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Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 301065

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Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

About Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

Nurse. Senior lecturer Caring Science. Researcher Caring Science.

Course coordinator OM306G, Omvårdnadsvetenskap, Grundläggande omvårdnad och hälsopsykologi 15 hp/credits. Supervisor for bachelor's thesis in Nursing Science 15 credits, OM313G Omvårdnadsvetenskap, Examensarbete Kandidat, 15 hp.

Thesis: "The loss of a child to cancer - focusing on siblings" 2012, The departments of Oncolocy and Pathology and Women's and Children's Health, Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Childhood Cancer Research Unit, Karolinska Institutet and Sophiahemmet University College

Research focus: My research include the child/ teenager and the family in cancer care. 

Ongoing research projects: 

"Stem cell transplanted teenagers and their way to adulthood"

Researchers: Alexandra Eilegård Wallin RN, Ph.D & Anncarin Svanberg RN, Ph.D

Uppsala University Hospital, Hematology Oncology and Endocrine Tumors. Akademiska sjukhuset, Sektionen för Hematologi, Hematologiavd 101 A, 75185 Uppsala. Institutionen för medicin och pharmaci. Uppsala Universitet

Aim: To gain knowledge about young adults' memories regarding the factor's nutrition, activity and sexuality when cared for at the hospital during their cancer treatment (chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation) as teenagers. Further, to examine coherence between the young adults’ memories (remembrance) and the healthcare professionals documentation regarding nutrition, activity and sexuality.

Methods: A study specific nation-wide questionnaire 

 

Ongoing research projects:

"Factors contributing to mental health and quality of life among siblings and parents after the loss of a child to cancer - a norwegian study"

Researchers in the project: Omid Rasouli, PhD; Hilde Kristin Vegsund, MSc; Alexandra Eilegård Wallin, RN, PhD; Odin Hjemdal, PhD; Trude Reinfjell, PhD; Unni Karin Moksnes, PhD; Bendik Lund, MD, PhD; Mary-Elizabeth B. Eilertsen, PhD. Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Aim: to examine the long-term psychological health consequences in bereaved families of children who have died from cancer. Further, if healthcare and family related stressors might affect the long-term psychological health in bereaved siblings.

Methods: A study specific nation-wide questionnaire 

 

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries | 

Articles in journals

Eilegård Wallin, A. , Udo, C. , Kreicbergs, U. & Lövgren, M. (2020). Cancer-bereaved siblings’ advice to peers: A nationwide follow-up survey. Death Studies, 44 (9), 561-568.
Vegsund, H. K. , Reinfjell, T. , Moksnes, U. K. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Hjemdal, O. & Bradley Eilertsen, M. (2019). Resilience as a predictive factor towards a healthy adjustment to grief after the loss of a child to cancer. PLOS ONE, 14 (3).
Lövgren, M. , Sveen, J. , Steineck, G. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Eilertsen, M. B. & Kreicbergs, U. (2019). Spirituality and religious coping are related to cancer-bereaved siblings' long-term grief. Palliative & Supportive Care, 17 (2), 138-142.
Bradley Eilertsen, M. , Lövgren, M. , Eilegård Wallin, A. & Kreicbergs, U. (2018). Cancer-bereaved siblings' positive and negative memories and experiences of illness and death: A nationwide follow-up. Palliative & Supportive Care, 16 (4), 406-413.
Lövgren, M. , Sveen, J. , Nyberg, T. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Prigerson, H. G. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2018). Care at End of Life Influences Grief: A Nationwide Long-Term Follow-Up among Young Adults Who Lost a Brother or Sister to Childhood Cancer. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21 (2), 156-162.
Lövgren, M. , Bylund-Grenklo, T. , Jalmsell, L. , Eilegård Wallin, A. & Kreicbergs, U. (2016). Bereaved Siblings' Advice to Health Care Professionals Working With Children With Cancer and Their Families. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 33 (4), 297-305.
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2016). Insufficient communication and anxiety in cancer-bereaved siblings: A nationwide long-term follow-up. Palliative & Supportive Care, 14 (5), 488-494.
Lövgren, M. , Jalmsell, L. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2016). Siblings' experiences of their brother's or sister's cancer death: a nationwide follow-up 2-9 years later. Psycho-Oncology, 25 (4), 435-440.
Eilegård Wallin, A. (2015). Delaktiga i vården: då mår syskon bättre. Barn&Cancer (5), 14-15.
Sveen, J. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2014). They still grieve: a nationwide follow‐up of young adults 2–9 years after losing a sibling to cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 23 (6), 658-664.
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2013). Bereaved siblings' perception of participating in research: a nationwide study. Psycho-Oncology, 22 (2), 411-416.
Bradley Eilertsen, M. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2013). Impact of social support on bereaved siblings' anxiety: a nationwide follow-up. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 30 (6), 301-310.
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2013). Psychological health in siblings who lost a brother or sister to cancer 2 to 9 years earlier. Psycho-Oncology, 22 (3), 683-691.
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Barn som mist sitt syskon känner sig omogna. Dagens medicin : nyhetstidningen för hela sjukvården (23).
Eilegård Wallin, A. (2012). Har synat osynliga barn. Vestmanlands läns tidning.
Eilegård Wallin, A. (2012). Syskon till svårt sjuka barn behöver uppmärksammas. Vårdfokus : tidning för Vårdförbundet.
Eilegård Wallin, A. & Kreicbergs, U. (2010). Risk of parental dissolution of partnership following the loss of a child to cancer: A population-based long-term follow-up. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164 (1), 100-101.

