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Curriculum vitae

 

Curriculum Vitae

Name:                           Herdís Sveinsdóttir

Date of Birth:               May 2nd, 1956

Address:                       Grundarland 23, 108 Reykjavík. Iceland

Telephone at home:     354 - 553-3880

Address at work:         University of Iceland, Department of Nursing,

                                      Eiríksgötu 34, 101 Reykjavík.

Telephone at work:      354 - 525-4971

E-mail:                          herdis@hi.hi

 

Education:

Umeĺ Universitet                                  PhD                                                    2000

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor      MS in nursing                                    1987

Flugskóli Íslands                                   Private pilot exam                              1982

University of Iceland                             Literature studies                                1982    

University of Iceland                             BS in nursing                                      1981

University of Iceland                             Literature studies                              1977-78

 

Professional activities

 

2009 – present             Chair, Research Institute of Gender and Feminist Studies University of Iceland

2008 – present             Chair, Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers (WENR)

2005 – present              Professor, faculty of nursing

2004 - present               Director of research activities surgical  division/University Hospital

2004 - present               A board memember of the Research Center for Occupational Health & Working Life

2003 - present               A boardmemeber of the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland

2000 -2004                   Vice president of the Associationa of Academics in Iceland

1999-2003                    President of the Icelandic Nurses’ Association

1999-2003                    A boardmemeber of the Nurses fund. Chair of the board in 2002.

1998 - present               A board member of the Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland. Chair of the board since January 2003.

1996 - 2002                  A board member of the Research Institute of Feminist Studies University of Iceland. Chair of the board 1999 – 2000.

1991 - 2005                  Associate professor in nursing, University of Iceland.

1987 - 1991                  Assistant professor in nursing, University of Iceland. 

1989 - 1994                  Chairperson, faculty of nursing, Univeristy of  Iceland. 

1993 - 1995                  Nurse, special projects.  University Hospital

1988 -1989                   Staff nurse, University Hospital

1985                              Staff nurse, University Hospital

1984                              Staff nurse, University Hospital

1982 - 1983                  Lecturer in nursing, University of Iceland

1981 - 1983                  Staff nurse, University Hospital

Thesesis

Masters Thesis

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1987).  A Prospective Assessment of Daily Symptom Patterns in Ovulatory Women with Premenstrual Syndrome.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

PhD Thesis

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2000).  “Premenstrual syndrome: A myth or reality in women’s lives?”A community study on premenstrual experiences in Icelandic women.  Umeĺ University Medical Dissertations New Series No 657, Umeĺ, Sweden

Selected publications in English

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2010). Factors associated with psychological distress at home following elective surgery in a representative group of surgical patients: an explorative panel study. Vĺrd i Norden, 1, 34-39.

Ingadottir B, Sveinsdottir H (2009). Postoperative pain and quality of sleep in a representative group of thoracic surgery patients at hospital and at home 6 weeks later. Cardiology, 113,125-125 Supplement: Suppl. 1

Olafsdottir HS, Ingadottir B, Sveinsdottir H (2009) Patient education in a representative sample of patients having elective cardiac surgery in Iceland. Cardiology, 113,119-119 Supplement: Suppl. 1

Smith, LN, (Ed), Burke, J, Sveinsdóttir, H, William, A. (2008). Patient Safety in Europe.  Medication Errors and Hospital-acuired Infection. Amsterdam, Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers.

Sveinsdóttir, H, Gunnarsdóttir, HK. (2008). Predictors of self-assessed physical and mental health of Icelandic nurses: Results from a national survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 45, 1479-1489.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2007). Researching women (editorial). Scandinavian Journal of the Caring Sciences, 21: 145-146, ..

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Hildur Kristjánsdóttir (2007).  Self-assessed occupational health and working environment of female cabin crew, nurses and teachers.   Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 21:262-273.

