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  • 51.
    Almerud, Sofia
    et al.
    Växjö University, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Vaxjo Sweden.
    Baigi, Amir
    Sahlgrenska Academy, Department of Primary Health Care, Gothenburg Sweden.
    Hildingh, Cathrine
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Jogre, J.
    Växjö University, Centre for Acute and Critical Care (CACC), Vaxjo Sweden.
    Lyrström, L.
    Växjö University, Centre for Acute and Critical Care (CACC), Vaxjo Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    School of Health Sciences Jonkoping, School of Health Sciences, Jonkoping Sweden.
    Acute coronary syndrome: social support and coping ability on admittance2008In: British Journal of Nursing, ISSN 0966-0461, E-ISSN 2052-2819, Vol. 17, no 8, p. 527-531Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: To compare social support and coping ability in acute coronary syndrome patients at the time of the cardiac event with a healthy community-based sample, with regard to age, sex, education and marital status.

    Method: The study comprised 241 patients and 316 healthy controls. The participants answered a self-administered questionnaire that included three well-established scales. Multiple logistic regression was used in the analysis to compare the health situation between the patients and controls.

    Results: Persons suffering from acute coronary syndrome rated emotional support significantly lower than the healthy controls. However, there were no differences between the two groups in terms of socio-demographic variables.

    Conclusion: This study indicates that social support may be a predictor of acute coronary syndrome.

  • 52.
    Almheden, Daniela
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Knopp, Susanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Faktorer som påverkar sjuksköterskans empatiska förmåga2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Empathy exists in most people from birth and involves an ability to listen to others and put themselves into a situation by understanding their feelings and reactions. Empathy is very important in health care, among other things, to create a good relationship between the nurse and patient and to offer good care. Although an empathetic approach is of great importance and is the basis for the nurse's main field of nursing, research suggests that the nurse deficiencies in their ability to show empathy. The study was a literature study and aimed to identify factors affecting the nurse's empathy in nursing. The result presenters two themes; factors identified by nurses and factors identified by patients. The factors identified by nurses were identified as working environment significance where both well-being and stress were factors that influenced the nurse empathy. The nurse will to do good and to practice the profession were also factors that impacted. Age, number of years in the profession and education level were also highlighted in the results as factors affecting the nurse's empathy. Factors identified by patients were to be heard and understood, and that the patient's suffering was identified by the nurse. Even nurses who took the time and made sure that a relationship between them were established perceived empathic. Empathy has positive effects both for patient physical care and for the nursing care. Empathy also promotes the nurse's self-esteem. Nurses’ empathy is possible to train and the care management must be aware of the positive effects of empathy and work to promote the existence of empathy in care.

  • 53.
    Almqvist-Tangen, Gerd
    et al.
    Child Healthcare Team, Region Halland, Sweden & Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Arvidsson, Susann
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Alm, Bernt
    Child Healthcare Team, Region Halland, Sweden & Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bergman, Stefan
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden & Research and Development Centre Spenshult, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Roswall, Josefine
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden & County Hospital, Region Halland, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Dahlgren, Jovanna
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Nevonen, Lauri
    Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden & Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    What makes parents act and react? Parental views and considerations relating to ‘child health’ during infancy2017In: Journal of Child Health Care, ISSN 1367-4935, E-ISSN 1741-2889, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 415-423Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Lifestyle factors and behaviours are adopted very early in life and tend to persist throughout life. Considering that the parents are the primary gatekeepers for their child’s health, there is a need to gain more knowledge and deeper understanding about what causes parents to act and react in order for early preventive efforts to have any effect. The aim was to explore the parental views and considerations concerning ‘child health’ among parents with infants 8–10 months old. The sample was strategic and 16 parents (aged 23–41) were recruited from three child health centres in Sweden. Open-ended interviews were conducted and a qualitative, manifest content analysis approach was utilized. The parents described the subject ‘child health’ as a large, multifaceted concept. Three categories emerged during data analysis: developing a sixth sense, being affected by perceptions and believing health and ill health as a continuum. The parents perceived food and feeding issues as one of the most worrying aspects and a significant indicator of ‘child health’. In order to meet the parents on their turf, the ‘healthy health message’ conveyed needs to take the parental perspective into consideration rather than attempting to educate the parents from predetermined assumption, belief and values. © The Author(s) 2017