Chapters in books

Eilegård Wallin, A. (2011). Det finns stora möjligheter att hjälpa syskon som förlorat en bror eller syster. In: Anna-Lena Hernvall, Hopp, mod och framsteg: Barncancerfondens första 30 år. Stockholm: Barncancerfonden.

Conference papers

Lövgren, M. , Jalmsell, L. , Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2014). Siblings' experiences of their brother's or sister's cancer death: a nationwide follow-up 2-9 years later. Paper presented at 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care: a Global Gathering, Rome, Italy, November 19-21, 2014.
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Betydelsen av kommunikation före och efter förlusten av en bror eller syster i cancer: En nationell långtidsuppföljning. Paper presented at Nordic Society of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (NOBOS), Uppsala, Sweden, May 19-22, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Betydelsen av kommunikation före och efter förlusten av en bror eller syster i cancer: En nationell långtidsuppföljning. Paper presented at Forskningens dag, Stockholm, Sweden, April 25, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Betydelsen av kommunikation före och efter förlusten av en bror eller syster i cancer: En nationell långtidsuppföljning. In: Palliativ vård för alla 2:a nationella konferensen i palliativ vård 13-14 mars 2012. Paper presented at 2:a Nationella Konferensen i Palliativ Vård, Stockholm, Sweden, March 13-14, 2012. (pp. 39-39).
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Förlustdrabbade syskons upplevelse av deltagande i en forskningsstudie om deras erfarenheter av att ha mist en bror eller syster i cancer. Paper presented at 2:a Nationella Konferensen i Palliativ Vård, Stockholm, Sweden, March 13-14, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Förlustdrabbade syskons upplevelse av deltagande i en forskningsstudie om deras erfarenheter av att ha mist en bror eller syster i cancer. Paper presented at Nordic Society of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (NOBOS), Uppsala, Sweden, May 20-22, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). Förlustdrabbade syskons upplevelse av deltagande i en forskningsstudie om deras erfarenheter av att ha mist en bror eller syster i cancer. Paper presented at Forskningens dag, Sophiahemmet Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden, April 25, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). The impact of communication prior to and following the loss of a brother or sister to cancer: A nationwide long-term follow-up. Paper presented at Nordic Society of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (NOBOS), Uppsala, Sweden, May 20-22, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. , Nyberg, T. & Kreicbergs, U. (2012). The impact of communication prior to and following the loss of a brother or sister to cancer: A nationwide long-term follow-up. Paper presented at The 6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, June 14-16, 2012..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Kreicbergs, U. , Steineck, G. , Friedrichdorf, S. , Osenga, K. , Nugent, A. , Dussel, V. & Wolfe, J. (2010). Sibling perceptions about participation in research regarding the loss of a brother or sister to cancer. Paper presented at 42nd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Boston, USA, October 21-24, 2010..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2009). From interviews to a nation-wide study on siblings having lost a brother or sister to cancer. Paper presented at The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Congress, Vienna, Austria, May 7-10, 2009..
Kreicbergs, U. & Eilegård Wallin, A. (2009). From interviews to a nation-wide study on siblings having lost a brother or sister to cancer. Paper presented at The Annual Assembly of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (AAHPM & HPNA), Austin, Texas, USA, March 25-28, 2009..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Valdimarsdóttir, U. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2008). To Lose a Brother or Sister to Cancer. Paper presented at Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing (APHON) 32nd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, September 25-27, 2008..
Eilegård Wallin, A. , Valdimarsdóttir, U. , Steineck, G. & Kreicbergs, U. (2007). To Lose a Brother or Sister to Cancer. Paper presented at SIOP 2007, 39th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Mumbai, India, October 30 - November 3, 2007..

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Eilegård Wallin, A. (2012). The loss of a child to cancer: focusing on siblings. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet.