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  • 1.
    Carlsson, Tommy
    et al.
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Melander Marttala, Ulla
    Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Mattsson, Elisabeth
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University; Department of Health Care Sciences, Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Experiences and preferences of care among Swedish immigrants following a prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defect in the fetus: A qualitative interview study2016In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, ISSN 1471-2393, E-ISSN 1471-2393, Vol. 16, article id 130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Immigrants experience significant challenges when in contact with healthcare and report less satisfaction with maternity care compared to native Swedes. Research that gives voice to pregnant immigrant women and their partners following a prenatal diagnosis of a fetal anomaly is scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore experiences and preferences of care following a prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defect among Swedish immigrants.

    Methods: Pregnant immigrants and their partners were consecutively recruited following a prenatal diagnosis of a congenital heart defect in the fetus. Nine respondents were interviewed in five interviews, four with the aid of a professional interpreter. The material was analyzed using manifest qualitative content analysis.

    Results: The analysis resulted in five categories: 1) “Trustworthy information”, 2) “Language barriers”, 3) “Psychosocial situation”, 4) “Peer support”, and 5) “Religious positions”.

    Conclusion: The potential need for interpreter services, visual information, psychosocial support, coordination with welfare officers, and respect for religious positions about termination of pregnancy are all important aspects for health professionals to consider when consulting immigrants faced with a prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly in the fetus. Peer support within this context needs to be further explored in future studies.

  • 2. Mattsson, E
    et al.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Psychosocial Oncology, Uppsala University.
    Ljungman, G
    von Essen, L
    Positive and negative consequences with regard to cancer during adolescence. Experiences two years after diagnosis.2007In: Psycho-Oncology, ISSN 1057-9249, E-ISSN 1099-1611, Vol. 16, no 11, p. 1003-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to explore negative and positive consequences of cancer during adolescence experienced two years after diagnosis. METHODS: Two years after diagnosis 38 persons, 15-21 years old, were asked two questions over the telephone: What, if anything, is bad for you due to the cancer disease? and What, if anything, is good for you due to the cancer disease? The answers were analysed by content analysis. RESULTS: Four categories of negative experiences were identified: a problematic body; unpleasant thoughts and feelings; outside the circle of friends; and difficulties with schoolwork. Six categories of positive experiences were identified: a more positive view of life; good self-esteem; knowledge and experience with regard to disease and hospital care; good relations; broader perspectives; and material gains. CONCLUSIONS: Two years after diagnosis those struck by cancer during adolescence experience not only a number of negative, but also positive, consequences of the cancer disease and its treatment.

  • 3. Minnock, Patricia
    et al.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Bresnihan, Barry
    Veale, Douglas
    Oliver, FitzGerald
    McKee, Gabrielle
    Perceptions of the cause, impact and management of persistent fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis following tumour necrosing factor inhibition therapy2017In: Musculoskeletal Care, ISSN 1478-2189, E-ISSN 1557-0681, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 23-35Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Fatigue is a major symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the most common chronic inflammatory joint disease. The present study explored patients' experiences of RA fatigue to elucidate unique elements and management strategies.

    Methods: This single site study recruited tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi)-treated RA patients with a moderate/good response in disease activity and persistent moderate/greater fatigue on a five-point verbal rating scale. This qualitative descriptive design used semi-structured questions, individual interviews and content analysis of narrative data.

    Results: Ten patients were interviewed (six women), with age and disease duration ranges of 44–75 and 6–36 years, respectively. Perceptions of the RA fatigue experience generated four categories (experiencing a distinct, yet seldom discussed RA symptom; seeking an explanation for fatigue; being in an incapacitating state; and trying to manage) and eight subcategories. Fatigue was newly identified as a distinct part of the entity of RA. While patients proposed many plausible root causes, the only rational explanation for the nature of this fatigue was that it was integral to their RA. Singularly, fatigue contributed considerably to RA-imposed lifestyle restrictions. Patients had learnt to accommodate and self-manage fatigue in the absence of professional input. Novel management strategies proposed included patients talking about the nature of RA fatigue with others and the need for staff to alert patients to this distinct symptom of RA.

    Conclusion: Fatigue, branded as a distinct symptom of RA, exerted an identifiable impact on patients. Fatigue is potentially amenable to modification; talking about fatigue was proposed as a novel management strategy.