  • 54.
    Almqvist-Tangen, Gerd
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Axelsson, Åsa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Considerations of the concept of infant health: a literature review2006In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275, Vol. 176, no 6, p. 575-589Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examined a wide range of literature in order to describe factors associated with the concept of infant health. The design of the study is a literature review examining 21 research studies, written in the English language. The study explored which factors were found to exert an influence on the concept of infant health. The result showed that the concept infant health is dependent on many factors but what seems to exert an influence are foremost maternal health and well-being, the family's health care utilization and the parental assessment of their own health. Additional studies are needed to fully understand the concept of infant health. The need for an infant definition that empowers infant health arises because, if a common ground is not clearly established, miscommunication may arise. Furthermore, there is a need to initiate a model for infant health.

  • 55.
    Alsén, Kim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lagundzija, Marijana
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ser du mig?: En litteraturstudie om upplevelsen av att leva med Parkinsons sjukdom utifrån teorin Preserving Self2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the elderly population. The disease adversely affects the bodily function in various ways and the medication of the disease is important in order to handle the various symptoms that arise. People with Parkinson's disease are at risk of impaired quality of life due to the limitations in life that the disease causes. The purpose with this study was to highlight the patient's experience of living with Parkinson's disease. The study was conducted as a general literature study with a deductive approach, in which ten result articles were used. The result was categorized and presented based on the five stages and four transitions in the theory of Preserving Self. The theory contributed to a broad and detailed result from the resultarticles and added an in-depth picture of life with Parkinson's disease. The nurses’ responsibility includes getting the patient to participate in their care and taking advantage of the resources that exist in each individual. Using the theory of Preserving Self can contribute to in-depth knowledge in the care for people with Parkinson's disease.

  • 56.
    Altnäs, Sabina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Pärlsjö, Johanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Självstigma vid allvarlig psykisk störning: ”Du är rädd att be om hjälp när du behöver det. Det finns så mycket skam…2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Severe mental illness is a growing health problem. Severe mental illness and self-stigma in combination needs to be examined to clarify what impact they have in combination for each individual. The purpose of this study was to examine what kind of impact self-stigma has to individuals with severe mental illness. The study was conducted as a literature review and the results consisted of three categories: Becoming ones illness Feeling of shame and Feeling of hopelessness. Self-stigma affects the individuals negatively and makes it harder for them to recover. The combination of severe mental illness and self-stigma creates negative consequences from the stereotypical and jaundiced. Individuals have problems with finding meaning of life and are reluctant to seek treatment for their symptoms because of the feeling of shame and hopelessness. In return the symptoms of the mental illness increases and provides more suffering and decreases the meaning of life. It is important that nurses are aware of and are mindful to the individuals prejudice, feelings of shame and hopelessness about their mental illness. Nurses need to make sure that it is possible to be empowered as a patient. Interventions and nursing that aim to reduce the symptoms of self-stigma in severe mental illness should be adapted to the prejudice of the society. More scientific research is needed because of the limited number of present studies concerning self-stigma. There is a need to further investigate self-stigma in severe mental illness. Preferably studies with longitudinal design that focus on the phenomenon self-stigma and how it affects people with severe mental illness, to give a greater understanding.

  • 57.
    Alvarsson, Evelina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Lorentzson, Moa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Mobbning på arbetsplatsen: En litteraturstudie om mobbningens konsekvenser ur ett folkhälsoperspektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Eftersom det inte finns någon riktig benämning på vad vuxenmobbning innefattar är detta område inte särskilt belyst. Det som på senare år tagits fram är att mobbing som förekommer på arbetsplatsen är orsaken till många sjukskrivningar. 

    Syftet: Syftet med studien var att beskriva hälsokonsekvenserna av mobbning på arbetsplatsen.     

    Metod: Studien genomfördes som en litteraturstudie där 15 vetenskapliga artiklar utgjorde grunden. Artiklarna granskades och därefter skapades två teman. 

    Resultat: De psykiska hälsoeffekterna av mobbning kan vara kort- och långsiktiga. De psykiska hälsoproblemen som ångest och depression kan övergå till fysiska åkommor så som sömnproblem, muskelsmärta och infektioner. 

    Implikation: Kunskap om mobbning kan användas till att utveckla trygga arbetsmiljöer för att motverka mobbning. 

