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Stenberg, M., Bengtsson, M., Mangrio, E. & Carlson, E. (2024). Supporting each other towards independence: A narrativeanalysis of first‐year nursing students' collaborative process. Nursing Inquiry, Article ID e12627.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supporting each other towards independence: A narrativeanalysis of first‐year nursing students' collaborative process
2024 (English)In: Nursing Inquiry, ISSN 1320-7881, E-ISSN 1440-1800, article id e12627Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Collaboration for nursing is a core competence and therefore educational interventions are essentials for collaborative skills. To identify such interventions, we carried out a study to understand nursing students' collaborative process. A narrative inquiry method was used to explore the collaborative process of first-year undergraduate nursing students. The analysis was conducted on field notes from 70 h of observation of 87 nursing students' collaboration during skills lab activities. It also included transcriptions of four focus group discussions with 11 students. The results are presented as a sequential process of (1) navigating in unfamiliar territory, (2) navigating together to cope, and (3) navigating together towards independency and the future nursing profession. We identified a transition from teacher-led assistance and guidance to student interdependency and reciprocal learning, ending with student-led assistance supporting independency. In line with Vygotsky's theory of zone of proximal development, different scaffolding interventions are needed depending on where the students are in the collaborative process. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2024
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-65981 (URN)10.1111/nin.12627 (DOI)001160797100001 ()
Available from: 2024-02-14 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-26Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, G., Bengtsson, M. & Liebenhagen, A. (2023). Swedish emergency nurses' experiences of the preconditions for the safe collection of blood culture in the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing Open, 10(3), 1619-1628
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish emergency nurses' experiences of the preconditions for the safe collection of blood culture in the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic
2023 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 1619-1628Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To describe how Swedish emergency nurses experience the preconditions of providing safe care during the COVID-19 pandemic when collecting blood culture in the emergency department. Design: A qualitative exploratory design using content analysis with a manifest approach. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 emergency nurses working in the emergency department. Results: The analysis resulted in one main category: unprecedented preconditions create extraordinary stress and jeopardize safe care when collecting blood culture. This main category includes four additional categories: organizational changes, challenges in the isolation room, heavy workload creates great stress, and continuous learning. Conclusion: The COVID-19 outbreak has made the emergency department a workplace where constant changes of routines combined with new information and reorganization risk jeopardize safe care during blood culture sampling. Accordingly, high workload and stress have been identified as a reason for emergency nurses not following guidelines. It is therefore necessary to optimize the preconditions during blood culture sampling and identify situations where there are shortcomings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
blood culture contamination, COVID-19, emergency nursing, emergency service, qualitative research, safe care
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56041 (URN)10.1002/nop2.1416 (DOI)000874366500001 ()36303294 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85141429645 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-16 Created: 2022-11-16 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, M., Wennick, A., Bengtsson, M., Lydrup, M.-L. & Jakobsson, J. (2023). Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric testing of the supportive care needs survey for partners and caregivers for swedish family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 7(1), Article ID 100.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Translation, cultural adaptation, and psychometric testing of the supportive care needs survey for partners and caregivers for swedish family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, E-ISSN 2509-8020, Vol. 7, no 1, article id 100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis globally and is increasing in both incidence and prevalence. Despite evidence showing that family members of persons diagnosed with cancer have supportive care needs, no validated questionnaire measuring the needs of family members of persons diagnosed with CRC exists in Swedish. Thus, the objective of the present study was to translate, culturally adapt, and evaluate the psychometric properties the Supportive Care Needs Survey - Partners and Caregivers 45.

Methods: The translation and cultural adaptation followed a systematic yet iterative process. Firstly, the questionnaire was translated using a forward-backward approach. Secondly, face and content validity and comprehensibility were evaluated by two expert panels of colorectal cancer specialist nurses and family members, respectively. Lastly, the psychometric properties, validity, and reliability of the translated questionnaire were evaluated among 45 Swedish family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Results: The face, content, and construct validity of the translated questionnaire were evaluated as satisfying. Moreover, psychometric evaluations showed high data quality and satisfactory internal consistency. However, the results also revealed unsolved issues regarding relevance, targeting, and internal consistency, as well as a probable scaling failure.

Conclusion: The translated and adapted questionnaire can be used to identify family members unmet needs of support throughout the colorectal cancer trajectory. The questionnaire showed promising validity and reliability in the target population. However, it needs to be further evaluated in a larger sample, preferably involving factor analysis and stability over time.

