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Summer Meranius, MartinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0407-9831
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Marmstål Hammar, L., Williams, C. L., Summer Meranius, M. & McKee, K. (2019). Being ‘alone’ striving for belonging and adaption in a new reality: The experiences of spouse carers of persons with dementia. Dementia, 0(0), 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being ‘alone’ striving for belonging and adaption in a new reality: The experiences of spouse carers of persons with dementia
2019 (English)In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 0, no 0, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Spouse carers of a person with dementia report feeling lonely and trapped in their role, lacking support and having no time to take care of their own health. In Sweden, the support available for family carers is not specialised to meet the needs of spouse carers of people with dementia. The aim of the study described in this paper was to explore spouse carers’ experiences of caring for a partner with dementia, their everyday life as a couple and their support needs.

Keywords
spouse carer, dementia, persons with dementia, marriage, support, experience, qualitative content analysis
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45514 (URN)10.1177/1471301219879343 (DOI)000489393300001 ()31583888 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-12-16
Håkansson Eklund, J., Holmström, I. K., Kumlin, T., Kaminsky, E., Skoglund, K., Höglander, J., . . . Summer Meranius, M. (2019). "Same same or different?" A review of reviews of person-centered and patient-centered care. Patient Education and Counseling, 102(1), 3-11
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2019 (English)In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 102, no 1, p. 3-11Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To provide a synthesis of already synthesized literature on person-centered care and patient-centered care in order to identify similarities and differences between the two concepts. Methods: A synthesis of reviews was conducted to locate synthesized literature published between January 2000 and March 2017. A total of 21 articles deemed relevant to this overview were synthesized using a thematic analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in nine themes present in person-centered as well as in patient-centered care: (1) empathy, (2), respect (3), engagement, (4), relationship, (5) communication, (6) shared decision-making, (7) holistic focus, (8), individualized focus, and (9) coordinated care. The analysis also revealed that the goal of person-centered care is a meaningful life while the goal of patient-centered care is a functional life. Conclusions: While there are a number of similarities between the two concepts, the goals for person-centered and patient-centered care differ. The similarities are at the surface and there are important differences when the concepts are regarded in light of their different goals. Practice implications: Clarification of the concepts may assist practitioners to develop the relevant aspects of care. Person-centered care broadens and extends the perspective of patient-centered care by considering the whole life of the patient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, 2019
Keywords
Patient-centered, Person-centered, Literature review, Concept analysis, Care
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41771 (URN)10.1016/j.pec.2018.08.029 (DOI)000452381100002 ()30201221 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85052965545 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Håkansson Eklund, J., Holmström, I. K., Kumlin, T., Kaminsky, E., Skoglund, K., Höglander, J., . . . Summer Meranius, M. (2019). "Same same or different?" A review of reviews of person-centered and patient-centred care. In: Royal college of Nursing, Sheffield, UK: . Paper presented at Royal college of Nursing, Sheffield, UK.
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2019 (English)In: Royal college of Nursing, Sheffield, UK, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45437 (URN)
Conference
Royal college of Nursing, Sheffield, UK
Available from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2020-01-28Bibliographically approved
Falk Johansson, M., Marmstål Hammar, L. & Summer Meranius, M. (2019). Viktigt att anhörigvårdarna får stöd efter unika behov. Dagens samhälle, 19 september
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Viktigt att anhörigvårdarna får stöd efter unika behov
2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, Vol. 19 septemberArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45634 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-22 Created: 2019-10-22 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Hammar, L. M., Willimas, C. L., Summer Meranius, M. & McKee, K. J. (2018). Extended Support to increase Quality of Life in Spouse Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia. A pilot study. Paper presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-Geriatrics-Society (AGS), MAY 03-05, 2018, Orlando, FL. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, 66, S76-S76
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Extended Support to increase Quality of Life in Spouse Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia. A pilot study
2018 (English)In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 66, p. S76-S76Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39203 (URN)000430468400224 ()
Conference
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-Geriatrics-Society (AGS), MAY 03-05, 2018, Orlando, FL
Available from: 2018-05-11 Created: 2018-05-11 Last updated: 2019-10-23
Summer Meranius, M. & Josefsson, K. (2018). Management Practices Promoting Sustained Implementation of the Quality Register Senior Alert for Older Adults in Municipal Care in Sweden. The Open Nursing Journal, 12, 215-224
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management Practices Promoting Sustained Implementation of the Quality Register Senior Alert for Older Adults in Municipal Care in Sweden
2018 (English)In: The Open Nursing Journal, ISSN 1874-4346, Vol. 12, p. 215-224Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background:

Senior Alert is a national quality register aimed at supporting a standardized, structured, and systematic preventive care process foradults aged 65 and over in the areas malnutrition, pressure ulcers, falls, problems with oral health and bladder dysfunction. Therefore, the quality register is particularly suitable for older adults with multimorbidity.

Aim:

The aim was to describe management practices that contributed to the sustained implementation of the quality register Senior Alert in municipal elderly care in Sweden.

