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  • 101.
    Andersson, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lex Sarah: En kvalitativ studie om hur enhetschefer inom äldreomsorgen beskriver sina kunskaper och användning av Lex Sarah2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to get abetter understanding of howunit managers in eldercare describe how they view and use the Lex Sarah, existing knowledge on the subject and how they reason around the word anomaly. The study is qualitative and based on semi-structured interviews. The study is based on a hermeneutic approach because I wanted to know my respondents ideas and experiences concerning Lex Sarah. Six unit managers were interviewed. The managers describe their knowledge, how they used the Lex Sarah in operations and how they see the ills. The result of the study shows that the knowledge of the subject Lex Sarah needs to be improved both among unit managers and among staff. It also needs to be improved in the area of ​​reporting, there is a need for a more uniform approach to what a substantial risk of an anomaly is and when it should be reported. Today it`s classified in many different ways though it says in the rules that it should not be done. Respondents think that Lex Sarah is a good and necessary part of the systematic quality work at the same time they see it as guilt. The study has been analyzed using scientific theories organizational theories and management theories.

  • 102.
    Andersson, Johanna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Helmersson, Jonna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Skantz, Tova
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Välmående chefer skapar välmående arbetsplatser: En kvalitativ studie om chefers hälsofrämjande arbete för medarbetare och sig själva.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Human health is important, which is evident in research and in the public health goals set for Sweden's public health work. One of the public health goals includes work, working conditions and work environment. There are various factors that affect our health and well-being in the workplace. In research on managers, there is a great focus on the conditions of managers and that the well-being of managers can be contagions in the workplace and on the employees.The aim of this study is to investigate from a pedagogical perspective how managers apprehend that they work health promotion at the workplace for both their employees and themselves. The theory of science is found in hermeneutics and the study is based on semi-structured interviews as a method.

    Our results show that managers use health-promoting tools at the workplace, but that time is a limiting factor - employees thus get the highest priority and sickness presence for the managers is a result of this. The result shows that learning and developed competence have positive impact on health, but that this did not seem completely obvious. Our conclusion is that managers are in need of support and knowledge in health promotion work to promote health, learning and development.

  • 103.
    Andersson, Kim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Joakim, Wadstedt
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    CSR och företagsstrategier: En kvalitativ studie om den paradoxala strävan efter CSR och vinst2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    From a historical perspective, Sweden is a classic example of a social democratic state in view ofits early development of labor movements, democracy and focus on the welfare state. Today, as amember state of the EU, Sweden has however come to be influenced by America’s neoliberalpolities, where companies need to deliver more and better products/services while the consumerawareness and sensitivity has increased about company’s way to invest. Research shows thatScandinavian companies, primarily in Denmark and Sweden, has a leading position when it comesto responsible corporate behavior which has been the reason to our choice of studying howSwedish companies do to achieve success in CSR. To carry out this study, we have usedqualitative analysis, using semi-structures to interview companies in different industry sectors. Allthe companies we interviewed were aware of the paradoxical quest for accumulation andsustainability, largely because of the limitations of resources and regulations. To address thischallenge, companies put a lot of emphasis on work in projects where they’re focusing the wellbeingof its own staff and by setting strict requirements on suppliers. Using previous researcharticles, an organizational theory (Hatch) and Weber’s social actions theory, we’ve tried todevelop our understanding of these phenomena. 

  • 104.
    Andersson, Konrad
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Abdilkarim, Hawraz
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Samhällets oönskade avvikare: En kvalitativ studie om kriminella karriärer i utsatta områden i Sverige2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 105.
    Andersson, Lena
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Twum-Antwi, Akwasi
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
    Nyman, Carin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    van Rooyen, Dalena
    Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
    Prevalence and socioeconomic characteristics of alcohol disorders among men and women in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa2018In: Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, E-ISSN 1365-2524, Vol. 26, no 1, p. e143-e153Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is growing concern about alcohol problems in low- and middle-income countries. More research is required, particularly among the younger generation. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of alcohol disorders and associated socioeconomic characteristics among young men and women living in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. This was a cross-sectional population-based study of 977 participants (52% male and 48% female) aged 18–40, the majority of whom lived in low-income areas. Data collection was carried out in 2012 by trained fieldworkers. The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (DSM-IV) was used to investigate the prevalence of alcohol dependence (increased tolerance to alcohol, failed attempt to cut down, risk of physical and mental effects) and alcohol abuse (harmful use, consistent intoxication, risk behaviour, physically hazardous, social problems). A high 12-month prevalence of alcohol dependence was found (26.5% in total; 39.0% among men and 19.1% among women) as well as of alcohol abuse (9% in total; 19.0% among men and 6.0% among women). Few socioeconomic differences emerged among the men, except older men (OR 1.94, CI 1.11–3.42) and those supported by social grants (OR 2.28, CI 1.06–4.93), who presented higher odd ratios for alcohol dependence than the reference groups. Among the women, more differences emerged: women who were widowed/single (OR 2.35, CI 1.20–4.62), had no education (OR 3.41, CI 1.04–11.21), had a low income (OR 3.26, CI 1.55–6.80) and had no social support from friends when ill presented higher odd ratios (OR 1.73, CI 1.07–2.80). In the adjusted model, marital status and low income remained statistically significant. With regard to alcohol abuse, fewer socioeconomic differences emerged. Interventions need to address the early onset of alcohol misuse in order to meet both current needs and long-standing mental and physical illness. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

  • 106.
    Andersson, Linda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Karlsson, Annika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Skolsköterskors erfarenheter av att möta psykisk ohälsa hos elever i årskurs fyra till nio2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Antalet elever med psykisk ohälsa har ökat. En tredjedel av skolsköterskors arbetstid ägnas åt elever med symtom på psykisk ohälsa. Syftet med studien var att belysa skolsköterskors erfarenheter i mötet med elever i årskurs fyra till nio som visar symtom på psykisk ohälsa. Metoden var en integrativ litteraturstudie för att kunna förstå och förklara ett fenomen. Skolsköterskors erfarenheter i mötet med elever var att de förvaltade ett förtroende, att inte räcka till och att kunna göra skillnad. Studien visade att skolsköterskor upplevde en rädsla för att inte räcka till för elever med psykisk ohälsa. Detta kunde bero på en bristande kunskap i att hantera dessa elever och det fanns en rädsla av att inte nå de elever som verkligen behövde hjälp. Skolsköterskor kunde känna en otillräcklighet i att hjälpa eleverna att själva förstå och hantera sin situation. Mer forskning behövs för att undersöka hur skolmiljön kan förändras för att minska risken för psykisk ohälsa. Fler kvalitativa studier behövs som belyser skolsköterskors men även elevers upplevelser av psykisk ohälsa i skolmiljön.

