Mats Christiansen

Mats Christiansen
Uppsala University | UU · Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Master of Philosophy
PhD studies in nursing at Åbo Akademi University, with ongoing data collection.

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Introduction
Nursing and sexual educator with experience in online distance learning classes, both in Sweden and the United States. Specialized in critical theory (gender studies and queer/crip theories), sexual health, HIV/STI infection, and health issues for the LGBT community. Presently involved in symptom management research for my PhD studying patients with prostate cancer and sexual symptoms for gay men. Interested in future educational leadership and LGBT health research.
Additional affiliations
June 2021 - August 2021
Posithiva Gruppen
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Data analysis and manuscript writing about stigma against people living with HIV in the gay community in Sweden.
September 2020 - present
Uppsala University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • University lecturer in the BSN program.
June 2020 - July 2020
Akershus universitetssykehus
Position
  • Medical Professional
Education
August 2021 - June 2023
Umeå University
Field of study
  • Professional supervision
July 2021 - August 2021
University of Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society
January 2020 - January 2022
Karolinska Institutet
Field of study
  • Gerontological nursing

Publications

Publications (26)
Poster
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to describe the sexual health of men having sex with men after prostate cancer treatment. Methods: A snowball sampling was conducted via clinicians and gatekeepers to the community. After consenting to participate, a semi-structured interview was conducted based on a questionnaire related to symptoms and issues...
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Background: Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Treatments affect the body and sexuality. Men having sex with men (MSM) report a more substantial influence on sexuality and quality of life. Aim: The purpose of the study was to describe the sexual health of MSM after prostate cancer treatment. Methods: Semi-structured interview...
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Description of an AIDS poster from Sweden, part of an exhibition and collection at RIT.
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Introduction: Prostate cancer is a diagnosis that can affect the men’s quality of life both due to the symptoms related to the disease and the treatment the men receive. Treatment with radiotherapy for prostate cancer in Sweden takes place at outpatient clinics, where the patient visits daily for radiotherapy and then returns home. Most of the time...
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De speciella erfarenheter som äldre hbtq-personer bär på påverkar deras åldrande liv och vårdbehov. Det är viktigt att vården och omsorgen förstår vad de har gått igenom. [Revised re-print of the book chapter on behalf of the book publisher, in Swedish.]
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Introduction: A smartphone application (Interaktor) was developed for reporting and managing symptoms associated with radiotherapy for men with prostate cancer. Intreraktor includes 14 symptoms and based on a risk assessment model, reports could generate alerts that were sent to a nurse in the clinic. In Interaktor, patients could follow their symp...
Chapter
Book chapter in preparation for a new textbook about gerontological nursing.
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Background Cancer patients are predominantly treated as out-patients and as they often experience difficult symptoms and side effects it is important to facilitate and improve patient-clinician communication to support symptom management and self-care. Although the number of projects within supportive cancer care evaluating mobile health is increas...
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Despite high frequencies of multiple, life-limiting conditions relating to palliative care needs, people who are homeless are one of the most underserved and rarely encountered groups in palliative care settings. Instead, they often die in care places where palliative competence is not available. In this qualitative single-case study, we explored t...
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It's now more than 70 years same-sex contacts were legalized in Sweden, and more than 40 years since the rights and procedures to transition as a trans person. LGBTQ people present in care for older adults, and this presentation discusses the situation for these older adults based on both the literature and empirical data. [Det är nu cirka 70 år se...
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Aims: Describing the experience of aging as a queer man in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, and framing the aspects of aging living with HIV/AIDS. Method: Interviews with four, queer men (61-74 years old). Interviews were analyzed and interpreted using Benner's interpretive phenomenology. Additional literature reviews have been conducted. Results:...
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Aims: Describing the experience of aging as a queer man in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, and framing the aspects of aging living with HIV/AIDS. Method: Interviews with four, queer men (61-74 years old). Interviews were analyzed and interpreted using Benner's interpretive phenomenology. Additional literature reviews have been conducted. Results:...
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The aims of this study were to present themes in nursing motifs as depicted in tattoos and to describe how it reflects upon nursing in popular culture as well as within professional nursing culture. An archival and cross-sectional observational study was conducted online to search for images of nursing tattoos that were freely available, by utilizi...
Chapter
The book chapter discusses ways queer and crip theorizing can be used--and needed--in caring practice to have a greater understanding for the individual you care for.
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The postgraduate program in gerontological nursing was started in 1999. The program has been a one-year program offered half time via distance learning. The students have left the program with a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing - Elderly Care. It was felt that a new curriculum was needed to better reflect the changes that have taken plac...
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"A gay or bisexual person who is now 80 years old has during his lifetime experienced great improvements in society's view of sexual orientations other than the dominant one. But for older homosexuals, old age can mean encounters with incomprehensible caregivers or homophobic cohabitants." (from the article intro)
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Nurses provide care for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) patients on regular basis, whether they know it or not. Education of health care workers routinely has excluded discussion of patient sexuality, rendering LGB patients invisible or stigmatized, and has offered few tools to nurses to provide quality care for their LGB patients with chronic ill...
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Aim: To measure cognitive, affective and behavioural components of homophobia and the influence of religiosity. Methods: Questionnaires was distributed at one private Christian and one community run nursing college in Norway. It comprised the Modified Attitudes Toward Homosexuality Scale, Affective Reactions to Homosexuality Scale, and Homophobic B...
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The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed in men attending an outpatients' clinic for gay men from 1983 to 1997 and the results from a questionnaire survey concerning sexual behaviour conducted in 1994-96 are reported. The prevalence of gonorrhoea and chlamydia has decreased during the period, although in 1997 there was a mic...
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The aim of the study was to find areas that were important to highlight when collecting data for the nursing history and the nursing status of the gay male patient, with an emphasis on psychosocial issues. Literature was searched in the data-bases Psyc-Lit and CINAHL, and the results were presented using the VIPS model (Ehrenberg, Ehnfors, Thorell-...

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Projects (7)
Project
Doctoral project at Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland studying the sexual health in sexual minority men after prostate cancer treatments.
Project
Data analysis on MSM and their views of HIV and stigma.
Archived project
Mobile app for symptom management.