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  • 1.
    Andersson, Lena
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Nordgren, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Differences between heart failure clinics and primary health care regarding information and follow-up2013In: British Journal of Community Nursing, ISSN 1462-4753, E-ISSN 2052-2215, Vol. 18, no 6, p. 288-292Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a paucity of knowledge concerning how people with heart failure experience differences between specialised heart failure clinics and primary healthcare in Sweden. This study aimed to describe differences regarding information and followup in heart failure clinics and primary healthcare. The study was conducted in Sweden in 2011. Four people (three men, one woman; aged 60 to 84) with heart failure (NYHA II) were interviewed. The interviews were analysed with qualitative content analysis. The findings revealed after referral from the heart failure clinic to primary healthcare, follow-ups were omitted. Still, the patients needed care, support and information. The findings are illuminated in four themes. The patients' varying and individual needs can be difficult to recognise and manage unless they are followed-up from either HFC or PHC on a regular basis.

  • 2.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Att lära sig vårda på äldre dar2009In: Vårdpedagogiska utmaningar / [ed] Sonia Bentling och Bosse Jonsson, Stockholm: Liber, 2009, 1, p. 248-266Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Den diplomatiska punkten: maskulinitet som kroppsligt identitetsskapande projekt i svensk sjuksköterskeutbildning2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Distanseringen från omsorg2003In: Manlighetens många ansikten: fäder, feminister, frisörer och andra män / [ed] Thomas Johansson och Jari Kuosmanen, Malmö: Liber , 2003, 1, p. 103-121Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Intimitetens villkor i vårdandet2010In: Genusperspektiv på vård och omvårdnad / [ed] Helené Strömberg och Henrik Eriksson, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2010, 2, p. 77-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Kontrasternas Retorik -annanhet, undfallenhet, manlighet2004In: Retorikdagen 22 april. Södertörns Högskola., 2004Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 7.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Om kulturens manlighetsdressyr1999In: Locus, ISSN 1100-3197, no 3, p. 57-60Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 8.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Skutt, Skalman and Bamse Conformity and gender vertigo in the educational system.: Key note speaker2004In: Karoliska institutet´s 7TH Educational Congress. Stockholm., 2004Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 9.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    St: Olaf Och Liberal arts -reflektioner över en stipendievistelse i Minnesota2006Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Velurmannen fortsätter att spöka2005In: Alba.Nn -tdning för kultur,vetenskap och samhälle, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Salzmann-Ericsson, Martin
    Ivarsson, Ann-Britt
    Lutzen, Kim
    The core characteristics and nursing care activities in psychiatric intensive care units in Sweden.2008In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 98-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Internationally, research on psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) commonly reports results from demographic studies such as criteria for admission, need for involuntary treatment, and the occurrence of violent behaviour. A few international studies describe the caring aspect of the PICUs based specifically on caregivers' experiences. The concept of PICU in Sweden is not clearly defined. The aim of this study is to describe the core characteristics of a PICU in Sweden and to describe the care activities provided for patients admitted to the PICUs. Critical incident technique was used as the research method. Eighteen caregivers at a PICU participated in the study by completing a semistructured questionnaire. In-depth interviews with three nurses and two assistant nurses also constitute the data. An analysis of the content identified four categories that characterize the core of PICU: the dramatic admission, protests and refusal of treatment, escalating behaviours, and temporarily coercive measure. Care activities for PICUs were also analysed and identified as controlling - establishing boundaries, protecting - warding off, supporting - giving intensive assistance, and structuring the environment. Finally, the discussion put focus on determining the intensive aspect of psychiatric care which has not been done in a Swedish perspective before. PICUs were interpreted as a level of care as it is composed by limited structures and closeness in care.

