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Rosendahl, Sirpa, PhD Senior LecturerORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3519-113X
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Rosendahl, S., Mattsson, K. & Yuwanich, N. (2019). Cross-cultural perspectives on gerontology in nursing education: a qualitative study of nurse educators’ experiences [Letter to the editor]. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-cultural perspectives on gerontology in nursing education: a qualitative study of nurse educators’ experiences
2019 (English)In: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, ISSN 0270-1960, E-ISSN 1545-3847Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Cross-cultural, Curriculum, Faculty, Gerontology, Nursing
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17541 (URN)10.1080/02701960.2019.1645014 (DOI)31319778 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-08-16 Created: 2019-08-16 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Anbäcken, E.-M. & Rosendahl, S. (2019). Lomwong Saansook: Improving Health, Participation and Security Among Thai Older Adults Using PDSA Wheel. In: : . Paper presented at Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lomwong Saansook: Improving Health, Participation and Security Among Thai Older Adults Using PDSA Wheel
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16923 (URN)
Conference
Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Rosendahl, S. (2019). Traditional Meals and Sense of At-Homeness -: Finnish Immigrants with Dementia in Bilingual Residential Care in Sweden. In: Ahmet Ecirli (Ed.), ICSS XIX, 12-13 July 2019: 19th International Conference on Social Sciences. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Social Sciences, 12-13 July, Brussels, Belgium (pp. 33). European Center for Science, Education and Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Traditional Meals and Sense of At-Homeness -: Finnish Immigrants with Dementia in Bilingual Residential Care in Sweden
2019 (English)In: ICSS XIX, 12-13 July 2019: 19th International Conference on Social Sciences / [ed] Ahmet Ecirli, European Center for Science, Education and Research , 2019, p. 33-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Center for Science, Education and Research, 2019
Keywords
Dementia, Finnish Immigrants, Home, Meals, Qualitative
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17542 (URN)9781646334933 (ISBN)
Conference
19th International Conference on Social Sciences, 12-13 July, Brussels, Belgium
Available from: 2019-08-16 Created: 2019-08-16 Last updated: 2019-08-16Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M., Rosendahl, S. & Sällström, C. (2018). Caring and Uncaring Encounters between Assistant Nurses and Immigrants with Dementia Symptoms in Two Group Homes in Sweden: an Observational Study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 33(3), 299-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Caring and Uncaring Encounters between Assistant Nurses and Immigrants with Dementia Symptoms in Two Group Homes in Sweden: an Observational Study
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, ISSN 0169-3816, E-ISSN 1573-0719, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 299-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The total number of people with dementia symptoms is expected to double every 20years and there will also be an increase in the number of older immigrants in several countries. There are considerable deficiencies in the present knowledge of how to conduct well-functioning health care for immigrants with dementia symptoms. The aim of this study was to explore caring and uncaring encounters between assistant nurses and immigrants in two group homes for persons with dementia symptoms in Sweden: a Finnish-speaking as well as a Swedish-speaking context. In addition, this study aims to describe how caring and uncaring encounters are manifested in these two contexts according to Halldorsdottir's theory of Caring and Uncaring encounters. Method: Descriptive field notes from 30 separate observations were analyzed using qualitative deductive content analysis. Results: The main category caring encounters focused on reaching out to initiate connection through communication, removing masks of anonymity by acknowledging the unique person, acknowledgment of connection by being personal. Reaching a level of truthfulness by being present and showing respect, raising the level of solidarity by equality and true negotiation of care, based on the residents' needs. The main category, uncaring encounters, focused on disinterest in and insensitivity towards the other, coldness in the connection and lack of humanity in care situations. The observations showed that caring encounters occurred more in the Finnish-speaking context and uncaring encounters more often in the Swedish context. Conclusion: Encounters could be caring, uncaring, and carried out using a person-centered approach. Communication and relationships could be facilitated using the same language but also through learning to interpret residents' needs and desires.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Caring, Dementia, Encounter, Immigrant, Qualitative, Uncaring
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16197 (URN)10.1007/s10823-018-9351-y (DOI)000443366400005 ()29931458 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85048765345 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-13 Created: 2018-09-13 Last updated: 2018-12-28Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Anbäcken, E.-M. & Rosendahl, S. (2018). Perspectives of Health, Participation and Security among Older Adults in Northeastern Thailand. In: : . Paper presented at The 3rd International Conference of Innovation, Prevention and Care for NCDs and Global Health, Udonthani, Thailand, December 12-14, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives of Health, Participation and Security among Older Adults in Northeastern Thailand
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
active ageing, health, participation, perspective, qualitative, security
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16536 (URN)
Conference
The 3rd International Conference of Innovation, Prevention and Care for NCDs and Global Health, Udonthani, Thailand, December 12-14, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. & Pietilä Rosendahl, S. (2017). Teaching gerontology in globalized academics: a qualitative study of Thai nursing students' views on ageing when studying abroad.. Contemporary Nurse: health care across the lifespan, 53(1), 36-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching gerontology in globalized academics: a qualitative study of Thai nursing students' views on ageing when studying abroad.
2017 (English)In: Contemporary Nurse: health care across the lifespan, ISSN 1037-6178, E-ISSN 1839-3535, Vol. 53, no 1, p. 36-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Negative views towards ageing and older adults may be a reason why nurses do not choose to work in gerontological nursing. Studying in another cultural context can challenge these views. The Objective was to explore nursing students' views on ageing and older adults before and after a gerontology course held abroad.

