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Lindahl, Berit
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Karlsson, J., Eriksson, T., Lindahl, B. & Fridh, I. (2019). The Patient’s Situation During Interhospital Intensive Care Unit-to-Unit Transfers: A Hermeneutical Observational Study. Qualitative Health Research, 1-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Patient’s Situation During Interhospital Intensive Care Unit-to-Unit Transfers: A Hermeneutical Observational Study
2019 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Interhospital intensive care unit-to-unit transfers are an increasing phenomenon, earlier mainly studied from a patient safety perspective. Using data from video recordings and participant observations, the aim was to explore and interpret the observed nature of the patient’s situation during interhospital intensive care unit-to-unit transfers. Data collection from eight transfers resulted in over 7 hours of video material and field notes. Using a hermeneutical approach, three themes emerged: being visible and invisible; being in a constantly changing space; and being a fettered body in constant motion. The patient’s situation can be viewed as an involuntary journey, one where the patient exists in a constantly changing space drifting in and out of the health personnel’s attention and where movements from the journey become part of the patient’s body. Interhospital transfers of vulnerable patients emerge as a complex task, challenging the health personnel’s ability to maintain a caring atmosphere around these patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15874 (URN)10.1177/1049732319831664 (DOI)
Projects
Interhospitala överföringar inom intensivvård
Available from: 2019-03-07 Created: 2019-03-07 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dahlborg, E., Brink, E. & Lindahl, B. (2018). A theoretical framework for emancipatory nursing – with focus on environment and persons` own and shared lifeworld. Advances in Nursing Science, 41(4), 340-350
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A theoretical framework for emancipatory nursing – with focus on environment and persons` own and shared lifeworld
2018 (English)In: Advances in Nursing Science, ISSN 0161-9268, E-ISSN 1550-5014, Vol. 41, no 4, p. 340-350Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
critical perspective; emancipatory nursing; environment; equal care; lifeworld; meta-concepts; sustainability
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15014 (URN)10.1097/ANS.0000000000000227 (DOI)000450880800009 ()30383562 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85055900561 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-23 Created: 2018-08-23 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved
Sundberg, F., Fridh, I. & Lindahl, B. (2018). Abstracts, Poster Presentation for Qualitative Health Research Conference, 2017. Paper presented at Qualitative Health Research Conference. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 1-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Abstracts, Poster Presentation for Qualitative Health Research Conference, 2017
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, ISSN 1609-4069, E-ISSN 1609-4069, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 1-31Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Alberta: Sage Publications, 2018
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14297 (URN)10.1177/1609406917748703 (DOI)
Conference
Qualitative Health Research Conference
Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved
Israelsson-Skogsberg, Å., Hedén, L. E., Lindahl, B. & Laakso, K. (2018). 'I'm almost never sick': Everyday life experiences of children and young people with home mechanical ventilation.. Journal of Child Health Care, 1(13)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'I'm almost never sick': Everyday life experiences of children and young people with home mechanical ventilation.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Child Health Care, ISSN 1367-4935, E-ISSN 1741-2889, Vol. 1, no 13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Developments in medical technology and treatment have increased the survival rates of children with serious illnesses or injuries, including those receiving home mechanical ventilation, which is a small but growing group. The aim of this study was to explore everyday life experiences of children and young people living with home mechanical ventilation (HMV). Data were obtained through interviews with nine participants. The interviews were supported by photovoice methodology: photographs taken by the participants before or during the interviews were used to facilitate conversation. Interview data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The findings revealed that everyday life on a ventilator can be described as including power but simultaneously as characterized by vulnerability to the outside world, comparable to balancing on a tightrope. Various types of technology, both information and communication technology (ICT) and vital medical technology, enabled the participants to engage with the world around them. This study contributes knowledge about the experiences of children and young people with HMV, who depict their lives as good and valuable. The study also underscores, when designing plans and home support, it is necessary to take a sensible approach to personal experiences of what a good life is and what resources are needed to attain and maintain health.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13611 (URN)10.1177/1367493517749328 (DOI)000429864300002 ()29298495 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85042497737 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-02-01 Created: 2018-02-01 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, B. (2018). “It’s all about stories”: on the use of narrative approaches in nursing research. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, Oslo, 13-15 June, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“It’s all about stories”: on the use of narrative approaches in nursing research
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Nordic conference in Nursing Research

Title: It is all about stories – on the use of narrative approaches in nursing research

Background:  Nursing researchers often use the expression “to give voice to” in their publications. In collecting data in-depth interviews are often used where the research participants are asked to narrate their stories.  From a constructionist/constructivist perspective narrations do not represent reality, i.e. are not absolute true stories. But represent what we are, how we see something and what this means to us. Consequently, when people tell a story about themselves it is the voice of their lived experience that is heard. This story is open for interpretation, and for the researcher to analyze and publish so the main findings can be shared by others.

Objective: The aim is to present approaches used in nursing research from a caring and phenomenological- hermeneutic and narrative perspective. 

Method: A brief overview of various narrative approaches used in data collection processes, analyses and mediation of findings will be presented.

Results: The presentation will focus on locating my research work within the narrative perspective through giving examples from my own research. Moreover, narrative interviewing and the act of reading, following, analyzing and presenting a story will be reflected on.

Conclusion and implication for practice: Narrative approach is both an academic exercise but serves everyday practical issues in nursing and ordinary life. As nursing research often uses qualitative research methods narrative theory and praxis are important aspects in PhD-programmes and in nursing research.