  • 12.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Salzmann-Erikson, M.
    Dalarna University.
    Cyber nursing-Health 'experts' approaches in the post-modern era of virtual performances: A nethnography study2013In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, E-ISSN 1873-491X, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 335-344Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The imperative to gather information online and to become an 'expert' by locating effective advice for oneself and others is a fairly new support phenomenon in relation to health advice. The creation of new positions for health 'experts' within the space of the Internet has been addressed as a cybernursing activity. A focused analysis of communication in health forums might give insight into the new roles that are available for health experts in cyberspace. Aim: The aim of this study is to describe approaches to being an 'expert' in lifestyle health choice forums on the Internet and to elaborate on the communicative performances that take place in the forums. Method: An archival and cross-sectional observational forum study was undertaken using principles for conducting ethnographic research online. 2640 pages of data from two health Internet forums were gathered and analyzed. Findings: The results reveal three distinctive types of experts that emerge in the forums: (1) those that build their expertise by creating a presence in the forum based on lengthy and frequent postings, (2) those who build a presence through reciprocal exchanges with individual posters with questions or concerns, and (3) those who build expertise around a " life long learning" perspective based on logic and reason. Discussion: The results suggest that experts not only co-exist in the forums, but more importantly they reinforce each others' positions. This effect is central; alongside one another, the posts of the three types of experts we identify constitute a whole for those seeking the forum for advice and support. Users are provided with strong opinions and advice, support and Socratic reasoning, and a problem-oriented approach. The Internet is now an integral part of everyday living, not least of which among those who seek and offer support in cyberspace. As such, cyber nursing has become an important activity to monitor, and formal health care professionals and nursing researchers must stay abreast of developments. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

  • 13.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Salzmann-Erikson, Martin
    Oslo Univ Hosp.
    Supporting a caring fatherhood in cyberspace - an analysis of communication about caring within an online forum for fathers2013In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 63-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Supporting a caring fatherhood in cyberspace an analysis of communication about caring within an online forum for fathers Background: Today's parents seek out social support on the Internet. A key motivation behind the choice to go online is the need for more experience based information. In recent years, new fathers have increasingly taken on an active parental role. Men's support for their caring activities for infants on the Internet needs attention. Aim: The aim was to describe communication about caring activities for infants among men who visited an Internet-based forum for fathers and elaborate on the dimensions of support available in the forum. Method: An archival and cross-sectional observational forum study was undertaken using principles for conducting ethnographic research online: nethnography. A total of 1203 pages of data from an Internet forum for fathers were gathered and analysed. Result: Support for a caring fatherhood in cyberspace can be understood as fathers' communicating encouragement, confirmation and advice. The findings show that important ways of providing support through the forum included a reciprocal sharing of concerns how to be a better father in relation to caring for an infant. Concerns for their child's well-being and shared feelings of joy and distress in everyday life were recurrent supportive themes in the communication. Information gained from contacting others in similar situations is one important reason for the fathers' use of the Internet. Discussion: Support offered in this kind of forum can be considered as a complement to formal support. Professionals can use it to provide choices for fathers who are developing themselves as caregivers without downplaying the parental support offered by formal health care regimes. Further research: Online support will probably be one of the main supporting strategies for fathers in Scandinavia. Caring and nursing researchers need to closely monitor support activities that develop, and over time, as these ill likely become an important source of support for people.

  • 14.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    From alert commander to passive spectator: older male carers' experience of receiving formal support2009In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 33-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim. The aim was to describe older male carers' experience of receiving formal support. Background. To older male carers, creating new roles seems to be important. Their need for support in their caregiving is poorly understood. Design. A qualitative approach with a critical perspective on men and masculinities was used. Participants. Focus groups comprising a total of 11 men were used. Methods. Qualitative content analysis was adopted. Results. Three categories of response were found: 'using ad hoc solutions for maintaining a protective environment', 'coping but being left behind' and 'recapturing the caregiving role'. Discussion. Not only the quantity of support services offered to older male carers but also their quality dimension, based on a genuine understanding of the men's support needs, must be addressed. Conclusions. Professional caregivers attempt to relieve the men of their care obligations entirely. A reciprocal arrangement involving the men as partners, instead, may help them to regard their caring experience as valuable, which is important to their self-image. Relevance to clinical practice. These men's socially based networks need to be recognized by professional caregivers as important, to reframe the men's identity and notion of masculinity

  • 15.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    Röster från Sidlinjen: former och normer i anhörigspelet2010In: Genusperspektiv på vård och omvårdnad / [ed] Helené Strömberg och Henrik Eriksson, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2010, 2, p. 151-167Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    'The hard thing is the changes': The importance of continuity for older men caring for their wives2007In: Quality in aging, ISSN 1471-7794, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 5-15Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Few studies have been conducted into the contextual and relational aspects of male caregiving that include analysis by gender and family relationships. The aim was to gain understanding of the experience of older men as caregivers for an ill spouse. A narrative approach was adopted for this study. Interviews were conducted with three older men between 65 and 78 years, who had been caring for their wives for between one and 12 years. Two main categories emerged: taking on a new and unfamiliar role, and learning to live with the new role. The results also show how the men seek to maintain continuity in their relationships with the wives they are caring for. The findings can be understood in the light of a major life transition of how older men providing care for a spouse create new roles and how they cope with the changes in the marital relationship. A sense of continuity in the process of caring is important for men to help them find the strength to continue as caregivers.

