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Lundvall, Maria
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Lundvall, M., Lindberg, E., Hörberg, U., Carlsson, G. & Palmér, L. (2019). Lost in an unknown terrain: a phenomenological contribution to the understanding of existential concerns as experienced by young women in Sweden. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this study is to describe young women’s (16–25 years old) experiences of living with existential concerns for which they have sought support from healthcare professionals, teachers, family, or friends, among others. Methods: This phenomenological study is based on a reflective lifeworld research (RLR) approach. Nine young women were interviewed about their experience of living with existential concerns. Results: The results show the essential meaning of the phenomenon of “existential concerns ”that can be described as living a life that is marked in a profound way by a feeling of being lost in an unknown terrain. To further understand the essential meaning, four constituents are described: the unpredictable body, longing for comprehension, playing a game, and longing to share one’s vulnerability. Conclusions: Young women with existential concerns are vulnerable, as they are profoundly influenced by these concerns. They have to navigate through daily life while trying to fit in and to make their situation comprehensible. These young women have a longing to share their existential concerns with a trustworthy person, while at the same time they fear revealing their existential concerns and risking being rejected by others. A lifeworld-led, caring science approach, intertwined with the results of the present study, has the potential to direct caring practice.

Keywords
Caring science, existential concerns, mental health, phenomenology, reflective lifeworld research, young women
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21794 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2019.1658843 (DOI)000482928300001 ()31451104 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85071260290 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Lundvall, M., Lindberg, E., Hörberg, U., Carlsson, G. & Palmér, L. (2019). Lost in an unknown terrain: a phenomenological contribution to the understanding of existential concerns as experienced by young women in Sweden. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 14(1)
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 14, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this study is to describe young women's (16-25 years old) experiences of living with existential concerns for which they have sought support from healthcare professionals, teachers, family, or friends, among others.

Methods: This phenomenological study is based on a reflective lifeworld research (RLR) approach. Nine young women were interviewed about their experience of living with existential concerns.

Results: The results show the essential meaning of the phenomenon of "existential concerns" that can be described as living a life that is marked in a profound way by a feeling of being lost in an unknown terrain. To further understand the essential meaning, four constituents are described: the unpredictable body, longing for comprehension, playing a game, and longing to share one's vulnerability.

Conclusions: Young women with existential concerns are vulnerable, as they are profoundly influenced by these concerns. They have to navigate through daily life while trying to fit in and to make their situation comprehensible. These young women have a longing to share their existential concerns with a trustworthy person, while at the same time they fear revealing their existential concerns and risking being rejected by others. A lifeworld-led, caring science approach, intertwined with the results of the present study, has the potential to direct caring practice.

Keywords
Caring science, existential concerns, mental health, phenomenology, reflective lifeworld research, young women
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21736 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2019.1658843 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Lundvall, M. (2019). Young women’s experience of existential concerns. In: : . Paper presented at International Human Science Research Conference 2019, Molde Joy, suffering and death - understanding contrasting existential phenomena in the lifespan, Molde, June 24, 2019..
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Mental health issues have been identified as a growing problem for young adults not only in Sweden but in the whole world. In Sweden, approximately 42% of young women say that they feel tense, anxious and nervous. The life of young women has mostly been researched from a mental health/illness perspective and focus on measurable factors related to this.

Aim: The aim of the presentation is to present a phenomenological study that describe young women’s experiences of living with existential concerns for which they have sought support.

Method: The present study is based on a reflective lifeworld research (RLR) approach. Nine young women aged 17-25 where interviewed about their experience of living with existential concerns.

Results: The young women are profoundly influenced by their existential concerns and they strive to comprehend themselves and their lives. There is a longing to share their existential concerns with a trustworthy person and at the same time as their fear of revealing their innermost thoughts and the risk of being rejected is present. The result also describe how the body is experienced as a carrier of existential concerns and limits everyday life.

