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Larsen, Joacim, MedDrORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0622-7794
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Schuster, M., Kraft, M., Hägg Martinell, A., Eriksson, H., Larsen, J. & Ekstrand, P. (2022). Challenges and Barriers to the Social Integration of Newly Arrived Immigrants in Sweden. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, 16(1), 22-39
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, E-ISSN 1843-5610, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 22-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden, like many other European countries, has received a large number of immigrants in the past few years. To tackle the challenge connected with this, a policy for integration including an establishment programme was adopted by the Swedish Government which speeded up the introduction of newly arrived immigrants into the labour market and social life. The implementation of the programme is performed by various stakeholders in the fields of the labour market, language education and non-governmental organisations.The aim of this study was to investigate challenges and barriers to integration from the perspective of stakeholders’ experiences of encounters with newly arrived immigrants. The study used open-ended data collected in a Delphi project targeting civil servants and volunteers working within the policy establishment programme, and a thematic analysis was conducted. The results indicate that focus on organisational structures, issues concerning resources and competence, and a more holistic approach to new arrivals’ existential situationare key areas to address to move towards successful integration.

Keywords
integration, core domains of integration, newly arrived immigrants, stakeholders, thematic analysis
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45744 (URN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016–07194
Available from: 2023-04-17 Created: 2023-04-17 Last updated: 2023-10-04Bibliographically approved
Ekstrand, P., Tegnestedt, C., Schuster, M., Eriksson, H., Hägg-Martinell, A. & Larsen, J. (2022). The meaning of health among newly arrived immigrants: A qualitative study from stakeholders’ perspectives. Nordic journal of nursing research
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2022 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Good health is a prerequisite for individuals to function in everyday life. The same applies to newly arrived immigrants, where good health is crucial for successful establishment. The aim of this study was to describe stakeholders’ experiences of how newly arrived immigrants’ health affects their opportunities to establish themselves in society. The study had a qualitative design where open-ended questions were analysed following Braun and Clarke’s guidelines for conducting a qualitative thematic analysis. The results consist of three themes: Mental health problems, disabilities, and tormenting concerns about absent family members; A precarious life situation related to housing, education, and income; and Deficiencies in responding to health challenges in organisations and in society. Stakeholders face health problems among newly arrived immigrants that they do not have the right skills to deal with. We argue for the presence of nurses in organisations working with newly arrived immigrants, and that nurses’ competence is necessary to capture their needs.

