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Eriksson, Bengt G
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Steigen, A. M., Eriksson, B. G., Kogstad, R. E., Toft, H. P. & Bergh, D. (2018). Young Adults in Nature-Based Services in Norway: In-Group and Between-Group Variations Related to Mental Health Problems. Nordic Journal of Social Research, 9, 110-133
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2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Social Research, ISSN 1892-2783, E-ISSN 1892-2783, Vol. 9, p. 110-133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Young adults with mental health problems who do not attend school or work constitute a significant welfare challenge in Norway. The welfare services available to these individuals include nature-based services, which are primarily located on farms and integrate the natural and agricultural environment into their daily activities. The aim of this study is to examine young adults (16–30 years old) not attending school or work who participated in nature-based services in Norway. In particular, the study analyses mental health problems among the participants and in-group variations regarding their symptoms of mental health problems using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-10). This paper compares symptoms of mental health problems among participants in nature-based services with those of a sample from the general population and a sample of those receiving clinical in-patient mental healthcare. A questionnaire was developed for the study and was completed by 93 participants in nature-based services. The majority of these participants were recruited from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), local mental health services, and school authorities. Results indicate that just more than half of the respondents exhibited symptoms of mental health problems based on their HSCL-10 scores. In general, they reported fewer symptoms than the clinical in-patient sample (18–30 years old) and more symptoms than the general population sample (18–19 years old). Among the participants in nature-based services, those recruited through NAV and local mental health services exhibited no differences in symptoms. Half of the participants older than 23 years in nature-based services had not completed upper secondary school. The participants, including those with symptoms of mental health problems and low expectations at the outset of their participation, generally expressed high satisfaction with the services.

National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70659 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved
Cutcliffe, J. R., Hummelvoll, J. K., Granerud, A. & Eriksson, B. G. (2015). Mental Health Nurses Responding to Suffering in the 21st Century Occidental World: Accompanying People in Their Search for Meaning. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 29(1), 19-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mental Health Nurses Responding to Suffering in the 21st Century Occidental World: Accompanying People in Their Search for Meaning
2015 (English)In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, ISSN 0883-9417, E-ISSN 1532-8228, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 19-25Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Much of contemporary health and mental health practice pays little attention to suffering, and when it does, invariably suffering is conflated with pain. Within such views, the health care practitioner ought to be concerned with removing or stopping the suffering as, for many parts of the occidental world at least, suffering is regarded as antagonistic to the pursuit of happiness. However, it has been recognized since ancient times that the experience of suffering can give rise to growth. This view sees suffering as an inevitable aspect of the human condition and experience; as something that might need to be endured, minimized, relieved, explored for meaning and maybe even learned from. The former conceptualization of suffering leaves little, if any, room for the sufferer to be to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading, and such views are highly congruent with the increased pathologizing of 'everyday life' and with that, the inexorable proliferation of pharmacological treatment'. Accordingly, we assert that there is a clear need for Psychiatric/Mental Health nurses to re-think their views of suffering and consider how they might help the person discover meaning in the experience; how they might accompany the individual on his/her suffering journey. We therefore identify a range of approaches and interventions that Psychiatric/Mental Health nurses can use when attempting to help those experiencing mental health-related suffering. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Work; Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41637 (URN)10.1016/j.apnu.2014.09.008 (DOI)000349140000007 ()25634870 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Trollvik, A., Eriksson, B. G., Ringsberg, K. & Hummelvoll, J. K. (2013). Childrens participation and experiential reflections using co-operative inquiry for developing a learning programme for children with asthma. Action Research, 11(1), 31-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Childrens participation and experiential reflections using co-operative inquiry for developing a learning programme for children with asthma
2013 (English)In: Action Research, ISSN 1476-7503, E-ISSN 1741-2617, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 31-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to discuss methodological issues based on experiences involving the use of co-operative inquiry in a paediatric ward and to describe how the children’s own perspectives were taken into account. This project, which was conducted in Norway between 2004 and 2007, involved children, parents and health care professionals meeting in a mutual working process to apply a new pedagogic approach for children with asthma. Ninety individuals (children, parents, health care professionals, teachers and students) participated in the study that had a qualitative approach. The findings indicate that the adults considered the child perspectives throughout the project, while the children’s own perspectives were taken into account during the period of intervention. The children participated actively, which can support empowerment processes. Health care professionals and researchers responded to the children’s views using communication and research techniques adapted to the children’s age, development and sensitivity. Critical choices related to the project were made because of recruitment challenges involving children and families. Children between 7 and 10 years of age are competent actors who can be involved in research and thus represent activated sources of knowledge. Bringing about change requires endurance and a long-term perspective.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16250 (URN)10.1177/1476750312467834 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, B. G. (2013). Evaluering av Master of Mental Health Care. In: : . Paper presented at Samarbeid og felleskap styrker forskningen. Konferens i regi av Napha, Trondheim, 24-25 september 2013..
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2013 (Norwegian)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30811 (URN)
Conference
Samarbeid og felleskap styrker forskningen. Konferens i regi av Napha, Trondheim, 24-25 september 2013.