Herdis Sveinsdottir. (2006). Self-assessed quality of sleep, occupational health, working environment, illness experience and job satisfaction of female nurses working different combination of shifts. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 20; 229-237.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Páll Biering og Alfons Ramel (2006). Occupational Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Working Environment Among Icelandic Nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies., 43, 875-889.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir og Ragnar Ólafsson (2006). Icelandic women´s attitudes towards menopause and the use of Hormon Replacement therapy in the repercussion of the WHI.  Journal of Advanced Nursing. 54 (5) 572-584

Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Kristinn Tómasson, Gunnar Bernburg, Hildur Kristjánsdóttir (2006).  Lifestyle and self-assessed health of female cabin crew, nurses and teachers. WORK, 27, 165-172.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir & Arne Rahmsfeld (2005). Vulnerability (editorial). Scandinavian Journal of the Caring Sciences, 19, 85.

Sveinsdóttir, H., Lundman, B. & Norberg, A. (2002). Whose voice? Whose experiences?  Women’s qualitative accounts of general and private discussion of premenstrual syndrome. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 16, 414-423.

Sveinsdóttir, H. & Bäckström, T. (2000). Menstrual cycle symptom variation in a community sample of women using and not using oral contraceptives. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 79, 757-64.

Sveindóttir, H. & Bäckström, T. (2000). Prevalence of symptom cyclicity in a random sample of women using and not using oral contraceptives.  Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 79, 405-13.

Sveinsdóttir, H., Lundman, B. & Norberg, A. (1999). Women´s perceptions of phenomena they label premenstrual tension:  Normal experiences reflecting ordinary behaviour.  Journal of Advanced Nursing. 30, 916-925.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1998).  Prospective assessment of menstrual and premenstrual experiences of Icelandic women. Health Care for Women International.19, 101-112.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir og Anna Gyđa Gunnlaugsdóttir (1994).  Pain and Pain Management of Icelandic Surgical Patients:  Expectations and Experience.  Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference of thee Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers, Oslo, Norway July 3. - 6., 1994.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir,Helga Sverrisdóttir, Guđfinna Kristófersdóttir, Hulda Arnórsdóttir og Svava B. Eiríksdóttir (1993).  Premenstrual changes in Icelandic women.  Proceedings of the IX International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, June 20 - 25, 1993.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Guđrún I. Gunnlaugsdóttir, Inga V. Kristinsdóttir, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Laufey S. Birgisdóttir og Sólveig J. Haraldsdóttir. (1993) Icelandic women´s experiences of menopausal symptoms.  Proceedings of the IX International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, June 20 - 25, 1993.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Sólveig Kristjánsdóttir, Kolbrún Gísladóttr og Ţórunn Jónsdóttir. (1993).  Attitudes towards menstruation among Icelandic men.  Proceedings of the IX International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, June 20 - 25, 1993.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1993).  The relationship between attitudes towards menstruation and menstrual preparation and menstrual characteristics among Icelandic nursing students.  Scandinavian Journal of the Caring Sciences. 7:37-41

Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Nancy Reamy (1991).  Symptom patterns in women with premenstrual syndrome complaints:  A prospective assessment using a marker for ovulation and screening criteria for adequate ovarian function.  Journal of Advanced Nursing.  16:689-700

Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Guđrún Marteinsdóttir (1991).  Retrospective assessment of premenstrual changes in Icelandic women.  International Health Care for Women.  12:303-315

Selected publications in Icelandic

Katrín Blöndal og Herdís Sveinsdóttir, (2010). Mat skurđsjúklinga á frćđslu sem ţeim var veitt í tengslum viđ ađgerđ á sjúkradeild og eftir heimferđ. (Surgical patients assessment on patient education during hospital staay and at home) Submitted

Lára Borg, Anna Gyđa Gunnlaugsdóttir og Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2010). Verkir  hjá skurđsjúklingum á Landspítala. (Pain among surgical patients at Landspitali University Hospital). Accepted for publication in the Icelandic Nursing Journal

Katrín Blöndal og Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2010). Ađ vinna margslungin verk af fagmennsku í breytilegu umhverfi: Um störf hjúkrunarfrćđinga á skurđlćkningadeildum. (Working proficiently in an ever changin environment )The Icelandic Nursing Journal, 86, 1