  • 4.
    Molin, Jenny
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Lindgren, Britt-Marie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Patient experiences of taking part in Time Together – a nursing intervention in psychiatric inpatient careManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Olsson, Cecilia
    et al.
    Karlstads Universitet.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Borglin, Gunilla
    Blekinge tekniska högskola, Malmö högskola.
    Including systematic reviews in PhD programmes and candidatures in nursing: 'Hobson's choice'?2014In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 102-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays, gathering and synthesising evidence, i.e. conducting systematic reviews, is considered an important part of any health service research endeavour. Reviewing the literature, however suggest that it is not yet common that PhD students/doctoral candidates publish systematic reviews or even include a high quality review of the literature as a part of their PhD programme or candidature. Implying that systematic reviewing skills might not be acquired by going through an education on a postgraduate level. Additionally, scholars debating systematic reviews ‘to be or not to be’ as a part of research training seem to be sparse, especially within the field of nursing. In this issue for debate, we would like to propose that the absence of systematic reviews' in this context might severely hamper the ‘up and coming’ researchers as well as the research conducted. We envisage that this lack can have a negative impact on international nursing practice, and therefore propose that systematic reviews should be considered, whenever appropriate, as a mandatory part of any PhD programme or candidature. We believe that abilities in systematic reviewing will be a sought after research skills in the near future. Including systematic reviews would promote i) refined, well-grounded adequate research questions, ii) PhDs with broad and elevated methodological skills, iii) an increased level of evidence based nursing praxis. However, to make this a reality, supervisors, PhD students, and candidates would need to understand the value of this kind of research activity. Finally, lobbying University faculty boards and grant providers that are not inclined to view literature reviews as ‘proper’ research or as an important part of health service research, needs to be put on the agenda.

  • 6.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Caregivers’ perceptions of providing information to parents within paediatric oncology2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Föräldrars erfarenhet av information inom barnonkologin2011In: Pågående omvårdnadsforskning: en guldgruva för säker patientvård, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund Information är en viktig del av det stöd som ges till föräldrar till cancersjuka barn och gör att föräldrarna kan skapa kunskap om sitt barns sjukdom. Genom att få bra information minskas känslan av kaos hos föräldrarna och de kan skapa en känsla av kontroll och normalitet men det finns också många problem och processen har beskrivits som att lära sig ett nytt språk.

    Syfte Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva föräldrars erfarenheter av att skaffa och använda information för att skapa kunskap om barnets sjukdom.

    Resultat Att känna sig bekräftad som en viktig person hade tre subteman. Att känna sig trygg trots otryggheten handlade om när föräldrarna fick bra information trots emotionell påfrestning och kaos. När personalen förmedlade lugnande information fick föräldrarna hjälp att hålla hoppet uppe. Andra familjer fungerade som exempel ur verkligheten och deras upplevelser gav lindring. Temat känna sig som en ovälkommen gäst var betonat i de senare delarna av behandlingen och hade också tre subteman. Föräldrarna kände sig övergivna vid viktiga milstolpar, såsom när barnet avslutade behandlingen. Att vara tvungen att tjata om information gav somliga föräldrar dåligt samvete. Att belastas av att behöva informera andra i stället var en paradoxal situation när föräldrarna själva fick informera sjukvårdspersonalen i stället för tvärtom.

    Denna forsknings relevans för vården Vårdpersonal bör ägna extra uppmärksamhet till föräldrar under senare delar av behandlingen och i synnerhet vid viktiga milstolpar som behandlingsavslut genom att tillämpa informationsmöten som grundas i föräldrarnas egna behov.

  • 8.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Information till föräldrar som har barn med cancer2013Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background. Parents of children with cancer experience a life situation characterised by uncertainty and worries, and they face ongoing social and emotional challenges. Compared to parents of healthy children, they also experience increased levels of perceived stress and they suffer to a greater extent from post-traumatic stress symptoms. Even though information about the child’s disease is crucial for parents, they still experience low satis­faction with the information given to them.

    Aim. The aim of this thesis was to, within the field of paediatric oncology care, describe health care professionals’ and parents’ experiences from infor­mation, study their joint interaction and describe experiences and effects from an intervention based on person-centred information to parents.

    Methods. For study I–III, focus group interviews (I, II), individual inter­views (II, III), and participant observations (III) were used. Participants were 20 health care professionals (I), 14 parents of children with cancer (II) and 25 health care professionals and 25 parents (III). Data were analysed by qualitative content analysis (I, II) and discursive psychology (III). In study IV, an intervention for person-centred information was tested on 8 parents using a single-case experimental design. Data were collected with qualitative interviews and web questionnaires. Outcome measures were perceived stress, physical symptoms from stress, anxiety, depression, and satisfaction with information.

    Results. In study I, the analysis resulted in two themes, Matching the amount of information to the parents’ needs, which dealt with differences in the amount of information provided to parents according to the health care professionals’ assess­ment of parental needs, and Navigating through a vague structure, which was about shortcomings in responsibilities, setting, timing, and language when parents were informed.