Available from: 2014-01-03 Created: 2014-01-03 Last updated: 2014-01-08Bibliographically approved
Granerud, A. & Eriksson, B. G. (2013). God omsorg på gård. Psykisk helse og rus, 8--17
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2013 (Norwegian)In: Psykisk helse og rus, ISSN 1892-6509, p. 8--17Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Grönn omsorg, recovery, gårdsbruk
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30809 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-03 Created: 2014-01-03 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, B. G. (2013). Old Age and Mental Health - a European Challenge?. In: Rapport publiceras 2014: . Paper presented at Ageing Problems: European Approaches. Zaporizhzhya, Ukraina, 30-31th of May, 2013.
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2013 (English)In: Rapport publiceras 2014, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30810 (URN)
Conference
Ageing Problems: European Approaches. Zaporizhzhya, Ukraina, 30-31th of May, 2013
Available from: 2014-01-03 Created: 2014-01-03 Last updated: 2014-01-08Bibliographically approved
Zetterberg, Å., Meyer, U., Wallin, T., Mossberg, J. & Eriksson, B. G. (2012). "Allt är fixat, härligt med egna pengar": Utvärdering av Aktivitetsprogrammet i Arvika kommun. Arvika: Arvika kommun
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2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arvika: Arvika kommun, 2012. p. 19
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16096 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-12-06 Last updated: 2018-08-07Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, B. G. & Hummelvoll, J. K. (2012). Coping and Meaning in Everyday Life: Living with Mental Disabilities in Late-Modern Society. In: Luciano L'Abate (Ed.), Mental Illnesses: Evaluation, treatments and implications (pp. 407-426). Rijeka: InTech
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coping and Meaning in Everyday Life: Living with Mental Disabilities in Late-Modern Society
2012 (English)In: Mental Illnesses: Evaluation, treatments and implications / [ed] Luciano L'Abate, Rijeka: InTech, 2012, p. 407-426Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rijeka: InTech, 2012
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16240 (URN)10.5772/31558 (DOI)978-953-307-645-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2018-07-20Bibliographically approved
Granerud, A., Eriksson, B. G. & Lund, I. E. (2012). Grönn omsorg fra deltakeres og tilbyderes perspektiv: Delrapport i projektet Recovery-orienterte grönn omsorgstjenester. Högskolen i Hedmark
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Grönn omsorg fra deltakeres og tilbyderes perspektiv: Delrapport i projektet Recovery-orienterte grönn omsorgstjenester
2012 (Norwegian)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolen i Hedmark, 2012
Series
Revovery-orienterte grönn omsorgstjenester, ISSN 1501-8563 ; 4
Keywords
grönn omsorg, recovery, psykisk helse, deltager og tilbyder perspektiv, arbeidstrening, sosialt entreprenörskap, kvalitativ studie
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26901 (URN)978-82-7671-893-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Recovery-orienterte grönn omsorgstjenester
Available from: 2013-04-10 Created: 2013-04-10 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, B. G. & Karlsson, P.-Å. (Eds.). (2012). Handbok för utvärderingsverkstäder. Karlstad och Borås: FoU Välfärd Värmland och Fou Sjuhärad Välfärd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handbok för utvärderingsverkstäder
2012 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Utvärderingsverkstäder är en arbetsform där professionella inom olika välfärdsverksamheter möts för att under kollegiala former genomföra utvärderingar, och samtidigt lära mer om utvärdering generellt. Arbetssättet har under sina drygt tio år praktiserats och utvecklats i olika miljöer knutna till FoU-enheter och högskolor. Det har också beskrivits i artiklar och rapporter, samt presenterats på konferenser, i Sverige och internationellt. I denna handbok är syftet att samla och beskriva konkreta erfarenheter från olika  utvärderingsverkstäder, som en hjälp för den som vill pröva arbetssättet för första gången, men också för att dela kunskaper och ge praktiska tips till alla som arbetar med utvärderingsverkstäder.Handboken har arbetats fram i en kollektiv process i regi av Nätverket för utvärderingsverkstäder (Nuv). Som redaktörer har vi ansvarat för inledande och inramande texter, medan andra deltagare från nätverket beskrivit konkreta erfarenheter och arbetssätt från olika verkstäder. Vi tackar för alla goda bidrag. De kommer att medverka till att höja kvaliteten på kommande utvärderingsverkstäder.Alla goda diskussioner under nätverkets möten i arbetet med handboken har också varit berikande – tack för dem!Handboken ska inte uppfattas som en föreskrift om hur utvärderingsverkstäder bör genomföras. Det ska istället avgöras av lokala variationer, aktuella behov och möjligheter. Dock kan den förhoppningsvis fungera som inspiration och stöd och hjälp i det konkreta fallet. Då kan också en ömsesidig utveckling komma till stånd, där nya erfarenheter efterhand tillförs och förbättrar handboken i dess framtida versioner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad och Borås: FoU Välfärd Värmland och Fou Sjuhärad Välfärd, 2012
National Category
Pedagogy Work Sciences
Research subject
Samhällskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16255 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2018-08-07Bibliographically approved
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