Keywords
health, newly arrived immigrants, social participation, stakeholders, thematic qualitative analysis
National Category
Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45745 (URN)10.1177/20571585221083525 (DOI)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07194
Available from: 2023-04-21 Created: 2023-04-21 Last updated: 2023-04-21Bibliographically approved
Larsen, J., Eriksson, H. & Hägg Martinell, A. (2021). A Scoping Review of Delphi Studies Concerning Social Participation of Refugees in Health Services. JAMK Journal of Health and Social Studies, e1-e10
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2021 (English)In: JAMK Journal of Health and Social Studies, ISSN 2490-029X, p. e1-e10Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ability to appropriately attend to refugee health needs in the countries that are receiving them is an enormous institutional challenge. The varying practicalities of administering refugee health services can affect a refugee’s mental health outcome during the adjustment period to their new home country. This is a report on a study undertaken to overview Delphi method approaches used to investigate the consensus by experts on the issue of refugees’ social participation in health services. The review was conducted from March to December 2018 by two evaluators utilizing a systematic search strategy in presently available electronic databases. Only Delphi studies concerning forced adult refugee’s social participation in health services were included, while studies that focused on children, minorities, immigrants, migrants, asylum seekers, etc., as well as studies that did not utilize the Delphi technique, were excluded. Ten peer-reviewed articles were included in the final charting of the data. The results show that Delphi approaches regarding refugee social participation have focused on important factors important for providing quality health care, health care priorities, barriers preventing social participation, and research priorities. The experts make clear that bureaucratic procedures, cross-cultural communication and empowerment, be taken into consideration when creating policies, in practice and in research. The conclusion is that by emphasizing the tacit knowledge of experts, the Delphi method can contribute to a deeper understanding of policy priorities and responsive health services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jyväskylä: JAMK University of Applied Sciences, 2021
Keywords
Delphi Method; Health Participation; Refugees; Scoping Review
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45747 (URN)
Available from: 2023-04-21 Created: 2023-04-21 Last updated: 2023-04-21
Hägg-Martinell, A., Eriksson, H., Ekstrand, P., Schuster, M. & Larsen, J. (2021). Social Participation as Reported by Civil Servants and Volunteers Working with Newly Arrived Immigrants in Sweden: Qualitative Datafrom a Delphi Study. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, 15(1), 98-114
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, E-ISSN 1843-5610, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 98-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Primary health prevention regarding social participation for newly arrived immigrants is needed to address challenges when responding to the needs of such immigrants in their new and vulnerable situation. The aim of this study was to describe social participation as reported by civil servants and volunteers working with newly arrived immigrants in Sweden. Open-ended data collected in a Delphi project targeting civil servants and volunteers working within the policy establishment programme was used. Qualitative content analysis was conducted. The findings show that several interacting factors contribute to resources that create perquisites for “going native in the community” and “being part of everyday life” as points of perquisites for how civil servants and volunteers elaborate on social participation for newly arrived immigrants. A focus on the “here and now” and avoiding measures that “put life on hold” are two points of aspects that generate possibilities for promoting social participation in health services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oradea: University of Oradea, 2021
Keywords
Health promotion, Health services, Newly arrived immigrants, Qualitative content analysis, Refugees, Social participation
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45753 (URN)
Available from: 2023-04-17 Created: 2023-04-17 Last updated: 2023-10-04Bibliographically approved
Stålberg, A., Lind, T., Sköldvall, K. & Larsen, J. (2020). Att utveckla studenters litteracitet inom professionsutbildningar. In: : . Paper presented at NU2020 Hållbart lärande, Södertörns högskola, Huddinge, 7-9 oktober, 2020..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att utveckla studenters litteracitet inom professionsutbildningar
2020 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

De senaste decennierna har sjuksköterskeutbildningen i Sverige gått från en praktisk utbildning till en professionsutbildning. Professionsperspektivet har inneburit ett ökat fokus på studenternas utveckling av academic literacies (Lea & Street, 2006). I denna presentation redovisas ett högskolepedagogiskt projekt om litteracitetsutveckling på Röda Korsets Högskola (RKH). Det har involverat både studenter och lärare inom sjuksköterskeutbildningen.

Under samma period som utbildningen har professionaliserats har rekryteringen till högskolan breddats vilket lett till en förändrad studentgrupp inom sjuksköterskeutbildningen (Borglin & Fagerström, 2012). Studenter överlag upplever en svårighet med att utveckla en akademisk litteracitet (Ask, 2007). Svårigheterna kan bland annat kopplas till att studenterna har svårt att förstå vad som förväntas av dem i deras akademiska texter. Men inte bara studenterna ser det akademiska skrivandet som svårt. Många lärare som arbetar på RKH uttrycker att det är svårt att veta vad som är bra arbetssätt för att stödja studenternas litteracitetsutveckling.

I samband med RKH:s flytt till Campus Flemingsberg startade RKH 2018 ett samarbete med Södertörns högskolas högskolepedagogiska enhet, studieverkstad och bibliotek om en introduktion till akademiskt skrivande. På Södertörns högskola pågår sedan några år en satsning på ämnesintegrerat akademiskt skrivande som omfattar arbete med att söka, värdera, läsa och skriva akademiska texter.

Syftet med momentet akademiskt skrivande inom RKH har varit att under första terminen och samtidigt med examinationen av ämnesinnehållet, introducera studenterna till det akademiska skrivandet. Olika aktiviteter som formativ respons har använts för att stimulera studenternas lärande och lägga en grund för deras fortsatta utveckling av akademisk och professionell litteracitet. Flertalet studenter säger att det varit givande att tidigt i utbildningen få starta lärprocessen gällande ett vetenskapligt förhållningssätt, även om många studenter uttrycker att det akademiska skrivandet är svårt.

