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Andersson, Ewa K.
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Marcinowicz, L., Andersson, E. K., Bohman, D., Hjelm, M., Skarbalienė, A., Shpakou, A., . . . Jamiolkowski, J. (2018). Nursing students’ perception of the professional nurse's role in four European countries. International Nursing Review
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2018 (English)In: International Nursing Review, ISSN 0020-8132, E-ISSN 1466-7657Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: Understanding how nursing students in European countries perceive their future professional role is an important step in creating awareness of the diversity and similarities between countries. Investigating nursing students’ perceptions of their future profession could help in the design of education and the retention of nurses. Aim: To compare nursing students’ perceptions of the professional nurse's role between Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. Method: A cross-sectional design was implemented. The study used two scales of the Professional Nursing Image Survey, which has questions about 10 skills and abilities and 14 functions and duties of a nurse. Results: A total of 392 final-year nursing students in four countries participated in the study. Statistically significant differences were found between countries in terms of all 10 skills and abilities and in the distribution of responses concerning functions and duties of a nurse. Conclusions: Nursing students in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden perceive differently the role of a nurse in terms of some functions and responsibilities. This may influence the adaptation of nurses who enjoy freedom of movement among the countries. Implications for nursing policy: The knowledge gained in this study could be beneficial in improving nursing education, as it could illuminate the discrepancy between educational goals and students’ perceptions of their future professional role. © 2018 International Council of Nurses

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2018
Keywords
Baccalaureate, Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Roles, Quantitative Methods, Research, article, Belarus, controlled study, cross-sectional study, human, human experiment, Lithuania, nurse attitude, nursing role, nursing student, perception, Poland, quantitative analysis, responsibility, skill, Sweden
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-17284 (URN)10.1111/inr.12494 (DOI)2-s2.0-85055865709 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-15 Created: 2018-11-15 Last updated: 2018-11-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E. K. & Skär, L. (2017). Younger persons' and their next of kin's experiences of cardiac care during the first year following a myocardial infarction. Paper presented at EuroHeartCare 2017, Jönköping. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(S1), S37-S38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Younger persons' and their next of kin's experiences of cardiac care during the first year following a myocardial infarction
2017 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 16, no S1, p. S37-S38Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2017
Keywords
Cardiovascular System & Cardiology; Nursing
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-14470 (URN)000401775600064 ()
Conference
EuroHeartCare 2017, Jönköping
Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2017-06-13 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Fridlund, B., Andersson, E. K., Bala, S.-V., Dahlman, G.-B., Ekwall, A. K., Glasdam, S., . . . Samuelson, K. (2015). Essentials of Teamcare in Randomized Controlled Trials of Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Interventions in Somatic Care: A Systematic Review. Open Journal of Nursing, 12(5), 1089-1101
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2015 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 1089-1101Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Teamcare should, like all patient care, also contribute to evidence-based practice (EBP). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focusing on teamcare have been performed but no study has addressed its essentials. How far this EBP has progressed in different health aspects is generally established in systematic reviews of RCTs. Aim: The aim is to determine the essentials of teamcare including the nurse profession in RCTs of multi- or interdisciplinary interventions in somatic care focusing on the stated context, goals, strategies, content as well as effectiveness of quality of care. Methods: A systematic review was performed according to Cochrane review assumptions to identify, appraise and synthesize all empirical evidence meeting pre-specified eligibility criteria. The PRISMA statement guided the data selection process of 27 articles from PubMed and CINAHL. Results: Eighty-five percent of RCTs in somatic care showed a positive effectiveness of teamcare interventions, of which interdisciplinary ones showed a greater effectiveness compared with the multidisciplinary approach (100% vs 76%). Also theory-based RCTs presented higher positive effectiveness (85%) compared with non-theory-based RCTs (79%). The RCTs with positive effectiveness showed greater levels for professional-centered ambition in terms of goals and for team-directed initiatives in terms of strategy, and a significantly higher level for patient-team interaction plans in terms of content was shown. Conclusions: Teamcare RCTs are still grounded in the multidisciplinary approach having a professional-centered ambition while interdisciplinary approaches especially those that are theory-based appear to be essential with regard to positive effectiveness and preferable when person-centered careis applied.

