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Elmersjö, MagdalenaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5794-6863
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Elmersjö, M., Hollertz, K. & Hultqvist, S. (2024). A room for trust, comfort, and togetherness: Lessons learned from focus groups in digital rooms in a research project on Swedish eldercare during Covid-19. In: : . Paper presented at NaPSA 2024, Nationell paper-konferens i socialt arbete, Östersund, mars 20-21, 2024..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A room for trust, comfort, and togetherness: Lessons learned from focus groups in digital rooms in a research project on Swedish eldercare during Covid-19
2024 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: This paper draws on practice-oriented participatory social work research on moral stress and moral agency in Swedish eldercare. We discuss lessons learned from conducting online focus group interviews with representatives for three vocational categories: care workers, needs assessors and first line managers.  

Method: We discuss experiences of, and lessons learned from conducting digital focus groups.

Empirical findings: The results highlight the need of rigorous preparations, the importance of creating trust and a feeling of togetherness and making room for discussion and reflection.

Reflections and discussion: Digital focus groups’ technical aspects that at a first sight appear as obstacles in data collection, can also serve as ‘power equalizers’ between informants and researchers. For instance, when the informants’ technical knowledge exceeds that of the researchers, the informants can help the researchers navigating on the communication platform. Another more evident advantage of digital focus groups is related to aspects of time and space. Participants can join from different locations, even different parts of the world to share knowledge and experiences. The digital focus group is also resource effective and in line with sustainability goals, as participants do not need to travel to be physically present at the same location.