  • 58.
    Alveheim, Anja
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lander, Cecilia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att tillfriskna från Anorexia Nervosa2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today’s society many women have to endure health hazard. To live up to society's norms and what is seen as the ideal appearance can put a lot of pressure as well as force the women to strive for this ideal. This constant endeavor can make the recovery from Anorexia Nervosa more complex. The purpose of the literature study was to examine women's recovery from AN. The study is performed as a general literature study with scientific articles as a base. Results have proven that support is the most important caretaking method the nurse can provide throughout this process. For the women’s part, it’s of highest importance that the decision of recovery is self-decided. That consideration is taken to both body and soul is a challenge in the caretaking for women with AN and the fact that gaining weight is not related with full recovery is distinctly highlighted. It’s required for the nurse to possess in depth knowledge of women’s experiences surrounding the recovery to gain an entirety. Additional research of the experiences after finished treatment and after recovery from the disease is required. Even further complementary research surrounding women’s view on a recovery may be required.

  • 59.
    Alyhr, Viktoria
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Huss, Josephine
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Implementeringsfaktorer i skolans värld: En kvalitativ studie om de bakomliggande faktorerna till en lyckad implementering av en pedagogisk modell för lärare2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Todays society is characterized by a constant change and development, which requires the school to develop at the same rate as the rest of society. The school should be equivalent to everyone. How can this be insured if we do not know which factors that affect the implementation of educational models? By ensuring the factors that affect implementation, better results can be achieved. This makes it more likely that the new educational model is used and becomes part of the everyday work. To make an implementation possible, a change work is carried out in the organization.

    We have conducted a qualitative study whose purpose is to study which factors teachers experience may affect the implementation of a new educational model in school. The survey has been conducted at three schools in a town in Sweden. The form of the interview has been semi-structured, two of which have been held in groups and one individual. Through the interviews we have acquired empirical evidence for our study.

    The result show that there are many different factors that affects, often in combination with each other, how well an implementation results in. The factors that are significant and have been made visible in our survey are the following: Relevance, attitude, advantageous, easy-to-use, customizable, coaching, support, time, participation, follow-up systems, clear results, culture and communication.           

  • 60.
    Alzubaidy, Doa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Wärm, Elin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ny flyktingkris, nya samhälleliga utmaningar?: En jämförande textanalys av medierapporteringen om flyktinginvandring från Jugoslavien 1992 och Syrien 2015/2016.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim and main questions: This study aims to examine differences and similarities in how the swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter portrayed the refugee immigrations during these wars. The main questions are: •How didDagens Nyheterportray the immigration of refugees from the wars in Balkans in 1992 compared to refugees from the Syria war in 2015/2016?•What themes or patterns can be distinguished in the news articles? Main results: The results indicates that there is an expectationthat refugees should work and contribute to the Swedish society and that the subject of financial consequences is characterized by two aspects; one that indicates that refugees strengthens the Swedish economy through working and another indicates that refugee immigration is a burden for the economy. Although, the refugee immigration is portrayed as a problem during both periods. Refugees are portrayed with more sympathy and their situations are raisedby individuals from civil society during 2015/2016. The articles depicta perspective that shows a concern and fear of what problems themassive immigration mightcause to the society.

  • 61.
    Ambjörnson, Lina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare. 9303295381.
    Holgersson, Hanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Vem bestämmer övertidsarbete?: En kvalitativ studie om övertidsarbete bland tjänstemän inom den privata sektorn.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 62.
    Ambratt, Emelie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Camacho Peterson, Sophia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Närståendes upplevelser av palliativ vård2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Palliative care aims to ensure patients and carers as a whole, where the goal is to contribute to the welfare and dignity in end of life. In order to facilitate the families’ situation caregivers plays a big role. The aim was to describe the families’ experiences of palliative care. The method used was literature study which was based on twelve scientific articles. The results showed that relatives are in great need of supportive action from the nursing staff. Three themes emerged in the results: Families’ experiences of information and communication, Families’ perceptions of support and Families’ experiences of involvement. Further research is needed to elucidate families’ perceptions of palliative care, where much of the existing research mainly focuses on the patient or the nurse’s experiences.

  • 63.
    Amoudi, Mariam
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Tamerjei, Amani
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Maskrosbarn - som fann ljuset i den svarta tunneln: En kvalitativ studie av åtta personers upplevelser av barndomen2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this study we have used Jenkins, Berger and Luckmann and Scheff's theories which is social identity, shame, pride and socialization. In order to understand the situation of the dandelion children, these theories have been useful. The study has been conducted on the basis of qualitative method and interviews.