Keywords
Teamcare, Randomized Controlled Trial, Somatic Care, Systematic Review
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11652 (URN)10.4236/ojn.2015.512116 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Willman, A., Sjöstrom-Strand, A. & Borglin, G. (2015). Registered nurses’ descriptions of caring: a phenomenographic interview study. BMC Nursing, 14(1), Article ID Article number 16.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Registered nurses’ descriptions of caring: a phenomenographic interview study
2015 (English)In: BMC Nursing, ISSN 1472-6955, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 14, no 1, article id Article number 16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Nursing has come a long way since the days of Florence Nightingale and even though no consensus exists it would seem reasonable to assume that caring still remains the inner core, the essence of nursing. In the light of the societal, contextual and political changes that have taken place during the 21st century, it is important to explore whether these might have influenced the essence of nursing. The aim of this study was to describe registered nurses’ conceptions of caring. Methods: A qualitative design with a phenomenographic approach was used. The interviews with twenty-one nurses took place between March and May 2013 and the transcripts were analysed inspired by Marton and Booth’s description of phenomenography. Results: The analysis mirrored four qualitatively different ways of understanding caring from the nurses’ perspective: caring as person-centredness, caring as safeguarding the patient’s best interests, caring as nursing interventions and caring as contextually intertwined. Conclusion: The most comprehensive feature of the nurses’ collective understanding of caring was their recognition and acknowledgment of the person behind the patient, i.e. person-centredness. However, caring was described as being part of an intricate interplay in the care context, which has impacted on all the described conceptions of caring. Greater emphasis on the care context, i.e. the environment in which caring takes place, are warranted as this could mitigate the possibility that essential care is left unaddressed, thus contributing to better quality of care and safer patient care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central/Springer, 2015
Keywords
Caring, Conceptions, Interviews, Nursing, Registered nurses, Person-centredness, Phenomenography, Qualitative research
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6391 (URN)10.1186/s12912-015-0067-9 (DOI)000210484900015 ()
Available from: 2015-04-01 Created: 2015-04-01 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Sjöstrand-Strand, A., Willman, A. & Borglin, G. (2015). Registered nurses views of caring in coronary care: a deductive and inductive content analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(23-24), 3481-3493
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Registered nurses views of caring in coronary care: a deductive and inductive content analysis
2015 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 24, no 23-24, p. 3481-3493Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives

To extend nurses’ descriptions of how they understood caring, as reflected in the findings of an earlier study (i.e. the hierarchical outcome space) and to gain additional understandings and perspectives of nurses’ views of caring in relation to a coronary care patient case.

Background

Scientific literature from the 1970s–1990s contains descriptions of caring in nursing. In contrast, the contemporary literature on this topic – particularly in the context of coronary care – is very sparse, and the few studies that do contain descriptions rarely do so from the perspective of nurses.

Design

Qualitative descriptive study.

Methods

Twenty-one nurses were interviewed using the stimulated recall interview technique. The data were analysed using deductive and inductive qualitative content analysis.

Results

The results of the iterative and integrated content analysis showed that the data mainly reproduced the content of the hierarchical outcome space describing how nurses could understand caring; however, in the outcome space, the relationship broke up (i.e. flipped). The nurses’ views of caring could now also be understood as: person-centredness ‘lurking’ in the shadows; limited ‘potential’ for safeguarding patients’ best interests; counselling as virtually the ‘only’ nursing intervention; and caring preceded by the ‘almighty’ context. Their views offered alternative and, at times, contrasting perspectives of caring, thereby adding to our understanding of it.

Conclusion

Caring was described as operating somewhere between the nurses caring values and the contextual conditions in which caring occurred. This challenged their ability to sustain caring in accordance with their values and the patients’ preferences.

