Ny vetenskaplig publikation där Per Ekstrand är medförfattare

Illuminating the gendered nature of health-promoting activities among nursing staff in forensic psychiatric care

En ny vårdvetenskaplig publikation i tidskriften Nursing Inquiry som har fokus på vårdandet inom rättspsykiatrisk vård utifrån genusperspektiv. Metoden utgörs av fokusgruppsintervjuer, etnografisk ansats, med vårdare (sjuksköterskor och skötare). Esa Kumpula, doktorand vid Mälardalens Högskola (MDH) är huvudförfattare och Per Ekstrand, docent i vårdpedagogik, verksam vid Röda Korsets Högskola (RKH), är en två medförfattare. Studien ingår i en doktorsavhandling som kommer som kommer att försvaras på MDH den 6/3- 2020 . Nedan följer en sammanfattning av artikeln:

Abstract:
When people in Sweden are sentenced and handed over to forensic psychiatric care (FPC), the authorities have overall responsibility for their health recovery. How nursing staff construct gender through their relations in this context affects their understanding of health promotion activities. The aim of this study was to illuminate, using a gender perspective, the understanding of nursing staff with respect to health promotion activities for patients. Four focus group interviews were conducted with nursing staff in two FPC clinics in Sweden. The study has a qualitative inductive design with an ethnographic approach. This study sheds new light on FPC in which its dual goals of protecting society and providing care are viewed from a gender perspective. When relationships within the nursing staff group and the nurse–patient relationship are justified by the goal of protecting society, gender becomes invisible. This might cause patients' individual conditions and needs for certain types of activities to go unnoticed. One of the implications of ignoring gender relations in nursing staff health promotion activities is that it risks contributing to gender stereotypes which impact on the nurse–patient relationship and the quality of care.

KEYWORDS: focus group interviews, forensic psychiatric care, gender, health-promoting activities, nursing staff

How to cite this article: Kumpula E, Gustafsson L-K, Ekstrand P. Illuminating the gendered nature of health-promoting activities among nursing staff in forensic psychiatric care. Nurs Inq. 2019;00:e12332. https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12332