En viktig del av samarbetet mellan högskolorna har varit att skapa förutsättningar för hållbarhet även vad gäller ämneslärarnas kunskaper om litteracitetsutveckling. Bland annat har workshoppar hållits med hela lärarkollegiet, inte bara med de lärare som arbetar på den aktuella kursen. Lärarna, som ofta implicit har lärt sig det akademiska skrivandet, har fått bekanta sig med verktyg och nyckelbegrepp för att diskutera text med studenter, och har funnit arbetssättet stimulerande. För hållbarheten i utbildningen gäller att alla lärare kan fortsätta att ge stöd i utvecklingen av studenternas litteracitet. Precis som studenterna har konstaterat i sina utvärderingar lär sig ingen ett väl utvecklat akademiskt och professionellt skrivande på första terminen.

 

Referenser

Ask, S. (2007). Vägar till ett akademiskt skriftspråk [Roads to academic written language] In Swedish. Växjö University, Växjö University Press. (No 115/2007)

Borglin, G., & Fagerström, C. (2012). Nursing students' understanding och critical thinking and appraisal and academic writing: A descriptive, qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice, 12, 356-360. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.04.009

Lea, M. R., & Street, B. V. (2006). The "Academic Literacies Model: Theory and Application. Theory Into Practice, 45, 368-377. doi:10.1207/s15430421tip4504_11

National Category
Nursing Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45755 (URN)
Conference
NU2020 Hållbart lärande, Södertörns högskola, Huddinge, 7-9 oktober, 2020.
Available from: 2023-04-03 Created: 2023-04-03 Last updated: 2023-04-03Bibliographically approved
Hägg Martinell, A., Tegnestedt, C. & Larsen, J. (2020). Nurse Students’ Thoughts on a Sustainable Professional Life as Nurses: A Qualitative Study. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 11, 295-303
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2020 (English)In: Advances in Medical Education and Practice, E-ISSN 1179-7258, Vol. 11, p. 295-303Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: In a global context of an increasing and aging population, along with environmental changes, nurses play an important role in relieving suffering among vulnerable people and groups in society. Sustainability in nursing contributes to sustainable development through providing an environment that is not detrimental to/protects present and future generations′ opportunities for good health. There is a global shortage of nurses, and it has been shown that, locally, every fifth newly graduated nurse considers leaving their new profession five years after graduation. The aim was to describe how nursing students’ thought about a sustainable professional life as nurses before their graduation.

Materials and Methods: A qualitative design with a written data set was used, and a thematic analysis was performed. One hundred five students (80 women and 25 men) in semester six out of six of the nursing education program participated.

Results: The analysis resulted in three themes: 1) to have an ethical foundation that guides the individual nurse in protecting the nursing care and developing the nursing care for their patients; 2) to be in a listening, reflexive and supportive workplace enabling a professional nurse to continuously grow and learn and 3) to be a proud professional nurse with integrity, not risking with their own health or personal professional development.

Conclusion: The nursing students describe their thoughts on the requirements for having a sustainable professional life as nurses as having a strong inner ethical compass to help guide, protect and develop the nursing care for the patients. In addition, it requires a workplace with a reflexive and supporting culture. However, the nursing students also put their own health and the opportunities for professional growth at the top of their priorities, and if these conditions are lacking, they will switch to another workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dove Press, 2020
Keywords
nurse students, sustainability, professional life, thematic analysis
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45757 (URN)10.2147/AMEP.S245877 (DOI)32346320 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2020-04-16 Created: 2023-04-03 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bergkvist, K., Larsen, J., Johansson, U.-B., Mattsson, J. & Fossum, B. (2018). Family members' life situation and experiences of different caring organisations during allogeneic haematopoietic stem cells transplantation: A qualitative study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 7(1), Article ID e12610.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family members' life situation and experiences of different caring organisations during allogeneic haematopoietic stem cells transplantation: A qualitative study
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 7, no 1, article id e12610Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe family members' life situation and experiences of care in two different care settings, the patient's home or in hospital during the acute post-transplantation phase after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 14 family members (seven women and seven men). An inductive qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. The majority of the family members' (n = 10) had experiences from home care. The findings show the family members' voice of the uncertainty in different ways, related with the unknown prognosis of the HSCT, presented as Being me being us in an uncertain time. The data are classified into; To meet a caring organisation, To be in different care settings, To be a family member and To have a caring relationship. Positive experiences such as freedom and security from home care were identified. The competence and support from the healthcare professionals was profound. Different strategies such as adjusting, having hope and live in the present used to balance to live in an uncertain time. The healthcare professionals need to identify psychosocial problems, and integrate the psychosocial support for the family to alleviate or decrease anxiety during HSCT, regardless of the care setting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45762 (URN)10.1111/ecc.12610 (DOI)27859940 (PubMedID)
Note

This study was funded and supported by grants from Sophiahemmet University, the Swedish Blood Cancer Society, and the Swedish Nursing Society.

