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Eriksson, L., Öster, I. & Lindberg, M. (2016). The meaning of occupation for patients in palliative care when in hospital. Palliative & Supportive Care, 14(5), 541-552
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2016 (English)In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523, Vol. 14, no 5, p. 541-552Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe how patients in palliative care relate to occupation during hospitalization and to define the meaning it has for them. Eight inpatients in palliative care with various cancer diagnoses were interviewed one time. These interviews were transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Patients experience occupations as meaningful when in hospital during the last period of their lives. They would like to be able to handle their own needs as much as possible. Staff behavior, the design of the environment, the lack of accessible occupations, and the degree to which patients can decide whether to receive or decline visits affect the possibility to make their wishes a reality. Our results also revealed that patients experience a sense of loss of their role, as well as a lack of control and participation. Our results confirm the importance of occupation and of patients having the option to and being given opportunities to take care of themselves when in palliative care. Further studies are needed to enable us to understand how organized occupations might influence patients' experience of being in a hospital during the final period of life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2016
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119993 (URN)10.1017/S1478951515001352 (DOI)000384433900013 ()
Available from: 2016-05-04 Created: 2016-05-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Norberg, M., Magnusson, E., Thyme, K. E., Åström, S., Lindh, J. & Öster, I. (2015). Breast Cancer Survivorship: Intersecting Gendered Discourses in a 5-Year Follow-Up Study. Health Care for Women International, 36(5), 617-633
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2015 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 36, no 5, p. 617-633Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we present a follow-up study of women's interview narratives about life five to seven years after a breast cancer operation. The women had taken part in a study during the six-month post-operation period. Art therapy contributed to well-being, including strengthening personal boundaries. In the new study, interview analysis informed by critical discursive psychology indicated three problematic discourses that the women still struggled with several years after the operation: the female survivor, the "good woman", individual responsibility. We concluded that many women with a history of breast cancer need support several years after their medical treatment is finished.

Keywords
breast cancer, art therapy, gender, follow-up, critical disursive psycology
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101160 (URN)10.1080/07399332.2015.1017640 (DOI)000353712900004 ()25692802 (PubMedID)
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Available from: 2015-03-26 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Svensk, A. C., Öster, I., Emilsson, S., Hedestig, O., Tavelin, B., Parfa, A. & Lindh, J. (2015). Conversational support group participation during radiotherapy period helps women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 51, S232-S232
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conversational support group participation during radiotherapy period helps women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0959-8049, E-ISSN 1879-0852, Vol. 51, p. S232-S232Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
National Category
Cancer and Oncology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111017 (URN)000361887401078 ()
Available from: 2015-11-02 Created: 2015-11-02 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Høye, S., Kvigne, K., Åström, S., Severinsson, E. & Öster, I. (2015). Encounters between multicultural family members and the nurses in the context of intensive care. Clinical Nursing Studies, 3(1), 89-99
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2015 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Studies, ISSN 2324-7940 (Print); 2324-7959 (Online), Vol. 3, no 1, p. 89-99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The increase in people on the move creates populations that are culturally diverse. People meet various challenges regarding the migration process, social life, jobs and health issues. When a person suffers from acute and critical illness, he/she may be in need of intensive care. The aim of this study was to explore the comprehension of culture, caring and gender among first and second generation immigrant women as relatives on their encounters with intensive care nurses in Norwegian hospitals. A design based upon discursive psychology to explore subject positions, interpretative repertoires and ideological dilemmas focused immigrant female relatives’ experiences with a cultural and gender perspective. Immigrants who were relatives to critically ill people were interviewed. The results of the discourse analysis revealed the following themes: being the caring person as woman, being intertwined between the Western hospital culture and the original family culture and belonging to a minority in a Western majority culture. Conclusion: The women in the families with a critically ill family member mainly act as the caring person. There are dilemmas in how much every family transfer the responsibility for their loved one to the nurses. Anxious attitudes regarding caring activities are rarely linked to their cultural background.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sciedu Press, 2015
Keywords
Immigrant, Women, Family member, Discourse analysis, Intensive care
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97440 (URN)10.5430/cns.v3n1p89 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Öster, I., Tavelin, B., Edberg Thyme, K., Magnusson, E., Isaksson, U., Lindh, J. & Åström, S. (2014). Art therapy during radiotherapy – A five-year follow-up study with women diagnosed with breast cancer. The arts in psychotherapy, 41(1), 36-40
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2014 (English)In: The arts in psychotherapy, ISSN 0197-4556, E-ISSN 1873-5878, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Follow-up studies on art therapy are lacking. In a randomised art therapy intervention study from 2001 to 2004 with women with breast cancer, results showed that patients benefitted from participating in art therapy for up to four months after the intervention. The aim of this study was to describe the coping resources and quality of life amongst women treated for breast cancer five to seven years after participating in individual art therapy during radiotherapy as compared to a control group. In 2009, thirty-seven women, 18 from the intervention group and 19 from the control group, answered questionnaires about their coping resources and quality of life. The results showed no significant difference between the groups regarding their coping resources or quality of life, except for an unexpected significantly lower score in the domain 'Social relations' in the study group as compared to baseline, at the time of the follow up. However, our study from 2001 to 2004 supports various positive effects of art therapy within six months of participation as compared to a control group. Consequently, attending art therapy during the treatment period for breast cancer can be of great importance to support health, coping and quality of life in a short-term perspective.