Plain language summary: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnose globally. At times of cancer, also the health and wellbeing of the surrounding family members is negatively affected. As a result, family members of persons diagnosed with cancer report that they too need support. Still, no validated questionnaire that enable measurement of family members needs of support throughout the colorectal cancer trajectory existed in Swedish. Thus, the present study undertook the process of translation of a questionnaire from English to Swedish. Thereto, evaluated it among Swedish family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The evaluation showed a successful translation and the translated questionnaire appeared reliable and useful for measuring the family members´ needs of support throughout the colorectal cancer trajectory. However, it requires further evaluation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2023
Keywords
Colorectal cancer, Caregivers, Cognitive interviews, Family members, Psychometrics, Supportive care needs, Translation, Unmet needs, Validity, Questionnaire
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63502 (URN)10.1186/s41687-023-00636-1 (DOI)001081024300001 ()37819416 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85173669481 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2024-06-11Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, M., Jakobsson, J., Wennick, A., Lydrup, M.-L. & Bengtsson, M. (2022). Cancer specialist nurses' experiences of supporting family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer: A qualitative study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 61, 102205-102205, Article ID 102205.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cancer specialist nurses' experiences of supporting family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer: A qualitative study
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2022 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 61, p. 102205-102205, article id 102205Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to explore cancer specialist nurses' experiences of supporting family members of persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Method: The study was designed as a qualitative study. Data was collected using individual semi-structured telephone interviews with 21 cancer specialist nurses. The interviews were transcribed and analysed with reflexive thematic analysis.

Results: The analysis generated one overarching theme, In the shadow of the person diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and four themes: striving for confidence, searching for ways to support, seeking individualization, and balancing between needs. Swedish colorectal cancer care is organized with the persons diagnosed with colorectal cancer as the centre of care and lacks both structure and allocated resources for supportive care for family members. Thus, support for family members has to be provided within the existing colorectal cancer care. The support provided focuses mainly on strengthening the family members' ability in the caregiving role and is offered primarily at the time of diagnosis.

Conclusion: There is an apparent need for developing supportive care plans for family members, involving repeated assessments of multidimensional needs, a tailored support, and follow-ups. Accordingly, a re-evaluation of the cancer specialist nurse's role is needed so that key nursing responsibilities are not ranked second to administrative tasks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Cancer specialist nurse, Colorectal cancer, Family members, Needs assessment, Nursing, Oncology, Qualitative research, Supportive care, Thematic analysis
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Care science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55360 (URN)10.1016/j.ejon.2022.102205 (DOI)000871085600010 ()36240683 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85139735971 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-10-12 Created: 2022-10-12 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved
Stenberg, M., Bengtsson, M., Mangrio, E. & Carlson, E. (2022). Collaboration between first year undergraduate nursing students: A focused ethnographic study. Nurse Education in Practice, 64, Article ID 103427.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaboration between first year undergraduate nursing students: A focused ethnographic study
2022 (English)In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 64, article id 103427Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: The aim was to explore collaboration between first year undergraduate nursing students in a three-year bachelor program during clinical skills lab practices.

BACKGROUND: The ability to collaborate is important in the nursing profession to ensure patient safety. Thus, efforts supporting nursing students with learning activities emphasizing this ability is crucial in nurse education as a preparation for the requirements of the nursing profession. Collaborative learning models are described as ways that support the students' interaction during education. However, collaboration between students has shown to have challenges such as negative competition and confrontations. This stresses the need to explore the collaboration between students to find ways to support the interaction.

DESIGN: The study was conducted with a focused ethnographic approach.

METHOD: Data were generated by participant observations during one semester, involving 70 h observation of 87 first year nursing students for 6 months and 24 training sessions in clinical skills lab practices. Two focus group discussions were used to elaborate students' views of collaboration and to provide an opportunity for follow up questions and interpretations from the observations. Field notes and focus group discussions were interpreted as one unit of analysis conducted with thematic network analysis. A global theme were synthesized from organizational and additional basic themes presenting the overall metaphor of the students' collaboration.

RESULT: The global theme, Between adaptation and non-conformity, revealed a field of tension in the nursing students' collaboration. One the one hand, the global theme involved the students' ability to adopt to new knowledge and to being a nursing student in a clinical skills lab and to others' perspective. On the other hand, non-conformity creates a collaboration with less reflection between the students and non-synchronized and time-consuming laboratory work.