    When children grow up with parents who are addicts or psychologically ill, the child does not have a normal upbringing and therefore one needs a protection factor from society. According to various studies, it has been found that some children follow the same pattern as their parents and end up addicted in adulthood. Other studies show that some children deviate from parental behavior, these are called dandelion children. This study aims to investigate the subject of dandelion children and the study is based on highlighting what caused the adult dandelion children not to follow the same pattern as fine parenting and a developed social well-being. The study's starting point has been to investigate underlying factors that adult dandelion children have survived in life, from a sociological perspective.

    The study has shown that the reasons for their survival are because they have had a close relative who has supported them. They have also chosen to break the contact and legacy of their parents to move forward in life without more terauma.

  • 64.
    Andell, Monica
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Falkenström, Marika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Barnsjuksköterskans erfarenhet av familjecentrerad vård i familjerum på neonatalavdelningen: En litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Family-centered care in family rooms is more common in Swedish neonatal care units nowadays. Infants were previously cared for in open bay, where multiple newborn children were cared for. In order for the pediatric nurse to be able to provide patient-safe and good family-centered care and obtain a good working environment, it is important to examine the pediatric nurse´s experience of working in family rooms. Aim: The aim of the study was to illustrate the experiences of pediatric nurses working with family-centered care in family rooms at a neonatal care unit. Method: The study was conducted as a literature review with systematic search and examination and builds upon nine scientific articles. The contents were reviewed according to the Bettany-Saltikov and McSherry method. Results: Pediatric nurses experienced that working in a family room promoted family-centered care. Pediatric nurses experienced a worsened work environment. A large part of the work was done alone, and it could give them a sense of isolation. They perceived that their time was no longer enough, and it led to stress and anxiety. Conclusion: Work in family rooms is a new way of working for pediatric nurses. It takes time getting used to the new operating procedures for family-centered care in family rooms to be good and patient safety, simultaneously to maintain a good work environment.

  • 65.
    Andersen, Mark
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Working with an anxious and psychologically abused athlete: A mindful, neuropsychotherapy approach2014In: Neuropsychotherapy: Theoretical concepts and clinical applications / [ed] Rossouw, Pieter J., Brisbane: Mediros , 2014, p. 193-207Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 66.
    Andersen, Mark B.
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Hanrahan, Stephanie J.University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
    Doing exercise psychology2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 67.
    Andersen, Mark B.
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Ivarsson, Andreas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    A methodology of loving kindness: how interpersonal neurobiology, compassion, and transference can inform researcher–participant encounters and storytelling2016In: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, ISSN 2159-676X, E-ISSN 2159-6778, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article concerns some central aspects of methodology in qualitative research: the participants’ and investigators’ storytelling, and the main instruments in many interview-based qualitative studies, the researchers themselves. We discuss several ethical and interpersonal aspects of qualitative research encounters between investigators and their interviewee participants. Interviewing research participants is a fundamentally exploitative process, and we make suggestions for how we can temper that exploitation by giving something of value back to our participants and to make sure the well-being of the participant is not compromised by our actions. Many research topics in qualitative studies concern experiences of stress, distress and trauma, and interviewees re-telling their stories may become retraumatised. Such retraumatisation constitutes abuse on the part of the researcher. To counter potential abuse and exploitation, we discuss how researchers, as the central instruments in interview-based investigations, can use knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology, psychodynamic theory and mindful practice to enable them to hold their participants (and their participants’ stories) in loving care and maybe even help in healing processes. © 2015 Taylor & Francis

  • 68.
    Andersen, Mark
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Barney, Steve T.
    South Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA.
    Waterson, Andrew K.
    High Performance Sport New Zealand, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand.
    Mindfully Dynamic Meta-Supervision: The Case of AW and M2016In: Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: A Case Study Approach / [ed] J. Gualberto Cremades & Lauren S. Tashman, New York: Routledge, 2016, p. 330-342Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 69.
    Andersen, Mark
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Waterson, Andrew K.
    High Performance Sport New Zealand, North Dunedin, New Zealand.
    A brief impressionistic history of paying attention: The roots of mindfulness2017In: Being mindful in sport and exercise psychology: Pathways for practitioners and students / [ed] Sam J. Zizzi & Mark B. Andersen, Morgantown: FiT Publishing , 2017, p. 5-27Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Anderson, Lisa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Upplevelser av karriäravslut: En kvalitativ studie på före detta professionella golfspelare2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine former golf players’ experiences of their career