  • 17.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Transition in men's caring identities: From home-based care to nursing home placement2008In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 131-137Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Keywords:

    • caring;
    • gender;
    • informal care;
    • nursing home

    Objectives.  The aim of this study is to describe, from a gender identity perspective, the experiences of older men involved in the process of caring for a partner at home and the placement into a nursing home.

    Background.  Few studies have paid attention to the importance of gender when considering the social experiences of older men providing care for an ill spouse and finally placing a partner in a nursing home. Further understanding is much needed of how older men experience the process of caring for a spouse from a gender identity perspective.

    Design.  A qualitative constructivist approach was adopted for this study.

    Participants.  Data consists of interviews with seven men that have been informal carers and experienced the placement of their wife in a nursing home.

    Methods.  Interviews were analysed with a constructivist approach.

    Results.  The results indicate that men go through two transitions in their gender identity during the caregiving process and placement. From the mutual loving relationship of being a loving husband, the social responsibility of daily care of their wives changes the situation into that of being a caring husband, and finally with the move to a nursing home there is a transition from intimate care to a relationship based on friendship.

    Conclusions.  The results show that older caregiving men undergo a process involving a reconstruction of gender identity. To formally recognize men’s caring activities and to make them sustainable, we believe that men in an informal caring relationship need support.

    Relevance to clinical practice.  Nurses need to recognize the identity struggles resulting in sadness and suffering that are related to changes in men’s lives during the caregiving process. Understanding the dynamics and changes that occur when men take on a caring task is important for the development of their role as carers.

  • 18.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Hellström, Ingrid
    Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Experiences of long-term home care as an informal caregiver to a spouse: Gendered meanings in everyday life for female carers2013In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 159-165Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background. One of the most common circumstances in which a woman gradually steps into a long-term caregiver role at home involves caring for a spouse suffering from dementia. Little attention has been paid to examining the experiences and motivations of such caregivers from a feminist perspective. Methods. Twelve women, all of whom were informal caregivers to a partner suffering from dementia, were interviewed on the following themes: the home, their partner's disease, everyday life, their relationship and autonomy. The results of these interviews were analysed in relation to gender identity and social power structures using a feminist perspective. Results. The findings of this study show that the informants frequently reflected on their caregiving activities in terms of both general and heteronormative expectations. The results suggest that the process of heteropolarisation in these cases can be an understood as a consequence of both the spouse's illness and the resulting caring duties. Also, the results suggest that the act of caring leads to introspections concerning perceived 'shortcomings' as a caregiver. Finally, the results indicate that it is important to recognise when the need for support in day-to-day caring is downplayed. Conclusions. Women view their caregiving role and responsibilities as paramount; their other duties, including caring for themselves, are deemed less important. We stress that the intense commitment and responsibilities that women experience in their day-to-day caring must be acknowledged and that it is important for healthcare professionals to find mechanisms for providing choices for female caregivers without neglecting their moral concerns. Implications for practice. Female carers face difficulties in always living up to gendered standards and this need to be considered when evaluating policies and practices for family carers.

  • 19.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Holmgren, Jessica
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Pringle, Keith
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    His Helping hands: Adult daughters’ perceptions of fathers with a caregiving responsibility2013In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 235-248Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Women's position as informal carers has been taken for granted in social policy and social professions, while relatively few discussions have elaborated on caring as a later life activity for men and the impact on family care. This study explores the processes connected to informal caregiving in later life through the position of adult daughters of older fathers engaged with long-term caregiving responsibilities for a partner. A sample of eight daughters, with fathers having primary caregiving responsibility for their ill partners was recruited and in-depth interviews were carried out and analysed according to qualitative procedures. The daughters' descriptions of their relationships with their fathers show that being an older man who engages in caring can have a positive outcome on relations. Even if some of the daughters have doubts about their fathers “masculine authenticity”, all of them appear to cherish “his helping hands” as a carer and closer more intimate relationships with their fathers. Caring for an old and frail spouse may potentially present alternative ways of being a man beyond traditional ‘male activities’ and that caring might also sometimes involve a re-construction of gender identities. It is suggested that social work professionals may use a gendered understanding to assess and work strategically with daughters and other family members who support caring fathers.