Conclusion: Young women live in a context that places special demands and requirements on them, based on norms and values from society and themselves. They have to navigate through daily life to make their situation comprehensible. This indicate that care should be directed at giving young women the courage to be vulnerable in order to comprehend their existential concerns.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21795 (URN)
Conference
International Human Science Research Conference 2019, Molde Joy, suffering and death - understanding contrasting existential phenomena in the lifespan, Molde, June 24, 2019.
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Lundvall, M., Lindberg, E., Hörberg, U., Palmér, L. & Carlsson, G. (2018). Healthcare professionals’ lived experiences of conversationswith young adults expressing existential concerns. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 1-7
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2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction:

This paper describes first-line department healthcare professionals’ experiences of conversations with young adults (16–25 years) who express existential concerns. Existential concerns encompass questions about the meaning of life and the choices people must make, and they are sometimes expressed during the period in which a child is becoming an adult. Sometimes the transition to adulthood can be difficult, and many young adults seek support from people in first-line departments, such as primary care providers, youth guidance centre personnel and student health service employees in high schools and universities. Conversations in which existential concerns are recognised may be important for preventing mental illness in the future.

Aim:

The study aimed to describe healthcare professionals’ lived experiences of conversations with young adults who express existential concerns.

Approach and methods:

This qualitative study utilises thematic meaning analysis. Interviews were conducted with healthcare professionals working in first-line departments, and data were analysed based on the principles of reflective lifeworld research. The study followed ethical codes of conduct and conformed to the ethical guidelines adopted by the Swedish Research Council.

Findings:

The results are presented in three themes of meaning: searching for innermost thoughts requires being present, uncertainty about the unpredictable and awakening of one’s own existential concerns.

Conclusions and implications:

Healthcare professionals are affected when young adults express their existential concerns, and they need more support to strengthen their ability to stay present and create inviting atmospheres

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15074 (URN)10.1111/scs.12612 (DOI)30152541 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85053204338 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lundvall, M. & Jakobsson, M. (2018). Stress, oro och sömnbrist – en del av ungas vardag. In: : . Paper presented at Deltagande i Västsvenska Arenan under politikerveckan i Almedalen, Almedalen, July 3, 2018.
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2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Psykisk ohälsa hos unga har fördubblats under de senaste 10 åren. Sömnbrist, skolstress och sociala medier pekas ut som riskfaktorer. Vem lyssnar på våra unga och kan vända den skrämmande trenden?

Upplevelser av ökade krav i samhället, ökad stress i skolan, ständigt plingande mobiltelefoner, sociala medier, och utbredd sömnbrist är några av de faktorer som pekas ut som tänkbara orsaker till att unga mår allt sämre. Psykisk ohälsa bland unga har fördubblats under de senaste 10 åren, enligt Socialstyrelsens senaste rapport. Även självmordsförsöken har ökat bland de unga vuxna och fler vårdas inom sluten psykiatrisk vård. Problemet är alarmerande. Unga i dagens samhälle utsätts för en mängd råd avseende hur de ska se ut, hur de ska leva sitt liv och hur livet ska vara. För många unga innebär detta en risk att tappa bort sig själv och därmed sträva mot mål som andra har satt upp.

Vid Högskolan i Borås pågår forskningsprojekt för att undersöka hur vi kan vända den ökande trenden av psykisk ohälsa hos unga. Under seminariet diskuteras resultaten av forskningen tillsammans med politiker och företrädare för Socialstyrelsen, elevhälsan, vården och skolan.

Keywords
ungdomar, unga vuxna, sömnsvårigheter, stress, oro
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15327 (URN)
Conference
Deltagande i Västsvenska Arenan under politikerveckan i Almedalen, Almedalen, July 3, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, M. & Lundvall, M. (2018). Stress, oro och sömnbrist – en del av ungas vardag. In: : . Paper presented at Deltagande i Västsvenska Arenan under politikerveckan i Almedalen, Almedalen, 3 juli 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stress, oro och sömnbrist – en del av ungas vardag
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Psykisk ohälsa hos unga har fördubblats under de senaste 10 åren. Sömnbrist, skolstress och sociala medier pekas ut som riskfaktorer. Vem lyssnar på våra unga och kan vända den skrämmande trenden?

