Postdoctoral Fellow

Mai Camilla Munkejord

Field of work

Hi there! I currently work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Caring Science at the Center for Care Research, West here at HVL. In addition to the postdoctoral position, I have an 20% position as a Research Professor at NORCE - Norwegian Research Center.

In my postdoctoral position, I do research on themes such as ageing and care in rural and Indigenous communities, family care / spousal care, migrant live-in carers, and on the intersection between ageing, indigeneity and wellbeing. I am also planning a study on death, dying and palliative care in 2022.

I have the pleasure of supervising several PhD students. I also I lead the project 'Coming of age in indigenous communities (SamiCare)' - about aging, care and well-being in indigenous communities, funded by the Research Council of Norway (project owner NORCE, 2019-2022).

I have published more than 30 scientific articles, in addition to a number of book chapters and reports. Here are my scientific publications since 2018:

(in press) Silan, W. & Munkejord, MC: Hmali’, Rgyax and Gaga: A study of how Tayal Elders reclaim their Indigenous identities in Taiwan. AlterNative: International J of Indigenous Peoples.

2022: Ness, T & Munkejord, MC: “All I expect is that they accept that I am a Sami” an analysis of experiences of healthcare encounters and expectations for future care services among older South Sami in Norway. J of Circumpolar Health. 81:1, 2078472, DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2078472

(2022) Wara, T & Munkejord, MC: Female Russian Migrants in Norway and Their Stories about the International Women’s Day. Article in 2nd round of review in Journal of Peace Education (level 2) https://doi.org/10.1080/17400201.2022.2051004

(2022) Bruun-Lauridsen, M & Munkejord MC: Creating condition for professional development through a trauma-informed and restorative practice. Social Work (level 2). https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swac005

(2021) Munkejord, MC, Ness, TM & Gao, IWS: We are all interdependent. A study of relationships between migrant live-in carers and employers in Taiwan. Recently accepted for publication in Global Qualitative Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/23333936211043504

(2021) Sætre, Hilde S & Munkejord MC: We felt like we were not part of the project. An analysis of tensions in the development and implementation of a public sector innovation project in Norway. Nordic Journal of Social Research, https://doi.org/10.7577/njsr.4056

(2021) Stefánsdottir, OA, Munkejord, MC & Sveinbjarnardottir, EK: Maintaining or letting go of couplehood: Perspectives of male spousal dementia caregivers in Scand J of Caring Sciences, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/scs.1303

(2021) Ness, Tove & Munkejord MC: Being connected to nature, reindeer, and family: Findings from a photovoice study on well-being among older South Sámi people. Int J of Circumpolar Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2021.1936971

2021, Bruun-Lauridsen, & Munkejord MC: Creating condition for professional development through a trauma-informed and restorative practice. In Social Work (level 2).

2021, Munkejord, MC Tove M. Ness & I-An W.S. Gao: “This Life is Normal for Me”: A Study of Everyday Life Experiences and Coping Strategies of Live-in Carers in Taiwan, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2021.1917032

2020, Schönfelder, W, Eggebø, H & Munkejord, MC: Social care for older people – a blind spot in the Norwegian care system. In Social Work in Health Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2020.1847747

2020, Tingvold, L & Munkejord MC: Shared goals, communication and mutual respect in multicultural staff teams: A relational coordination perspective. In review in Nursing Open. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.704

2020, Munkejord, MC, Stefansdottir, OA & Sveinbjarnardottir, EK: Who cares for the carer? The suffering, struggles and unmet needs of older women caring for husbands with cognitive decline, in International Practice Development Journal, https://doi.org/10.19043/ipdj.10Suppl.005

2019, Eggebø, H., Munkejord, M. C. & Schönfelder, W. Land, History and People: Older people’s Stories about Meaningful Activities and Social Relations in Later Life. Journal of Population Ageing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12062-019-09253-7

2019 Munkejord, MC Challenging the ethnic pyramid: Golden rules and organisational measures towards a more inclusive work environment. Journal of Nursing Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12838

2019 Munkejord, MC & Tingvold, L: You have to have an eye for elderly care: Staff perceptions of competence in a multicultural nursing home in Norway. In Social Science and Medicine, Vol 232, 230-237, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.023

2018, Munkejord, Mai Camilla; Schönfelder, Walter; Eggebø, Helga. Sosial omsorg − fra blind flekk til sentralt innsatsområde i hjemmebasert eldreomsorg?. (fulltekst) Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning; Volum 4 (3). ISSN 2387-5976.s 298 - 306.s doi: 10.18261/ISSN.2387-5984-2018-03-12.

2018, Munkejord, Mai Camilla; Eggebø, Helga; Schönfelder, Walter. Hjemme best? En tematisk analyse av eldres fortellinger om omsorg og trygghet i eget hjem Home sweet home?. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning; Volum 4 (1). ISSN 2387-5976.s 16 - 26.s doi: 10.18261/ISSN.2387-5984-2018-01-03.

2018, Wara, Tatiana; Munkejord, Mai Camilla. Dressing down to fit in: Analyzing (re)orientation processes through stories about Norwegianization. (fulltekst) Women's Studies: International Forum; Volum 67. ISSN 0277-5395.s 30 - 37.s doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2018.01.001.

 

 

 

Research areas

  • ageing and care in an indigenous perspective
  • family care
  • indigeneity and well-being
  • spousal dementia care
  • person-centred care
  • social care
  • live-in carers / migrant care work
  • work inclusion, supported employment
  • gender, migration, indigeneity
  • public sector innovation

Publications

  • Creating Conditions for Professional Development through a Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practice

    Lauridsen, Marlene Bruun, Munkejord, Mai Camilla (2022)
  • Aldersdiskriminering i sykehjem. Ektepars relasjonelle imøtekommes ikke.

    Munkejord, Mai Camilla (2022)
  • Gamal kjærleik blir oversett i eldre­omsorga

    Munkejord, Mai Camilla (2022)
  • Samisk nasjonaldag - velkommen til digital fotoutstilling

    Munkejord, Mai Camilla (2022)
  • Coming of age in indigenous societies

    Munkejord, Mai Camilla, Henriksen, Jan-Erik, Eira, June Brita, Giæver, Anne, Mehus, Grete, Ness, Tove Synnøve Mentsen, Hætta, Susanne, Silan, Wasig (2022)