Keywords
Narratives, nursing resarch
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15016 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, Oslo, 13-15 June, 2018
Available from: 2018-08-23 Created: 2018-08-23 Last updated: 2018-08-24Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, B. (2018). What happens when technology enters the home: a systematic integrative review focusing home mechanical ventilator treatment. In: : . Paper presented at Deutsche Geschällschaft fur Pflegewissenschaft (German Nursing Society), Berlin, 4–5, 2018. Berlin 4-5 maj.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What happens when technology enters the home: a systematic integrative review focusing home mechanical ventilator treatment
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin 4-5 maj.: , 2018
Keywords
Systematic review, home care, ventilators mechanical
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15015 (URN)
Conference
Deutsche Geschällschaft fur Pflegewissenschaft (German Nursing Society), Berlin, 4–5, 2018
Available from: 2018-08-23 Created: 2018-08-23 Last updated: 2018-08-24Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, B. & Kirk, S. (2018). When technology enters the home – a systematic and integrative review examining the influence of technology on the meaning of home..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>When technology enters the home – a systematic and integrative review examining the influence of technology on the meaning of home.
2018 (English)In: Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Aim: To analyse and synthesise the research that has investigated the experience of home in relation to home mechanical ventilation (HMV).

Method: Systematic integrative review. Four electronic databases (CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus and ISI Web of Knowledge) were searched between January 2010 and April 2017 as well as reference lists of included studies. Quantitative and qualitative studies meeting the inclusion criteria were critically appraised. Study findings were inductively analysed and synthesised using the integrative approach.

Results: Twenty-one studies were included in the review. Two main themes emerged: home and at home-ness and altered inter-personal relationships. The literature suggests that the technology alters the meaning of home through its structural and conceptual reconfiguration. Paradoxically the space is experienced as both a home and a workplace which creates tensions and ambiguities for HMV users/families and care workers. HMV users and their families attempt to recreate a sense of home and identity while gaining control over space and decision-making. Nevertheless, the home is seen as the preferred place to live and close bonds can develop between the different actors.  

Conclusions: The literature suggests that the transformation of the meaning of home by the presence of technology and workers poses challenges that are often under-recognised. Health care professionals and personal care assistants need preparation for the complexities of working in the home setting in addition to clinical aspects of caregiving. Home adaptations need to be carefully planned and include design principles that retain ‘at homeness’ while enabling the creation of a safe workplace.

Keywords
Systematic literature review, home mechanical ventilation, assistive technology, home care, home health care, technological caring, health geography
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15013 (URN)10.1111/scs.12615 (DOI)30320461 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85053830731 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-23 Created: 2018-08-23 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, B., Johansson, L., Knutsson, S., Ögren, M. & Persson-Waye, K. (2017). Evaluation of a sound environment intervention in an ICU: A feasibility study. Australian Critical Care
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of a sound environment intervention in an ICU: A feasibility study
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2017 (English)In: Australian Critical Care, ISSN 1036-7314, E-ISSN 1878-1721Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background Currently, it is well known that the sound environment in intensive care units (ICU) is substandard. Therefore, there is a need of interventions investigating possible improvements. Unfortunately, there are many challenges to consider in the design and performance of clinical intervention studies including sound measurements and clinical outcomes.

Objectives (1) explore whether it is possible to implement a full-scale intervention study in the ICU concerning sound levels and their impact on the development of ICU delirium; (2) discuss methodological challenges and solutions for the forthcoming study; (3) conduct an analysis of the presence of ICU delirium in the study group; and (4) describe the sound pattern in the intervention rooms.

Methods A quasi-randomized clinical trial design was chosen. The intervention consisted of a refurbished two-bed ICU patient room (experimental) with a new suspended wall-to-wall ceiling and a low frequency absorber. An identical two-bed room (control) remained unchanged. Inclusion criteria: Patients >18 years old with ICU lengths of stay (LoS) >48 h. The final study group consisted of 31 patients: six from the rebuilt experimental room and 25 from the control room. Methodological problems and possible solutions were continuously identified and documented.

Results Undertaking a full-scale intervention study with continuous measurements of acoustic data in an ICU is possible. However, this feasibility study demonstrated some aspects to consider before start. The randomization process and the sound measurement procedure must be developed. Furthermore, proper education and training are needed for determining ICU delirium.

Conclusion This study raises a number of points that may be helpful for future complex interventions in an ICU. For a full-scale study to be completed a continuously updated cost calculation is necessary. Furthermore, representatives from the clinic need to be involved in all stages during the project.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13375 (URN)10.1016/j.aucc.2017.04.001 (DOI)000427566100002 ()28506741 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85019140674 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-07 Created: 2018-01-07 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, J. & Lindahl, B. (2017). Förflyttningar och överföringar mellan rum och olika vårdande institutioner i samband med intensivvård. In: Sven-Tore Dreyer Fredriksen och Kristin Halvorsen (Ed.), Fenomener i intensivsykepleie: . Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förflyttningar och överföringar mellan rum och olika vårdande institutioner i samband med intensivvård
2017 (Swedish)In: Fenomener i intensivsykepleie / [ed] Sven-Tore Dreyer Fredriksen och Kristin Halvorsen, Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag, 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag, 2017
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14333 (URN)978-82-02-42300-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, B. (2017). Intensivvårdsrummet – att leva plats och rum i en högteknologisk miljö.. In: Dreyer Fredriksen, S-T. & Halvorsson, K. (Ed.), Antologi om sykepleie och fenomenologi). Oslo: Capellen Damm Akademisk: . Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intensivvårdsrummet – att leva plats och rum i en högteknologisk miljö.
2017 (Swedish)In: Antologi om sykepleie och fenomenologi). Oslo: Capellen Damm Akademisk / [ed] Dreyer Fredriksen, S-T. & Halvorsson, K., Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017, , p. 38-53Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017. p. 38-53
Keywords
Plats, rum, vårdande, intensivvård
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13371 (URN)978-82-02-42300-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-07 Created: 2018-01-07 Last updated: 2018-01-08Bibliographically approved
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