Relevance to clinical practice

To ensure that the essentials of caring are met at all times, nurses need to plan and deliver caring in a systematic way. The use of systematic structures in caring, as the nursing process, can help nurses to work in a person-centred way, while sustaining their professional values.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015
Keywords
caring;content analysis;context;deductive analysis;inductive analysis;nursing;qualitative design
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-11222 (URN)10.1111/jocn.12975 (DOI)000368277900016 ()
Available from: 2015-12-16 Created: 2015-12-16 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Fridlund, B., Jönsson, A., Andersson, E., Bala, S.-V., Dahlman, G.-B., Forsberg, A., . . . Sivberg, B. (2014). Essentials of Nursing Care in Randomized Controlled Trials of Nurse-Led Interventions in Somatic Care: A Systematic Review. Open Journal of Nursing, 4(3), 181-197
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2014 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 181-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Nursing practice has to contribute to evidence pointing out why there is a need for more nurse-designed randomized control trials (RCTs) focusing on evidence-based practice (EBP). How far this EBP has progressed in different health aspects is usually established by systematic reviews of RCTs. Nurse-led RCTs exist but no study has addressed the essentials of nursing care. Aim: The aim was therefore to determine the essentials of nurses’ interventions by means of nurse-led RCTs in somatic care focusing on the stated context, goals, content, strategies as well as the nurse’s role related to effectiveness. Methods: A systematic review was realized according to Cochrane review assumptions to identify, appraise and synthesize all empirical evidence meeting pre-specified eligibility criteria. The PRISMA statement guided the data extraction process (n = 55) from PubMed and CINAHL. Results: Of the RCTs in somatic care, 71% showed a positive effectiveness of nurse-led interventions, of which the nurse had a significant role with regard to being the main responsible in 67% of the studies. Also, 47% of the RCTs presented a theoretical standpoint related to the nurse-led interventions and most prominent were international evidence-based guidelines. Goals were found to have either a patient-centered or a professional-centered ambition. Strategies were based on patient-directed initiatives, nurse-patient-directed initiatives or nurse-directed initiatives, while contents were built upon either a patient-nurse interaction or a nursing management plan. Conclusions: This review underlines the necessity of a holistic view of a person, as nurse-led RCTs comprising a patient-centered ambition, patient-directed initiative and patient-nurse interaction plan showed beneficial nursing care effectiveness, particularly if theory-based. In a nurse-led RCT, a basic theoretical perspective is advantageous as well as to elucidate the role of the nurse in relation to the estimated effects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scientific Research Publishing, 2014
Keywords
Nurse-Led, Nursing Care, Randomized Controlled Trial, Somatic Care, Systematic Review
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6699 (URN)10.4236/ojn.2014.43023 (DOI)oai:bth.se:forskinfoE4C04176382EF97AC1257C9200358DB1 (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoE4C04176382EF97AC1257C9200358DB1 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoE4C04176382EF97AC1257C9200358DB1 (OAI)
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total of 13 authors. Plus 10 are: A. Sjöström-Strand, J. Wihlborg, K. Samuelson Open Access JournalAvailable from: 2014-05-26 Created: 2014-03-05 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Borglin, G., Sjöström-Strand, A. & Willman, A. (2013). Standing alone when life takes an unexpected turn: Being a midlife next of kin of a relative who has suffered a myocardial infarction. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 27(4), 864-871
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standing alone when life takes an unexpected turn: Being a midlife next of kin of a relative who has suffered a myocardial infarction
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 864-871Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Suffering a myocardial infarction (MI) is a life-threatening event that impacts not only on the individual concerned but also on the next of kin. However, there seems to be a paucity of naturalistic inquiries that focus specifically on midlife next of kin and their experience of being close to a relative who has suffered an MI. This study aims to elucidate the experience of being a midlife next of kin of a relative who has suffered a myocardial infarction. Method: Nine women and four men in midlife participated in the focused interviews, which were conducted and analysed during 2010/2011 using Lindseths and Norbergs' description of the phenomenological hermeneutical method. Findings: Four themes - Solely responsible, Lurking unease, Left out of the picture and Life on hold - formed the basis of the core theme Standing alone when life takes an unexpected turn. The core theme was interpreted as a central phenomenon encompassing the experience of being solely responsible for the well-being of their relative and the family, thus putting their own life on hold. The core theme also reflected the next of kin's experience of being left out of the picture when it came to the relative's care before and after the MI. Conclusion: The next of kin's negative feelings of standing alone were further intensified by their experience of being left out of the picture by the healthcare professionals concerning their relative's care. As a cardiac nurse, it would seem essential to have knowledge about the experiences of next of kin in connection with a relative's MI event. Such knowledge can facilitate the planning and organisation of nursing care and at the same time address the next of kin's role in the recovery and rehabilitation process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell, 2013
Keywords
Experience, Intervention, Next of kin, Nursing, Phenomenological hermeneutics, Qualitative research
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6651 (URN)10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.01094.x (DOI)000328140200011 ()oai:bth.se:forskinfo131E0648358407DBC1257AC90045ED8C (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo131E0648358407DBC1257AC90045ED8C (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo131E0648358407DBC1257AC90045ED8C (OAI)
Available from: 2014-07-17 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Borglin, G. & Willman, A. (2013). The experience of younger adults following myocardial infarction. Qualitative Health Research, 23(6), 762-772
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The experience of younger adults following myocardial infarction
2013 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323 , Vol. 23, no 6, p. 762-772Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of the experience of younger people (< 55 years) during their first year following a myocardial infarction. We analyzed 17 interviews using a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The core theme and central phenomenon was the everyday fight to redress the balance in life, which encompassed an existential, physical, and emotional battle to regain a foothold in daily life. The aftermath of a life-threatening event involved a process of transition while at the same time creating a new meaning in life. Lack of energy and its impact on the complex interplay of midlife combined with unreasonable demands from employers and health care professionals seemed to color the experience of the informants. The knowledge gained in this study can constitute a valuable contribution to overall quality assurance in nursing care and the development of nursing interventions for the cardiac rehabilitation of younger patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013
Keywords
heart health, hermeneutics, illness and disease, life-threatening / terminal, phenomenology, Ricoeur
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6648 (URN)10.1177/1049732313482049 (DOI)000336257700005 ()oai:bth.se:forskinfoF1B51E73BC39BA2CC1257B59002FCF2E (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoF1B51E73BC39BA2CC1257B59002FCF2E (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoF1B51E73BC39BA2CC1257B59002FCF2E (OAI)
Available from: 2014-07-17 Created: 2013-04-26 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Borglin, G. & Willman, A. (2011). Younger people’s experiences of life after having survived an acute myocardial infarction: An interview study. Paper presented at Advances in health Care Sciences Research Conference. Paper presented at Advances in health Care Sciences Research Conference. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Younger people’s experiences of life after having survived an acute myocardial infarction: An interview study
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2011
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7114 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo7B41DE7F238C510CC125797B00393EA4 (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo7B41DE7F238C510CC125797B00393EA4 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo7B41DE7F238C510CC125797B00393EA4 (OAI)
Conference
Advances in health Care Sciences Research Conference
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-01-04 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
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