  • 107.
    Andersson, Linda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Karlsson, Annika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sunnenell, Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Dagbok över intensivvårdstiden: Patientens upplevelse2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    To become seriously ill and cared for in an intensive care unit is for many an unpleasant experience. Monitoring and treatment of vital functions takes place around the clock in an environment that is foreign to the patient. Many patients, due to drug treatment and difficulties in communication, can suffer from memory loss and hallucinations. As an act of caring, the nurse can write a diary throughout the hospital stay. The aim of this study was to focus on the patient's experience of reading a personal diary of their time in the intensive care unit and assess how it can affect the patient's recovery. Twelve articles were analyzed and summarized in five categories: Experience of receiving and reading the diary, The importance of feeling cared for, To gain insight into their own vulnerability, To interpret memories and fill memory gaps and The diary's importance for recovery. Many patients feel unpleasant after a period of intensive care. Results have shown that the diary helped them cope with time afterwards as it filled memory gaps which supported a faster recovery. Patients felt a greater level of care and received the diary as a gift. To optimize this support for the patient, further research on what the diary should contain would be of interest.

  • 108.
    Andersson, Linda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Svensson, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Livet förändras: Upplevelsen av att leva med kronisk obstruktiv lungsjukdom2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kronisk obstruktiv lungsjukdom är en progressiv sjukdom som kännetecknas av kronisk luftvägsobstruktion. Den främsta orsaken till sjukdomen är rökning. Andra orsaker till sjukdomen kan vara luftföroreningar samt ärftlighet. Tidigare forskning visar att kronisk sjukdom innebär begränsningar som ger upplevelsen av förlust, vilket ger upphov till lidande. KOL leder till andnöd vilket ger begränsningar i livet. Andning är förknippat med liv och vid andnöd kan livet upplevas hotat. Personer som drabbas blir beroende av att ha kontakt med hälso- och sjukvården och i de senare stadierna av sjukdomen är även behovet av omvårdnad stort.  Syftet med studien var att beskriva upplevelsen av att leva med KOL. Litteraturstudien baserades på 15 vetenskapliga artiklar. Resultatet innefattade fyra teman: att uppleva andnöd; att uppleva sociala och personliga förändringar; att hantera livet med KOL; att leva med en självförvållad sjukdom. Livet med KOL präglades av känslor så som oro, ångest, förlust, begränsningar, skam och skuld. Livet för personer med KOL kan upplevas lättare att hantera om en ny mening med livet hittas. Bemötandet från hälso- och sjukvården spelar in på hur personer med KOL upplever sin sjukdom och genom förståelse för hur personer med KOL upplever sjukdomen kan ett gott bemötande från sjuksköterskan samt personcentrerad omvårdnad ges. Mer forskning behövs så att sjuksköterskan får ökad förståelse för hur det är att leva med KOL och därigenom ge bästa möjliga omvårdnad.

  • 109.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Conspiracy theories and critical thinking2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 110.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    From closet-fill to toxic sublime: The aesthetics of e-waste2019In: 18th Annual STS Conference Graz 2019: Book of Abstracts, 2019, p. 58-59Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electronic waste (e-waste) has a peculiar relation to space. It is well-documented how a large part of discarded electronic devices still remain in people’s homes, instead of reaching the recycling centres. This is especially true with digital media and communication technologies such as computers and mobile phones (ironically the devices with the shortest life cycles). This phenomenon has been described by the term “closet-fill” (as opposed to land-fill). However, representations of electronic waste in public discourse such as news reports, seldom focus on this aspect. Instead, they tend to portray e-waste dumping sites as strange, almost alien spaces. Sublime imagery invites the viewer to a contemplation over Western consumerism in a fashion recognizable from visual arts. Consequently, imagery of electronic waste has also become an object of aesthetic value in the works of renowned visual artists such as Pieter Hugo and David LaChapelle, who have gained recognition because of this inclusion of imagery of e-waste in their photographic art. The aim of this paper is to address these aesthetic qualities of electronic waste. The purpose is to contribute to the expanding literature on media materialities and waste with a conceptual understanding of manifestations of electronic waste in popular discourse. The paper draws on theories on media aesthetics, environmental communication and waste management to build an analytic framework that explores the benefits and limitations of presenting electronic waste as an aesthetic object. Empirically it engages in analyses of visual representations of electronic waste. The paper addresses the tension between aesthetic contemplation/appreciation, and critical information. It could be argued that if e-waste is to be presented and understood as an urgent topic, there might be a problem if it is portrayed as something strange, exotic or even beautiful. The concept ”toxic sublime” has been used in analyses of visual representations of pollution, and Peeples (2011: 383) argues that this construction of the toxic as sublime comes with a risk: “It may predispose people to look for toxins in the extraordinary, as opposed to on the shelves of their garages”. It could be argued that e-waste faces a similar problem. The focus on the sublime strangeness of e-waste “dumping sites” is an ineffective way of creating proximity and urgency to the e-waste problem, something that takes place somewhere else than in our homes. LeBel (2015) argues that e-waste aesthetics fails to address the temporal dimension of waste (e.g. planned obsolescence, toxicity). This paper intends to add to that argument by highlighting the tension between the closet-fill and the toxic sublime

  • 111.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    I’m a 21st century digital boy – skatepunk masculinity2019In: Fritt från fältet: om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin / [ed] Peter Jakobsson & Fredrik Stiernstedt, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019, p. 69-88Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 112.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Interventionist Aesthetics: Critical Interventions in Television and the Idea of Subversion through Disruption2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a discussion about the prospects and theoretical challenges that interventionist aesthetics have to face in the contemporary media culture. By “interventionist aesthetics” I mean a cultural form that builds on the idea of subversion through disruption. The aim is to reach a more informed understanding of what makes interventions an attractive and widely spread form of expression in contemporary culture. With artistic interventions in the TV medium as its empirical example, the paper argues that interventionist aesthetics often build on more or less spontaneous theories of the media, and in order to understand the critical potential and attraction of contemporary interventions, there are reasons for considering an update of its media theory.

  • 113.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    It’s critical: The role of critical thinking in media and information literacy2019In: Challenging the field: Communication, Creativity and Imagination, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim with this paper is to explore the question what critical thinking might mean in a media and information literacy (MIL) context, and do so by investigating how critical thinking is expressed in three reports that relate MIL to radicalization awareness and counter extremism. The purpose is to engage with recent debates about MIL and new research on critical thinking, and contribute to a grounded and theoretically informed foundation for discussing MIL competences. The analysis shows how critical thinking for the most part was referred to in casual terms together with concepts such as democracy, creativity, citizenship. Those descriptions that were more detailed and concrete about what to expect from critical thinking in a MIL-framework come close to what can be described as a gnostic influence: critical thinking as a skill to reveal hidden meanings, to see through propaganda and flawed arguments. In other words, a critical thinking that asks people to doubt what they see.  This understanding is problematized in relation to writings on media literacy and critical thinking.

