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Wising, J., Ström, M., Hallgren, J. & Rambaree, K. (2024). Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetists’ and Critical Care Registered Nurses’ perception of knowledge/power in teamwork with Anaesthesiologists in Sweden: a mixed-method study. BMC Nursing, 23(1), Article ID 7.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetists’ and Critical Care Registered Nurses’ perception of knowledge/power in teamwork with Anaesthesiologists in Sweden: a mixed-method study
2024 (English)In: BMC Nursing, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 23, no 1, article id 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Efficient teamwork is crucial to provide optimal health care. This paper focuses on teamwork between Anaesthesiologists (ANES), Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetists’ (CRNA) and Critical Care Registered Nurses (CCRN) working in challenging environments such as the intensive care unit (ICU) and the operating room (OR). Conflicts are common between physicians and nurses, negatively impacting teamwork. Social hierarchies based on professional status and power inequalities between nurses and physicians plays a vital role in influencing teamwork. Foucault was a famous thinker especially known for his reasoning regarding power/knowledge. A Foucauldian perspective was therefore incorporated into this paper and the overall aim was to explore CCRN/CRNA perception of knowledge/power in teamwork with ANES.

Methods A mixed-method approach was applied in this study. Data was collected using a web-based questionnaire containing both closed-end and open-ended questions. A total of 289 CCRNs and CRNAs completed the questionnaire. Data analysis was then conducted through five stages as outlined by Onwuebugzie and Teddlie; analysing quantitative data in SPSS 27.0 and qualitative data with a directed content analysis, finally merging data together in ATLAS.ti v.23.

Results The result reveals a dissonance between quantitative and qualitative data; quantitative data indicates a well-functioning interdisciplinary teamwork between CCRN/CRNA and ANES - qualitative data highlights that there are several barriers and inequalities between the two groups. Medicine was perceived as superior to nursing, which was reinforced by both social and organisational structures at the ICU and OR.

Conclusion Unconscious rules underlying current power structures in the ICU and OR works in favour of the ANES and biomedical paradigm, supporting medical knowledge. To achieve a more equal power distribution between CCRN/CRNAs and ANES, the structural hierarchies between nursing and medicine needs to be addressed. A more equal power balance between the two disciplines can improve teamwork and thereby reduce patient mortality and improve patient outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2024
Keywords
Anaesthesiologist; CCRN; Critical care nurse; CRNA; Nurse anaesthetist; Team
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-43512 (URN)10.1186/s12912-023-01677-z (DOI)001134649600009 ()38163862 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85180820364 (Scopus ID)
Funder
University of Skövde
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-26Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Powers, M. & Smith, R. J. J. (2023). Ecosocial Work in Community Practice: Embracing Ecosocial Worldviews and Promoting Sustainability. New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosocial Work in Community Practice: Embracing Ecosocial Worldviews and Promoting Sustainability
2023 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-41088 (URN)9781032389066 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-02-14 Created: 2023-02-14 Last updated: 2023-02-21Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Nässén, N., Holmberg, J. & Fransson, G. (2023). Enhancing Cultural Empathy in International Social Work Education through Virtual Reality. Education Sciences, 13(5), Article ID 507.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Cultural Empathy in International Social Work Education through Virtual Reality
2023 (English)In: Education Sciences, E-ISSN 2227-7102, Vol. 13, no 5, article id 507Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

School-based bullying is a major global social problem affecting societies around the world. It is argued that Virtual Reality (VR) offers benefits and possibilities in social work education. Within this context, a study was carried out with the aim of analysing students’ experiences with a school-based bullying scenario through Head-Mounted Display Virtual Reality (HMD VR), and exploring the pedagogical potential of this technology to support the enhancement of cultural empathy in international social work education. Using cultural competence and social constructivist perspectives focused on empathy theory, this article addresses the following research questions: How do the research participants describe experiencing the bullying scene with HMD VR? How do the research participants account for their HMD VR experiences in connection with empathy? How can the pedagogical use of HMD VR enhance international social work students’ cultural empathic skills? Data for the study were gathered through four Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with 38 volunteer research participants based on their postexposure to a scenario on school-based bullying through HMD VR. ATLAS.ti v.23 software (Atlas.ti, Berlin, Germany) was used to undertake a deductive thematic analysis. The findings reveal that HMD VR plays an important role in enhancing different dimensions of empathy, which is an essential element in transformative learning in social work education. The overall implications of using HMD VR in international social work education for enhancing cultural empathy are discussed. The article concludes that HMD VR has a promising role; however, several ethical, practical, and pedagogical aspects need to be considered for this technology tool to provide the sought-after pedagogical value in social work education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
added pedagogical value; bullying; cultural competence; empathy; head-mounted virtual reality; immersive virtual reality; international social work
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Innovative Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-41787 (URN)10.3390/educsci13050507 (DOI)001020154700001 ()2-s2.0-85160027750 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-17 Created: 2023-05-17 Last updated: 2023-07-27Bibliographically approved
