Research presentation

Martin Salzmann-Eriksson

Research presentation

Martin Salzmann-Eriksson

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Nursing Science

Research subject: Vårdvetenskap


Stability and complexity in psychiatric inpatient care

Working conditions for staff in psychiatric inpatient care with a special focus on psychiatric intensive care units (PICU) includes meetings with patients with acute mental illness. In their daily work environments, the staff is exposed to patients' different forms of expression in their failing health - an environment that is unpredictable, complex, and where hints of threats and violence occur. When working life varies on the basis of these conditions, this makes extensive demands on caregivers to maintain professional, ethical and caring approaches.

Creating stability is a necessity for caregivers to contribute to patients' improvement but also to a safe workplace. My current research investigates how and by what methods stability is created. Among the objectives, studies aim to contribute to the development of both the theoretical and practical knowledge of the working and care environments in psychiatric inpatient care. Identifying problems, needs, barriers and opportunities related to the project lead to significant knowledge concerning the staff’s psychosocial work environment in their daily lives at work.


  • Publications

Conference papers

Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2015). Fra rigiditet til fleksibilitet. . External link [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2015). Omvårdnad i intensiv- och akutpsykiatri - ta del av senaste forskningen och utveckla ditt bemötande och förhållningssätt!. . [More information]
Eriksson, H. & Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2015). Turning to monster to learn about humanity : presentation of findings from caring monsters - the research project. Human Rights and Health and the Astrid Janzon Symposium : Abstract Book. P. 22-22. External link [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2014). Intensivpsykiatrisk omvårdnad : att skapa stabilitet och motverka turbulens. . [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2014). Nursing Practice in Intensive Psychiatry : Moving From Rigidity To Flexibility. . [More information]
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