  • 114.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Mainstream Coverage of Alternative Media2019In: Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising / [ed] Joshua D. Atkinson and Linda Kenix, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2019, p. 143-158Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 115.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Media infrastructures and (un)readiness-to-hand2019In: Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media Industries, Digital Cultures and Politics: Book of Abstracts, 2019, p. 10-10Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to explore a development of the concept “ready-to-hand” in relation to media infrastructures. Following an (mostly) American/pragmatic reception of Heidegger (Dreyfus, Blattner) I will discuss how “unready-to-hand”, the mode of being of equipment that fail to fulfill its purpose, can be a useful concept to approach the phenomenon of technological breakdown and planned obsolescence that are part of present day everyday life with technologies. In the process of disclosing these fundamental structures of the information society, the infrastructure’s aspect as equipment serves as object for contemplation (they are there, we rely on them, but in the conducts of everyday life we seldom think about them). In the terminology of Martin Heidegger this mode of being of equipment can be understood as “ready-to-hand” (Heidegger 1927). However, following Hubert Dreyfus’ development of Heideggerean phenomenology, one could also talk about "unreadiness-to-hand" (Blattner 2006) as the way equipment reveal themselves. When equipment fulfill their purpose they are transparent, they become part of the activity in which they are being put to use, but when they do not fulfill their purpose we suddenly become aware of them -- the transparency is lost. A common example is a hammer that is too heavy or too big to use. When it comes to the everyday life of information society the unreadiness-to-hand is an all-too-familiar experience: incompatibility between different applications, constant upgrades that renders hardware obsolete, slow Internet-connections etc are common features of technology. Hence living in a culture that heavily relies on equipment that cannot be fully trusted requires strategies and attitudes to deal with this constant threat of malfunction. How do we secure ontological security, continuity, integrity and memory in all this?

  • 116.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    No Digital “Castles in the Air”: Online Non-Participation and the Radical Left2016In: Media and Communication, ISSN 2083-5701, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 53-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents results from a study of online presence in activist milieus associated with the radical left in Sweden discussed from a perspective of non-participation. With the aim to further the understanding of digital non-participation as communicative strategy in activism, it builds upon empirical findings and argues that the online practices and use of social media, as could be observed in milieus associated with the radical left, indicates active non-participation and that this, in turn, is related to the ambition to claim autonomy. The article draws from existing scholarship on critical perspectives on protest movements and social media as well as empirical examples of online content published by radical leftist groups. Furthermore, it analyses how these activities could be understood in terms of active and passive non-participation, abstention or adaptation to social media affordances, as well as implosion of the social in digital media. The findings suggest that much of the activities in the material could be described as active non-participation and that this media practice relates to ideological positioning and values in the milieu. © 2016 by the author

  • 117.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    The good life in an age of deep mediatization: Exploring a normative agenda for media studies2019In: Challenging the Field: Communication, Creativity & Imagination, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim with this paper is to address the perennial question what it means to lead a good life, and to rephrase that question in a context where human life has become enmeshed in digital media for information and communication. The purpose is to contribute to recent debates on mediatization , to relate to the notion of existential health and well-being, and finally to suggest a normative agenda for how media studies can engage with concerns over the role digital media plays in our lives. In doing so I draw on findings from my previous and current research on bystander photography at accident sites, and pathologization of media use as found in the establishment of diagnoses such as interned addiction disorder and gaming disorder. The aim is to illustrate how these phenomena initiate public negotiations and provoke imaginaries about what is a good life in an age of deep mediatization. This approach has normative as well as critical implications.

    Central research questions: how has the question of “the good life” been addressed in relation to technology? What definitions or notions of a “good life” are present or implied in public negotiations of digital technology? How can the relation between digital technology and the responsibilities of the welfare state be understood in terms of “the good life”?

    ”The good life” was introduced as a philosophical problem already in ancient Greece, most notably by Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics. Since then it has resurfaced throughout Western history of ideas where it becomes intertwined with intellectual investment in science and technology and the modern project. Critical theory introduced a potential conflict between the rationality that governs technological progress and the rationality of the good life. Recently, the concept of “the good life” attracted media scholars’ attention, and it was the theme for ICA conference 2014. It is also behind the interest in concepts such as ”media life”, ”digital existence”, ”elemental media”, ”deep mediatization”, and the paper engages in a discussion with that research and the question what it means to live a good life under these conditions.

  • 118.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Understanding and analysing online conspiracy theories and communities2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 119.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    What’s left of the radical left online?: Absence of communication, political vision, and community in autonomist web milieus in Sweden2018In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 384-398Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents and discusses results from a study of radical left-wing activism online carried out by the Swedish Media Council, a report that suggested that the Internet (i.e. the web, web 2.0, and social media) is not a prioritized arena for propaganda and recruitment for the radical left in Sweden. The purpose of this article is to re-evaluate some of these findings and add to the discussion on online activity and connectivity in political communication online, as well as to problematize simplified notions of radicalization and recruitment to pro-violent groups. Based on a hermeneutic inquiry regarding modes of communication, representations of political visions, and community, the article shows how the sites and groups studied favor one-way communication before interactivity, that political visions are limited to short-term goals in the immediate future, and that they give very little information about their activist activities to recruit supporters. © The Author(s) 2016

  • 120.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Where Technology Goes to Die: Representation of Electronic Waste in Global Television News2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an analysis of television news stories, aired on global networks, which have been reporting on the problems with electronic waste (e-waste). The main objective is to present a perspective on how a “low-frequency” emergency (i.e. a lengthy and ongoing state of environmental emergency) is presented as a news-worthy issue. Drawing on literature on televised “distant suffering”, the paper engages in a multi-modal text-analysis that addresses three questions:  By what techniques is the e-waste-problem presented as an urgent issue? How is the issue addressed? What relations between the spectator and the problem on display are established through the representation? The findings shows how on-location reports from e-waste dumping sites make use of sublime imagery in the visual representations; how e-waste dumping sites are presented as strange spaces, with no clear and comprehensible history; and finally, that the representations suggests an ambivalence and uncertainty when it comes to agency (who’s responsible, what can be done?). It could be argued that these modes of representation favor a (passive) “aesthetic contemplation” of the waste, rather than possibilities for action and relief.

