, fatigue or pain so that participants could not cope with the prescribed exercises. New diseases appeared, as well as medication side effects made exercising difficult, and painkillers became a prerequisite for coping with IHR. Low self-motivation and mistrust towards the staff emerged like lack of trust due to otherness such as sex, cultural background, or language also became critical.Conclusions Interventions that consider individual- and contextual dilemmas are very important. By recognizing critical situations, this study can work as a basis of evidence to further develop interventions for older people living in their own homes and to ensure them to stay there.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64158 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2023.2253001 (DOI)001058063600001 ()2-s2.0-85169677576 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-09-05 Created: 2023-09-05 Last updated: 2023-09-20Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L.-K., Söderman, M., Bondesson, A., Pettersson, T. & Kaup, J. (2023). HEMMA projektet - om äldres förutsättningar för kvarboende.
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2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64041 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-29Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M., Bondesson, A., Pettersson, T. & Gustafsson, L.-K. (2023). “Intensive-Home-Rehabilitation” Intervention for Older Persons: A Follow-Up Study of Team Members’ Perceptions. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 16, 2207-2216
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, ISSN 1178-2390, E-ISSN 1178-2390, Vol. 16, p. 2207-2216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Reablement as a concept includes a health-promoting perspective with the goal of strengthening health and the ability to perform and participate in daily activities, a broader perspective than in general home care and rehabilitation. Reablement interventions have shown to be both more effective and to a greater extent improve the function and health-related quality of life of older persons when compared to traditional home-based care. Success factors for intensive-home-rehabilitation (IHR), an intervention based on the reablement concept, have been described earlier; however, there is a lack of knowledge about why some persons do not recover despite receiving IHR. Aim: The aim was to shed light on the older persons’ conditions during IHR from the perspective of the rehabilitation team members and to describe obstacles to recovery. Methods: Qualitative analysis of health and care records of persons (65+) who received IHR (n=19) performed by an interprofes-sional team. Results: The analysis revealed various problematic situations, dilemmas, that occurred in the older persons’ lives during IHR, as well as their consequences and the strategies employed by the older persons as a result. IHR aspects perceived as successful by the older persons also emerged, as well as differences in experiences of the physical and mental aspects of the IHR. Analysis also revealed reasons why the IHR might be experienced as broadly successful. Conclusion: The older persons seemed to be satisfied with IHR and achieved their goals; however, some seemed to need more time to reach their goals. Background factors such as having additional diagnoses and living alone might affect the rehabilitation process. Implication for Practice: The study provides knowledge regarding the importance of IHR for the recovery process for the increasing numbers of older persons, which might also be useful in other patient groups requiring otherwise long-term rehabilitation and recovery such as after covid-19 infection. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dove Medical Press Ltd, 2023
Keywords
home-based care, intensive-home-rehabilitation, interprofessional team, older persons, reablement, recovery, rehabilitation process
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63967 (URN)10.2147/JMDH.S409879 (DOI)001045768500001 ()2-s2.0-85167331727 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-08-30Bibliographically approved
Beyermann, A., Asp, M., Godskesen, T. & Söderman, M. (2023). Nurses’ challenges when supporting the family of patients with ALS in specialized palliative home care: A qualitative study. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 18(1), Article ID 2238984.
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 18, no 1, article id 2238984Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Being a family member to someone who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is demanding and often requires sacrificing a lot. Family members can experience fatigue, anxiety, guilt and need support. The aim was to explore registered nurses’ (RNs’) experiences of providing support to the families of patients with ALS within specialized palliative home care (SPHC).

Methods: A qualitative explorative design. Interviews were conducted with RNs (n = 11) from five SPHCs in Sweden and analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: The results emerged in the following categories:”To support in an increasingly difficult everyday life”, based on the sub-categories: “Creating a trusting relationship”, “Balancing between the needs of patients and their families”, and “Sharing knowledge about dying to the families”;”To support in emotionally challenging situations”, based on the sub-categories: “Harbouring family members’ difficult feelings”, “Providing support even though the situation is unpleasant” and “Being able to give support by receiving confirmation and support from others”.