    In study II, two themes were constructed. Feeling acknowledged as a person of significance was about feeling safe and secure, having one’s hopes supported and getting relief from other families. This was accentuated early in the treatment trajectory. Feeling like an unwelcome guest was about feeling abandoned at important milestones, feeling forced to nag for information and being burdened by informing others.

    In study III, the health care professionals used interpretative repertoires that were child, parent, or family oriented, which mirrored the primary focus of the inter­action. Parents used repertoires as a spokesperson, an observer, or a family member. The combination of the repertoires steered the interaction.

    In study IV, parents reported a high satisfaction with the person-centred information intervention and perceived benefits from having their own time to discuss the child’s disease and pose questions that they otherwise would not have an opportunity to ask. No effects from the intervention were demon­strated on perceived stress, physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depressive mood.

    Conclusion. To improve information to parents of children with cancer, a central task is to assess the amount of and what information given to parents, pay attention to possible differences in infor­mation needs between parents and children, as well as to organise the care so that the respon­si­bilities are clear and that parents are met in a calm setting. Improvements at important milestones during the illness period should be pri­ori­tised. A person-centred information inter­ven­tion is perceived as bene­ficial by parents, however, its effect on perceived parental stress has further to be investigated.

  • 9.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Information till föräldrar som har barn med cancer2013In: Barnbladet, ISSN 0349-1994, Vol. 38, no 6, p. 32-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Föräldrar till barn som drabbats av cancer känner sig ibland övergivna av sjukvården – men de uppskattar specialanpassade informationsprogram där de kan få svar på sina egna frågor om barnets sjukdom. Det är det viktigaste fyndet i den avhandling som Anders Ringnér försvarar vid Umeå universitet den 31 maj.

  • 10.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Strategier för att minska barns obehag vid sårbehandling2016In: Sårmagasinet, ISSN 2001-9920, no 4, p. 21-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Why, when, where and how to inform parents within paediatric oncology?2014In: NOPHO/NOBOS Annual Meeting: Programme and Abstract Book, 2014, p. 98-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Information about the illness and its implications is a key factor for parents of children with cancer. Nevertheless, many parents experience low satisfaction with the information provided. As a starting point for this research project, we interviewed health care professionals and parents about their experiences of information. Health care professionals described difficulties in matching the amount of information to the parents’ needs and shortcomings in responsibilities, setting, timing, and language when parents were informed. The parents felt acknowledged as persons of significance when the information worked well. However, some parents felt abandoned at important milestones and were forced to nag for information. We also studied the interaction between parents and health care professionals and identified different patterns depending on how active parents were the interaction combined with the health care professionals primary focus of the interaction. Grounded on these findings and previous research, we designed a person-centred information intervention aiming at parents of children with cancer. So far, it has been pilot tested on eight parents. They were highly satisfied with the person-centred information intervention and perceived benefits from having their own time to discuss the child’s disease and pose questions that they otherwise would not have an opportunity to ask. However, no effects from the intervention were demonstrated on perceived stress, physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depressive mood. To sum up, central tasks are to assess the amount of and what information the parents need, to pay attention to possible differences in information needs between parents and children, and, to organise the care so that the responsibilities are clear and that parents are met in a calm setting. Improvements at important milestones during the illness period should be prioritised.

  • 12.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Paediatrics.
    Björk, Maria
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden; University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden.
    Olsson, Cecilia
    Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Department of Health Sciences, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Person-centred information to parents in paediatric oncology (the PIFBO study): a study protocol of an ongoing RCT2015In: BMC Nursing, ISSN 1472-6955, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 14, article id 69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Parents of children with cancer experience a demanding situation and often suffer from psychological problems such as stress. Trying to coping with the complex body of information about their child’s disease is one factor that contributes to this stress. The aim of this study is to evaluate an intervention for person-centred information to parents of children with cancer that consists of four sessions with children’s nurses trained in the intervention method.

    Methods/Design

    This is a multi-centre RCT with two parallel arms and a 1:1 allocation ratio. The primary outcome is illness-related parental stress. Secondary outcomes are post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, satisfaction with information, expected and received knowledge, and experiences with health care providers. A process evaluation is performed to describe experiences and contextual factors. Data are collected using web questionnaires or paper forms according to the parents’ preference, audio recording of the intervention sessions, and qualitative interviews with parents and the intervention nurses.

    Discussion

    Few studies have evaluated information interventions for parents of children with cancer using large multi-centre RCTs. This intervention is designed to be performed by regular staff children’s nurses, which will facilitate implementation if the intervention proves to be effective.