DESIGN AND METHOD: A qualitative approach based on content analysis of responses to open-ended questions by 30 Thai nursing students studying a gerontology course in Sweden.

RESULTS: Three main categories: positive imprints of ageing, ageing takes its toll, and knowledge leading to action, emerged through sub-categories carrying a view of older adults as not only in need of care, but also as resourceful and competent. Professional healthcare, besides family was seen as potential caregivers in old age.

CONCLUSIONS: Studying gerontology abroad can widen views towards ageing and older adults, inspiring nurses to work in gerontological nursing.

Keywords
Ageing, Culture, Gerontology, Nurse education, Qualitative, Views
National Category
Nursing Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17004 (URN)10.1080/10376178.2016.1257921 (DOI)000399553600004 ()27821017 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84996598470 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Söderman, M. & Pietilä Rosendahl, S. (2016). Caring for Ethnic Older People Living with Dementia – Experiences of Nursing Staff. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 31(3), 311-326
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Caring for Ethnic Older People Living with Dementia – Experiences of Nursing Staff
2016 (English)In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, ISSN 0169-3816, E-ISSN 1573-0719, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 311-326Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The total number of persons living with dementia is estimated to double every 20 years and ageing migrant populations are growing in several countries. There are gaps in the health and social care of people from other countries, regardless of the efforts made when someone has a dementia diagnosis; similarly, receiving care in sheltered accommodation is less common. The aim of this study was to explore and describe the nursing staff's experiences of caring for non-Swedish speaking persons living with dementia in a Finnish speaking group home in relation to a Swedish speaking group home in Sweden. 27 qualitative semi-structured interviews were analysed using qualitative content analyses. The first main category, "communication", concentrated on language abilities and deficiencies, non-verbal language, highlighting the consequences of not understanding and the benefits of a common language. The second main category, "culturally oriented activities", focused on being served traditional food, celebrating holidays at the group home, the importance of traditions and the importance of familiar music as cultural elements. The Swedish speaking nursing staff could provide qualitative and equitable care, but the challenge was greater for them than for the bilingual nursing staff who spoke the same language as the residents.

Keywords
Bilingual nursing, Dementia, Immigrant, Qualitative
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences Geriatrics Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17240 (URN)10.1007/s10823-016-9293-1 (DOI)000408863800006 ()27287438 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84973638051 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
Pietilä Rosendahl, S., Söderman, M. & Mazaheri, M. (2016). Immigrants with dementia in Swedish residential care: An exploratory study of the experiences of their family members and nursing staff. BMC Geriatrics, 16(18), 1-12, Article ID 200.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Immigrants with dementia in Swedish residential care: An exploratory study of the experiences of their family members and nursing staff
2016 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 16, no 18, p. 1-12, article id 200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Worldwide, there is a growing population of older people who develop dementia in a country other than that of their origin. When their dementia has reached an advanced stage, residential care is most often needed. People with dementia in Sweden are often cared for in group homes. For immigrants, this may mean a linguistically challenging care environment for both healthcare staff and the patients’ family members.