  • 20.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    Pringle, Keith
    It feels like a defoliation: Older men’s notions of informal support as primary caregivers2008In: NORMA: Nordic Journal For Masculinty Studies, ISSN 1890-2138, no 1, p. 46-61Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Stangvik-Urbán., Lena
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Att utbildas till sjuksköterska -: konsten att anlägga genusperspektiv inom omvårdnadsforskning2004In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, Vol. 2, no 24, p. 39-41Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Stangvik-Urbán, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Att utbildas till sjuksköterska: -Ett genusperspektiv på lärares och studenters beskrivningar av utbildningen2004In: Vård i Norden, Vol. 2, no 24, p. 39-41Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Hanpatchaiyakul, Kulnaree
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kijsompon, Jureerat
    Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
    Östlund, Gunnel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Thai Men’s experiences of Alcohol Addiction and Treatment2014In: Global Health Action, ISSN 1654-9716, E-ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 7, no 1, p. Article number 23712-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Men are overrepresented with regard to alcohol addiction and in terms of alcohol treatment worldwide. In Thailand, alcohol consumption continues to rise, but few of those afflicted with alcohol addiction attend alcohol treatment programs, even though there is universal care for all. No comprehensive studies have been done on men's experiences with addiction and alcohol treatment programs in Thailand.Objective: The aim of this study was to explore men's experiences in terms of the 'pros and cons of alcohol consumption' in order to identify the barriers that exist for Thai men with regard to alcohol addiction and the decision to stop drinking. Design: Purposive sampling was applied in the process of recruiting participants at an alcohol clinic in a hospital in Thailand. Thirteen men with alcohol addiction (aged 32-49 years) were willing to participate and were interviewed in thematic interviews. The analysis of the data was done with descriptive phenomenology. Results: Through men's descriptions, three clusters of experiences were found that were 'mending the body', 'drinking as payoff and doping related to work', and 'alcohol becoming a best friend' as ways of describing the development of addiction. Conclusions: The results highlight the importance of addressing concepts of masculinity and related hegemonic ideas in order to decrease the influence of the barriers that exist for Thai men with alcohol addiction with regard to entering treatment and to stop drinking. © 2014 Kulnaree Hanpatchaiyakul et al.

  • 24.
    Hanpatchaiyakul, Kulnaree
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Östlund, Gunnel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kijsomporn, Jureerat
    Praboromarajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development .
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    The barriers in accessing alcohol treatment through clients' perspective2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25. Holmgren, Jessica
    et al.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    I princip men aldrig mer...: Sjuksköterskors resonemang kring omvårdnadsforskning och forskningsanvädning2009In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 4-7Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Müllersdorf, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kulprateepunya, Kunthida
    Borommarajonnani College of Nursing, Thailand.
    Kijsomporn, Jureerat
    Praboromarajchanok Institute office of permanent secretary for public health, Thailand.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Comparing nursing competencies between community health care settings and hospital settings using stakeholders satisfaction as outcome2014In: Quality of Life and Law Journal, ISSN 1686-9443, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 173-190Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Müllersdorf, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Zander, Viktoria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    The magnitud of reciprocity in chronic pain management: experiences of dispersed ethnic populations of Muslim women2011In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 637-645Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dispersed ethnic populations believe their health to be worse than the ethnic majority group in Sweden. Most studies in rehabilitation exclude dispersed ethnic populations who can not read or speak the national language although this group seems to be in need of rehabilitation to a larger extent than privileged majority groups. The aim of the study was to examine the experience of living with musculoskeletal pain and experience of health care among dispersed ethnic populations of Muslim women. The method used was inspired by Grounded Theory in this study. Interviews were made with five first-generation Muslim immigrant women who had come to Sweden via Iraq as refugees. Two interviews were performed with interpreters. A preliminary core category ‘The magnitude of reciprocity’ based on three categories emerged from the analysis: (1) Impact of pain, (2) Managing pain and (3) Facing health care. Chronic pain limited the informants physically and emotionally, as well as impacting on their everyday life. Informants managed their pain primarily through medicine and physical activity, which gave at least temporary relief. Health care providers were perceived as doing their best but experiences of bad meetings were also witnessed. The factors important in achieving a good meeting in this study appeared to be; time, dialogue, honesty and understanding. Communication skills, feelings of being taken seriously and a sense of security were additional factors. Not being properly examined, or offered optimal treatment, not being believed or understood, were all seen as signs of dismissal within health care. The limitations of this study are primarily concerned with language difficulties resulting in various shortcomings. Reciprocal recognition and support connected to the specific life experiences of women that come with forced resettlement from the Muslim world to the European diaspora is a vital part of a holistic approach to pain management.