    termination. The following questions were asked: (1) What barriers does golf players experience during the career termination? (2) What resources does golf players experience during the career termination? (3) What strategies does the golf players identify as useful during a career termination. Semi structured interviews were conducted with four female and one male golf players on international level. Through a qualitative content analysis (Hassmén & Hassmén, 2008) 18 high order themes emerged distrubuted on barriers (6), resources (7) and strategies (5). Prominent themes that emerged as both barriers and resources were identity, volontariness of retriment, preparations and social support. The strategies preparations, find new pursuits, social support, take advantage of the golf career and have an optimistic approach were identified as useful. The themes are discussed based on the theoretical framework and previous research. Suggestions for future research and implications are given.

  • 71.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Ida
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjunnesson, Kajsa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Föräldrars upplevelser av att komma hem med sitt prematurt födda barn2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Every year roughly 15 million children are born prematurely. A premature born child is in need of specialized care focusing on his or her well-being. This may cause parents' involvement in the care of their child to be overridden and the possibility of connection becomes impaired. The aim of this literature study was to describe parents' experiences of coming home with their premature born child. A general literature study was conducted with systematic searches in databases and supported by content analysis. The result was presented in three main themes: Experiences of coming home, Experiences of caring for one's child at home and Experiences of support. The result showed that feelings like positivity and relief were predominant, but parents also experienced insecurity and concern. At home everyday life was characterized by new routines and various obstacles. Parents' received support from the nurse, support groups and relatives. The support from the nurse was considered important for parents to experience homecoming as positive. This literature study can give the nurse an increased understanding of parents' experiences of coming home with their premature born child and lead to better support from the nurse in those areas where the insecurity among parents' is the greatest.

  • 72.
    Andersson, Antonia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Generationsskite: En studie om hur en offentlig verksamhet arbetar inför ett generationsskifte2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 73.
    Andersson, Beatrice
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sinani, Ramiza
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Danielsson, Ronja
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    “De pratar aldrig om det” - att göra det osynliga synligt: En möjlighet att synliggöra lärandet och kunskapen kring psykisk hälsa och ohälsa i gymnasieskolan.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Studies show that mental illness has increased among the youth and that they are affected negatively by the stress and high demand in school. The current research touches the mental health of the youth but what knowledge the youth have about mental health and illness is limited. The school is an important place for learning where the students should be able to develop and improve their mental health. In order to be able to absorb the knowledge that is offered in school the students have to feel well. That is why strategies are needed where all school personnel together strive to raise the mental health among the students. It is of utmost importance that the students are aware of the subject and know where to seek guidance if needed.

     

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of the learning about mental health and illness in Swedish high schools and analyze different conditions for mental health raising work from both the student's perspective as well as personnel in the student care.

     

    Research questions: 1. What knowledge do the students show regarding mental health and illness? 2. How do the students perceive that mental health and illness is discussed from a learning perspective? 3. In what ways does the student care team try to raise mental health in the school? 4. How can the work that is being done to raise mental health be improved? 5. How well do the students' and student care team's perception of how mental health and illness is handled from a learning perspective match?

     

    Results: High school students' knowledge regarding mental health and illness is limited. Students and school personnel feel that the subject is almost non-existent in the education and both parties agrees that the subject should be more integrated with the lectures. The student care team has as an ambition to work preventive against mental illness as well as to raise mental health but limitations with time and resources prevent this type of action. Both students and the student care team have suggestions on how to develop the work that is being done for mental health, e.g. organize theme days and break activities in school.

  • 74.
    Andersson, Caroline
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Andersson, Felicia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Är man inte som alla andra hamnar man lätt utanför: En kvalitativ studie om hur unga personer med psykisk ohälsa använder sig av Facebook2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte och frågeställningar: Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur unga personer som lever med psykisk ohälsa uppfattar sin användning av Facebook och hur de resonerar kring betydelsen av Facebook i deras vardag. Vi vill även belysa hur de uppfattar att de påverkas av samhällets krav kring ideal, normer och känslan av tillhörighet genom Facebook.

    ● Hur beskriver unga människor som lever med psykisk ohälsa sin användning av Facebook?