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Ţórdís K. Ţorsteinsdóttir, Margrét Sigmundsdóttir, Soffía Eiríksdóttir, Ţuríđur Geirsdóttir (2009). Kvíđi og ţunglyndi skurđsjúklinga á Landspítala. Anxiety and depression among surgical patients at Landspitali University Hospital. The Icelandic Nursing Journal. Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga, 85, 6,

Hrafnhildur Lilja Jónsdóttir og Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2009). Starfsţróun og ţjálfun hjúkrunarfrćđinga til sérhćfđra verka: Mat hjúkrunarfrćđinga á slysa- og bráđamóttöku á minniháttar ökkla- og fótaáverkum međ ađstođ Ottawa gátlistans. (Training nurses to new responsibilities. Nurses assessment of patients sustaining minor ankle and foot injuries using the Ottawa ankle rule). Tímariti hjúkrunarfrćđinga, 85, 4, 37-43.

Sveinsdóttir, H. editor (2009). Hjúkrun ađgerđasjúklinga II. Um hjúkrun sjúklinga á skurđdeildum, Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Landspítala (Nursing Care of Surgical Patients II. About nursing care on surgical units. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).

Sveinsdóttir, H. (2009). Inngangur (Introduction) in Sveinsdóttir, H. editor (2009). Hjúkrun ađgerđasjúklinga II. Um hjúkrun sjúklinga á skurđdeildum, Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Landspítala (Nursing Care of Surgical Patients II. About nursing care on surgical units. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).

Ingadóttir, B, Blöndal, K. and Sveinsdóttir, H. (2009). In the patients interest. In Sveinsdóttir, H. editor (2009). Hjúkrun ađgerđasjúklinga II. Um hjúkrun sjúklinga á skurđdeildum, Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Landspítala (Nursing Care of Surgical Patients II. About nursing care on surgical units. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).p. 17 - 25

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hafdís Skúladóttir og Anna Lilja Filipsdóttir (2009).  Líđan skurđsjúklinga á sjúkradeild FSA og sex vikum eftir útskrift. Ritröđ í hjúkrunarfrćđi, 12. árg, 1. tbl. Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Landspítala.

Sveinsdóttir, H. (2008). Líđan skurđsjúklinga á sjúkradeild og sex vikum eftir ústkrift. (Surgical patients experiences at the hospital and at home six weeks later). Ritröđ í hjúkrunarfrćđi (Nursing Series), 11. Árg, 2. tbl. Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Landspítala. (Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland and University hospital.)

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Guđbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, Hólmfríđur K. Gunnarsdóttir og Ólöf Eiríksdóttir. (2007). Sveigjanlegar vaktir: Um viđhorf og vćntingar til vaktavinnu. (Shift work: Attitudes and expectations) Í Ţjóđarspegillinn, ritstj. Gunnar Ţór Jóhannesson, bls. 147 – 158. Reykjavík: Félagsivísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands (Reykjavík: Institute of Social Sciences).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2007; Editor).  Ađgerđasjúklingar liggja ekki ađgerđalausir. Um hjúkrun sjúklinga á skurđdeildum Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Landspítala háskólasjúkrahús. (Surgical patients don’t stay immobile: About nursing care on surgical units. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland). ).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2007). Draumaland hjúkrunarfrćđinga. Um hjúkrunarstarf og raunveruleikann í starfinu. Í ritstjóri Herdís Sveinsdóttir Ađgerasjúklingar liggja ekki ađgerđalausir.Um hjúkrun sjúklinga á skurđdeildum. Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi. (Nurse’s dreamland: About nursing practice and the reality in practice. In Surgical patients don’t stay immobile: About nursing care on surgical units. Ed. Herdís Sveinsdóttir. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2007). Inngangur. Í ritstjóri Herdís Sveinsdóttir Ađgerđasjúklingar liggja ekki ađgerđalausir. Um hjúkrun sjúklinga á skurđdeildum. Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi. (Introduction. In Surgical patients don’t stay immobile: About nursing care on surgical units. Ed. Herdís Sveinsdóttir. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).

