Maria Engström

PhD Nursing
RN, Registered Nurse


Telephone: +46-(0)26-64 82 15

Nursing and care of elderly

  • Electronic tracking system in dementia care — in cooperation with university, companies and the public sector
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • The garden — an integrated part of elderly care
  • Older persons quality of life, health and ADL-dependency after discharge from the hospital
  • The national fundamental values in elderly care - older persons' and the staff members' perspective
  • Pain prevalence and pain managment in elderly care - an intervention study 

Health-promoting working life in the healthcare sector

  • The interplay between structural conditions, management/leadership, work situation, health of the personnel and the quality of care
  • Patient safety and communication (anaesthesia, intensive care)
  • Working life within the Swedish Healthcare Direct
  • 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)

Recent Publications

Jarnulf, T., Skytt, B., Mårtensson, G. & Engström, M. (2019). District nurses experiences of precepting district nurse students at the postgraduate level. Nurse Education in Practice, 37, 75-80. 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.05.004 [More information]
Strömberg, A., Engström, M., Hagerman, H. & Skytt, B. (2019). First-line managers dealing with different management approaches. Leadership in Health Services. 10.1108/LHS-09-2018-0046 [More information]
Hagerman, H., Engström, M., Wadensten, B. & Skytt, B. (2019). How do first-line managers in elderly care experience their work situation from a structural and psychological empowerment perspective? : An interview study. Journal of Nursing Management. 10.1111/jonm.12793 [More information]
Kaltenbrunner, M., Mathiassen, S., Bengtsson, L. & Engström, M. (2019). Lean maturity and quality in primary care. Journal of Health Organisation & Management, 32 (2), 141-154. 10.1108/JHOM-04-2018-0118 [More information]
Löfmark, A., Mårtensson, G., Ugland Vae, K. & Engström, M. (2019). Lecturers' reflection on the three-part assessment discussions with students and preceptors during clinical practice education : A repeated group discussion study. Nurse Education in Practice, 36, 1-6. 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.02.010 [More information]
Published by: Maria Engström Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2017-08-23
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
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