    ● På vilka sätt uppfattar unga människor att Facebook kan utgöra ett verktyg för tillhörighet och delaktighet för personer som lever med psykisk ohälsa?

    ● På vilka sätt uppfattar unga människor att de normer och ideal som förmedlas via Facebook utgör ett hinder för tillhörighet och delaktighet för personer som lever med psykisk ohälsa?

    Metod och material: Studien utgår ifrån en kvalitativ metod där det empiriska materialet samlades in genom 6 semistrukturerade intervjuer med unga personer med psykisk ohälsa.

    Huvudresultat: Studiens resultat visar att Facebook känns som en trygghet där Facebookgrupper ökar tillhörighetskänslan och används för att få tips och hjälpa andra i svåra situationer. Kraven att behöva leva upp till samhällets ideal kan påverka känslan av utanförskap.

  • 75.
    Andersson, Caroline
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ljungblom, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Livet efter hjärtinfarkten: En litteraturstudie om kvinnors erfarenheter2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hjärtinfarkt är den dominerande dödliga sjukdomen i Sverige, vilket fler kvinnor än män avlider i. Kvinnor insjuknar senare i livet och upplever fler och mer diffusa symptom än män. Stress är en vanlig förekommande riskfaktor, vilket kan skapas från samhällets förväntningar på kvinnor. Det finns förväntningar om omsorgsfulla kvinnor som samtidigt ska prestera bra både på arbetet och i hemmet, vilket genererar stress. Förväntningar från samhället och kroppens biologi skiljer sig mellan män och kvinnor. Män har historiskt sett representerat normen för människan i forskning och därför är det viktigt att uppmärksamma kvinnors erfarenheter. Syftet med studien var att belysa kvinnors erfarenheter av livet efter hjärtinfarkt. En litteraturstudie användes som metod, vilket genererade tio vetenskapliga artiklar som resulterade i tre teman och nio kategorier. Kvinnornas erfarenheter visade att hjärtinfarkt medförde ett avbrott i livet och med hjälp av närstående samt egna reflektioner lärde kvinnorna känna sig själva igen. En ny prioriteringsordning skapades med fokus på kvinnornas hälsa och liv. Studien visar att stress är en stor faktor i kvinnors erfarenheter efter hjärtinfarkt och att kvinnors erfarenheter behöver uppmärksammas för att vårdpersonal ska kunna ge adekvat vård. Det hade varit betydelsefullt om framtida forskning hade uppmärksammat hur stress skiljer sig mellan könen vid hjärtinfarkt, eftersom stress är en riskfaktor.

  • 76.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Mattsson, Sofie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Faktorer som påverkar hjälpsökande beteenden hos nyblivna mammor med symptom på postpartum depression2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Postpartum depression affects 13-19% of new mothers, and the consequences when treatment is not introduced in time can have permanent effects for both the mother and the child. Purpose: To describe factors that affect help seeking behaviors in new mothers with symptoms of postpartum depression. Method: A general literature study was conducted where ten qualitative articles were examined, analyzed and compiled. Results: The results of the literature study featured the themes: the impact of healthcare, the meaning of family and close relatives, the level of knowledge regarding postpartum depression, the significance of culture and expectations about maternity. Healthcare and family were described as promotive factors in women's help seeking behavior while culture, ignorance, lack of information and expectations about motherhood were prominent barriers in help seeking. Conclusion: The study showed several factors that influenced the help seeking behavior. In order to reduce stigmatization around the diagnosis and instead increase knowledge, more comprehensive information measures are needed. Nurses need to have knowledge of postpartum depression in order to understand women's help seeking behaviors and further research on the health care experience as a barrier is desirable for this only be a promotive factor in the future.

  • 77.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Svensson, Jonna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Närståendes vaka: En djupt berörande kärlekshandling2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Vigilance is a term in nursing science that plays a central part in nursing profession, but is equally as central for the affected family. Vigilance needs to be made visible as there occurs vagueness about the deep meaning of the term. The aim of this literature study was to highlight what family vigilance means in nursing tradition. The study was designed as a general literature study, where nine scientific articles with qualitative assumptions form the basis for the outcome. Hermeneutically inspired questions have been used, to generate a deep understanding about human actions. The questions contributed to a categorization of the results from the included articles, and emerged as: Feelings, which formed a main category that further formed three subcategories. The subcategories were entitled as: Protection, Commitment and Lifestyle adjustments. Protection and Commitment emerged as a way for the family to maintain their vigilance. Lifestyle adjustments arose as an inevitable result of the eternal vigilance. A further need regarding complementary research exist, concerning the deep and emotional meaning of family vigilance. By highlighting vigilance and seek understanding about the meaning of the phenomenon for the family, nursing diagnoses can be created.