Ólöf Eiríksdóttir, Guđbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur K. Gunnarsdóttir (2007). Á vaktinni . Viđhorf fólks og vćntingar.  Skýrsla Rannsóknastofu í vinnuvernd unnin fyrir starfshóp um málefni vaktavinnustarfsmanna. Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofa í vinnuvernd. (Shiftwork: Attitudes and expectations. Reykjavík: The Research Centre for Occupational Health & Working Life)

Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Guđbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir (2007). Birtingarmyndir vanlíđanar hjá konum  í hópi grunnskólakennara.  Netla. Veftímarit um uppeldi og menntun. http://netla.khi.is/greinar/2007/002/index.htm (How Icelandic female teachers assess their health).

Herdis Sveinsdottir (2006). Ađ vera berskjaldađur í lífi og starfi: varnarleysi og sćranleiki innan og utan stofnana međ sérstaka áherslu á varnarleysi kvenna. Í Ritstjóri Helga Jónsdóttir., Frá innsći til inngripa. Ţekkingarţróun í hjúkrunar- og ljósmóđurfrćđi. Reykjaví: Hiđ Íslenska bókemnntafélag bls. 183 – 200.

Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir, Guđbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur K. Gunnarsdóttir (2006). Á vaktinni – međ sveigjanlegum stöđugleika.  Skýrsla Rannsóknastofu í vinnuvernd unnin fyrir starfshóp um málefni vaktavinnustarfsmanna. Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofa í vinnuvernd.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2005). Tekist á viđ tíđahvörf. Um líđan og afstöđu 47 til 53 ára kvenna til tíđahvarfa og notkunar tíđahvarfahormóna. (Menopause. Well being and attituted towards HRT among 47 - 53 year old women). Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Icelandic Nursing Journal). 81 (4), 6-17

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2004).  Breytingaskeiđ kvenna og hormónameđferđ. (Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy).  Í Kynjafrćđi-kortlagningar.  Ritstjóri Irma Erlingsdóttir. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan (In the Mapping of Gender Studies. Ed: Irma Erlingsdóttir, Reykjavík: The University Press).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Hildur Friđriksdóttir (2003).  Heilsufar, líđan og vinnuumhverfi kennara.  Reykjavík: Rannsóknarstofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi, Háskóli Íslands. (Health, well being and the working environment of teachers. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Hildur Friđriksdóttir (2003).  Heilsufar, líđan og vinnuumhverfi hjúkrunarfrćđinga.  Reykjavík: Rannsóknarstofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi, Háskóli Íslands. (Health, well being and the working environment of  nurses. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Hildur Friđriksdóttir (2003).  Heilsufar, líđan og vinnuumhverfi flugfreyja.  Reykjavík: Rannsóknarstofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi, Háskóli Íslands. (Health, well being and the working environment of flight attendants. Reykjavík: Research Institute of Nursing, University of Iceland)

Herdis Sveinsdóttir (2002). Breytingaskeiđ kvenna og hormóna„MEĐFERĐ“.  (Menopause and HRT). Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  78, 9-15.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2002).  Veistu eitthvađ um hjúkrun.  Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga. 78, 124 - 125. (What do you know about nursing. The Icelandic Nursing Journal)

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2002).  Workforce of nurses in Iceland. Report from the Icelandic Nurses Association.  ICN Workforce Forum, Reykjavík, September 17 – 18. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Nurses Association.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2001).  Negotiations, SEW-nurse related developments, work environment and carrer structure. Reykjavík, The Icelandic Nurses Association. 

Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Páll Biering (2001). Study of job stress and job satisfaction in Icelandic Nurses.  Reykjavík: The Icelandic Nurses Association. 

Herdís Sveinsdóttir og Páll Biering (2001).  Vinnuálag og starfsánćgja hjúkrunarfrćđinga í heilsugćslu.  Í Ritstjórar Herdís Sveinsdóttir og Ari Nyysti, Framtíđarsýn innan heilsugćslunnar. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan og Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi. (Workload and job satisfaction among nurses working in community care.  In Eds: Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Ari Nyysti. A vison of Nursing within the Community Health Care, Reykjavík: The University Press and the Research Institute of Nursing). 

Páll Biering og Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2001).  Könnun á vinnuálagi og starfsánćgju íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga.  3. hluti : Streita og álag. (Work load and job satisfaction among Icelandic Nurses: Part 3: Stress and Work load).  Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga, (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  77, 321 – 327.