Korkeakunnas, T., Heiden, M., Lohela Karlsson, M. & Rambaree, K. (2023). Managers’ Perceptions of Telework in Relation to Work Environment and Performance. Sustainability, 15(7), Article ID 5845.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managers’ Perceptions of Telework in Relation to Work Environment and Performance
2023 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 15, no 7, article id 5845Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study aimed to investigate managers’ perceptions of telework in relation to the work environment and the performance of their organizations. It was grounded on interviews with 17 managers from public and private organizations in Sweden using a phenomenographic research approach. The managers had experience in leading employees who teleworked, and their contact information was provided by the organizations. The results showed that managers perceived that telework led to more focus on delivery at work. When telework enabled working undisturbed and getting more work done, employees started to question the need to come to the workplace. Further, some employees changed their behaviors at the workplace; they tended to close their office doors to avoid distractions. Others valued social activities when working at the workplace. Managers also reported that telework could make small close-working teams even closer, but they could lose contact with others outside the teams. In addition, telework led to quicker but less informed decisions, which may benefit productivity in the short term but not in the long term. The findings of the study highlight managers’ perspectives on the consequences of telework in an organization, which is important for maintaining organizational sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
telecommuting, manager, wellbeing, effectivity, deliver, work routines, social community, added value, attractivity
National Category
Business Administration Work Sciences
Research subject
Health-Promoting Work, Flexibelt arbete; Health-Promoting Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-41247 (URN)10.3390/su15075845 (DOI)000970352100001 ()2-s2.0-85152647768 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2019-01257
Available from: 2023-03-29 Created: 2023-03-29 Last updated: 2023-05-12Bibliographically approved
Wising, J., Mattsson, G., Rambaree, K., Willmer, M., Wallhagen, M. & Magnusson, P. (2022). ‘Life with a device’: the octogenarians’ experiences with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - a qualitative study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21(2), 161-168
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Life with a device’: the octogenarians’ experiences with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - a qualitative study
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2022 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 161-168Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) treatment has expanded due to its effectiveness. However, there are concerns about complications, and use in the most elderly has been questioned. There is scarce data on qualitative aspects regarding experiences of living with an ICD among patients above the age of 80 years. The aim of this study was to explore octogenarians’ experience, knowledge, and attitude of living with an ICD. We used semi-structured interviews to collect data from 20 patients, aged 80–89 years (90% men). The data were then structured and analysed through deductive thematic analysis network approach using the ATLAS.ti v.8.4 software. The framework of the analysis was based on the Successful Aging Theory. Three main themes emerged regarding the patients’ experiences: Life goes on; Their Health, The Janus-Faced Device; Their attitudes, and Mind the gap; Their knowledge. None of the octogenarians regretted receiving their ICD, instead, they presented with feelings such as gratitude towards the device. However, a lack of knowledge about the devices was expressed, which can be a risk for potential complications, in turn causing suffering and unnecessary concerns. Overall, the ICD did not pose a threat towards successful ageing. It was mainly considered a life-saving device. However, the lack of knowledge might hinder informed choices close to death and contribute to ethical dilemmas when deactivation of the ICD is a reasonable option.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
Heart failure, Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Octogenarians, Successful ageing theory, Qualitative method
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-35640 (URN)10.1093/eurjcn/zvab033 (DOI)000755873200001 ()33928354 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85125679902 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-04-14 Created: 2021-04-14 Last updated: 2022-03-14Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Båld, M. & Backlund Rambaree, B. (2022). Worlds apart! Environmental injustices in Mauritius, Peru and Sweden. International Social Work, 65(1), 49-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Worlds apart! Environmental injustices in Mauritius, Peru and Sweden
2022 (English)In: International Social Work, ISSN 0020-8728, E-ISSN 1461-7234, Vol. 65, no 1, p. 49-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last few years, there has been a growing concern for environmental justice within international social work. This article connects to such concerns and aims to present and discuss environmental injustices faced by local communities in Mauritius, Peru and Sweden. Primary data were collected through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with a total of 25 key representatives of local communities in the three countries. Secondary materials were combined with the primary data in ATLAS-ti v.8.3 for a deductive critical discourse analysis. The findings describe the substantive, distributive and procedural environmental injustices faced by local communities in the three case studies. The article then considers the implications of the findings for international social work interventions in promoting environmental justice. The article concludes on the need for international social workers to continue their efforts and practices towards achieving environmental justice for all, in promoting global sustainable development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
Community; distributive justice; green social work; procedural justice; substantive justice; sustainable development
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Sustainable Urban Development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31592 (URN)10.1177/0020872819889391 (DOI)000523174000001 ()2-s2.0-85081595482 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-01-29 Created: 2020-01-29 Last updated: 2022-01-20Bibliographically approved