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53791 (URN)
Conference
NaPSA 2024, Nationell paper-konferens i socialt arbete, Östersund, mars 20-21, 2024.
Projects
Moralisk stress och moraliskt aktörskap i svensk äldreomsorg
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2021-01379
Available from: 2024-04-05 Created: 2024-04-05 Last updated: 2024-04-05Bibliographically approved
Sundin, E. & Elmersjö, M. (2024). Trust: not just another idea that travels?: Translation and adaptation of trust in local eldercare. In: Stefan Arora-Jonsson, Maria Blomgren, Josef Pallas, Linda Wedlin (Ed.), An ecology of ideas permeating science, higher education, and society: Essays for Kerstin Sahlin (pp. 243-254). Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trust: not just another idea that travels?: Translation and adaptation of trust in local eldercare
2024 (English)In: An ecology of ideas permeating science, higher education, and society: Essays for Kerstin Sahlin / [ed] Stefan Arora-Jonsson, Maria Blomgren, Josef Pallas, Linda Wedlin, Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2024, p. 243-254Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2024
Series
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Oeconomiae Negotiorum, ISSN 0586-884X ; 53
Keywords
Trust, eldercare, translation, adaption
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53543 (URN)978-91-513-1972-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-15 Created: 2024-02-15 Last updated: 2024-02-15Bibliographically approved
Elmersjö, M., Hultqvist, S. & Johansson, S. (2023). Behov, bistånd, budget. In: Magdalena Elmersjö; Sara Hultqvist; Stina Johansson (Ed.), Socialt arbete i äldreomsorg: professionell handläggning i teori och praktik (pp. 9-20). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Behov, bistånd, budget
2023 (Swedish)In: Socialt arbete i äldreomsorg: professionell handläggning i teori och praktik / [ed] Magdalena Elmersjö; Sara Hultqvist; Stina Johansson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2023, p. 9-20Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51650 (URN)9789151109428 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-13 Created: 2023-06-13 Last updated: 2023-06-13Bibliographically approved
Elmersjö, M. & Sundin, E. (2023). Det nya är det gamla normala: hemtjänst utifrån målgruppens behov. In: Wolmesjö, Maria; Solli, Rolf (Ed.), Välfärdens paradoxer, spänningar och dilemman: (pp. 131-143). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det nya är det gamla normala: hemtjänst utifrån målgruppens behov
2023 (Swedish)In: Välfärdens paradoxer, spänningar och dilemman / [ed] Wolmesjö, Maria; Solli, Rolf, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 131-143Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52448 (URN)9789144161006 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-10-09Bibliographically approved
Elmersjö, M. & Seldén, D. (2023). Digital distributive leadership in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic: New light on the transition from physical workplaces to digital spaces in Swedish eldercare. British Journal of Social Work, 53(5), 2603-2620
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital distributive leadership in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic: New light on the transition from physical workplaces to digital spaces in Swedish eldercare
2023 (English)In: British Journal of Social Work, ISSN 0045-3102, E-ISSN 1468-263X, Vol. 53, no 5, p. 2603-2620Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on working life in many welfare sectors. An ongoing qualitative study on distributed leadership work in Swedish eldercare has highlighted the premises of needs assessment during the pandemic. This article applies the concepts of distributed leadership, space and temporality to shed new light on the transition from physical workplaces to digital spaces. The article stresses the importance of co-working, co-responsibility and close interaction between leaders and employees, and argues that the ongoing pandemic can help us understand how the digital transition is changing the premises for leadership work in eldercare needs assessments. The empirical material was derived from several organisational levels of needs assessment and both individual interviews and participant observations were conducted. The results confirm how managerial work is in a state of transition that changes the interaction between managers and the needs assessors. Both the challenges and the importance of interaction are enhanced in the digital space.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
covid-19, digital observations, distributed leadership work, eldercare, needs assessment, spatiotemporal
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50460 (URN)10.1093/bjsw/bcac234 (DOI)000901580200001 ()2-s2.0-85168460719 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 190280
Available from: 2023-01-02 Created: 2023-01-02 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
Elmersjö, M., Wolmesjö, M. & Sundin, E. (2023). Digitalisering: från lösning till krav. In: Wolmesjö, Maria; Solli, Rolf (Ed.), Välfärdens paradoxer, spänningar och dilemman: (pp. 17-29). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalisering: från lösning till krav
2023 (Swedish)In: Välfärdens paradoxer, spänningar och dilemman / [ed] Wolmesjö, Maria; Solli, Rolf, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 17-29Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52449 (URN)9789144161006 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-10-09Bibliographically approved
Koziel, S., Hultman, L., Spånberger Weitz, Y., Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, H. & Elmersjö, M. (2023). Failures in the Child Perspective: Social Workers’ Experiences of Losing Focus of the Child. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 31(2), 352-377
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Failures in the Child Perspective: Social Workers’ Experiences of Losing Focus of the Child
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2023 (English)In: The International Journal of Children's Rights, ISSN 0927-5568, E-ISSN 1571-8182, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 352-377Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children’s invisibility, non-participation or limited participation can be associated with social workers’ experiences of losing focus of the child in their work, while at the same time navigating organisational and legal demands where a child perspective is strongly promoted. This article sheds light on social workers’ experiences of workingwith a child perspective and with children’s participation. Six in-depth interviews were conducted with professionals from social services and ngo s and from different child welfare services in Sweden. Our findings indicate that losing focus of the child is a common phenomenon that relates to the dominance of adult-centred practice and that child-centred methods need to be developed. Social workers from NGOs described having better opportunities for working in a child-centred way. Losing focus of the child mirrors the subordinated position of child-centred practice, proving that a child perspective and children’s participation are still inadequately anchored in social work practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Keywords
children’s participation, child perspective, social work practice, child-centred practice, Sweden, epistemic justice
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51894 (URN)10.1163/15718182-31020006 (DOI)001033618900004 ()2-s2.0-85165090410 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-07-05 Created: 2023-07-05 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved
Elmersjö, M., Hultqvist, S. & Hollertz, K. (2023). Forskare: Regeringen raserar folkbildningen när färre kan utbildas till välfärdsyrken. Altinget (023-09-07)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forskare: Regeringen raserar folkbildningen när färre kan utbildas till välfärdsyrken
2023 (Swedish)In: Altinget, no 023-09-07Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Alrow Media, 2023
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52312 (URN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2021-01379
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Available from: 2023-09-08 Created: 2023-09-08 Last updated: 2023-09-08Bibliographically approved
Elmersjö, M., Hollertz, K. & Hultqvist, S. (2023). Gamla älskade barn: unga vuxnas erfarenheter av svensk äldreomsorg. In: NaPSa 2023 - Nationell paperkonferens i socialt arbete [webbplats]: . Paper presented at NaPSA 2023, Nationell paper-konferens i socialt arbete, Stockholm, mars 22-23, 2023. (pp. 25-26).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gamla älskade barn: unga vuxnas erfarenheter av svensk äldreomsorg
2023 (Swedish)In: NaPSa 2023 - Nationell paperkonferens i socialt arbete [webbplats], 2023, p. 25-26Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50946 (URN)
Conference
NaPSA 2023, Nationell paper-konferens i socialt arbete, Stockholm, mars 22-23, 2023.
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2021-01379
Available from: 2023-02-07 Created: 2023-02-07 Last updated: 2023-04-04Bibliographically approved
Hultman, L., Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, H., Elmersjö, M. & Koziel, S. (2023). Making me with others-gendered meanings of youth and youthfulness among young female disabled assistance users. Disability & Society, 38(9), 1626-1646
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making me with others-gendered meanings of youth and youthfulness among young female disabled assistance users
2023 (English)In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 38, no 9, p. 1626-1646Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper explores how disabled girls with Personal Assistants (PA:s) in a Swedish context constitute themselves as subjects in relation to intersecting meanings of age, gender, space, time and disability. The results illuminate the importance of social spaces and social relationships for the girls’ forming their sense of selves. Similar to ablebodied girls, disabled girls’ transition into adulthood can be viewed as a yoyo-transitions, entering and exiting different adult positions several times. Unlike ablebodied girls, they enter adult positions not commonly associated with youths, such as work leadership positions in relation to adult employees, such as the adult PA. This implies that they to some extent manage their own process of becoming an adult. Our findings stress the importance of recognition and awareness of disabled girls transition to adulthood as different not pathological to nondisabled girls’, where consideration is taken both to individual needs and preferences of female assistance users.

  • All girls need to develop their sense of themselves to become women
  • Disabled girls with personal assistants find it difficult to live ordinary lives as girls without the support of external personal assistants
  • With the help of personal assistants disabled girls can participate in the places and with the people they choose themselves
  • The relationship with the personal assistant put demands on the disabled girl to become a woman faster than abledbodied girls, in the same time it can hinder the girl’s development into a woman
  • It is important for practioners and policymakers to recognize the dual role of personal assistants in disabled girls lives
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Personal assistance, transition to adulthood, intersectionality, identity, space, disabled girl
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47802 (URN)10.1080/09687599.2021.2007360 (DOI)000729029700001 ()2-s2.0-85121374958 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Norrbacka-Eugenia Foundation
Available from: 2021-12-13 Created: 2021-12-13 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved
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