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Research presentation

Maria Engström

Maria Engström har jobbat på HiG sen 2016 som professor i vårdvetenskap.Forskar kring vård och omsorg av äldre samt hälsofrämjande arbetsliv för vård- och omsorgspersonal.

Research presentation

Maria Engström

Professor Nursing

Research subject: Caring Science

Professor, PhD Nursing and RN, Registered Nurse.


"Healthy ageing", "Nursing and care of the elderly"

  • Together with Professor Xu Lijuan Lishui university two projects with regard to elderly (see below) and one about nursing students see section Staff working life
  • Project of National Natural Science Found of China: Prediction of Developmental Trajectory of Elderly Frailty Dwelling in Community and the Confirmatory Study on Health Management with the Key Intervention of Multicomponent Exercise
  • Project from Government of Lishui City: Effects of a governmental nursing home training program among managers and front-line staff.
  • Older persons quality of life, health and ADL-dependency after discharge from the hospital
  • Working life for older people

Finished research project

Staff working life, learning and leadership in the healthcare sector

  • Internationally educated nurses' way into the profession (PhD Student D Högsted)
  • Working life within the Swedish Healthcare Direct
  • Nurse Professional Competence
  • Learning as a driving force for healthy work environments – students and staff perspective
  • First line managers' working life, health, and quality of care
  • Working life in Swedish healthcare – internationally educated nurses' and physicians' perspective
  • Lean, health and working conditions in primary care (PhD student M Kaltenbrunner)
  • Together with Professor Xu Lijuan Lishui university two projects with regard to elderly and one about Nursing students' self-reported Nurse Professional Competence at the time of graduation and one year later

Finished research project

  • Patient safety and communication (anaesthesia, intensive care)
  • The interplay between structural conditions, management/leadership, work situation, health of the personnel and the quality of care – in elderly care


Conference papers

Bjuhr, M., Lindberg, M., Engström, M., Welmer, K. & Sjölund, B. (2023). Sustained health in working life among an aging population and an aging working force. . [More information]
Wirkkala, M., Wijk, K., Engström, M. & Larsson, A. (2023). Turnover intentions in healthcare staff. . External link [More information]
Högstedt, D., Engström, M., Jansson, I. & Eriksson, E. (2022). Internationally educated nurses attending a bridging program to obtain a Swedish nursing license: Challenging but also rewarding. NETNEP 2022 – 8<sup>th</sup> International Nurse Education Conference : From education to impact:Transforming nursing and midwifery education. [More information]
Lundin, K., Silén, M., Strömberg, A., Engström, M. & Skytt, B. (2021). Observations and interviews describing first-line manager’s work at hospitals where the staff rates high access to empowering structures. . [More information]
Pålsson, Y., Mårtensson, G., Engström, M., Hellström-Hyson, E. & Leo Swenne, C. (2019). An intervention study on peer learning. . [More information]
Kaltenbrunner, M., Bengtsson, L., Mathiassen, S. & Engström, M. (2018). Lean i primärvården - en bild av hur Lean tillämpas. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle : Program och abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. P. 112-. External link [More information]
Hagerman, H., Engström, M., Wadensten, B., Häggström, E. & Skytt, B. (2018). Male first-line managers experiences of the work situation in elderly care: An empowerment perspective. . [More information]
Hagerman, H., Engström, M., Häggström, E. & Wadensten, B. (2018). Manliga första-linjens chefers upplevelser av sin arbetssituation i äldreomsorgen – med utgångspunkt i empowerment. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle : Program och Abstracts. P. 143-. External link [More information]
Eriksson, E. & Engström, M. (2018). The challenges of interviewing internationally educated nurses and doctors in another language than their native language. . [More information]
Randmaa, M., Mårtensson, G., Leo Swenne, C. & Engström, M. (2015). An Observational Study of Postoperative Handover in Anesthetic Clinics : The Content of Verbal Information and Factors Influencing Receiver Memory. . [More information]
Ernesäter, A., Engström, M., Holmström, I. & Winblad, U. (2014). Comparison of malpractice claimed calls versus "normal calls" within Swedish Healthcare Direct – open-ended questions matters. 12<sup>th </sup>International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) Amsterdam - the Netherlands, 28 September to 1 October 2014. [More information]
Muntlin Athlin, Å., Gunningberg, L., Engström, M. & Bååth, C. (2014). Pressure ulcer prevention – Why don’t we start from the beginning?. Pressure Ulcers from Birth to Death : Prevention,Treatment and Rehabilitation : Programme and Abstract book. External link [More information]
Kaltenbrunner Nykvist, M., Bengtsson, L., Mathiassen, S. & Engström, M. (2014). Towards a Questionnaire to Measure Lean in Health Care. 8th NOVO Symposium, Sustainable health care production systems - Abstract book. Lyngby: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU. P. 19-20. 10.11581/DTU:00000008 [More information]
Ernesäter, A., Engström, M., Holmström, I. & Winblad, U. (2013). Medical errors within Swedish national telephone advice nursing : what went wrong and why?. . [More information]
Ernesäter, A., Engström, M., Winblad, U. & Holmström, I. (2012). Communication analysis of all malpractice claimed telephone calls to Swedish Health care Direct (SHD) during 2003-2011. . [More information]
Candell, A. & Engström, M. (2010). Dental hygienists' work environment : motivating, facilitating, but also trying. . [More information]
Ernesäter, A., Engström, M., Holmström, I. & Winblad, U. (2010). Identification of incident reporting within nurse-led national telephone triage in Sweden. . [More information]
Ernesäter, A., Holmström, I. & Engström, M. (2009). Computerized decision support systems in telenursing : how it is perceived by telenurses. Med-e-Tel 2009 : proceedings. P. 409-410. [More information]
Scandurra, I., Hägglund, M., Engström, M. & Koch, S. (2007). Heuristic evaluation performed by usability educated clinicians : education and attitudes. Information technology in health care : proceedings of the 3rd International conference on information technology in health care : socio-technical approaches. Amsterdam: IOS Press. P. 205-216. [More information]
Virk, G., Sjöström, C., Engström, M. & Trinius, W. (2006). Standards and/or ethics for service robots?. Ethics of Human Interaction with Robotic, Bionic, and AI Systems : concepts and policies. P. 69-75. [More information]
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