  • 121.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Where Technology Goes to Die: Representations of ElectronicWaste in Global Television News2017In: Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, ISSN 1752-4032, E-ISSN 1752-4040, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 263-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes how electronic waste (e-waste) gets represented in television news stories. The main objective is to present a perspective on how a “low-frequency” emergency (i.e. a lengthy and ongoing state of environmental emergency) is presented as a newsworthy issue. Drawing on literature on televised “distant suffering,” the article engages in a multimodal text analysis of four newsstories about e-waste. The findings show how on-location reports from e-waste dumping sites make use of sublime imagery in the visual representations; how e-waste dumping sites are presented as strange spaces, with no clear and comprehensible history; and finally, that the representations suggest an ambivalence and uncertainty when it comes to agency (who is responsible and what can be done?). The article ends with a discussion of the implications of this mode of representation and its effectiveness in eliciting an appropriate response to the harms caused by e-waste. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

  • 122.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Danielsson, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Intervention and participation: A study of children’s involvement in the design of media literacy interventions2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents findings from a review of articles about media literacy interventions, with the purpose to discuss the value of child participation in the design of such interventions. The findings indicate that while numerous studies present evaluations of media literacy interventions, it is rare that the design processes behind these interventions are described. The most popular form of media literacy intervention is a school curriculum aimed towards tweens and teens. We argue for a closer attention to the ways in which media literacy interventions are designed in order for us to better understand when child participation can be beneficial.

  • 123.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Danielsson, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    The kids will have their say?: Child participation in media literacy interventions2017In: NordMedia 2017 – Abstracts: Division 5, Media Literacy and Media Education, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the findings from a scoping review of articles about media literacy interventions, with the purpose to discuss the value of having children to participate in the design of media literacy interventions.

    The findings indicate that while numerous studies present evaluations of media literacy interventions, it is rare that the design processes behind these interventions are thoroughly described. Furthermore, the review shows that even though child participation in the implementation of interventions is put forth as important by several studies, it is rare that participation in the design stage is discussed. Finally, the findings show that child participation in the design of media literacy interventions is not considered as a factor for successful media literacy interventions.

    The paper ends with a discussion of the implications of these findings for further research on child participation in media literacy interventions. It is argued that we need to pay closer attention to the ways in which media literacy interventions are designed in order for us to better understand what makes them succeed or fail. More specifically, the role of child participation in this respect – not only in terms of listening to their various media-related questions and needs, but also in the sense of actual co-design – must be further examined.

  • 124.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Danielsson, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Voice, Decision, Responsibility: Child Participation in the Design of Media Literacy Interventions2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 125.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Sundin, Ebba
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Disaster Tourists, Smartphone Bystanders, Mediated Witnesses or Citizen Journalists? Bystander Theories and Mobile Media Practices at Accident Sites2016In: ECREA 2016 Abstact Book: Mediating (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures., Prague: Czech-In , 2016, p. 176-176Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the phenomenon of bystanders who use their smartphones to film or take photographs at accident scenes, instead of offering their help to people in need or to assist medical units. This phenomenon has been extensively discussed in Swedish news media in recent years, since it has been described as a growing problem for rescue workers, like paramedics, police and fire fighters.

    Some of the early literature in social psychology explained bystander inaction by indifference, but in the late 1960’s, the American researchers Darley and Latane showed that bystander inaction could be explained as an effect of the size of the bystander crowd. With an increase of the number of the bystanders, the chances of their involvement to help decreased.

    The past decade has seen an growing scholarly interest in “media witnessing”, both in terms of witnessing from a distance through mass media, as discussed by Peters, and “citizen camera-witnessing”, a term popularised by the works of Allan and Andrén-Papadopoulos. This literature recognizes the complexity of concepts such as active/passive and proximity/distance when it comes to media witnessing in the digital era.

    Drawn from previous research and theories, the aim of this paper is to discuss how bystander theory can be further developed to include the action of mobile media practices at scenes like accidents. From this perspective, the paper also draws attention to what could be a part of a mediated cultural trauma found in contemporary society and thereby connects to the theme of the conference.

    The paper identifies four categories in the literature that are relevant for further research into the phenomenon and to be connected to the framework of bystander theories. These categories are: “disaster tourism”, “citizen (photo) journalism”, “media witnessing”, and “digital media ethics”.

    The paper ends with a discussion about possible theoretical approaches to further empirical studies on contemporary bystander phenomena.

  • 126.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Westberg, Niklas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Autism, new media and the transformation of "the social"2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    People with Asperger Syndrome and high function autism generally suffers from impaired social skills and a strong need for a private space for oneself. In diagnostic classifications of mental illnesses social awkwardness and a strong desire for solitude are viewed as symptoms of mental disorder and as deviances from an imagined normality.

    Based on interviews with autistic people and analysis of social interaction between them on a social media platform the aim of this paper is to investigate how new social media transform their situation in various ways. New social media, with its culture of connectivity, reshape how they relate to others and themselves and transform vulnerabilities that are always at play in encounters between human beings. At play are also changing borders between the public and the private as well as the questioning of communicative ideals based on face-to-face encounters.

    More specifically we focus on how new social media transforms: 1) vulnerabilities between people in social interaction as well as the “interaction order” that regulates this interaction; 2) what it means to be a social being – and consequently to be involuntary lonely or seeking solitude. 

  • 127.
    Andersson, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Sofie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskans upplevelser av moralisk stress: Med maktlöshet i centrum2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Nurses are experiencing huge demands and big loads in their daily work, both from patients and from colleagues and from themselves so that they often feel inadequate. This great physical and psychological workload means that nurses are concerned about the quality of care which gives rise to the moral distress. Nurses are experiencing this moral distress at greater extent than other professions and is a major reason why nurses quit their jobs. In previous research, few studies have moral distress as their main purpose. Therefore this general literature review intends to look more closely at what the nurse is experiencing in his or her moral distress. The purpose was to describe the nurse's experiences of moral distress. For this purpose, 13 qualitative research articles were selected and the results revealed six categories: Powerlessness, Frustration, Agony, Anger, Self-doubt and Guilt. Powerlessness has a significant role and contributed to many of the other emotions listed. Powerlessness is mainly due to the nurse not feeling involved in decision-making regarding the patient. To reduce the nurse's moral distress collaboration between professions could be encouraged. Further Swedish research could be needed to identify whether moral distress is a contributing factor to the current nursing shortage.

  • 128.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden & Spenshult Research and Development Center, Oskarström, Sweden.
    Larsson, Ingrid
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Spenshult Research and Development Center, Oskarström, Sweden.
    Reasons to stop drinking alcohol among patients with rheumatoid arthritis – a mixed method study2016In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ISSN 0003-4967, E-ISSN 1468-2060, Vol. 75, no Suppl 2, article id 1295Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Studies of alcohol use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are sparse and studies of why patients choose to stop drinking alcohol in particular.