  • 28.
    Müllersdorf, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Zuccato, Linda Martinson
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Nimborg, Jennie
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Maintaining professional confidence--monitoring work with obese schoolchildren with support of an action plan.2010In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 131-138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    School nurses meet obese children in their everyday work. Although school nurses acknowledge the importance of getting hold of school children's obesity, they seem to lack strategies enabling them to handle the delicacy of the problem. The aim of this study was to describe how school nurses perceive their work with obese children with support of an action plan. Qualitative in-depth interviews were performed with six school nurses working in a municipality, where an action plan for the work with obese school-age children had been implemented. The transcribed data was analysed by a manifest content analysis. The results showed that the informants perceived having a key role in the obesity work, which they experienced as meaningful, but full of pitfalls. They found themselves suitable for the task, but perceived lacking deeper knowledge about specific modes of work such as motivational conversation. As the task was considered delicate, there were great demands for guidelines, education and cooperation. The action plan served as support for maintaining professional confidence throughout the process, but there was room for improvements.

  • 29.
    Saltzmann-Eriksson, M.
    et al.
    Central Hospital, Västerås.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Encountering Touch: a path to affinity in psychiatric care2005In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 26, no 8, p. 843-852Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The idea of physical contact and touching in psychiatric care has, in many instances, been considered inappropriate. Psychiatry is often perceived as a verbal process and it has been generally believed that touching can provoke both aggressiveness and destructive manifestations of sexuality. However, recent research has suggested that touching can play an important role in psychiatric treatment once a caring relationship has been established. The aim of this study is to investigate the meaning of physical contact for patients who have been treated for psychosis. Through four in-depth interviews and a life-world analysis the results show that touching means to be in need, to yearn, and to belong. Furthermore, touching also communicates feelings between bodies and, as such, it can be a path through which one feels acknowledged as a human being. The results indicate that a feeling of affinity can originate through physical contact, which can be regarded as a driving force in the search to feel a sense of belonging to the community.

  • 30.
    Salzmann-Erikson, M.
    et al.
    Dalarna University, sWEDEN.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Fathers sharing about early parental support in health-care: virtual discussions on an Internet forum2013In: Health and Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 381-390Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Becoming a father is a life changing event and this transition is associated with various emotions. Educational activities aimed at new parents are important in healthcare parental support (HCPS). HCPS has been critiqued for its predominant focus on mothers, while the needs of fathers seem to have been downplayed. As a result, fathers often turn to Internet-based forums for support. As virtual discussions and mutual support among fathers take place in cyberspace, it is important to monitor these forums to observe the ways in which the fathers discuss HCPS. The aim of this study is to explore the ways in which new fathers visiting an Internet-based forum for fathers communicated their experiences of HCPS. A netnographic method consisting of six steps was used to gather and analyse the data. The findings show that fathers shared with one another their experiences of the attitudes expressed by HCPS workers as well as their own attitudes towards HCPS. The attitudes of HCPS workers that were directed towards the fathers were perceived as highly personal and individual, while fathers described their attitudes towards the HCPS in general terms, towards HCPS as a system. Overall, the fathers described HCPS as a valuable confirmatory support that eased their worries concerning sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), colic, weight gain, fever and teething. Although the fathers expressed gratitude towards HCPS, they also shared their negative experiences, such as feeling invisible, disregarded and insulted. In fact, the twofold attitudes that exist in the relationship between the fathers and HCPS can act as a barrier rather than being a confirmatory support. We recommend that HCPS adopts a broader approach using more targeted and strategic didactic methods for supporting fathers in the growth of their own personal awareness, as such an approach would offer a competitive and professional alternative to the support offered in informal experience-based Internet forums. © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  • 31.
    Salzmann-Erikson, M.
    et al.
    Oslo University Hospital.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Panoptic power and mental health nursing-space and surveillance in relation to staff, patients, and neutral places2012In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 33, no 8, p. 500-504Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mental health nurses use manifest and latent approaches for surveillance and observation of patients in the context of mental health care. Patient spaces in mental health organizations are subtly linked to these different means of surveillance. This article investigates these approaches, focusing in particular on the variety of spaces patients occupy and differences in the intensity of observation that can be carried out in them. The aim is to elaborate on space and surveillance in relation to the patients' and nurses' environment in psychiatric nursing care. Places where patients were observed were operationalized and categorized, yielding three spaces: those for patients, those for staff, and neutral areas. We demonstrate that different spaces produce different practices in relation to the exercise of panoptic power and that there is room for maneuvering and engaging in alternatives to "keeping an eye on patients" for nurses in mental health nursing. Some spaces offer asylum from panoptic observations and the viewing eyes of psychiatric nurses, but the majority of spaces in mental health nursing serve as a field of visibility within which the patient is constantly watched.