Methods:

The design of this pilot study was descriptive and inductive. The sample of n = 12 included managers (n = 7) and care staff (n = 5) at seven municipal care homes for older adults in Sweden. The study was performed between April 2014 and June 2014 using two methods: Individual interviews and nonparticipant unstructured observations. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

Results:

The analysis led to the following generic categories: leading teamwork, leading a preventive care process and leading a supportive organizational structure, and to one main category: management promoting learning and quality improvement.

Conclusion:

To be sustainable, Senior Alert implementations in municipal elderly care need management. Management, by leading teamwork, a preventive care process and a supportive organizational structure, is essential for achieving learning and quality improvement.

Keywords
Elderly care, Leadership, Management, Quality register, Sustainable development, Health care
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41323 (URN)10.2174/1874434601812010215 (DOI)30505372 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85056255323 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-13 Created: 2018-11-13 Last updated: 2019-10-23
Håkansson Eklund, J., Holmström, I. K., Kumlin, T., Kaminsky, E., Skoglund, K., Höglander, J., . . . Summer Meranius, M. (2018). "Same same or different?" A review of reviews of person-centred and patinet-centred care. In: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Porto, Portugal: . Paper presented at International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Porto, Portugal.
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2018 (English)In: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Porto, Portugal, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45447 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Porto, Portugal
Available from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2020-01-28Bibliographically approved
Åberg [Engström], A., Summer Meranius, M. & Marmstål Hammar, L. (2018). That mr. Alzheimer… you never know what he’s up to, but what about me? A discourse analysis of how Swedish spouse caregivers can make their subject positions understandable and meaningful. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13(1), 1748-2631, Article ID ZQHW 1554025.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>That mr. Alzheimer… you never know what he’s up to, but what about me? A discourse analysis of how Swedish spouse caregivers can make their subject positions understandable and meaningful
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 1748-2631, article id ZQHW 1554025Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The spouses of people suffering from dementia are commonly first-in-line caregivers. This canhave a considerable effect on their own lives, health and marriages. Several studies havefocused on spouses’experiences, but very few have focused in any depth on their descrip-tions of themselves as subjects. Therefore, the aim of this study is to describe how spousecaregivers can express themselves when living with and caring for their partners withdementia. The study has a qualitative approach with a discourse analysis design and usesanalytical tools such as rhetoric, subject positions and categorization. The results reveal threesubject positions: as an actor, as a parent and as a survivor. The results show that as spousesstruggle with external and internal clashes as subjects, they therefore need to develop copingstrategies. They also experience pronounced loneliness and a risk to their own health. There isthus a need to support these spouses as individuals in their differing and changing needs.

Keywords
Alzheimer ’ s; caregiving; discourse analysis; dementia; experience; interviews; subject positions; spouses; qualitative
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Public Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41810 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2018.1554025 (DOI)000453030700001 ()30704369 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85058576525 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
Summer Meranius, M. & Josefsson, K. (2017). Health and social care management for older adults with multimorbidity: a multiperspective approach.. Scandinavian Journal of caring Sciences, 31(1), 96-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health and social care management for older adults with multimorbidity: a multiperspective approach.
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of caring Sciences, ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 96-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Multimorbidity, a condition common among older adults, may be regarded as a failure of a complex system. The aim of this study was to describe the core components in health and social care management for older adults with multimorbidity. A cross-sectional design included two methods: individual interviews and group discussions. A total of 105 participants included older adults with multimorbidity and their relatives, care staff and healthcare policymakers. Data were analysed using content analysis. The results show that seven core components comprise a multiperspective view of health and social care management for older adults with multimorbidity: political steering, leadership, cooperation, competence, support for relatives, availability and continuity. Steps should be taken to ensure that every older adult with multimorbidity has a treatment plan according to a multiperspective view to prevent fragmentation of their health care. This study provides relevant evidence developing a multiperspective model of health and social care management for older adults with multimorbidity.

Keywords
Health care; Management; Multimorbidity; Multiperspective; Older adults; Social care
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29910 (URN)10.1111/scs.12322 (DOI)000394988700010 ()27163872 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84966472220 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-12-11 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2019-10-23
Marmstål Hammar, L., Holmström, I. K., Skoglund, K., Summer Meranius, M. & Sundler, A. J. (2017). The care of and communication with older people from the perspective of student nurses. A mixed method study. Nurse Education Today, 52, 1-6
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2017 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 52, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Undergraduate nurse education needs to prepare student nurses to meet the demands and to have the necessary communication skills for caring for an increasing older population. The challenges involve how best to support and empower student nurses to learn the communication skills needed to care for older people. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate student nurses' views on the care of and communication with older people. Design A descriptive study with a mixed-method approach was conducted. Methods Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from a questionnaire completed by third-year Swedish student nurses in 2015. Results The student nurses reported positive attitudes to the care of and communication with older people. The findings focus on the central aspects related to relationship building, techniques for communication and external prerequisites. Conclusions Despite positive attitudes, student nurses had a limited view of communication with older people. Educators need to increase student nurses' capacity to communicate effectively with older people. Educational interventions to improve and evaluate the communication competency of nurses and student nurses are needed.

Keywords
Caring, Communication, Education, Mixed-method approach, Nursing
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34983 (URN)10.1016/j.nedt.2017.02.002 (DOI)000400216200001 ()28214663 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85013156178 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
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