CONCLUSION: Collaborative activities in nurse education fosters and challenges nursing students' collaboration required for clinical practices and later in the nursing profession. By the presented scaffolding efforts, nurse educators can arrange a learning environment that can support the collaboration between students and facilitate the transition into the profession.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Collaboration, Collaborative learning, Focused ethnography, Nursing education, Nursing students, Skills lab, Socio-cultural theory
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54560 (URN)10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103427 (DOI)000848777100003 ()35994802 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85136018314 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-26 Created: 2022-08-26 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Argenbright, C., Sanford, J., Sherwood, G. D., Jordan, P. J., Moriyama, M., Jiménez-Herrera, M. F., . . . McDonald, M. (2022). Embracing diversity: measuring the impact of an international immersion learning experience on nursing students' cultural beliefs and values. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 19(1)
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2022 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, E-ISSN 1548-923X, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: An international Nursing Leadership Collaborative covened in Japan to hold a patient safety and quality workshop for nursing students from six countries. The purpose was to measure students' self reported beliefs reflecting sensitivity and openness to cultural diversity before and after the international experience.

METHODS: A pre-post-test design was used and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory was administered to international undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

RESULTS: The group aggregate data analysis indicate that prior to the start of the workshop, the group presented itself as quite introspective and after the workshop the group reported being more sophisticated in making causal explanations about why the world works in the way it does.

CONCLUSIONS: Nursing students experienced an expanded awareness of their beliefs and values that reflect a greater degree of intercultural sensitivity for acceptance of inclusivity and diversity after the experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2022
Keywords
beliefs, culture, inclusivity, nursing, quality, safety, values
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56622 (URN)10.1515/ijnes-2022-0019 (DOI)000907126300024 ()36423354 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85142601381 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-13 Created: 2022-12-13 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved
Jassim, T., Carlson, E. & Bengtsson, M. (2022). Preceptors' and nursing students' experiences of using peer learning in primary healthcare settings: a qualitative study. BMC Nursing, 21(1), Article ID 66.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preceptors' and nursing students' experiences of using peer learning in primary healthcare settings: a qualitative study
2022 (English)In: BMC Nursing, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 21, no 1, article id 66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Due to the need for students to integrate theory with practice, current research seeks the best learning and teaching models in primary healthcare settings. The aim of this study was to explore preceptors' and nursing students' experiences of using peer learning during clinical practice in primary health care. Methods A qualitative research approach was used based on semi-structured interviews with seven preceptors and ten nursing students. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed by using content analysis based on an inductive reasoning. Results Preceptors and students perceived peer learning as an educational model to be beneficial for learning in primary care settings. They found the model to be stimulating, challenging, and leading to development of professional identity and nursing skills. All informants were positive towards the peer learning experience, with students reporting they were seen as individuals, despite working in pairs. However, the physical environment was demanding with regards to telephone counseling issues, limited opportunities for using computers, and the use of small examination rooms. Conclusion This study shows that, despite the complex learning environment, peer learning as an educational model appears to work well in a primary healthcare setting. However, much improvement is needed to facilitate the students' learning process. Consequently, conditions for clinical practice and learning beneficial to both students and preceptors should be prioritized by management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2022
Keywords
Learning environment, Peer learning, Physical environment, Primary health care, Structured learning activities
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50904 (URN)10.1186/s12912-022-00844-y (DOI)000771449700001 ()35313874 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85126851138 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-04-04 Created: 2022-04-04 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M.-L., Annersten Gershater, M. & Bengtsson, M. (2022). Registered Nurses' experiences of caring for persons with dementia expressing their sexuality. Nursing Open, 9(3), 1723-1730
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Registered Nurses' experiences of caring for persons with dementia expressing their sexuality
2022 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 1723-1730Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Sexuality is an integral part of human beings and persons living with dementia still perceive negative attitudes from caregivers in this regard. Aim: This study aimed to explore registered nurses' experiences of caring for persons with dementia living in nursing homes and expressing their sexuality. Methods: A qualitative inductive design was adopted; data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analysed through content analysis. Results: The analysis reflected three categories. (1) Dealing with different reactions and responding to nursing staff and relatives: The registered nurses experienced discomfort, insecurity, frustration, distress and embarrassment when confronted with sexual expressions in people with dementia. (2) Caring with a focus on the person: The registered nurses expressed the importance of protecting the integrity of the person and consequently their right to sexual expressions. (3) Needing more competence development: The registered nurses expressed the need to educate and inform not only themselves but also the nursing staff and relatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2022
Keywords
dementia, elder care, nursing homes, registered nurses, sexuality
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50458 (URN)10.1002/nop2.1197 (DOI)000755369400001 ()35170245 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85124623415 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-03-08 Created: 2022-03-08 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, M., Ivarsson Ekedahl, A.-B. & Sjöström, K. (2021). Errors linked to medication management in nursing homes: an interview study. BMC Nursing, 20(1), Article ID 69.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Errors linked to medication management in nursing homes: an interview study
2021 (English)In: BMC Nursing, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 20, no 1, article id 69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The number of errors in medication management in nursing homes is increasing, which may lead to potentially life-threatening harm. Few studies on this subject are found in the municipal nursing home setting, and causes need to be identified. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of errors connected to medication management in nursing homes by exploring the perspective of first-line registered nurses, registered nurses, and non-licensed staff involved in the care of older persons.

