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Maria Forsner

I am Docent in Nursing and Registered Nurse and specialized in Child and Adolescent healthcare as well as Psychiatric Nursing.

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Associate professor at Department of Nursing
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Biologihuset, Hus C, plan 3, 4 och 5. Hus D2, plan 3. Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Hi, my name is Maria Forsner, I am a senior lecturer and docent in Nursing.

As a nurse, I have previously been active in many different areas (medicine, infection, psychiatry, etc.) and most recently in pediatric care. I was employed at the pediatic ward with special responsibility for helping children and young people to overcome fear related to healthcare procedures using "Guided Imagery".

I am teaching in nursing at the undergraduate and advanced level.

My research is mainly focused on health and nursing with a focus on children and young people. I have been particularly interested in how children and young people experience healthcare procedures such as "injections" and how we can make it easier for them and reduce pain, fear and discomfort.

Right now I am involved in two research projects concerning how children in different countries understand and adapt to information about the Corona pandemic and COVID19. And how children and young people feel during the pandemic.

I defended my dissertation in 2006 with the thesis "To be a child in illness and in health care" and became a Docent in 2015.

I have previously been employed at Dalarna University and also have an affiliation at KI, Department of BioSciences and Nutrition.

Pediatric quality & safety, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2021, Vol. 6, (1)
Forsner, Maria; Mörelius, Evalotte; Hanberger, Lena
Clinical Nutrition, Churchill Livingstone 2020, Vol. 39, (6) : 1919-1926
Arouca, Aline B; Meirhaeghe, Aline; Dallongeville, Jean; et al.
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Forsner, Maria; Elvhage, G.; Ewalds-Kvist, B. M.; et al.
Public Health Nutrition
Santos, Thanise Sabrina Souza; Julián, Cristina; Vincenzi, Silvana Ligia; et al.
Nature, Springer Nature 2020, Vol. 582, (7810) : 73-77
Taddei, Christina; Zhou, Bin; Bixby, Honor; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 49, (1) : 173-192
Taddei, Cristina; Jackson, Rod; Zhou, Bin; et al.
Journal of Nutrition, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 150, (6) : 1610-1618
Wisnuwardani, Ratih Wirapuspita; De Henauw, Stefaan; Ferrari, Marika; et al.
European Journal of Nutrition, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2020, Vol. 59 : 801-812
Wisnuwardani, Ratih Wirapuspita; De Henauw, Stefaan; Forsner, Maria; et al.
European Journal of Nutrition, Springer 2019, Vol. 58, (5) : 2051-2065
Arouca, Aline B.; Santaliestra-Pasías, Alba M.; Moreno, Luis A.; et al.
Nature, Vol. 569, (7755) : 260-264
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC),
European Journal of Nutrition, Springer 2019, Vol. 58, (6) : 2345-2363
Wisnuwardani, Ratih Wirapuspita; De Henauw, Stefaan; Androutsos, Odysseas; et al.
Maternal and Child Nutrition, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 14, (1)
Esteban-Cornejo, Irene; Henriksson, Pontus; Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina; et al.
European Journal of Nutrition, Springer 2018, Vol. 57, (3) : 951-963
Michels, Nathalie; Vynckier, Lisa; Moreno, Luis A; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 47, (3) : 872-883i
Zhou, Bin; Bentham, James; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; et al.
Journal of Child Health Care, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD 2017, Vol. 21, (4) : 392-403
Nilsson, Stefan; Hanberger, Lena; Olinder, Anna Lindholm; et al.
The Lancet, Vol. 389, (10064) : 37-55
Zhou, Bin; Bentham, James; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; et al.
eLIFE, Vol. 5
Bentham, James; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; Stevens, Gretchen A.; et al.
Journal of Child Health Care, Sage Publications 2016, Vol. 20, (3) : 365-373
Forsner, Maria; Nilsson, S; Finnström, B; et al.
Nursing Ethics, Vol. 22, (2) : 176-87
Furingsten, Lovisa; Sjögren, Reet; Forsner, Maria
Acta Paediatrica, Vol. 104, (7) : 724-729
Nilsson, Stefan; Forsner, Maria; Finnström, Berit; et al.
Journal of Child Health Care, Sage Publications 2014, Vol. 18, (3) : 241-252
Forsner, Maria; Norström, Fredrik; Nordyke, Katrina; et al.
Journal of Child Health Care, Sage Publications 2014, Vol. 18, (4) : 336-345
Mattsson, Janet Yvonne; Arman, Maria; Castren, Maaret; et al.
Nursing Research and Practice, Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2014, Vol. 2014
Nilsson, Stefan; Finnström, Berit; Mörelius, Evalotte; et al.
Nursing Ethics, London: Sage Publications 2013, Vol. 20, (5) : 528-538
Mattsson, Janet; Forsner, Maria; Castrén, Maaret; et al.
Journal of Child Health Care, Sage Publications 2011, Vol. 15, (3) : 187-198
Mattsson, Janet Yvonne; Forsner, Maria; Arman, Maria
Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, Vol. 24, (6) : 519-528
Forsner, Maria; Jansson, Lilian; Söderberg, Anna
Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, Saunders Elsevier 2009, Vol. 24, (6) : 519-528
Forsner, Maria; Jansson, Lilian; Söderberg, Anna
Journal of Child Health Care, Vol. 9, (4) : 314-323
Forsner, Maria; Jansson, Lilian; Soerlie, Venke
Journal of Child Health Care, Vol. 9, (2) : 153-165
Forsner, Maria; Jansson, Lilian; Sørlie, Venke

I am teaching in the nursing programs in undergraduate education to become a registered nurse and specialist nursing education.

I am responsible for the following courses:

  • a course in the nursing program term 4 Nursing in different phases of life part 2 given on campus in Umeå
  • a course in the X-ray nurse program term 2 Scientific theory and method I given on campus in Umeå.

I also supervise bachelor's and master's theses and am part of the Grading Committee for theses at the undergraduate level.