  • 32. Salzmann-Erikson, Martin
    et al.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Latent or manifest observers:  two dichotomous approaches of surveillance in mental health nursing2011In: Nursing Research and Practice, ISSN 2090-1429, E-ISSN 2090-1437, no 254041Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background. Surveillance is a central activity among mental health nursing, but it is also questioned for its therapeutic value and considered to be custodial. Aim. The aim of this study was to describe how mental health nurses use different approaches to observe patients in relation to the practice of surveillance in psychiatric nursing care. Methods. In this study, Spradley's twelve-step ethnographic method was used. Results. Mental health nurses use their cultural knowing to observe patients in psychiatric care in various ways. Two dichotomous approaches were identified: the latent and the manifest approach. Discussion. Different strategies and techniques for observing patients are structured along two dichotomies. The underlying relationships between these two different dichotomous positions transform the act of observing into surveillance. This is further developed in a theoretical model called the powerful scheme of observation and surveillance (PSOS).

  • 33.
    Salzmann-Erikson, Martin
    et al.
    Oslo University.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Torrenting values, feelings, and thoughts: Cyber nursing and virtual self-care in a breast augmentation forum2011In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 6, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Earlier research shows that breast augmentation is positively correlated with positive psychological states. The aim of this study was to explore the shared values, feelings, and thoughts within the culture of breast enlargement among women visiting Internet-based forums when considering and/or undergoing esthetic plastic surgery. The study used a netnographic method for gathering and analyzing data. The findings show that the women used the Internet forum to provide emotional support to other women. Through electronic postings, they cared for and nursed each others' anxiety and feelings throughout the whole process. Apart from the process, another central issue was that the women's relationships were frequently discussed; specifically their relationship to themselves, their environment, and with the surgeons. The findings suggest that Internet forums represent a channel through which posters can share values, feelings, and thoughts from the position of an agent of action as well as from a position as the object of action. These dual positions and the medium endow the women with a virtual nursing competence that would otherwise be unavailable. By introducing the concept of torrenting as a means of sharing important self-care information, the authors provide a concept that can be further explored in relation to post modern self-care strategies within contemporary nursing theories and practice

  • 34. Salzmann-Eriksson, Martin
    et al.
    Lutzen, Kim
    Ivarsson, Ann-Britt
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Achieving equilibrium within a culture of stability: Cultural knowing in nursing care on psychiatric intensive care units2011In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 255-265Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents intensive psychiatric nurses' work and nursing care. The aim of the study was to describe expressions of cultural knowing in nursing care in psychiatric intensive care units (PICU). Spradley's ethnographic methodology was applied. Six themes emerged as frames for nursing care in psychiatric intensive care: providing surveillance, soothing, being present, trading information, maintaining security and reducing. These themes are used to strike a balance between turbulence and stability and to achieve equilibrium. As the nursing care intervenes when turbulence emerges, the PICU becomes a sanctuary that offers tranquility, peace and rest

