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Bengtsson-Tops, AnitaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5904-8664
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Bengtsson-Tops, A. & Schmidt, M. (2017). Development and implementation of a need-based care model for persons who frequently visit psychiatric emergency rooms. In: : . Paper presented at European Conferences in Nursing and Nursing Research, Malmoe, 4-5 July 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development and implementation of a need-based care model for persons who frequently visit psychiatric emergency rooms
2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17138 (URN)
Conference
European Conferences in Nursing and Nursing Research, Malmoe, 4-5 July 2017
Available from: 2017-08-28 Created: 2017-08-28 Last updated: 2017-08-28Bibliographically approved
Andersen, A.-E., Moberg, C., Bengtsson-Tops, A. & Garmy, P. (2017). Lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences of nurses' attitudes in child health care: a qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 5065-5071
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences of nurses' attitudes in child health care: a qualitative study
2017 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 26, no 23-24, p. 5065-5071Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences of nurses' attitudes in child health care.

BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are often reluctant to disclose their gender identity for fear of discrimination. This fear may lead to avoidance of healthcare for themselves or their children and may negatively affect families' health and well-being.

DESIGN: A qualitative inductive design was employed.

METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 lesbian, gay or bisexual parents (11 mothers and 3 fathers) with child health care experiences in southern Sweden. Interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: Two themes were identified. One, a 'sense of marginalization', included lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences of heteronormative attitudes among child health care nurses which led them to feel alienated and questioned as parents. Another, 'being respected for who you are', included experiences of being respected and included at child health care appointments.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings paint a complex picture of lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' interactions with child health care nurses in that they experienced both positive and negative attitudes. Knowledge gaps about lesbian, gay and bisexual families within the child health care field must be filled.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Child health care nurses should work with the entire family to provide the best care for the child; however, discrimination in health care is common and often caused by a lack of knowledge. The number of children living with same-sex parents has increased more than ten-fold since the end of the 1990s. It is therefore important to explore lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences with child health care nurses' attitudes to improve quality of care.

Keywords
Bisexual, child health care, child health services, experiences, gay, heteronormativity, lesbian, nurses’ attitudes, parents
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17098 (URN)10.1111/jocn.14006 (DOI)000416319600120 ()28793389 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, U., Ehliasson, K. & Bengtsson Tops, A. (2016). Meaning in work and emerging work identities of housing support workers: a quest for a comprehensible plot. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 53(2), 367-376
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Meaning in work and emerging work identities of housing support workers: a quest for a comprehensible plot
2016 (English)In: WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, Vol. 53, no 2, p. 367-376Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Work and employees are often marginalized in studies on community-based psychiatric care and support systems. This paper highlights the role of the worker at congregated supported housing for people with severe mental illness (SMI). Housing support workers (HSW) are a fairly new professional role and have developed as a result of major changes in Swedish mental health care and services. The development of new roles is not unproblematic and raises intriguing questions.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe housing support workers’ experiences of meaning in their work, and in addition illuminate how the work identity of HSWs can be negotiated and constructed.

METHODS: Four focus group interviews were conducted with a total of 25 participants. Additionally, three follow up sessions were conducted with the same participants. The material consists of employees from four different sites. The intepretation of the material was inspired by a constructionist approach.

RESULTS: The analysis generated three themes: to do a good job, everyday needs and the formal role. The work identity for HSWs is complex and not easily interpreted.

CONCLUSIONS: The experience of an unclear assignment affects the description of what is meaningful and important—the work identity and significant affiliations for HSWs. In the long run, this fragmented world can have negative implications for the HSW.

Keywords
housing support workers, mental health and illness, narratives, professionals, Sweden, work identity
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14652 (URN)10.3233/WOR-152151 (DOI)000371064200016 ()26409394 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2016-11-09Bibliographically approved
Ehliasson, K., Ericsson, U. & Bengtsson Tops, A. (2016). Support to individuals with comprehensive disabilities: ideas in the Swedish Disability Act. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 18(3), 234-244
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Support to individuals with comprehensive disabilities: ideas in the Swedish Disability Act
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 234-244Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to determine and describe the ideas, that is, a mental construction of perceived reality and values, which are expressed in the Swedish Disability Act and its Government Bill. By means of text analysis, four concepts of reality and values have been identified: (1) Citizenship and justice, (2) The collective and integration, (3) The individual and autonomy, and (4) Decentralization and power shifts. The study also shows that social rights and social citizenship have been strengthened via legislation for individuals with comprehensive disabilities. It is also demonstrated that there is considerable room in the legislation for conflicts between the two concepts and values of collective/integration and the individual/autonomy. It can also be observed that there is a considerable risk that citizens are not treated in a similar manner as regards the interpretation and application of the Disability Act, which may lead to lack of legal security.