    Objectives: The aim of the current study was twofold: first to identify patients with RA who stopped drinking alcohol and compare those to patients drinking alcohol, and second, to explore reasons to stop drinking alcohol.

    Methods: In 2010 a self-completion postal questionnaire was sent to all 2,102 prevalent patients in the Better anti-rheumatic farmacotherapy (BARFOT) study enquiring about disease severity, physical function (HAQ) and health related quality of life (EQ5D), pain, fatigue, patient global assessment (PatGA) and lifestyle factors e.g. alcohol. The questions assessing alcohol included the question “Have you stopped drinking alcohol?” and an open question “Why have you stopped drinking alcohol?” A mixed method design was used and 1512 patients had answered the alcohol questions and was included in the study of those 86 had stopped drinking alcohol. Seventy-one patients answered the open question and their answers were analyzed with qualitative content analysis (1).

    Results: Comparing patient with RA using alcohol or not, the patients who stopped drinking alcohol was older median age (min-max) 69 (36–90) vs. 66 (23–95), p=0.011, more men 42% vs. 29%, p=0.015, had worse physical function, median HAQ (min-max) 0.50 (0–3.00) vs. 1.00 (0–2.75), p<0.001, worse health related quality of life, median EQ5D (min-max), 0.69 (-0.59–1.00) vs. 0.76 (-0.02–1.00), p<0.001, worse self-perceived health, median PatGA (min-max) 5 (0–10) vs. 3 (0–10), <0.001, more pain, median (min-max) 5 (0–10) vs. 3 (0–10), p<0.001, and more fatigue median (min-max) 6 (0–10) vs 4 (0–10), p<0.001. There were no differences between the groups regarding disease duration, swollen and tender joints. The qualitative content analysis resulted in five categories describing the reasons for patient with RA to stop drinking alcohol: disease and treatment, health and wellbeing, work and family, faith and belief and dependences and abuse.

    Conclusions: Patients with RA who stopped drinking alcohol have a lower physical function, health related quality of life, self-perceived health and more pain and fatigue comparing to patients with RA drinking alcohol. The reasons to stop drinking alcohol were of different nature such as medical, physical, mental, social and spiritual

  • 129.
    Andersson, Marie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ludvigsson, Linda
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kvinnors upplevelser av sexuell dysfunktion: En litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sexuality is a fundamental part of being human and sexual health is an important part of holistic care. More women than men suffer from sexual dysfunction. Nevertheless, nurses rarely address women's sexual health. The purpose of the study was to highlight women's experiences of sexual dysfunction. In response to the purpose, a general literature study was conducted. A systematic literature search resulted in 14 results critically reviewed. Data processing revealed three categories: Inability to live up to social expectations, The impact of dysfunction on health and The need for support. The result showed that women with sexual dysfunction experienced social expectations that with sexual dysfunction became impossible to live up to. The women expressed that dysfunction affected health and there was also a need for support from both the partner and the healthcare sector. The healthcare confirmation of dysfunction was described to reduce the perceived expectations. Redefining sexuality could be supportive in finding new ways of sexual health. Healthcare is considered to be the most reliable source of information and women experience a high level of confidence in the nursing profession. Based on the results of this study, nurses are expected to have great opportunities to support women for sexual health. Nurses need to routinely raise the issue of sexuality. Sexual health also needs to be an important part of nursing education so that sexuality becomes as obvious as addressing, for example, tobacco habits and sleep.

  • 130.
    Andersson, Marie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Motin, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Samband mellan ungdomars psykiska hälsa och socilat kapital2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing mental health issues among adolescent in Sweden is a major public health issue. Research shows that the social capital of young people can be seen as a health source, and that protection factors, such as family and friends, have an impact on mental health . District nurses in school health service have an important role in their work with individual's health factor to promote the mental health. The aim of this study was to describe whether there is a relationship between mental health and social capital, as social network, social ability and sense of belonging among girls and boys aged 14-16 years. The cross-sectional study was performed in a smaller town in southwest of Sweden. A sample of 461 adolescents aged 14-16 years participated. Data for the self-rated mental health and the perception of social network, social ability and sense of belonging were collected from the instrument Minneapolis Manchester Quality of Life (MMQL). Both girls and boys rated their mental health and social capital high. There was no clear connection between mental health and social capital, in forms of social network, social ability and sense of belonging. Social capital could be highlighted as a health addiction by the district nurse in health promotion. More longitudinal studies are needed to gain more knowledge about the effect of social capital on mental health, as well as the role of social media in youth social capital.

  • 131.
    Andersson, Martina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Petersson, Magdalena
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Får jag leva eller dö?: Upplevelser av att vara patient i samband med en organtransplantation2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Organ transplantation is offered to patients with a life-threatening illness when there is no other medical or surgical treatment that can improve their condition. To receive an organ is a life changing experience for a patient. Patients and their families need guidance, compassion and support from nurses. Since a transplantation is a large surgery, patients need nursing care before, under and after the surgery. In order to support patients in this process it is important for nurses to study how a transplant is experienced. The aim of the study was to describe experiences of being an organ transplant patient. The method was a literature study consisting ten articles. Four categories appeared in the result, Experiences of information, Experiences of support, Experiences of loss of control and Experiences of getting a second chance. To go through an organ transplantation is a life changing experience for a patient in many different ways. To be able to manage this, patients need help from healthcare teams. Nurses need to understand this patient group better in order to improve their care. 

  • 132.
    Andersson, Melinda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Hasani, Kaltrina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Patienters upplevelser av att smärtbehandlas med opioider: Med fokus på långvarig smärta2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Opioids have become a common method of treatment for patients with chronic pain that contribute to adequate pain relif. Pain relief can lead to patients being exposed to opioid-induced risks that causes inadequate pain relief for the patients. The aim of the study was to highlight patients experiences of being treated with opioids for chronic pain. The literature review is based on a inductive approach and the results are based on 14 scientific articles, including seven qualitative articles and seven quantitative articles. A content analysis of the article was used which resulted in three different themes: The professional and social support, Impact on the body and mind and Will to overcome opioid-therapy. The result showed both positive and negative experiences among patients with chronic pain treated with opioids. Patients experienced the professional meeting as particularly significant because it gave them hope and support. Patients could however also experience prejudice and negative attitudes which contributed to inadequate care for the patients. The study suggests that nurses are in need of education and knowledge about opioids and their impact on the body to contribute with good patient education and good nursing care.