Keywords
Art therapy, Breast cancer, Coping, Follow-up, Quality of life
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98899 (URN)10.1016/j.aip.2013.10.003 (DOI)000332194400006 ()
Available from: 2015-01-28 Created: 2015-01-28 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Öster, I., Tavelin, B., Egberg Thyme, K., Magnusson, E., Isaksson, U., Lindh, J. & Åström, S. (2014). Art therapy during radiotherapy: a five-year follow-up study with women diagnosed with breast cancer. The arts in psychotherapy, 41(1), 36-40
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2014 (English)In: The arts in psychotherapy, ISSN 0197-4556, E-ISSN 1873-5878, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Follow-up studies on art therapy are lacking. In a randomised art therapy intervention study from 2001-2004 with women with breast cancer, results showed that patients benefitted from participating in art therapy for up to at least four months after the intervention. The aim of this study was to describe the coping resources and quality of life amongst women treated for breast cancer five - seven years after participating in individual art therapy during radiotherapy as compared to a control group. In 2009, thirty-seven women, 18 from the intervention group and 19 from the control group, answered questionnaires about their coping resources and quality of life. The results showed no significant difference between the groups regarding their coping resources or quality of life, except for an unexpected significantly lower score in the domain ‘Social relations’ in the study group as compared to baseline, at the time of the follow up. However, our study from 2001–2004 supports various positive effects of art therapy within six months of participation as compared to a control group. Consequently, attending art therapy during the treatment period for breast cancer can be of great importance to support health, coping and quality of life in a short-term perspective.

Keywords
art therapy, breast cancer, coping, follow-up, quality of life
National Category
Psychology Clinical Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87472 (URN)10.1016/j.aip.2013.10.003 (DOI)000332194400006 ()
Available from: 2014-04-02 Created: 2014-04-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Rydmell, L., Ringnér, A., Lagerfors, C. & Öster, I. (2013). Does Gender Matter?: Nurses' communications with children during blood test procedures. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, 3(4), 300-312
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does Gender Matter?: Nurses' communications with children during blood test procedures
2013 (English)In: Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, ISSN 1892-2678, E-ISSN 1892-2686, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 300-312Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Equal opportunities for children are in general regarded as crucial; nevertheless, children are still often treated differently due to their sex. This could limit a child's inherent way of expressing him/herself. Nurses need to be aware of how gender constructions influence their interactions with children. The aim of this study was to illuminate interpretative repertoires that a group of nurses use when communicating with children during blood test procedures in two children's hospitals in Sweden. Data was collected by semi-structured observations of nurses conducting blood test procedures on children, and the observations were analyzed using discourse psychology. Two main groups of interpretative repertoires were found. In one group the repertoires were supporting gender stereotyping and in the other group the repertoires were weakening gender stereotyping. In conclusion, nurses' interactions with children during procedures offer the children different socially and culturally constructed interpretative repertoires about gender. Increased consciousness of gender issues is needed among nurses to enable children to be and act freely, without being forced into limited gendered expectations.