Conclusions: RNs working in SPHC have an important role in providing support in several ways to the families of patients with ALS, through facilitating their everyday life and giving emotional support when needed, based on the needs of both patients and the families.

Keywords
ALS, caregivers, family, home care nursing, nurses experience, palliative care, qualitative, relatives
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64038 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2023.2238984 (DOI)001032784700001 ()37490576 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85165631253 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M. & Gustafsson, L.-K. (2023). Respite care for ageing in dignity when suffering from dementia - a interdisciplinary mixed method project. In: : . Paper presented at The 5th Nordic Conference in Nursing Research October 2th– 4th 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64813 (URN)
Conference
The 5th Nordic Conference in Nursing Research October 2th– 4th 2023
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M. & Gustafsson, L.-K. (2023). The variety of dilemmas in the rehabilitation process and the older persons' strategies to face them – A follow up study of a IHR intervention. In: : . Paper presented at The 5th Nordic Conference in Nursing Research October 2th– 4th 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64812 (URN)
Conference
The 5th Nordic Conference in Nursing Research October 2th– 4th 2023
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L.-K., Söderman, M., Bondesson, A., Pettersson, T., Östlund, G. & Gusdal, A. K. (2023). Växelvård idag och i framtiden.
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2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 88
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64040 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-29Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M. & Rylander, A. (2022). Brytpunktssamtal i hemmet (1ed.). In: Lena-Karin Gustafsson; Mirkka Söderman (Ed.), Omvårdnad i hemmet vid komplexa vårdsituationer: (pp. 105-127). Studentlitteratur AB
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2022 (Swedish)In: Omvårdnad i hemmet vid komplexa vårdsituationer / [ed] Lena-Karin Gustafsson; Mirkka Söderman, Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 1, p. 105-127Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2022 Edition: 1
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-61091 (URN)978-91-44-14406-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-01 Created: 2022-12-01 Last updated: 2022-12-02Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M., Wennman-Larsen, A., Hoving, J. L., Alexanderson, L. & Friberg, E. (2022). Interventions regarding physicians' sickness certification practice: a systematic literature review with meta-analyses. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 40(1), 104-114
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2022 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 104-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective A variety of interventions aiming to influence physicians' sickness certification practice have been conducted, most are, however, not evaluated scientifically. The aim of this systematic literature review was to obtain updated knowledge about interventions regarding physicians' sickness certification practice and to summarize their possible effects, in terms of sickness absence (SA) or return to work (RTW) among patients. Methods We searched PubMed and Web of Science up through 15 June 2020 and selected peer-reviewed studies that reported effects of controlled interventions that aimed to improve physicians' sickness certification practice and used SA or RTW among patients as outcome measures. Meta-analyses were conducted using random-effect models. Results Of the 1399 identified publications, 12 studies covering 9 interventions were assessed as relevant and included in the review. Most (70%) were from the Netherlands, two had a controlled, and seven a randomized controlled study design. All interventions included some type of training of physicians, and two interventions also included IT-support. Regarding the outcomes of SA/RTW, 30 different effect measures were used. In the meta-analyses, no statistically significant effect in favor of the interventions was observed for having any RTW (i.e. first, partial, or full) nor full RTW. Conclusions The individual studies showed that physicians' sickness certification practice might be influenced by interventions in both the intended and non-intended direction, however, no statistically significant effect was indicated by the meta-analysis. The included studies varied considerably concerning intervention content and effect measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Sick leave, return to work, physicians' practice patterns, sickness certification, intervention, insurance medicine, systematic review, meta-analysis, CRD42019119697 (a revised protocol is under assessment after submission 4 September 2020, delay due to the covid-19 situation), COMMON MENTAL-DISORDERS, OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICIANS, GENERAL-PRACTITIONERS, WORK CAPACITY, LEAVE, ABSENCE, HEALTH, RETURN, CARE, ADJUSTMENT
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-57621 (URN)10.1080/02813432.2022.2036420 (DOI)000765610000001 ()2-s2.0-85126176553 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-03-16 Created: 2022-03-16 Last updated: 2022-06-07Bibliographically approved
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