  • 78.
    Andersson, Emil
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Egertz, Sofia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Socialt stöd som moderator i relation mellan stressfyllda händelser och mental ohälsa2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med föreliggande studie var att undersöka om socialt stöd fungerar som en moderator i relation mellan stressfyllda händelser och mental ohälsa hos elitidrottare. Genom ett strategiskt bekvämlighetsurval deltog 88 elitidrottare (ålder M=17.3, SD=2.4) från södra Sverige, som representerade idrotterna fotboll (N=71) och volleyboll (N=17). Studien baserades på ett frågeformulär med följande instrument: Life Events Survey for Collegiate  Athletes (LESCA), The Athlete Received Support Questionnaire (ARSQ) och General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 12). Resultatet visade stöd för hypotesen då socialt stöd delvis modererade sambandet mellan stressfyllda händelser och symptom av mental ohälsa. Resultatet diskuterades utifrån studiens referensramar.

  • 79.
    Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Klaesson, Marina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Svensson, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Inte som alla andra: Faktorer som påverkar sjuksköterskors attityder till patienter ur normavvikande grupper2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Patients who deviate from the norms of society will be affected by nurses' negative attitudes as a result of lack of knowledge and prejudice from society. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the factors that influence attitudes nurses have in meeting with patients from the norm deviant groups. This literature studies results reflect the overall importance of knowledge and the importance of education, work environment and gender of nurses and is based on 15 scientific articles conducted in different countries. Articles consisting of 12 from quantitative approach, two from qualitative approach and one from mixed method. The results are analyzed in different stages where themes were created and a deeper understanding reached by summarizing and compiling results in article overviews. Nurses’ negative attitudes can result in poorer care and a bad attitude, which can be reduced through more education and to find out the contributing factors for nurses' attitudes may create a greater understanding and acceptance. Further research is needed to influence the factors that lead to negative attitudes.

  • 80.
    Andersson, Gunvor
    et al.
    Socialhögskolan, Lunds universitet.
    Linge, Else Charlotte "Lotta"
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Tioåringars kompetens och levnadsförhållanden1998Report (Other academic)
  • 81.
    Andersson, Ida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Man måste gilla det, annars blir det tufft- en studie om mellanchefers psykosociala arbetsmiljö2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka mellanchefers upplevelser av den psykosociala arbetsmiljön. Studien baserades på fem utvalda respondenter, där kriteriet var att de befann sig på en mellanposition, med rapporteringsskyldighet både uppåt och nedåt inom organisationen. Insamlingen av data utgick från semistrukturerade intervjuer, och analyserades genom innehållsanalys. Resultatet tyder på att upplevelsen av tydligheten på kraven som ställs, det stora beslutsutrymme och det höga stödet från samtliga parter i organisationen gör att mellancheferna i denna studie upplever den psykosociala arbetsmiljön i organisationen som god. Trots stressigare perioder upplever de att ovan nämnda faktorer reducerar risken för skadlig stress. Till skillnad från tidigare forskning visade analysen av resultatet i vår studie att rollen som mellanchef inte behöver leda till skadlig stress. Slutligen diskuteras studiens arbetsvetenskapliga bidrag och förslag till framtida forskning. 

    Nyckelord: kontroll, krav, mellanchef, psykosocial arbetsmiljö, stöd. 

  • 82.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Konsten att leva länge: föreställningar om livets förlängning i handböcker 1700-19302007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Drömmen om evigt liv och evig ungdom är inte ny. Föreställningarna om vägen dit är ungefär desamma idag som för 300 år sedan. Men de tekniska möjligheterna har vidgat gränserna.Att förbli ung, eller åtminstone se ung ut, är ett ideal som växer sig allt starkare. Åldrande och död ska bekämpas, att hålla sig ung och att leva länge är viktigt. Det gäller att träna och sköta sin hälsa.Det kan förefalla vara ett modernt ideal, men det är det inte. Människans kamp för att förlänga livet, och drömmen om evig ungdom, har rötter långt bak i historien. Uppfattningarna om hur man ska nå dit har också stått sig förvånansvärt väl genom tiderna.- Grunden i de praktiska råden är sig lika från 1700-talet och fram till våra dagar. Det handlar om att äta och dricka måttligt, leva naturligt, sova ordentligt, motionera, leva lantliv och andas frisk luft, säger Janicke Andersson, som disputerar vid Tema äldre och åldrande, Linköpings universitet. Hon har studerat historiska handböcker om hur man förlänger livet och jämfört dem med dagens debatt och rådgivningsböcker.