  • 133.
    Andersson, Moa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Annervi, Susanne
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Larsson, Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Leken läker alla sår: En litteraturstudie om lekens betydelse i omvårdnad.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Varje år befinner sig cirka 95 000 barn på sjukhus i Sverige. För att kunna möta dessa barn på en adekvat nivå samt att kunna vara korrekt i sin profession krävs det att sjuksköterskor besitter stor kunskap och respekt inom sitt område. Barn kan uppleva att de har en minskad kontroll över sin verklighet när de har blivit sjuka och hamnar i en ny miljö. Avsaknaden av kontroll och osäkerhet kan leda till ovisshet samt oförutsägbarhet. Osäkerheten bidrar till en känsla av att mista greppet om situationen barnen befinner sig i. Syftet var att belysa lekens psykologiska effekter i samband med omvårdnad för barn. Metoden som användes var en litteraturstudie vilken var uppbyggd av fjorton vetenskapliga artiklar vilka analyserades och sammanställdes. Resultatet visade att leken i omvårdnad påvisade olika effekter hos barnen. Fyra övergripande kategorier valdes ut efter noggrant genomförd granskning och redovisas i litteraturstudiens resultatdel. Kategorierna som redovisas är: leken som distraktionsmoment, leken som informationsverktyg, leken som ångestreducering och leken som bearbetningsfas. Då befintlig forskning generellt inriktas på lekens effekter relaterat till ångest- och stressymtom hos barnen och deras föräldrar, behövs mer specifik forskning där upplevelsen av leken i omvårdnad belyses.

  • 134.
    Andersson, My
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lindkvist, Katarina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    “Man är rätt så utelämnad till sig själv som enhetschef, det gäller att vara lite påhittig": -En kvalitativ studie om enhetschefers handlingsutrymme i arbetet med sjukskrivningar inom offentlig äldreomsorg2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study is to investigate how unit managers work with sick leave due to work-related mental health in public elderly care. Based on the aim, four issues have been worked out to develop and increase understanding of the study's problem area. The methodology of the study is qualitative interviews with a hermeneutic approach and thematic analysis as a method of processing. The qualitative interviews were conducted with nine unit managers from two different municipalities in southern Sweden. The results showed that unit managers have latitude to work preventively to reduce sick leave and that differs from how rehabilitation is handled. Unit managers in elderly care have clear guidelines when it comes to rehabilitation while preventive work does not have it. Therefor, unit manager have latitude for working more prevention to reduce sick leave. All respondents understood that preventive work is an important factor in reducing sick leave, but that time and number of employees can make it difficult for preventive work to be prioritized.

  • 135.
    Andersson, Natalie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lundgren, Josefin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att hantera sitt livsöde: Copingstrategier hos personer med ALS2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Amyotrofisk lateralskleros (ALS) är en obotlig neurodegenerativ sjukdom som leder till muskelförtvining och förlamning. Syftet med studien var att beskriva copingstrategier hos personer med ALS. Studien genomfördes som en systematisk litteraturstudie med deduktiv riktad innehållsanalys. Tolv resultatartiklar analyserades och sammanställdes. Två kategorier beskrivs enligt befintlig teori: problemfokuserad coping och känslofokuserad coping. Den problemfokuserade copingstrategin självständighet och den känslofokuserade copingstrategin användande av stöd visades ge personer med ALS ett bättre välbefinnande genom att minska oro och ångest. Användandet av copinstrategier sågs variera beroende på individen och sjukdomsprogressionen. Den känslofokuserade copingstrategin undvikande sågs föredras i ett tidigare skede av sjukdomen medan den omdefinierande copingstrategin jag är filosofisk mot min sjukdom det som kommer må komma, som är en annan form av känslofokuserad copingstrategi, användes mer i slutskedet av sjukdomen ALS. Personer med ALS ökade hanteringen av sin sjukdom genom att använda rätt copingstrategier vid rätt tidpunkt i sjukdomsförloppet. För att personer med ALS ska kunna uppleva trygghet trots sin sjukdom bör sjuksköterskan ha god kunskap om copingstrategier. 

  • 136.
    Andersson, Olov
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Den tredje kraften: Om påverkanskrafter under avvecklingsprocessen av de svenska vårdhemmen för personer med utvecklingsstörning2011Report (Other academic)
  • 137.
    Andersson, Petra Lilja
    et al.
    Lund Univ, Dept Hlth Sci, Lund, Sweden..
    Ahlner-Elmqvist, Marianne
    Lund Univ, Dept Hlth Sci, Lund, Sweden..
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Univ Coll, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Sci, Danderyd Hosp, Div Med, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Larsson, Maria
    Karlstad Univ, Dept Nursing, Karlstad, Sweden..
    Ziegert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Nursing students' experiences of assessment by the Swedish National Clinical Final Examination2013In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 536-540Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish National Clinical Final Examination (NCFE) was established in 2007 in order to examine nursing students' clinical competence upon completing their Bachelor's degree in nursing. The NCFE constitutes an innovative method of examination, divided into two parts: a written and bedside test. The aim of this study was to evaluate nursing students' experiences of being assessed by means of the NCFE, in order to obtain information that could be used to improve the examination. A survey was conducted using a questionnaire with open-ended questions concerning the written and the bedside part of the NCFE. The answers from 577 third-year nursing students were analysed using content analysis. The nursing students regarded the NCFE as promoting further learning and as an important means of quality assurance. Its comprehensive nature was perceived to tie the education together and contributed to the students' awareness of their own clinical competence. The strengths of the NCFE especially highlighted were its high degree of objectivity and the fact that it took place in a natural setting. However, the students felt that the NCFE did not cover the entire nursing programme and that it caused stress. It thus appears to be important to reconsider the written theoretical part of the examination and to standardise the bedside part. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 138.
    Andersson, Robin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Castlin, Julia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Arbetslöshet, vad gör det med oss?: - Om arbetssökandes upplevelser kring arbetslöshet och hälsa2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Author: Julia Castlin and Robin Andersson

    Title: The impact of unemployment - About job seekers perceptions and experiences of unemployment and health

    Supervisor: Jan Karlsson

    The aim of this study was to examine how unemployed experience their everyday life and how their health is affected by being unemployed. Another purpose of this study was toexamine which challenges the unemployed are experiencing and how they are handled. Furthermore, this study aspired to see how unemployed can learn about its health during unemployment by experiences from themselves and others. Method: This study included six semi-structured interviews with unemployed, which lasted for 30-40 minutes each. The unemployed, participating in this study had been without work for at least two months and were registered on, or in the process of registration with Arbetsförmedlingen (Employment Service, the largest agency providing jobs in Sweden). Theory: The theories that are addressing both health and pedagogy are: sense of coherence (SOC), experiential learning and communities of practice. All of these three theories have formed the core of an analyzing table, which facilitates findings of correlation between empirical data and theory, in order to enable answers regarding the purpose of this study. Results: The results that emerged from this study indicated that the health of unemployed is affected by the self-efficacy of achieving their individual goals. Expectations from the social environment also seem to be a factor to the health of the unemployed. Resources in terms of financial security and social support also showed indications of contributing to a better subjective well-being. The majority of the unemployed in this study perceived that receiving employment was the greatest challenge. However, the causes of the perceived difficulties were varying and the obstacles were individual, such as lack of resources, lack of experience/education and competition on the labor market. The interviews also revealed that several of the participants had developed new “ideas/theories” that can facilitate the management of similar situations in the future. These new ideas may have emerged either through own experience or through exchange with other people. Conclusion: The health status during unemployment seems to be dependent of the individual’s manageability of the situation, as in accordance with the theories of experiential learning and self-efficacy, depends on the individual’s previous experience and self-efficacy.Thus the likelihood of receiving employment seems to increase if the individual has a strong SOC.

