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Swall, A., Marmstål Hammar, L. & Gransjön Craftman, Å. (2020). Like a bridge over troubled water - a qualitative study of professional caregiver singing and music as a way to enable person-centred care for persons with dementia. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 5(1), Article ID 1735092.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Like a bridge over troubled water - a qualitative study of professional caregiver singing and music as a way to enable person-centred care for persons with dementia
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 5, no 1, article id 1735092Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To describe the perspectives of caregivers in terms of using singing and music in their everyday work, and of their effect on care and interaction with the person with dementia.Methods: A qualitative design was used, consisting of group discussions with professional caregivers from three nursing homes in a medium-sized city in a rural area of Sweden.Results: The results demonstrate that caregiver singing and music can be powerful and useful in the care of and in communication with persons with dementia. Music, for example, can be used to facilitate socialization as it opens up for discussion, while caregiver singing was preferable when it came to the facilitation of care situations and interaction.Conclusions: Singing and music can be powerful and useful tools in the care of and in communication with persons with dementia. Regardless of whether singing or music is used, the most important factor is that a person-centred approach is adopted so as to make the music a facilitative tool. Caregiver singing and music are ways to connect with the person with dementia and an understanding of their use can contribute to dementia research. This in turn can increase awareness of the possible ways to strengthen the partnership between caregivers and persons with dementia.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45627 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2020.1735092 (DOI)000521503900001 ()32212959 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85082486278 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-10-22 Created: 2019-10-22 Last updated: 2020-05-15
Ramsten, C., Martin, L., Dag, M. & Marmstål Hammar, L. (2019). A Balance of Social Inclusion and Risks: Staff Perceptions of Information and Communication technology in the Daily Life of Young Adults with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability in a Social Care Context. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 16(3), 171-179
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Balance of Social Inclusion and Risks: Staff Perceptions of Information and Communication technology in the Daily Life of Young Adults with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability in a Social Care Context
2019 (English)In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1741-1122, E-ISSN 1741-1130, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 171-179Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Background: Information and communication technology (ICT) has increased in importance and facilitates participation in several life areas throughout society. However, young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability make less use ICT than the general population. Disability services staff play a central role in supporting and enabling service users in daily life, and their perceptions of ICT are important to their role in service provision.

Aim: To describe staff perceptions of the role of ICT and how it affects daily life in young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability living in residential homes.

Method: Focus group interviews and individual interviews were conducted with staff working in residential homes in which young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability live. All materials were transcribed verbatim and analysed using latent content analysis.

Findings: Staff perceived ICT and, more specifically, the Internet as being supportive of both daily life and social relationships of these young adults, but they also viewed ICT as posing social risks. Perceptions of and support for ICT were related to staff perceptions about what is appropriate and manageable in relation to an individual resident’s functioning level. Staff members also considered the views of parents about appropriate content when providing support.

Discussion: Staff in residential homes for young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability use their implicit moral judgement about the use of ICT by residents. Their enablement of and support for ICT are not primarily based on the service user’s wishes or interests. This finding implies a risk that the organization of a conflict-free service provision is a higher priority than service users’ participation in social life.

Keywords
Information and communication technology, intellectual disabilities, participation, social care, moral work
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40914 (URN)10.1111/jppi.12278 (DOI)000487831200003 ()2-s2.0-85062493953 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-12 Created: 2018-09-12 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved
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
Swall, A. & Marmstål Hammar, L. (2019). Diskriminering av äldre har blivit en naturlig del i dagens samhälle. Dagens samhälle, 9 oktober
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diskriminering av äldre har blivit en naturlig del i dagens samhälle
2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, Vol. 9 oktoberArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45635 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-22 Created: 2019-10-22 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Håkansson Eklund, J., Holmström, I. K., Ollén Lindqvist, A., Sundler, A. J., Hochwälder, J. & Marmstål Hammar, L. (2019). Empathy levels among nursing students: A comparative cross-sectional study. Nursing Open, 6(3), 983-989
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empathy levels among nursing students: A comparative cross-sectional study
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2019 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 983-989Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: Empathy is a crucial component of the nurse–patient relationship, but knowledge is lacking as to when empathy develops during nursing education. The aim of the present study was to compare empathy levels at different stages of undergraduate nursing education and different master's nursing programmes. Design: The design was a comparative cross-sectional study. Methods: A total of 329 participants in Sweden, comprised of nursing students in their second and sixth semesters in an undergraduate nursing programme as well as master's nursing students, rated their own empathy using the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy. Results: Students in their sixth semester in an undergraduate nursing programme expressed more empathy than did students in their second semester and master's nursing students. Among the five master's programmes, public-health nursing students expressed the most empathy and intensive-care nursing students the least. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2019
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44968 (URN)10.1002/nop2.280 (DOI)000476917700036 ()31367422 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85069773206 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Marmstål Hammar, L. (2019). Like a bridge over troubled water – caregiver singing and music as a way to enable person-centered care for a person with dementia. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Like a bridge over troubled water – caregiver singing and music as a way to enable person-centered care for a person with dementia
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45722 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019
Available from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Swall, A. & Marmstål Hammar, L. (2019). The value of us- Expressions of togetherness in couples affected by dementia. In: : . Paper presented at Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Austin, Texas.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The value of us- Expressions of togetherness in couples affected by dementia
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45723 (URN)
Conference
Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Austin, Texas
Available from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically 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
Marmstål Hammar, L. (2018). Extended support to increase quality of life in spouse caregivers of older persons with dementia. A pilot study. In: : . Paper presented at American Geratric Society scientific meeting Orlando FL., USA..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Extended support to increase quality of life in spouse caregivers of older persons with dementia. A pilot study
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45719 (URN)
Conference
American Geratric Society scientific meeting Orlando FL., USA.
Available from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Marmstål Hammar, L. (2018). Outcomes of Education in using Music and Caregivers Singing as a tool to Person Centered Care when working with Persons with Dementia.. In: : . Paper presented at American Geratric Society scientific meeting Orlando FL., USA..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outcomes of Education in using Music and Caregivers Singing as a tool to Person Centered Care when working with Persons with Dementia.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45720 (URN)
Conference
American Geratric Society scientific meeting Orlando FL., USA.
Available from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
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