Upplevelser av ökade krav i samhället, ökad stress i skolan, ständigt plingande mobiltelefoner, sociala medier, och utbredd sömnbrist är några av de faktorer som pekas ut som tänkbara orsaker till att unga mår allt sämre. Psykisk ohälsa bland unga har fördubblats under de senaste 10 åren, enligt Socialstyrelsens senaste rapport. Även självmordsförsöken har ökat bland de unga vuxna och fler vårdas inom sluten psykiatrisk vård. Problemet är alarmerande. Unga i dagens samhälle utsätts för en mängd råd avseende hur de ska se ut, hur de ska leva sitt liv och hur livet ska vara. För många unga innebär detta en risk att tappa bort sig själv och därmed sträva mot mål som andra har satt upp.

Vid Högskolan i Borås pågår forskningsprojekt för att undersöka hur vi kan vända den ökande trenden av psykisk ohälsa hos unga. Under seminariet diskuteras resultaten av forskningen tillsammans med politiker och företrädare för Socialstyrelsen, elevhälsan, vården och skolan.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21655 (URN)
Conference
Deltagande i Västsvenska Arenan under politikerveckan i Almedalen, Almedalen, 3 juli 2018.
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E., Lundvall, M. & Knutsson, S. (2017). Participating in reflection seminars: Progressing towards a deeper understanding of caring science described by nursing students. Nordic journal of nursing research
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2017 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Few studies focus on how reflection seminars can support the learning of knowledge in caring science when inserted throughout the curriculum. The aim of this study was to describe students’ experiences of participating in reflection seminars, using lifeworld theory and focusing on caring science. A qualitative descriptive study based on interviews was carried out, and ten students between 21 and 33 years of age volunteered to participate. A reflective lifeworld research approach was used. Reflection seminars contribute to developing students’ ability to relate to caring and life. A deeper understanding is obtained when reflection sessions are spread over a longer period and when reflection becomes a process. The process helps caring science to become more natural and useful. Reflective seminaries based on a theoretical foundation contribute to facilitate learning more readily. A good atmosphere pervaded by a lifeworld perspective characterized by openness and thoughtfulness contributes to learning.

National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13256 (URN)10.1177/2057158517721832 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved
Lundvall, M. (2017). Research design - Caring and learning conversation as support to young adults. In: : . Paper presented at Advances in Health Care Sciences Conferences 2017, Stockholm Sweden, November 15-17, 2017.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Studies show that young adults (16-25 years) lack support when they have existential concerns. Unless the existential concerns are highlighted, it can be an obstacle in daily life, and it may lead to psychological distress in the future. In order to develop care for young adults, a research project is currently being carried out with the aim of studying how caring and learning conversations can strengthen and support health processes in young adults with existential concerns. 

AIM: The aim of this presentation is to describe a research project with the overall aim to investigate and create knowledge about how conversations can support and strengthen the health process of young adults expressing existential concern. 

METHOD: The present research project relies on reflective lifeworld research (RLR) based on Dahlberg, Dahlberg and Nyström. RLR is phenomena-oriented and characterized by the fact that the phenomenon of the study is in focus in both data collection and analysis. A phenomenon should be understood in such a way as "something as it is experienced". Methods of application when applying RLR are transparency, compliance with the phenomenon and “bridling” of the understanding process throughout the entire research process. 

RESULT: At the present, no studies have yet been analyzed, but the following studies from the caregivers' and young adults' perspective are planned.

  • Caregivers who have or have had conversations with young adults who express existential issues in various healthcare contexts such as; Primary care, Youth guidance centers, Student health in high school and Student health at university.
  • Young adults who sought care and expressed existential concern during the conversation. 

CONCLUSION: By examining how caregivers in different healthcare context experience conversations with young adults with existential issues and to describe what support young adults consider to be in the form of conversations, the intention is to strengthen and support health processes in young adults.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Människan i vården
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15326 (URN)
Conference
Advances in Health Care Sciences Conferences 2017, Stockholm Sweden, November 15-17, 2017
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
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