Keywords
comprehensive disabilities, Swedish Disability Act, ideas, concepts of reality, values
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14651 (URN)10.1080/15017419.2015.1064024 (DOI)000377393400006 ()
Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson-Tops, A., Ehliasson, K. & Ericsson, U. (2015). Det vardagliga livet på LSS-boende för personer med psykisk funktionsnedsättning: ett brukar- och professionsperspektiv.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det vardagliga livet på LSS-boende för personer med psykisk funktionsnedsättning: ett brukar- och professionsperspektiv
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 70
Series
Kristianstad University Press ; 8
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15145 (URN)978-91-87973-01-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-01-04Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson Tops, A. (2014). Behov av vård och stöd (2ed.). In: David Brunt & Lars Hansson (Ed.), Att leva med psykisk funktionsnedsättning: livsssituation och effektiva vård- och stödinsatser (pp. 153-170). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Behov av vård och stöd
2014 (Swedish)In: Att leva med psykisk funktionsnedsättning: livsssituation och effektiva vård- och stödinsatser / [ed] David Brunt & Lars Hansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 2, p. 153-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014 Edition: 2
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12532 (URN)978-91-44-08387-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-08-11 Created: 2014-08-11 Last updated: 2015-01-07Bibliographically approved
Thurang, A. M., Palmstierna, T. & Bengtsson Tops, A. (2014). Experiences of everyday life in men with alcohol dependency: a qualitative study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(8), 588-596
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of everyday life in men with alcohol dependency: a qualitative study
2014 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 35, no 8, p. 588-596Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study is to describe and understand the meaning of living with alcohol dependency (AD) as a man. Studies point out a high prevalence of AD in men and the reasons for, and consequences of, that are complex. However, today there is a lack of knowledge about men's lived experiences of having AD. In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 alcohol dependent men and analyzed using a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach. In the comprehensive understanding, findings from the naïve understanding and the structural analysis were interpreted with help from both gender and caring theoretical perspectives. "A Fallible Man" and "A Man with Powerfulness" were disclosed as two main gender formations influencing senses of well-being. A Fallible Man involved varying experiences of restrictions, being in control, and meaninglessness. Being in control promoted a sense of well-being. A Man with Powerfulness involved energetic activity, and the development and maintaining of interests as well as risk-taking. Being powerful diminished feelings of meaninglessness, cravings, and social alienation. The results show, among other things, that the men live an incompatible life and, because of that, need support and guidance to find a more meaningful life. This can be accomplished if caregivers allow men to be in focus and involved in planning their own care. To avoid limiting the men while they are in treatment, the health care professionals also need to focus on the men's everyday life. This focus involves acknowledging the men's individual experiences of what enriches and limits their everyday lives.

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12915 (URN)10.3109/01612840.2013.879357 (DOI)000353245400005 ()25072211 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-09-16 Created: 2014-09-16 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson Tops, A. (2014). Hot och våld mot personer med psykisk funktionsnedsättning (2ed.). In: David Brunt & Lars Hansson (Ed.), Att leva med psykisk funktionsnedsättning: livsssituation och effektiva vård- och stödinsatser (pp. 207-216). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hot och våld mot personer med psykisk funktionsnedsättning
2014 (Swedish)In: Att leva med psykisk funktionsnedsättning: livsssituation och effektiva vård- och stödinsatser / [ed] David Brunt & Lars Hansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 2, p. 207-216Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014 Edition: 2
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13387 (URN)978-91-44-08387-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2015-01-07Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, U. & Bengtsson Tops, A. (2014). Housing support workers as equilibrists between instrumentality and situation: a qualitative study in congregated housings for people with smi. Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, 5, Article ID 23755.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Housing support workers as equilibrists between instrumentality and situation: a qualitative study in congregated housings for people with smi
2014 (English)In: Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, ISSN 2000-8023, E-ISSN 2000-8023, Vol. 5, article id 23755Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Community-based psychiatry as an arena for studying work efforts is relatively unexplored. The professional role of a housing support worker (HSW) in congregated supported housings for people with severe mental illness (SMI) is fairly new. The role has emerged due to major changes in Swedish mental care and services. Our aim was to describe the work experiences of HSWs and to understand the conditions provided when work assignments are being constructed. By doing this we provide an important piece of the puzzle in understanding the processes in contemporary congregated supported housings for people with SMI. Four focus group interviews were conducted and included 25 participants. Four different facilities of congregated supported housings for people with SMI were represented in the material. The interpretation of the material was inspired by a constructionist approach. The work of an HSW is experienced as complex and ambiguous. Together with different significant actors (including objects), the HSWs are negotiating the content of the responsibilities. Thus, different actors help co-construct the work content. Furthermore, the HSWs are caught between two different logics, one that is related to a complex practice and one that is related to instrumental and routine-based ideas. The complex emotional work of an HSW is often not supported by the principles of the organization. The findings can be helpful when organizing the work in congregated supported housings for people with SMI. This paper highlights the importance of bridging the gap between organizational demands and expectations and the individual preconditions and basic needs.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13434 (URN)10.3402/vgi.v5.23755 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-01-23 Created: 2015-01-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson Tops, A. & Hansson, L. (2014). Landlords’ experiences of housing tenants suffering from severe mental illness: a Swedish empirical study. Community mental health journal, 50(1), 111-119
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Landlords’ experiences of housing tenants suffering from severe mental illness: a Swedish empirical study
2014 (English)In: Community mental health journal, ISSN 0010-3853, E-ISSN 1573-2789, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 111-119Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Swedish study was to describe landlords' experiences of having tenants suffering from severe mental illness. Sixteen landlords working in private and public housing agencies participated in open in-depth interviews. Data were subjected to a thematic latent content analysis. The results showed that having tenants with severe mental illness entails being confronted with various difficult circumstances, ranging from mismanagement of apartments to sensitivity among neighbours as well as issues regarding provocative behaviour. It involved providing assistance that was far beyond their professional obligations and to be neglected by the community-based psychiatric service system when in need of help. In order to support landlords and to prevent evictions of individuals with severe mental illness, community-based psychiatric services need to be more pro-active in their attempts to achieve collaboration with the parties at hand.

Keywords
Severe mental illness, Independent living, Landlords, Qualitative study
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10138 (URN)10.1007/s10597-013-9596-4 (DOI)000330123500016 ()23361470 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-02-05 Created: 2013-02-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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