I am a social worker and since the spring of 2021 also a PhD student. I have previously worked as a school counselor and child and youth investigator in the social services. For the past four years, I have had the role of user influence coordinator within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) in Stockholm, with a pronounced focus on user participation and influence in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care.
My dissertation work addresses how/if participation and recovery can be promoted within CAP in Stockholm through the recently implemented method Patient-Initiated Brief Admission (PIBA). Through qualitative interviews, I will examine both young people's stories about having access to the method and the staff's reasoning about the implementation process itself. The dissertation is partly financed by the Stockholm Region. In April 2021, my research plan was also awarded a scholarship from the Swedish Association for Social and Mental Health (RSMH), which is intended to promote user participation in research.
Main supervisor: Lisa Skogens
Supervisor: Ulla-Karin Schön
A selection from Stockholm University publication database
"Det var inte mitt val" - en narrativ studie om upplevelser av elektrokonvulsiv terapi (ECT)
2013. Jennie Moberg, Katarina Piuva, Alain Topor.
This study aims to highlight patients´ experiences about and thoughts of side effects fromelectroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a therapeutic method commonly used when having severedepressions. The framing of questions were how the respondents of this study describe theirlife before, during and after ECT-treatment, how the treatment has affected their daily life andhow these experiences may contribute to the awareness of power in professional relations.The study is based on three semi-structured narrative interviews and the main result showedthat, according to my interpretation, ECT as a treatment obliterated memories, quality of lifeand daily structure for all participants. Unfortunately they have all become subjects ofpsychiatric power and have faced considerable difficulty in getting professional recognitionaccording to their severe memory issues. The respondents have lost the ability to relate totheir past which clearly makes them struggle in their present context. A point in commonamong them is that neither of them wanted ECT but, because of the lack of communicationbetween them as patients and the health care in general, they all ended up getting it.