Keywords
discourse psychology, interaction, observations, pediatric nursing
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84163 (URN)
Available from: 2013-12-16 Created: 2013-12-16 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Öster, I., Hedestig, O., Johansson, M., Klingstedt, N. & Lindh, J. (2013). Sharing experiences in a support group: men's talk during the radiotherapy period for prostate cancer. Palliative & Supportive Care, 11(4), 331-339
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2013 (English)In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 331-339Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men, is often treated with radiotherapy, which strains both physical and mental health. This study aimed to describe the experiences of men living with prostate cancer shared within conversational support groups during a course of radiotherapy. Method: Nine men participated in one of two groups that met six or seven times, led by a professional nurse. Qualitative content analysis was used to identify themes and subthemes in the recorded group conversations. Results: The analysis resulted in six themes: living with a changing body, being in the hands of others, learning to live with the disease, the importance of knowledge, everyday life support, and meeting in the support group. The men discussed a wide variety of bodily experiences and described support from healthcare professionals, relatives, friends, and the support group as crucial to their recovery. Significance of results: Meeting men in a similar situation, sharing experiences of living with the disease, and feeling allied to each other were important to the men in our study. The conversational support group provided the patient with prostate cancer a forum where sharing was made possible.

Keywords
Prostate cancer, Experience, Qualitative content analysis, Support group
National Category
Cancer and Oncology Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60149 (URN)10.1017/S1478951512000661 (DOI)000324544900007 ()23013742 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-10-02 Created: 2012-10-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Ringnér, A., Öster, I., Björk, M. & Graneheim, U. H. (2013). Talking via the child: discursively created interaction between parents and health care professionals in a pediatric oncology ward. Journal of Family Nursing, 19(1), 29-52
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Talking via the child: discursively created interaction between parents and health care professionals in a pediatric oncology ward
2013 (English)In: Journal of Family Nursing, ISSN 1074-8407, E-ISSN 1552-549X, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 29-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe discursively constructed interactions between parents and health care professionals (HCPs) in a pediatric oncology ward. Field notes from 70 focused participant observations and 16 informal interviews with 25 HCPs interacting with 25 parents of children with cancer were analyzed using discursive psychology. Six dominant interpretative repertoires (flexible parts of discourses used in everyday interaction) were found. Repertoires used by the HCPs were child, parent, or family oriented, mirroring the primary focus of the interaction. Parents used a spokesperson repertoire to use their own expertise to talk on behalf of the child; an observer repertoire, in which they kept in the background and interfered only when needed; or a family member repertoire to position themselves on a level equal to the ill child. The results are discussed in relation to philosophies influencing pediatric nursing, such as family-centered nursing and child-centered nursing.

Keywords
discursive psychology, health care professional–parent interaction, participant observation, pediatric oncology, diskurspsykologi, vårdar-föräldrainteraktion, vårdare, föräldrar, deltagande observationer, barnonkologi, pediatrik, onkologi
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66434 (URN)10.1177/1074840712462136 (DOI)000313993400002 ()23076622 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-02-25 Created: 2013-02-19 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Emilsson, S., Svensk, A.-C., Olsson, K., Lindh, J. & Öster, I. (2012). Experiences from having breast cancer and being part of a support group: Notes written in diaries by women during radiotherapy. Palliative & Supportive Care, 10(2), 99-105
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences from having breast cancer and being part of a support group: Notes written in diaries by women during radiotherapy
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2012 (English)In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 99-105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective:The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of breast cancer patients participating in a support group.

Method:This study explores 28 stories of women with breast cancer as expressed through written diaries. Diaries were written during a 5-week period in parallel with radiotherapy and participation in a support group in a hospital. Answers to six open-ended evaluative questions concerning the support group were included in the majority of the written diaries. A qualitative content analysis was used to identify themes.

Results:Three themes were constructed during the analysis: "positive group development." "Inhibited group development." and "the individual living with the disease." Hopes and fears for the future in regards to illness and getting better, the value of family and friends, and feelings related to daily life with breast cancer such as fatigue and changes in body image were also expressed in the diaries.

Significance of results:The findings suggest that the women with breast cancer found it valuable to be able to share experiences with other women in a similar situation in the context of a support group. Being part of such a group provided a space and an opportunity for reflection.

Keywords
Breast cancer, Diary, Support group, Women, Qualitative content analysis
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54424 (URN)10.1017/S1478951511000721 (DOI)000309996000005 ()22361395 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-04-26 Created: 2012-04-26 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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