METHODS: A qualitative research approach was applied based on semi-structured interviews with 21 participants at their workplaces: Seven in each of the occupational categories of first-line registered nurses, registered nurses, and non-licensed staff. Subcategories were derived from transcribed interviews by content analysis and categorized according to the Man, Technology, and Organization concept of error causation, which is as a framework to identify errors.

RESULTS: Mistakes in medication management were commonly perceived as a result of human shortcomings and deficiencies in working conditions such as the lack of safe tools to facilitate and secure medication management. The delegation of drug administration to non-licensed staff, the abandonment of routines, carelessness, a lack of knowledge, inadequate verbal communication between colleagues, and a lack of understanding of the difficulties involved in handling the drugs were all considered as risk areas for errors. Organizational hazards were related to the ability to control the delegation, the standard of education, and safety awareness among staff members. Safety issues relating to technology involved devices for handling prescription cards and when staff were not included in the development process of new technological aids. A lack of staff and the lack of time to act safely in the care of the elderly were also perceived as safety hazards, particularly with the non-licensed staff working in nursing homes.

CONCLUSIONS: The staff working in nursing homes perceive that the risks due to medication management are mainly caused by human limitations or technical deficiencies. Organizational factors, such as working conditions, can often facilitate the occurrence of malpractice. To minimize mistakes, care managers need to have a systemwide perspective on safety issues, where organizational issues are essential.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2021
Keywords
Delegation, MTO concept, Medication management, Nursing home, Safety
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42179 (URN)10.1186/s12912-021-00587-2 (DOI)000654891000002 ()33926436 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85105150214 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-12 Created: 2021-05-12 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Stenberg, M., Mangrio, E., Bengtsson, M. & Carlson, E. (2021). Formative peer assessment in higher healthcare education programmes: a scoping review. BMJ Open, 11(2), Article ID e045345.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Formative peer assessment in higher healthcare education programmes: a scoping review
2021 (English)In: BMJ Open, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 11, no 2, article id e045345Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives Formative peer assessment focuses onlearning and development of the student learning process.This implies that students are taking responsibility forassessing the work of their peers by giving and receivingfeedback to each other. The aim was to compile researchabout formative peer assessment presented in higherhealthcare education, focusing on the rationale, theinterventions, the experiences of students and teachersand the outcomes of formative assessment interventions.Design A scoping review.Data sources Searches were conducted until May 2019in PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied HealthLiterature, Education Research Complete and EducationResearch Centre. Grey literature was searched in LibrarySearch, Google Scholar and Science Direct.Eligibility criteria Studies addressing formative peerassessment in higher education, focusing on medicine,nursing, midwifery, dentistry, physical or occupationaltherapy and radiology published in peer-reviewedarticlesor in grey literature.Data extractions and synthesis Out of 1452 studies,37 met the inclusion criteria and were critically appraisedusing relevant Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, JoannaBriggs Institute and Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool tools.The pertinent data were analysed using thematic analysis.Result The critical appraisal resulted in 18 includedstudies with high and moderate quality. The rationale forusing formative peer assessment relates to giving andreceiving constructive feedback as a means to promotelearning. The experience and outcome of formativepeer assessment interventions from the perspectiveof students and teachers are presented within threethemes: (1) organisation and structure of the formativepeer assessment activities, (2) personal attributes andconsequences for oneself and relationships and (3)experience and outcome of feedback and learning.Conclusion Healthcare education must considerpreparing and introducing students to collaborativelearning, and thus develop well-designedlearningactivities aligned with the learning outcomes. Since peercollaboration seems to affect students’ and teachers’experiences of formative peer assessment, empiricalinvestigations exploring collaboration between studentsare of utmost importance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2021
Keywords
formative assessment, peer, higher health care education
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-41106 (URN)10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045345 (DOI)000618268000009 ()33563627 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85100953831 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-03-09 Created: 2021-03-09 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
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