Chang, E., Sjöberg, S., Turunen, P. & Rambaree, K. (2022). Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development: Exploring Ecosocial Work Discourses. Sustainability, 14(6), Article ID 3426.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development: Exploring Ecosocial Work Discourses
2022 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 14, no 6, article id 3426Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Youth empowerment within the context of sustainable development (SD) is starting to gain more attention within social work, both internationally and in Sweden. SD, as an integrated set of global goals in tackling social, economic, and ecological challenges, is a vital concept in social work. Protecting people and the natural environment can be considered the fullest realization of the person-in-environment, a foundation upon which the social work profession is built. The ecosocial perspective is widely discussed in terms of societal transformation in harmony with nature. Within this context, this article explores ecosocial work discourses in youth empowerment. Data were gathered through 20 qualitative semi-structured interviews with key representatives of youth organizations from Gävle municipality, Sweden, and analyzed using ATLAS.ti v.9.0. The main findings are discussed within the framework of ecosocial work, youth empowerment, and a Foucauldian perspective on discourse, power, and knowledge. The results indicate the need for an ecosocial youth empowerment, calling for increased knowledge of both youth empowerment through SD and ecosocial work for those working with/for youth connected to social work practice. The results highlight the importance of an ecosocial youth empowerment on a more structural and collective level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2022
Keywords
youth empowerment; ecosocial work; sustainable development; Foucauldian discourse
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Health-Promoting Work; Sustainable Urban Development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-38361 (URN)10.3390/su14063426 (DOI)000774494600001 ()2-s2.0-85127004622 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-03-30 Created: 2022-03-30 Last updated: 2022-04-08Bibliographically approved
Rengasamy, E. R., Saunders, N., Pergolizzi, J., Tagliati, M., Rambaree, K., Cortes, L. C. & Magnusson, P. (2021). Chronic pain management in the COVID-19 context: Challenges, lessons and considerations. In: : . Paper presented at Rome Pain Days, October 15-16 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Chronic pain management in the COVID-19 context: Challenges, lessons and considerations
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2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-37146 (URN)
Conference
Rome Pain Days, October 15-16 2021
Available from: 2021-10-13 Created: 2021-10-13 Last updated: 2021-10-15Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2021). Companion animals in health-promoting work-life. Society and Animals, 29(1), 22-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Companion animals in health-promoting work-life
2021 (English)In: Society and Animals, ISSN 1063-1119, E-ISSN 1568-5306, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 22-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite a growing number of studies on human-animal interactions, empirical data focusing on companion animals within the context of health promoting work-life is still limited. This article presents the analysis and discussion based on the perceptions of 22 students and staff members from the University of Gävle in Sweden on the potential of companion animals for supportive functions in health promoting work-life, as well as on the possible challenges of having companion animals within the premises of the University. Based on the findings, this article discusses that companion animals can indeed play vital supportive functions in health promoting work-life, which are presented in the text as: forcing function, communication companion, and social skills. However, this article also highlights the socio-economic, legal, and organizational challenges that need to be carefully considered and worked-out for having companion animals at workplace, such as university.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill, 2021
Keywords
companion animal, health, health promotion, work-life, social support, workplace
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22411 (URN)10.1163/15685306-12341504 (DOI)000627567200002 ()2-s2.0-85062190766 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2021-04-08Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Nässén, N. (2021). Digitalization of Critical Reflection with ATLAS.ti Software in Social Work Supervision. Social Sciences, 10(3), Article ID 95.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalization of Critical Reflection with ATLAS.ti Software in Social Work Supervision
2021 (English)In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 10, no 3, article id 95Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this technology-driven era, the digitalization of social work practice is becoming almost mandatory in many countries, especially in Europe. Within this context, it is important to look at the possibilities and challenges for the digitalization of critical reflection, which is a fundamental part of social work practice. Using a conceptual and theoretical framework based on reflective practice, critical reflection, and experiential learning, this article aims to outline and discuss the use of ATLAS.ti software as a supporting tool in digitalizing critical reflection in social work supervision (SWS). For illustrative purposes, a case example of child welfare from Sweden is used. This article considers both the benefits and challenges of using ATLAS.ti as a technological tool for the digitalization of critical reflection in SWS. It concludes that social workers’ autonomy and wellbeing need to be at the center in deciding about the use of digital tools such as ATLAS.ti in SWS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel, Switzerland: MDPI, 2021
Keywords
ATLAS.ti; critical reflection; digitalization; experiential learning; supervision
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Health-Promoting Work; Health-Promoting Work, Digital shapeshifting
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-35407 (URN)10.3390/socsci10030095 (DOI)000683769900017 ()2-s2.0-85102949936 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-03-08 Created: 2021-03-08 Last updated: 2023-08-29Bibliographically approved
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