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Järkestig Berggren, Ulrika
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Järkestig Berggren, U. & Hanson, E. (2016). Children as next of kin: a scoping review of support interventions for children who have a parent with a serious physical illness. Child Care in Practice, 22(3), 277-295
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children as next of kin: a scoping review of support interventions for children who have a parent with a serious physical illness
2016 (English)In: Child Care in Practice, ISSN 1357-5279, E-ISSN 1476-489X, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 277-295Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Young children and adolescents who have a parent with a serious physical illness require information and support to cope with their everyday lives. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarise and disseminate the research findings of interventions that support children in families with a serious physically ill parent. The review also aimed to identify research gaps in the existing literature. Following a comprehensive search, only nine support interventions from 12 studies were identified, indicating that a dearth of intervention research has been conducted in the area. Although positive results were reported from all interventions at some stage, many of the studies were small pilot studies that did not show robust proof of the effectiveness of the interventions. However, the scoping review revealed that the main aim of most interventions is to enhance family functioning for all afflicted families by helping parents to communicate with their children. Further, some interventions offer a comprehensive support for identified “at risk” families. Few interventions examined the improvement within the everyday lives of families facing a serious physical illness other than cancer or HIV. The measures of effectiveness for children were limited to internal psychological symptoms of stress and depression, behavioural problems and issues regarding communication within the family. Few studies evaluated external measures; for example, effects on children's care burden, improved support from social network or school achievements. Implications for practitioners include gaining inspiration from the programmes to enhance communication between parents and children and also, wherever possible, to ask children themselves to evaluate the effectiveness of the support offered to them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keyword
Children in need, Evaluation studies, Parental mental health, Children's rights, Young carers, Risk in social work
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49685 (URN)10.1080/13575279.2015.1102125 (DOI)2-s2.0-84949550929 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-02-10 Created: 2016-02-10 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U., Rowan, D., Bergbäck, E. & Blomberg, B. (2016). Disabled students' experiences of higher education in Sweden, the Czech Republic, and the United States: a comparative institutional analysis. Disability & Society, 31(3), 339-356
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disabled students' experiences of higher education in Sweden, the Czech Republic, and the United States: a comparative institutional analysis
2016 (English)In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 339-356Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Students with disabilities face obstacles in their encounters with higher education. The aim of this study is to investigate how the institutional context shapes students' experiences of unequal opportunities in higher education. In comparing disabled students' experiences from universities in Sweden, the Czech Republic, and the United States, the study makes visible the kind of experiences that students share and how experiences differ between these countries within the global context of higher education. The study has shown that students' possibilities for equal participation are shaped by the institutional context that is based on medical diagnosis and compensation for an inaccessible education.

Keyword
Disability, student experience, student accommodation, institutional and neo-institutional theories, social sciences, higher education
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-54702 (URN)10.1080/09687599.2016.1174103 (DOI)000377289900003 ()2-s2.0-84965054182 (Scopus ID)
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Available from: 2016-07-21 Created: 2016-07-21 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U. & Hanson, E. (2016). Stödprogram riktade till barn och/eller föräldrar när en förälder missbrukar alkohol eller andra droger - en kunskapsöversikt. Kalmar: Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stödprogram riktade till barn och/eller föräldrar när en förälder missbrukar alkohol eller andra droger - en kunskapsöversikt
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna kunskapsöversikt är att systematiskt kartlägga, granska och sammanställa kunskap om vilka utvärderade metoder och program som finns för att ge stöd till barn och/eller förälder när en förälder är beroende av alkohol eller andra droger. Kunskapsöversikten syftar också till att ge underlag för slutsatser om behov och riktning för vidare kunskapsutveckling och forskning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga, 2016. p. 140
Series
Nka Barn som anhöriga ; 2016:4
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science; Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61323 (URN)9789187731389 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-13 Created: 2017-03-13 Last updated: 2017-03-20Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U., Magnusson, L. & Hanson, E. (Eds.). (2015). Att se barn som anhöriga - om beroende i relationer, interventioner och omsorgsansvar: Antologi. Kalmar/Växjö: Nka, Linnéuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att se barn som anhöriga - om beroende i relationer, interventioner och omsorgsansvar: Antologi
