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Widäng, Ingrid
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Enskär, K., Johansson, I., Ljusegren, G. & Widäng, I. (2011). Lecturers' experiences of participation in an international exchange. Nurse Education Today, 31(6), 541-546
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lecturers' experiences of participation in an international exchange
2011 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 31, no 6, p. 541-546Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Globalization is a trend in higher education and is judged to be essential to quality; however, there is a lack of publications on the outcome of lecturers' exchange. The aim of this study was to describe lecturers' experiences of participating in an international exchange. Twenty-six lecturers who had taken part in an exchange were invited to participate through writing a narrative. Data was analyzed with a qualitative method, and five categories emerged: Preparation and timing, challenges in teaching, demanding but worthwhile, broadening perspective and expanding network. The overall result showed that participating lecturers judged their international exchange to be a positive experience that had resulted in personal as well as professional development. However, a successful exchange requires planning, support and an open mind from all involved lecturers and institutions.

Keywords
Lecturers' experience, International exchange, Nursing education, Sweden–Africa
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-14159 (URN)10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.018 (DOI)21056919 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2010-12-29 Created: 2010-12-29 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Widäng, I., Fridlund, B. & Mårtensson, J. (2008). Women patients' conceptions of integrity within health care: a phenomenographic study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61(5), 540-548
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women patients' conceptions of integrity within health care: a phenomenographic study
2008 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 61, no 5, p. 540-548Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe how female patients conceive integrity within health care. A phenomenographic approach was chosen to focus on women’s conceptions. The participants were 15 strategically-chosen female patients who were interviewed after discharge from a hospital in Sweden. Three description categories were identified: ‘maintaining the self’, which represented the patient’s relationship to herself; ‘dignity’, which characterized the professional caregivers’ relationship to the patient; and ‘confidence’, which was associated with the relationship between patient and professional caregivers. Integrity implied having courage to set boundaries and have control of the private sphere, but also if necessary changing the boundaries of integrity. It is essential that professional caregivers are knowledgeable about all aspects of integrity and the importance of interactions with patients being characterized by dignity and confidentiality. Professional caregivers should take part in reflective discussions to identify situations in health care with an inherent risk of threatening or violating patients’ integrity, and how best to preserve it. Integrity is an abstract and complex concept that is not well-defined, and further research is needed to clarify its connection with other concepts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2008
Keywords
digity, ethics, integrity, nursing, phenomenography, women patients
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-5620 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04552.x (DOI)000253673300009 ()18261063 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-38849159994 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2008-05-27 Created: 2008-05-27 Last updated: 2019-09-02Bibliographically approved
Bendz, M., Widäng, I., Johansson, I. & Paulsson, Å. (2004). Student nurses' views of a learning model: a multi-method research study. Nurse Education in Practice, 4(4), 279-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Student nurses' views of a learning model: a multi-method research study
2004 (English)In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 279-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to describe students´ perceptions of various assignments within a specific learning model. In particular the study focuses on how the students perceived and reacted to the assessment processes used. A learning model was developed in which the learning of nursing theory and practice was integrated with the overall aim of motivating students to integrate their cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills.

A multi-methods design was applied using a questionnaire and qualitative interviews. Two hundred and eighty four students were asked to complete the questionnaire. Fifteen of the 252 students who returned the questionnaire were interviewed. The main findings were that the students constructed their own learning depending on how they understood the specific assignment and there was diversity and the students´ interpretation of f the assignments.

They focused on the assignments in accordance to the demands they expected to face as registered nurses and their interpretations on the demands differed between them.

The way the individual student understands the paradigm of nursing must therefore be challenged; what does the student intend to achieve and why. Dialogues in which students and teachers share their understandings of the meaning of various aspects of nursing must be emphasized in nursing education.

Keywords
Nursing education, learning strategies, assessment, student nurse.
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-4886 (URN)doi:10.1016 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-07-08 Created: 2008-07-08 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Widäng, I. & Fridlund, B. (2003). Self-respect, dignity and confidence: Conceptions of integrity among male patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42(1), 47-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-respect, dignity and confidence: Conceptions of integrity among male patients
2003 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 47-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A mapping of fatigue crack growth rates in thick plates of a high strength aluminium alloy has been done. The plate thicknesses investigated was 100, 150 and 200 mm. In this work, material from near edge at near surface and mid-thickness has been investigated.

Measurements of crack length has been performed using DC potential drop. Cyclic condensation is used in order to reveal crack growth behaviour for stage I and the earlier part of stage II crack growth.

Influence of crack closure, crack branching and slow growing side cracks on fatigue crack growth rate of S-L and L-T oriented specimens are discussed. Variation of difference in growth rate in the upper part of the stage II growth between near surface and mid thickness positioned L-T specimens are found to vary with plate thickness.

Keywords
Adult, Ethics, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Participation, Patients/*psychology, Self Concept, Social Perception, Sweden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-2032 (URN)10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02578.x (DOI)000181653100014 ()12641811 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2008-07-08 Created: 2008-07-08 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, G., Svantesson-Martinsson, E. & Widäng, I. (1987). Utvärdering av en undervisningsmodell för klinisk undervisning.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av en undervisningsmodell för klinisk undervisning
1987 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Hälsohögskolan, FoU-rapport ; 1
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-7200 (URN)
Available from: 2008-12-12 Created: 2008-12-12 Last updated: 2009-02-25Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, G., Svantesson-Martinsson, E. & Widäng, I. (1985). Utveckling av en undervisningsmodell för klinisk undervisning.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utveckling av en undervisningsmodell för klinisk undervisning
1985 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Projektrapport. Munksjöskolan, Jönköping
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-7201 (URN)
Available from: 2008-12-12 Created: 2008-12-12 Last updated: 2009-02-25Bibliographically approved
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