Available from: 2016-11-25 Created: 2023-04-06Bibliographically approved
Vikdahl, L., Gunnarsson, D., Larsen, J., Ståhle, G. & Saboonchi, F. (2018). Mångfald och hälsa: En kartläggning av vilka kunskapsbehov som finns hos några samhällsaktörer i Södertörnregionen gällande mångfald och hälsa, med fokus på nyanländas etablering.. Huddinge: Flemingsberg Science
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2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Flemingsberg Science, 2018. p. 34
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45763 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2023-04-17Bibliographically approved
Bergkvist, K., Fossum, B., Johansson, U.-B., Mattsson, J. & Larsen, J. (2018). Patients' experiences of different care settings and a new life situation after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(1), Article ID e12672.
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 27, no 1, article id e12672Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Over the past 20 years, considerable healthcare resources have shifted from an inpatient to an outpatient setting. To be in an outpatient setting or at home after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) has been shown to be medically safe and beneficial to the patient. In this study we describe patients' experiences of different care settings (hospital or home) and a new life situation during the acute post-transplant phase after HSCT. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 patients (six women and nine men) 29-120 days after HSCT. An inductive qualitative content analysis was performed to analyse the data. The analysis resulted in four categories: To be in a safe place, To have a supportive network, My way of taking control, and My uncertain return to normality. The findings showed that patients undergoing HSCT felt medically safe regardless of the care setting. The importance of a supportive network (i.e. the healthcare team, family and friends) was evident for all patients. Both emotional and problem-focused strategies were used to cope with an uncertain future. Being at home had some positive advantages, including freedom, having the potential for more physical activity, and being with family members. The study highlights some key areas thought to provide more personalised care after HSCT.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
Keywords
acute post-transplant phase, allogeneic stem cell transplantation, content analysis, home care, hospital care, patient experiences
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45765 (URN)10.1111/ecc.12672 (DOI)28252234 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2023-04-17Bibliographically approved
Larsen, J., Sigvardsdotter, E., Silow Kallenberg, K. & Eriksson, H. (2018). The Delphi method as a way to explore underresearched areas in nursing: - refugee's health and social participation. In: : . Paper presented at Third Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, Oslo, June 13-15, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Delphi method as a way to explore underresearched areas in nursing: - refugee's health and social participation
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: The Delphi method developed in the 1950s in the US-Army as a way to forecast the probability of nuclear weapons usage in war by consulting "experts". From this origin the Delphi method successfully spread in dierent academic disciplines during the late 1900 to become one important method for access "expert consensus" in situations where no other evidence exist and furthermore to provide a valuable tool in the investigation of "expert opinion" and may thereby help to guide future policy directives in an era such as nursing. Objective: The aim of this presentation is to describe the possibilities of using this approach to explore under-researched areas in nursing using conclusion drawn from a scoping review of Delphi studies on refugee's health and social participation. Method: Scoping review Results: The ndings show that health workers; nurse’s, physicians, civil servants have a tremendous impact on health outcomes that occur for refugees during their adjustment to a new life and that their interpretation and implementing policies is important to consider when elaborating on health and resources of health. Conclusion and implication for practice: To conclude, emphasizing the tacit knowledge of experts the ndings show that this type of approaches can serve as a method to both investigate and establish a consensus among nurses or in areas of nursing research where evidence is lacking. Delphi method is a tool that can provide valuable insight regarding nursing knowledge that is not possible to monitor in any other way and can become more important in nursing research in the future.

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45766 (URN)
Conference
Third Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, Oslo, June 13-15, 2018.
Projects
MRSR
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07194
Available from: 2018-07-13 Created: 2023-04-17Bibliographically approved
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