2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Barn föds anhöriga och växer upp som anhöriga till föräldrar och syskon och andra viktiga personer i familjen. I dessa relationer har minderåriga barn sin trygghet och tillitsbas att bygga sitt liv på. Omvänt får de svårigheter som drabbar föräldrar och syskon konsekvenser också för barn. Vilka är dessa konsekvenser och hur kan vi förstå barns anhörigskap? Vilka roller kan barnet ha i sin familj? När behöver barn och föräldrar stöd och hur?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar/Växjö: Nka, Linnéuniversitetet, 2015. p. 380
Series
Barn som anhöriga ; 2015:6
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49699 (URN)978-91-87731-26-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U. & Bergman, A.-S. (2015). Barn är anhöriga: när en förälder är svårt sjuk eller dör. In: Utsatt barndom, sårbara familjer och samhällets insatser, 18-20 mars, 2015, Göteborg: . Paper presented at Utsatt barndom, sårbara familjer och samhällets insatser, 18-20 mars, 2015, Göteborg. Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn är anhöriga: när en förälder är svårt sjuk eller dör
2015 (Swedish)In: Utsatt barndom, sårbara familjer och samhällets insatser, 18-20 mars, 2015, Göteborg, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2015
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43709 (URN)
Conference
Utsatt barndom, sårbara familjer och samhällets insatser, 18-20 mars, 2015, Göteborg
Available from: 2015-06-05 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2016-04-27Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U. (2015). Building on users' knowledge as a basis for professional expertise? An example from Swedish social care services. European Journal of Social Work, 18(5), 718-730
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building on users' knowledge as a basis for professional expertise? An example from Swedish social care services
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 18, no 5, p. 718-730Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Implementing new occupations in social care services as a solution to social problems challenges the knowledge base for social care. This has been particularly evident in services for persons with disabilities. Social policy has emphasized influence over services for persons with disabilities and hence has implemented personal assistance and case management services. Using these as examples, this article explores the professional logic developed, and the ways it relate to existing social professions. The results are presented in a typology defining two occupations as examples of a professional logic based on users’ knowledge. This logic, here called ‘user-mandated professionalism’, is denoted by wide discretion, relationships with users built on trust, and legitimacy mainly stemming from user organizations. The analysis then raises the challenge for social professionals in social care occupations based on users’ knowledge to be explicit about the knowledge base they build on in their arguments and in decision-making.

Keyword
professions, disability, evidence-based, social policy, practice, theory, mental health
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37157 (URN)10.1080/13691457.2014.934662 (DOI)000369907600007 ()2-s2.0-84942825229 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-09-22 Created: 2014-09-22 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U. & Hanson, E. (2015). Stöd till barn när en förälder är allvarligt fysiskt sjuk. In: Ulrika Järkestig Berggren, Lennart Magnusson & Elizabeth Hanson (Ed.), Att se barn som anhöriga-om beroende i relationer, interventioner och omsorgsansvar: Antologi (pp. 179-198). Kalmar: Nka, Linnéuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stöd till barn när en förälder är allvarligt fysiskt sjuk
2015 (Swedish)In: Att se barn som anhöriga-om beroende i relationer, interventioner och omsorgsansvar: Antologi / [ed] Ulrika Järkestig Berggren, Lennart Magnusson & Elizabeth Hanson, Kalmar: Nka, Linnéuniversitetet , 2015, p. 179-198Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Barn föds anhöriga och växer upp som anhöriga till föräldrar och syskon och andra viktiga personer i familjen. I dessa relationer har minderåriga barn sin trygghet och tillitsbas att bygga sitt liv på. Omvänt får de svårigheter som drabbar föräldrar eller syskon konsekvenser också för barn. Vilka är dessa konsekvenser och hur kan vi förstå barns anhörigskap? Vilka roller kan barnet ha i sin familj? När behöver barn och föräldrar stöd och hur?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Nka, Linnéuniversitetet, 2015
Series
Barn som anhöriga ; 2015:6
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49701 (URN)978-91-87731-26-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Järkestig Berggren, U. & Hanson, E. (2015). Support for children and their families when a parent is serously ill: a review of research. In: NNDR - Nordic Network on Disability Research, May 6-8, 2015, Bergen: . Paper presented at NNDR - Nordic Network on Disability Research, May 6-8, 2015, Bergen.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Support for children and their families when a parent is serously ill: a review of research
2015 (English)In: NNDR - Nordic Network on Disability Research, May 6-8, 2015, Bergen, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Young children and adolescents whose parents face a serious physical illness or a physical disability require information and support to cope with their everyday lives. Since 2010 health care professionals in Sweden are responsible according to the Swedish Health Care Act §2g to consider the need children under 18 years have for information, advice and support when a parent has a mental disorder or psychiatric disability, has a serious physical illness or injury, abuses alcohol or other drugs or has unexpectedly died. The paragraph is one initiative to incorporate the UN Convention of  the Rights of the Child with Swedish law. Therefore a review of published research on methods used to support children and their parents was undertaken.