The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of family members and professional caregivers regarding the care provided to immigrants with dementia in group homes in Sweden.

Methods

An exploratory, descriptive study with a qualitative approach was chosen. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine professional caregivers and five family members of people with dementia with Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian and Ingrian backgrounds; all were chosen purposefully. All people with dementia had lost their Swedish language skills as their second language. The data was analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results

Three main categories and seven subcategories were identified. The first main category: A new living situation comprised the subcategories: adjusting to new living arrangements and expectations regarding activities and traditional food at the group home, the second main category: Challenges in communication with the subcategories: limited communication between the immigrant with dementia and the Swedish-speaking nursing staff and the consequences of linguistic misunderstandings and nuanced communication in a common language and the third main category: The role of the family member at the group home with the subcategories: a link to the healthy life story of the family member with dementia andan expert and interpreter for the nursing staff.

Conclusions

The family member played a crucial role in the lives of immigrants with dementia living in a group home by facilitating communication between the nursing staff and the PWD and also by making it possible for PWD to access the cultural activities they wanted and which professional caregivers were either not able to recognise as needed or could not deliver.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2016
Keywords
communication, dementia, family member, group home, nursing
National Category
Health Sciences Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17056 (URN)10.1186/s12877-016-0200-y (DOI)000368075700002 ()2-s2.0-84954413376 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-01-17 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Pietilä Rosendahl, S., Bülow, P. & Björklund, A. (2013). Images of sorrow: Experiences of losing a co-twin in old age. Health, 5(12A), 64-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Images of sorrow: Experiences of losing a co-twin in old age
2013 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1949-4998, E-ISSN 1949-5005, Vol. 5, no 12A, p. 64-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What it is like when a lifelong twin relationship ends through death in later life is the focus of this study. It draws on interview data from seven twins who are part of a longitudinal Swedish twin study (SATSA) and who lost their co-twins in old age. Data were analyzed using qualitative latent content analysis. The results showed that the experience of loss of the co-twin was pro-found, including an emotional as well as a be-havioral dimension. Loss and loneliness were expressed as the dominant feelings related to the quality of the missing relationship as well as the loss of twin identity. However, the grief ex-periences in this study were primarily related to the closeness and quality of the twin relation-ship, rather than identity. Behavioral adjust-ments included the use of outside as well as internal cognitive resources to cope with life after the loss. Despite the devastating experi-ence of losing a co-twin after a lifelong rela-tionship, the participants engaged actively in their own grief processes. It was concluded that twin loss is unique, in the sense of losing the relational twin identity, as well as it is charac-terized by similar features as the loss of a close relationship among non-twins.

Keywords
aging, content analysis, sibling death, twin loss
National Category
Social Sciences Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17387 (URN)10.4236/health.2013.512A009 (DOI)
Projects
tvillingskap genom livet - individualitet och relation i äldre tvillingars livsberättelser
Available from: 2012-06-08 Created: 2019-07-05 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Rosendahl, S., Björklund, A. & Bülow, P. (2013). 'We are not as alike, as you think' sense of individuality within the co-twin relationship along the life course. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(4), 339-346
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'We are not as alike, as you think' sense of individuality within the co-twin relationship along the life course
2013 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 339-346Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have explored how older twins experience and describe themselves in relation to their co-twin. The life stories of 20 older twins were analyzed with narrative analysis.

Results showed that the twins described themselves from the point of differences in relation to the co-twin. This was based on experiences of how other people viewed them as alike, as well as on life events along the life course, which contributed to the perception of oneself as an individual in relation to the co-twin. The emphasis on unlikeness was therefore interpreted as a way of trying to establish a position as an individual within the co-twin relationship and to assert ones individuality to the rest of the social environment. To claim oneself as an individual was an ongoing identity work along the life course.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013
Keywords
aging, identity, individuality, life stories, twins
National Category
Social Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16967 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2013.08.001 (DOI)000329384400005 ()24300054 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84883722028 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Tvillingskap genom livet - individualitet och relation i äldre tvillingars livsberättelser
Available from: 2012-06-08 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
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