  • 35. Sandberg, Jonas
    et al.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Bortom omsorgsnormen: anhörigvård i genusteoretisk belysning2010In: Äldres hälsa och ohälsa: en introduktion till geriatrisk omvårdnad / [ed] Anna Ekwall, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2010, 1, p. 64-73Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Men as informal caregivers in late life2007In: FICCDAT-Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Ageing and Technology, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Sandberg, Jonas
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    "The hard thing is the changes": The importance of continuity for older men caring for their wives2007In: Quality in Ageing, ISSN 1471-7794, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 5-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Few studies have been conducted into the contextual and relational aspects of male caregiving that include analysis by gender and family relationships. The aim was to gain understanding of the experience of older men as caregivers for an ill spouse. A narrative approach was adopted for this study. Interviews were conducted with three older men between 65 and 78 years, who had been caring for their wives for between one and 12 years. Two main categories emerged: taking on a new and unfamiliar role, and learning to live with the new role. The results also show how themen seek to maintain continuity in their relationships with the wives they are caring for. The findings can be understood in the light of a major life transition of how older men providing care for a spouse create new roles and how they cope with the changes in the marital relationship. A sense ofcontinuity in the process of caring is important for men to help them find the strength to continue as caregivers.

  • 38. Sandberg, Jonas
    et al.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Holmgren, Jessica
    Pringle, Keith
    Keeping the family balance: adult daughters’ perspectives on roles and strategies when supporting caring fathers2009In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 233-245Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Scandinavian countries represent a progressive approach to gender equality and transitions of traditional gender roles but little attention has been paid to gender equality in old age and how normative constructions of gender intersect in the lives of family carers. The aim of this study was to understand how adult daughters experience their roles and strategies when supporting fathers caring for an ill mother. A sample of eight daughters shared their experiences through in-depth interviews. The findings show that the daughters provide substantial and crucial effort and are intimately involved in the caring for their father and the sole contributors towards the emotional support of their fathers. They tend to devote a lot of energy towards picturing their family as 'normal' in terms of the family members adopting traditional roles and activities inside as well as outside the family context. In conclusion, the lack of understanding about gender as a 'norm producer' is something that needs to be further elaborated upon in order for professionals to encounter norm-breaking behaviours. The daughters' position as family carers is often assumed and taken for granted since the intersecting structures that impact on the situations of the daughters are largely invisible.

  • 39. Strömberg, Helén
    et al.
    Eriksson, HenrikMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Genusperspektiv på vård och omvårdnad2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 40. Strömberg, Helén
    et al.
    Eriksson, HenrikMälardalen University, Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences.
    Genusperspektiv på vård och omvårdnad2006Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Det finns en genusordning som värnar om att kvinnor och män har olika positioner och möjligheter i vård- och omvårdnadspraktiker. Utifrån pågående forskning är det angeläget att ifrågasätta hur maktstrukturer skapas och vidmakthålls samt vilka effekter detta får.

    Genusperspektiv på vård och omvårdnad presenterar olika genusperspektiv och problematiserar vårdandet, dess handlingar, relationer och processer samt hälso- och sjukvårdens institutioner ur dessa perspektiv. Författarna ger vedertagna tolkningar av hur genus formats, nya konkurrerande innebörder samt en ökad komplexitet om hur genus problematiseras i vård och omvårdnad.

    Boken vänder sig framför allt till universitets- och högskolestudenter både vid grund- och specialistutbildningar samt till kliniskt verksamma inom hälso- och sjukvården.

  • 41.
    Zander, V.
    et al.
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Müllersdorf, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Christensson, Kyllike
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Struggling for sense of control: Everyday life with chronic pain for women of the Iraqi diaspora in Sweden2013In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 41, no 8, p. 799-807Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: As dispersed ethnic populations in Swedish society expand, the healthcare system need to adapt rehabilitation services according to their needs. The experiences of trauma and forced resettlement have a continuing impact on health and musculoskeletal pain, as well as the intersecting structures that prerequisite the possibilities in the new country. To understand the specific needs of women from the Iraqi diaspora in Sweden, there is a need to elucidate the effects of pain on their everyday life. Aims: To elucidate everyday life with chronic pain from the perspective of women from the Iraqi diaspora in Sweden. Methods: Qualitative interview study according to Glaser's grounded theory. Results: The results from 11 interviews suggest that pain was associated with dependency on society as well as on family. It resulted in a struggle for sense of control, framed by faith in God, influenced by the healthcare system, and with support from family. The women's testimony of lack of continuity of care, resulting in recollection of lived traumas in every visit, is a vital sign of the unconscious power relations within health care and how representatives from health care, instead of being the ones who help the women forward, become the ones who hold them back. Conclusions: The results show the importance of challenging the normative assumptions embedded in health care and treatment for patients with chronic pain and of including the voice of "others". © 2013 the Nordic Societies of Public Health.

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