  • 13.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Jansson, Lilian
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Parental experiences of information within pediatric oncology2011In: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1043-4542, E-ISSN 1532-8457, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 244-251Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Parents of children with cancer use information to create knowledge about their child's disease. Information can help parents reduce chaos and create a feeling of control, but there are often obstacles to its acquisition, which has been described as similar to learning a new language. The purpose of this study was to describe parents' experiences of acquiring and using information to create knowledge about their child's cancer during the course of the illness. The authors used qualitative content analysis on data from focus groups and individual interviews with 14 parents of children with cancer. Two themes were constructed: (a) feeling acknowledged as a person of significance included feeling safe and secure in spite of uncertainty, having one's hopes supported, and getting relief from other families' experiences; (b) feeling like an unwelcome guest included feeling abandoned at important milestones, feeling forced to nag for information, and feeling burdened by the obligation to inform others. Parents may need extra attention at important milestones such as treatment cessation, with information meetings grounded in the parents' own needs.

  • 14.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Jansson, Lilian
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Parental experiences of information within pediatric oncology2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Jansson, Lilian
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Professional caregivers' perceptions of providing information to parents of children with cancer2011In: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1043-4542, E-ISSN 1532-8457, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 34-42Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information has been described as a critical part of the care for parents of children with cancer, but not much is known about how caregivers makes decisions about informing parents. This study aims to illuminate professional caregivers' perceptions of providing information to parents of children with cancer. Twenty caregivers at a Swedish pediatric oncology ward participated in four focus group interviews. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and subjected to qualitative content analysis. Two themes were found: Matching the amount of information to the parents' needs concerned situations where the amount of information provided according to the caregivers' assessment is deemed too small, appropriate, or too large. Navigating through a vague structure dealt with a disrupted setting, unclear responsibilities within the team, difficult timing, unintelligible information, and underused tools for communication. Implications for intervention development are discussed.

  • 16.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Karlsson, Stig
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    A person-centred intervention for information to parents of children with cancer: experiences and effectsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. The aim of this paper was to describe the experiences and effects of participating in a person-centred information intervention aimed at parents of children with cancer.

    Methods. Eight parents participated in the intervention, which started two months after the child’s diagnosis and was based upon the representational approach for patient education. A mixed method approach was employed. The experiences were captured via quali­tative interviews and the effects were evaluated using a single-case design with web-based questionnaires.

    Results. Parents expressed a high satisfaction with the inter­vention, as reported in the follow-up interviews and/or in the scale measuring satisfaction. However, no changes were seen in the measures for psychosocial distress.

    Conclusion. The intervention was feasible and appreciated by parents but further research is needed considering the effect on parental perceived stress.

  • 17.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Karlsson, Stig
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    A person-centred intervention for providing information to parents of children with cancer: experiences and effects2015In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 318-324Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to describe the experiences of participating in a person-centred information intervention aimed at parents of children with cancer.

    Methods: Eight parents participated in the intervention, beginning two months after their child's diagnosis. The intervention was based upon the representational approach to patient education and a mixed method approach was employed in the study. The experiences of parents and intervention nurses were captured via qualitative interviews and the effects of the intervention on parental psychosocial measures, primarily perceived stress, were evaluated using a single-case design with web-based questionnaires.

    Results: Parents expressed high satisfaction with the intervention, as reported in the follow-up interviews and on the scale measuring satisfaction. However, no changes were seen in the quantitative measures of psychosocial distress. The nurses performing the intervention felt it was useful and feasible.

    Conclusions: A representational approach to providing person-centred information to parents of children with cancer was appreciated and considered feasible by both the parents and the intervention nurses. However, further research is needed considering the lack of effect on the parents' perceived stress.

  • 18.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Olofsson, Birgitta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    ”Låt sjuksköterskestudenterna få göra empiriska studier”2015In: Dagens Medicin, ISSN 1104-7488Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Ringnér, Anders
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Öster, Inger
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Björk, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för vård och natur.
    Graneheim, Ulla H
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Talking via the child: discursively created interaction between parents and health care professionals in a pediatric oncology ward2013In: Journal of Family Nursing, ISSN 1074-8407, E-ISSN 1552-549X, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 29-52Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 20.
    Rydmell, Linda
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Lagerfors, Camilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Öster, Inger
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Does Gender Matter?: Nurses' communications with children during blood test procedures2013In: Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, ISSN 1892-2678, E-ISSN 1892-2686, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 300-312Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 21. Senn, B
    et al.
    Kirsch, M
    Sanz, CC
    Karlou, C
    Tulus, K
    de Leeuw, J
    Ringnér, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Goossens, GA
    Cleary, V
    How cancer research could benefit from the Complex Intervention Framework: students' experiences of the European Academy of Nursing Science summer school2011In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 1-4Article in journal (Refereed)
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