Dr. Doris Bohman, Senior Lecturer
Sustainable Active Ageing / Health & Technology / Caring Science
RN, RNT, PhD.
Head of Department/Researcher
Department of Health, Campus Gräsvik
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department of Health
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)
Head of Department/Researcher
Current Research Fields
Applied Health Technology and Old Age in a Global Context, a research collaboration with Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK.
Older Women and Health, a research collaboration with University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Terese Ericsson - Arrythmia in older people
Doctoral student in Medical Science at Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology
Markus Gustafsson - Case Manager for the elderly with multimorbidity-importance for continuity of care Doctoral Student in Caring 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 Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jaco Hoffman, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK.
Research collaboration with Professor Mavis Mulaudzi and Dr Doriccah Peu, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Bohman D.M., Mattsson L., & Borglin G. (2014) Primary Care Nurses Experiences of Physical Activities Referrals: An Interview Study. Primary Health Care Research and Development, (E-pub ahead of print)
Bohman D.M., & Borglin G. (2014) Student exchange for nursing students: Does it raise cultural awarness? A descriptive qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice. 14, 3, 259-264.
Gustafsson, M., Bohman, DM., Borglin G. (2014) Challenges of conducting experimental studies within a clinical nursing context. Applied Nursing Research, 27, 133 136. Impact: 0.93. Citation:
Gustafsson, M., Kristensson, J., Holst, G., Willman, A. & Bohman, D.M. (2013). Case managers for older persons with multi-morbidity and their everyday practice a focused ethnography. BMC Health Services Research. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-496.
Bohman, D., Eriksson, T., Borglin G., (2013) Swedish Nurses Perception of Nursing Research and its Implementation in Clinical Practice: A focus group study Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science. Vol 27, Issue 3, p: 525-533
Bohman, D.M., van Wyk, N.C. & Ekman, S.-L. (2011) 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
Borglin G., Hentzell J., & Bohman, D. (201x) Something is not right Public health nurses experiences and perceptions of mothers mental health in paediatric health care services An interview study. Primary Health Care Research and Development. Submitted June 2014
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. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery June 2013
Abstracts and Conference presentations
Gustafsson, M., Holst, G., Kristensson, J., Willman, A., & Bohman, D.M. (2013). Case managers experiences of their everyday practice. European Geriatric Medicine, 4, Supplement 1, S48.doi:10.1016/j.eurger.2013.07.156. Poster presentation at the EUGMS Meeting 2th 4th October, 2013, Venice Italy.
British Society of Gerontology 2013, Global Ageing: Implications for Individuals and Society, Oxford University, Oxford, the UK September 2013. Oral presentation: Old age care in a South African context (Bohman, van Wyk & Ekman)
1stIAGG Africa Region Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Ageing Africa Beyond Madrid, Cape Town, South Africa Oktober 2012. Oral presentation: Older South Africans´experiences of care and caring and of being old in a transitional period (Bohman, van Wyk & Ekman)
Future Internet for eHealth, Seminar Schloss Dagstuhl Leibnitz-Zentrum fur Informatik, Wadern, Germany Maj 2012. Oral presentation: Applied Health Technology and Old Age (in a Global context) (Bohman)
Foreign-born elderly persons situation in health care and social service, Seminar, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Maj 2011. Oral presentation: Health and Ill-Health Among Older South Africans (Bohman)
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
Post doc visit, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK. The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research. May-June 2013. Principal grantholder.
Nurses implementation of nursing science in clinical practice. Blekinge Research Council: 70.000 SEK, Commencing 2011. Co-applicant.
Post doc visit, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, UK. 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.