Using a narrative approach, the scoping review first aims to summarise and disseminate the research findings of interventions that support children in families with a seriously ill parent. The second goal is to identify research gaps in the existing literature. In a comprehensive search, only thirteen studies were identified, indicating that little research has been conducted on improving interventions for children. Although positive results were reported from all interventions at some stage, many of the studies were small pilot studies that did not show robust proof of the effectiveness of the interventions. Overall, however, the scoping review identified promising interventions for further evaluation and underscored the need for further intervention studies. For example, our review found that few interventions examined the improvements of everyday lives of families facing serious physical illness or disability other than cancer or HIV. The measures of effectiveness for children were also limited to internal psychological symptoms of stress and depression, behavioural problems and issues regarding communication within the family. Few studies evaluated external measures, for example effects on children’s care burden, improved support from social network or school achievements.

National Category
Sociology Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43708 (URN)
Conference
NNDR - Nordic Network on Disability Research, May 6-8, 2015, Bergen
Available from: 2015-06-05 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved
Rowan, D., Järkestig Berggren, U., Cambridge, I., McAuliffe, D., Fung, A. & Moore, M. (2015). The 6 Continents Project: A method for linking social work classrooms for intercultural exchange through asynchronous video sharing. International Social Work, 58(4), 484-494
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2015 (English)In: International Social Work, ISSN 0020-8728, E-ISSN 1461-7234, Vol. 58, no 4, p. 484-494Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To develop social work students’ understanding of the global context of social work, an asynchronous video uploading project was constructed to link social work classrooms on six continents. Students in social work classrooms around the world video-recorded their responses to prompting questions and uploaded them to a project webpage, to which all classrooms had access. Asynchronous uploading allowed students to view and then respond via video to other students without concern for time zone synchronization. This pedagogical approach was designed and implemented to broaden students’ intercultural competence, perspectives on international social work, and awareness of global social problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015
Keyword
Cross-cultural, global social work education, Intercultural competence model, 6-Contintens Project, video exchange
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32655 (URN)10.1177/0020872813497384 (DOI)000359009000002 ()2-s2.0-84936750111 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-03-06 Created: 2014-03-06 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Rowan, D., Järkestig Berggren, U., McAuliffe, D., Cambridge, I., Fung, A. & Moore, M. (2014). Advancing Intercultural Competence Through the Use of Technology: The 6 Continents Project. In: Hessle, Sven (Ed.), Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The Role of Social Workers (pp. 147-153). Farnham, UK: Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Advancing Intercultural Competence Through the Use of Technology: The 6 Continents Project
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2014 (English)In: Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The Role of Social Workers / [ed] Hessle, Sven, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014, p. 147-153Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32659 (URN)2-s2.0-84900931431 (Scopus ID)978-1-4724-1795-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-03-06 Created: 2014-03-06 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved
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