Martin Salzmann-Erikson

Ph.D., Post-doc


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Current research

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.


Recent Publications

Salzmann-Erikson, M. & Eriksson, H. (2018). A descriptive statistical analysis of volume, visibility and attitudes regarding nursing and care robots in social media. Contemporary Nurse : health care across the lifespan, 54 (1 (SI)), 88-96. 10.1080/10376178.2017.1388183 [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. & Sjödin, M. (2018). A narrative meta-synthesis of how people with schizophrenia experience facilitators and barriers in using antipsychotic medication - Implications for healthcare professionals. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 85, 7-18. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.05.003 [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. & Eriksson, H. (2018). Absorbability, applicability and availability in nursing and care robots : A thematic analysis of Twitter postings. Telematics and informatics, 35 (5), 1553-1560. 10.1016/j.tele.2018.04.001 [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2018). Mental health nurses’ use of Twitter for professional purposes during conference participation #acmhn2016. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 (2), 804-813. 10.1111/inm.12367 [More information]
Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2018). Moral mindfulness: ethical concerns in the work life of health care professionals in a psychiatric intensive care unit. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27 (6), 1851-1860. 10.1111/inm.12494 [More information]
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