  • 139.
    Andersson Rydell, Malin-Simone
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sexualiserat våld mot kvinnor i våld i nära relationer: En kvalitativ studie om jourkvinnors erfarenheter av sexualiserat våld och pornografi2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna kandidatuppsats tar avstamp i fakta om det sexualiserade våldets omfattning. Avsikten med arbetet är att beskriva och analysera medarbetare på kvinnojourer, deras beskrivning av sexualiserat våld mot kvinnor i våld i nära relationer - hur det förstås, i vilket syfte och dess konsekvenser samt om pornografikonsumtion tycks vara kopplad till förövarens våld. Målet med uppsatsen är utöver redovisning av materialet även att genom genusvetenskapliga teorier och hermeneutisk kunskapssyn reflektera över varför sexualiserat våld mot kvinnor i nära relationer sker. Uppsatsens metoder är av kvalitativ karaktär och datainsamlingen framkommer genom semistrukturerade intervjuer. De teoretiska utgångspunkterna arbetet använder sig av är; genussystem, det idealiska offret

    – det motspänstiga offret, hegemonisk maskulinitet och våldets normaliseringsprocess. Uppsatsens resultat pekar på att våldet på samtliga kvinnojourer är omfattande och betydande. Resultat visar också att våldet beskrivs som främst uppdelat i två dimensioner: psykiskt och fysiskt som i grunden har sitt ursprung i makt och kontroll. Våldsdimensionerna beskrivs som återkommande i syfte att kontrollera och kränka sin partner som leder till att den utsatta partnern lyder, känner osäkerhet och tvivlar på sitt omdöme. Vidare visar resultaten att sexualiserat våld mot kvinnor i nära relationer beskrivs som svårpersonligt och rationaliserat. Det vill säga att våldet är mycket svårt att prata och berätta om. Detta grundar i stigmatisering av våldet och ger konsekvens av skuld och skamkänslor. Resultaten pekar även på olika sätt för kvinnor att hantera våldet hon utsätts för – hur våldet normaliseras för kvinnan och -eller visar motmakt mot våldet. Pornografikonsumtion tycks inte leda till definitivt våld. Däremot visar resultatet att pornografikonsumtion kan medföra svårigheter till relationen. Som att porren väljs före partnern och att konsumenten kan finna inspiration från porren samt genom olika utövande tvinga sin partner till olika handlingar, hämtade från porrens innehåll. Diskussionen och slutsatserna diskuterar de presenterade resultaten på en mer övergripande nivå och i relation till uppsatsens syfte och frågeställningar

  • 140.
    Andersson, Sabine
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Nyhlén, Mari
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Barns upplevelser av att leva med synnedsättning2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Children with disabilities experience more problems and difficulties with their health and decreased quality-of-life conditions than other children. An integrative litteraturestudy was used to describe the experiences of children with visual impairment and their everyday-life. This study includes an anlysis of 13 articles. The children described scenarios in which social settings were avoided due to problems or concerns that may arise involving the visual impairment. Many of the children with visual impairment and their families attended leisure services that were arranged by different childrens organisations. The children described both positive and negative experiences when meeting with their caregivers. Some of the children described a frustration of having to explain their medcial and health condition to caregivers who were not familiarwith their medical and personal history. A recurring theme in several studies was physical activity and school and how self-esteem and confidence of the children often depended on opportunities to participate in these subjects. Children experienced disappointments and frustrations over the stigmatisation that visual impairment involved. The study encompasses a topic that is relatively unexplored and in need of further research to provide greater understanding. Research that focuses on evaluating the well being of children and youth living with vision loss is sparingly both in Sweden and abroad. By summarizing the existing research, increased knowledge could lead to a more individualized nursing care for these children.

  • 141.
    Andersson, Sandra
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Carlson, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kravprofilens roll vid rekrytering: En kvalitativ studie av en rekryteringsprocess med fokus på kravprofilen2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study has been to examine how a recruiting process may work in a highly skilled industry and how the involved Human Resources (HR) personnel describe it. Of particular focus was how the competence profile was used throughout the recruiting process. To meet this objective, two research questions were developed: How may a recruiting process work? How may the competence profile be used during a recruiting process and what obstacles and opportunities may consequently present themselves.

    The study was conducted utilizing the qualitative method. The results are based on seven semi-structured interviews conducted at an HR department at a highly skilled organization. We have used established theory about the recruiting process, competence profile, about decision-making and the various perspectives on recruiting.

    The results show that the recruiting process generally is a formalized process and contains pre-defined steps and various selection methods. In the end, the decision is made based on a comprehensive and all-inclusive review of the applicant. The study also shows that the competence profile is considered valuable, although not always of a top priority. Moreover, the study shows that the competence profile enables the identification of the recruiting need, facilitates matching of applicants, and is used to support decisions throughout the process. Noted obstacles were time constraints, an already biased view due to the previous employee which held the position, and that a favorite candidate existed early on in the process.

  • 142.
    Andersson, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Cramér, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att leva med ett organ från en avliden donator -  en humanbecoming2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The need for organ transplants has risen considerably, that is why there are more organ transplants carried out each year. To acquire a new organ means for many that somebody has to die during circumstances that an organ can be donated and the donor or their relatives must have a will to donate their organ. The transplant process is long and doesn't end when the new organ is transplanted, in addition to lifelong medication there can be many thoughts and questions that can arise. The purpose of this study was to describe the patients experience to live with an organ from a deceased donor. The study was carried out like a general literature study. The ten resulting articles were assessed, compiled and resulted in the following five themes: Experience of gratefulness, Experience of responsibility to the donator, Experience of a changed self, Experience of guilt and Experience of grief. The main findings from the study is that the recipient experiences a change in their self and experience of gratefulness. A wider understanding around the recipient experiences after a transplant with an organ from a deceased donor, where personal treatment is needed to support the requirements.

