Rosita Brolin

Rosita Brolin

Senior Lecturer
43127, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am a postdoctoral research assistant in health science. I work in a three-year international research project: Psychosocial support to promote Mental health and Well-being among young carers in Europe - the "ME-WE project". Young carers are children and adolescents under the age of 18, who provide significant or substantial care, assistance or support to family members who have a disability, suffer from illness, mental health problems or other conditions connected with a need for care. They assume a level of responsibility that would usually be associated with an adult. The person receiving care and support may be a parent, a sibling, a relative or a friend.
My dissertation in caring science took place in 2016. Since then, I have been teaching psychiatry, ethics and research design, as well as scientific methods, in the nursing program and master's program for nurses. I have also been a supervisor for master's theses.
In my thesis, I studied the housing situation for people with psychiatric disabilities – from the residents' perspectives. During the data collection, I noticed how much responsibility children take when there is a psychiatric disability in the family. I have done the same reflection during my previous work as a nurse, when I have met families where a family member has physical or mental disabilities or illnesses. Through my work in the ME-WE-project, which started in early 2018, I have now the opportunity to study this area and work for the development of interventions to promote mental health and well-being of children and adolescents who take a caring responsibility for a family member or a friend.

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Report (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))

Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))