    På 1700-talet var uppfattningen att människan hade en optimal ålder, ända upp till 250 år (som sades vara patriarkernas ålder) och att vi hade degenererat och därför levde betydligt kortare. Det borde gå att uppnå den optimala åldern igen genom att leva rätt.Idag finns ingen bortre gräns för hur länge vi tror oss kunna leva. Inrättningar som Immortality institute, Life extension institute och föreningar som Transhumanisterna arbetar för ett längre eller t o m evigt liv här på jorden. Med transplantationskirurgi kan vi byta ut utnötta kroppsdelar, hormoninjektioner och piller ska bromsa åldrandet, och döda kan frysas ned i förhoppning om att tinas upp igen den dag det blir tekniskt möjligt att få liv i dem.Att sköta sin hälsa och sträva efter att leva länge har blivit en fråga om moral. Budskapet är att med rätt livsstil går det att förhindra åldrandet och behålla sitt unga utseende. Skröplighet blir därför ett tecken på moraliska brister. Själva livsförloppet har blivit ett personligt projekt som handlar om självkontroll och självdisciplin. Det gäller inte bara att leva länge, utan också att leva aktivt. Successfull ageing och Active ageing är rörelser i tiden.”Hur man åldras styr man själv. Det är på dig det beror hur du hanterar situationen” heter det i en modern handbok.Tidigare användes religionen för att underbygga detta budskap. Endast som god kristen kunde man uppnå ett långt liv. Idag har hälsorörelser övertagit mycket av denna gamla retorik. De populära stenåldersdieterna, exempelvis, bygger på uppfattningen att vi har förlorat ett paradisiskt tillstånd, Edens lustgård, som vi kan hitta tillbaka till.

    Vi vill uppnå det eviga livet, men vi vill göra det här på jorden och själva bestämma spelreglerna, skriver Janicke Andersson. 

  • 83.
    Andersson, Jennie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Andreasson, Anette
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Hur påverkas familjens livskvalité när ett barn har en ADHD-diagnos?2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 84.
    Andersson, Jennie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Luthra, Renee
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Hurtig, Peter
    Research and Development, Misa AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Tideman, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Employer attitudes toward hiring persons with disabilities: A vignette study in Sweden2015In: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, ISSN 1052-2263, E-ISSN 1878-6316, Vol. 43, no 1, p. 41-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Individuals with disabilities are often far removed from the labour market and research shows that employers’ negative attitudes toward persons with disabilities create a barrier to attaining employment. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate Swedish employers’ experiences and attitudes toward hiring persons with various disabilities. METHODS: A vignette method with accompanying questions was used. A total of 212 employers, who were actively seeking to hire, were recruited via an online employment site and participated in the study. RESULTS: The results indicated that there is some interest for employers to hire persons with disabilities and that this depended on the type of disability a person has. Other results demonstrated that previous experience of employing persons with disabilities was linked to greater interest in hiring, that employers had greater interest to hire than they thought other employers had, and that openness about the disability was deemed as an important factor in the hiring process. CONCLUSION: The novelty of this study is its use of a vignette design to investigate employers’ attitudes in Sweden. Moreover, the results are much in line with international research. This contributes to knowledge and development of increasing employment for persons with disabilities. © 2015 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

  • 85.
    Andersson, Jennifer
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lindgren, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    "Det är ingen enmansshow": Samverkansprocessens möjligheter och hinder kring det brottsförebyggande arbetet.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 86.
    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.

  • 87.
    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. 

  • 88.
    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
  • 89.
    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

  • 90.
    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.

  • 91.
    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.

  • 92.
    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.

  • 93.
    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)
  • 94.
    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

  • 95.
    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)
  • 96.
    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.

  • 97.
    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.

  • 98.
    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)
  • 99.
    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

  • 100.
    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.

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