  • 143.
    Andersson, Sofia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Damm, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Elin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    ”Har glasögon” -  Omvårdnad och dokumentation av patienters synförmåga inom geriatrisk vård2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 144.
    Andersson, Sofie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Gottlind, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Psykosocial förändring i slutenvård: En kvalitativ studie om behandlingspersonalens främjande vård av ungdomar på institution2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay is completed at one of Sweden's institutions in inpatient treat boys, 15-21 years old, sentenced to compulsory treatment under the “Act on the Care of Young Persons”, LVU or “Act of youth custody”, LSU. The purpose of the study is to increase understanding of how the treatment is inpatient care. The survey is based on a qualitative study through  interview with the treatment staff at the institution. The interview is based on previous research that deals with criminal identity, registerdata- patterns in compulsory care, development and treatment of destructive behavior and ADAD- a investigative instrument. The results show that the majority of young people have had a difficult childhood marked by alienation, that causes low self-esteem and often abuse, and crime. The staff's task will be to motivate and strengthen the individual to himself and give him the power to re-integrate into society framework. The analysis of the results is made from a sociological perspective where we started from the Established and the outsiders, Micro Sociology and Empowerment. It shows that the stigma amplifies the youngster's destruction. The arrival at the department is characterized by shame and it is necessary for the youngsters that it becomes manageable. This is done through the connection  the youngsters have to the staff that brings confidence and motivation, which is necessary to create empowerment.

  • 145.
    Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lundberg, Frida
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sårbarhet: En emotionell anknytning mellan sjuksköterska och patient2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Vulnerability is a phenomenon that with life changing events becomes more apparent. The nurse’s approach to their own and the patient’s vulnerability affects the caring relationship where all the feelings the patient is experiencing is considered. For the patient to dare express the feelings that vulnerability induces it is important not to disregard it. Caring tradition implies a deeper emotional connection between the patient and nurse, it fills an important and central part in caring for vulnerable patients. The aim of the study was to illuminate what vulnerability is within caring. The method was a literature study where systematical searches in different databases with care focus resulted in ten scientific result articles. With inspiration from content analysis the result articles were processed and analysed. The result clarifies experiences of vulnerability within caring through the categories: feelings, courage, alleviation, and burden-resource. It emerged that vulnerability occurs because of different reasons for the patient and nurse and how vulnerability is considered has impact on the emotional connection that is needed in a caring relationship. The conclusion from the literature study is that vulnerability is an important phenomenon to have knowledge of. It is relatively unexplored and demands further research with the purpose of exploring vulnerability in a caring context and thereby give the nurse better tools to be able to give best possible care based in scientific evidence.

  • 146.
    Anderzon, Emilie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Claesson, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskans erfarenhet av att administrera intravitreala injektioner2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 147.
    Andreasson, Josefin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Stolt, Lisa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    "Man vill ju inte vara den som säger det": En kvalitativ undersökning om varför arbetsrelaterade förslitningsskador uppstår trots förebyggande arbetsmiljöarbete2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 148.
    Andreasson, Marie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Bjerså, Caroline
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att opereras och vara vaken: Upplevelser utifrån patientperspektivet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A common procedure in surgery is local or regional anesthesia in contrast to general anesthesia. These forms of anesthesia demand a lot from the patient in terms of collaboration. During the surgical procedure, the perioperative nursing care needs to be adapted to each patient’s individual needs. Therefore, this study is a literature review with the aim to describe patients’ experiences during awake surgery. The results were categorised from three themes, experiences of pain and discomfort, experiences of anxiety and fear, experiences of vulnerability or participation. Patients undergoing awake surgery experience pain, discomfort, anxiety and fear of hearing, seeing and feeling anything during the surgical procedure. The feeling of not having control of your own body results in experiences of feeling vulnerable. To be close to the patient and have a good communication between the nurse anesthetist and the patient create experiences of participation. The role of the nurse anesthetist is to find nursing interventions which relieve and help the patient in these situations. The results are discussed according to the Comfort Theory’s context; physical, psychospiritual, sociocultural and environmental. The skills for the nurse anesthetist are to find nursing interventions which relief and ease the situation for the patient. Furthermore, there is a need to investigate effects of different nursing interventions on patients’ satisfaction and comfort in the perioperative setting.

  • 149.
    Andrén, Linn
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Erlandsson, Mathilda
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskestudenters erfarenheter av vårdande i livets slutskede: En allmän litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: End-of-life care strives to improve the quality of life for patients with a life-threatening illness and their relatives. One of the nurses’ most important tasks are to provide care for patients at the end of their lives and for their relatives. Nursing students are tomorrows nurses, therefore they need to have knowledge about caring in end-of-life. Purpose: The purpose was to describe nursing student’s experiences of caring in end-of-life. Method: A general literature study based on 11 scientific articles. The data process resulted in four categories: insufficiency about caring in end-of-life, handling difficult situations in end-of-life, cooperation in caring in end-of- life and lack of knowledge about caring in end-of-life. Results: Nursing students became emotionally engaged when they met patients in end-of-life and their relatives. They experienced different ways to cope with the difficult situations that arose when caring in end-of-life. Nursing students also felt that it was important to establish relationships with patients as well as include the relatives in the care, they also described that communication with patients and their relatives could be challenging. However, it was also found that nursing students experienced insufficient skills and knowledge about caring in end-of-life. Conclusion: Caring in end-of-life caused feelings of insufficiency, loneliness and anxiety for the nursing students. Coping strategies included both total involvement in the care, and distancing one’s self from it. Nursing students experienced cooperation with both patients and relatives through communication as meaningful. However, nursing students experienced that the education in end-of-life care are inadequate. 

  • 150.
    Anna, Andersson
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lisa, Phan
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att inte kunna få barn: Mäns upplevelser av infertilitet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Infertility is a diagnosis that can effect both men and women but the man’s experiences are far less explored than the woman’s experiences. A literature study was done, where the aim of the study was to highlight men's experiences of living with infertility. The result is based on 11 scientific articles and shows four categories; Emotional aspects, Experiences of life impact, Social aspects and Experiences of support and information outside the relationship and family. The result shows that infertility can mean many different mixed emotions, such as frustration, guilt, helplessness, disappointment and isolation. One option for achieving pregnancy was to undergo fertility treatment, which could be perceived as very trying. During the treatment process many men felt that their main role was to be there to support their partner. Infertility was also perceived as difficult to talk about outside the relationship with the partner. For some of the men internet forums for infertile became a meeting place, where they could exchange information and experiences regarding their life situation. The men’s experiences regarding health professionals varied. Some of the men thought they were given a lot of support while others experienced that information from the health professionals was insufficient and this could have been given more attention to. The men dealt with their situation differently, the majority sought support from their partner while other men instead went to their family. Isolation was a common consequence of infertility because the men did not want to burden their family and friends.

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