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  • 1.
    Nordgren, Lena
    et al.
    Uppsala Univ, Ctr Clin Res Sormland, Eskilstuna, Sweden.;Uppsala Univ, Dept Publ Hlth & Caring Sci, Eskilstuna, Sweden..
    Arvidsson, Alexander
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Vincze, Mattias
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Asp, Margareta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Photo-elicited conversations about meetings with a therapy dog as a tool for communication in dementia care: An observational studyIn: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: It is well-known that people with dementia living in residential care facilities spend most of their time not engaged in meaningful activities. Being involved in activities can improve their quality of life. Animal-assisted therapy is an activity that can evoke engagement and joy. Another way to create engagement and promote communication between people with dementia and caregivers is to use photos.

    Methods: In this observational study, the researchers combined animal-assisted therapy and photobooks in order to explore whether photos of people with dementia who were engaged in animal-assisted therapy could be used as a tool for communication in dementia care. Ten persons (4 men and 6 women; aged 72-92) with dementia were video recorded during photo-elicited conversations with a dog handler/assistant nurse. The recordings were conducted in two residential care facilities in Sweden during 2017-2018. Each participant was video recorded 2-4 times. The recordings were analysed using The Observed Emotion Rating Scale and The Observational Measurement of Engagement-OME Modified. In addition, the video recordings were interpreted from a hermeneutic perspective.

    Findings: The findings showed that the most frequently observed effects were pleasure and general alertness, and the participants were observed to be attentive most of the time. The most common attitude during the conversations was 'somewhat positive'. The hermeneutic interpretations were grouped into four themes: Conveys a structure for the conversation with an inherent beginning and ending; An opportunity to recognise oneself and recall a sense of belonging; Awakens emotions and creates fellowship and Entails confirmation and revitalises their identity.

    Conclusion: Photobooks can be used by caregivers as a tool for meaningful and joyful communication with people with dementia, even those with severe dementia.

  • 2.
    Nordgren, Lena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Region Sörmland.
    Arvidsson, Alexander
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Vincze, Mattias
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Asp, Margareta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Photo-elicited conversations as a tool for engagement in people with dementia: An observational study2021Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Vincze, Mattias
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Karsudden Hospital, Katrineholm, Sweden .
    Fredriksson, L.
    Centre for Research and Development, Uppsala University/County Council of Gävleborg, Sweden .
    Wiklund Gustin, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    To do good might hurt bad: Exploring nurses' understanding and approach to suffering in forensic psychiatric settings2015In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 149-157Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Patients in forensic psychiatric settings not only have to deal with their mental illness, but also memories of criminal activities and being involuntarily hospitalized. The aim of the present study was to explore how nurses working in forensic psychiatric services understand and approach patients' experiences of suffering. Data were generated by semistructured interviews with psychiatric nurses from two different forensic psychiatric units in Sweden. Data were analysed by means of a hermeneutic approach inspired by Ricoeur's hermeneutics. The findings are reflected in four main themes: (i) ignoring suffering; (ii) explaining suffering as a natural and inevitable part of daily life in the forensic context; (iii) ascribing meaning to suffering; and, (iv) being present in suffering. To engage in alleviating suffering is a struggle that demands courage and the strength to reflect on its character and consequences. To encounter suffering means that nurses are not only confronted with patients' suffering, but also their own reactions to those patients. If suffering is not recognized or encountered, there is a risk that actions may have a negative impact on patients.

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