Dr. Doris Bohman, Senior Lecturer
Sustainable Active Ageing / Health & Technology / Caring Science
RN, RNT, PhD.
Senior Lecturer / International Co-ordinator
School of Health Science, Campus Gräsvik
Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of Health Science
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
Phone: +46 455 38 54 04
Year of dissertation
Elderly South Africans' in transition - the daily life circumstances, beliefs concerning health and illness and the influences on caring and family structure. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-7409-187-8. (länk till abstract, öppnas i nytt fönster)
Current Research Fields
Applied Health Technology and Old Age in a Global Context, a research collaboration with Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, UK.
Storytelling in a Botswana context/ Stories from older adults in Okavango, Chobe district, a research collaboration with School of Nursing, University of Botswana, Botswana
Terese Ericsson -
Doctoral student in Medical Science at Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology
Co-workers, post-doc level and above
Research collaboration with Senior Research Fellow, Dr George Leeson and Research Fellow Jaco Hoffman, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, UK.
Dr Sheila Shaibu, School of Nursing, University of Botswana, Botswana
Peer Reviewed Publications
Bohman, D.M., van Wyk, N.C. & Ekman, S.-L. South Africans' experiences of being old and of care and caring in a transitional period. The International Journal of Older People Nursing, Vol:6, Iss: 3, p: 187-195
Bohman, D.M., van Wyk, N.C. & Ekman, S.-L. (2009). Tradition in Transition - intergenerational relations with focus on the aged and their family members in a South African context. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 23, 446-455.
Bohman, D. M., Vasuthevan, S., van Wyk, N.C. & Ekman, S.-L. (2007). "We Clean Our Houses, Prepare for Weddings and Go to Funerals": Daily Lives of Elderly Africans in Majaneng, South Africa. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 22, 323-337.
Publications in Press
Bohman, D., Eriksson, T., Borglin G., (2012) Swedish Nurses Perception of Nursing Research and its Implementation in Clinical Practice: A focus group study Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.01058.x
Bohman D., & Borglin, G., (201x) Swedish nurse students experience of exchange studies. A descriptive qualitative study. Nurse Education Today, Week 15, April 2012
Bohman, D.M., van Wyk, N.C. & Ekman, S.-L. Existing and evolving in two minds- beliefs in relation to health and illness expressed by elderly South Africans.
Abstracts and Conference presentations
Gendered and Generational Strategies for Negotiating Ageing in Africa Work shop, Kings College, University of London, London September 2009. Oral presentation: Older South Africans in Transition (Bohman, van Wyk & Ekman)
ICN 24th Quadrennial Congress. Leading Change: Building Healthier Nations. Durban, South Africa, 2009. The influence of intergenerational relations on the care of the aged in a transitional period in South Africa (van Wyk (presenting);Bohman & Ekman)
International Human Science Research Conference: The Multicultural Future of Qualitative Research, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California, USA, 2006. Oral presentation: Health, Illness and Disease Beliefs in South African context (Bohman, van Wyk & Ekman)
International Human Science Research Conference: The Multicultural Future of Qualitative Research, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California, USA, 2006. Symposium: Qualitative Methods (Larsson-Mauleon, Ekman, Bohman & Eggers)
Current and Future Past, the 5th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology/ Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies 10 Anniversary Conference, Milton Keyes, UK, 2005. Oral presentation: "We clean our houses, prepare for the weddings and go to funerals or go for shopping": an ethnographic study on Elderly African rural people in Majaneng, South Africa (Bohman, Vasuthevan, van Wyk & Ekman)
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Elderly Care: Theory and Practice, Palanga, Lithuania, 2003. Oral presentation: Elderly black rural people in South Africa, beliefs concerning health, illness and disease. The influences on caring and family structure in a cross cultural perspective (Bohman, Vasuthevan, van Wyk & Ekman)
The first Nordic conference on Family focused caring (den första nordiska konferensen familjefokuserad omvårdnad) Kalmar, 2002. Poster: Elderly black rural people in South Africa, beliefs concerning health, illness and disease. The influences on caring and family structure in a cross cultural perspective (Bohman, Vasuthevan, van Wyk & Ekman)
External funding and grants post-doc
Grant from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research. The purpose is to conduct a post doc visit at Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, OIA, University of Oxford, Great Britain during one month. 2013.
Post doc visit, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, STINT SEK 100 000 Commencing September 2009. Principal grantholder.
Storytelling in a Botswana context/ Stories from older adults in Okavango, Chobe district, University of Botswana, Blekinge Institute of Technology SEK 129 000, Commencing November 2008. Co-applicant.