Páll Biering og Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2001).  Könnun á vinnuálagi og starfsánćgju íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga.  2. hluti : Stuđningur í starfi, starfsánćgja og möguleikar á ađ sinna starfinu.  (Work load and job satisfaction among Icelandic Nurses: Part 2: Support, job satisfaction and opportunities to practice the professional role of nursin).  Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga, (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  77, 50 - 55.

Páll Biering og Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2000).  Könnun á vinnuálagi og starfsánćgju íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga.  1. hluti : Vinnutími, vinnuađstćđur, vinnustađur.  (Work load and job satisfaction among Icelandic Nurses: Part 1: Woking time, working condition, work place).  Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga, (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  76, 284 - 294.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (2000).  Hjúkrunarfrćđingar af erlendu ţjóđerni starfandi á Íslandi.  Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga, 76, 269 - 270. (Foreign nurses working in Iceland. The Icelandic Nursing Journal).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1999). Sameining heilsugćslustöđva og sjúkrahúsa á landsbyggđinni. Félag íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The merger of rural community centers and hospital. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Nurses Associationa.).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1999).  Workforce of nurses in Iceland. Report from the Icelandic Nurses Association.  ICN Workforce Forum, Dublin, September 7 – 8. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Nurses Association.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1998).  Margbreytilega líđan kvenna fyrir blćđingar.  (The variability in women´s experiences in the premenstrual period. Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  1, 74, 8-15.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1998).  Heilbrigđi kvenna.  [Women´s health].  Tímarit hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  5, 74, 265-270.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir og Anna Gyđa Gunnlaugsdóttir (1996).  Pain and Pain Management of Icelandic Surgical Patients. Tímariti hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Icelandic Nursing Journal)  72, 5, 232-239

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1993). Womens experiences at the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle;  Newsletter from the Icelandic Society for Sexual Education, 1 (2):5-6.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1993).  Líđan kvenna á síđari hluta tíđahrings (Premenstrual changes).  Fréttabréf í hjúkrunarfrćđi,  (Newsletter from the Department of Nursing, University of Iceland) 4 (2): 1-2

Herdís Sveinsdóttir og Anna Gyđa Gunnlaugsdóttir (1993).  Verkir og verkjameđferđ skurđsjúklinga:  Vćntingar, viđhorf og upplifun  (Pain and pain management among surgucal patients:  Expectations, attitudes and experiences).   Fréttabréf í hjúkrunarfrćđi, (Newsletter from the Department of Nursing, University of Iceland) 4 (2): 3-4.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1992). Tíđahvörfin (Menopause).  Vera 10(5):8-11

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1992).  Breytt líđan kvenna í vikunni fyrir blćđingar (Premenstrual changes).  Hár og fegurđ  12(3):9-10.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1992).  Elli kerling í ástarbríma.  (Old ladies in love).  Vera  10(3): 24-25.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1991).  Viđhorf hjúkrunarfrćđinema til blćđinga, blćđingamynstur ţeirra og minni af undirbúningi fyrir fyrstu blćđingar. (Attitudes towards menstruation, menstrual experiences and menstrual preparation among Icelandic nursing students) Hjúkrun. (Nursing)  67(4):16-23.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Guđrún Marteinsdóttir (1991).  Retrospective assessment of premenstrual changes in Icelandic women.  International Health Care for Women.  12:303-315

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Guđrún Björg Sigurđardótir, Jón Ţ. Hallgrímsson (1991). Tilhögun ljósmćđranáms innan námsbrautar í hjúkrunarfrćđi.  Skýrsla 3ja manna nefndar, sem skipuđ var af menntamálaráđuneytinu, til ađ fjalla um flutning ljósmćđranáms úr Ljósmćđraskóla Íslands yfir í Háskóla Íslands. (A report on midwifery studies within the Department of nursing, University of Iceland).

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1990).  Ţvagfćrasýkingar hjá konum. (Women and Cystitis)  Curator, 14(1):-37-38.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1990).  Stefnan í viđbótar- og endurmenntun hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (Policy in post-basic nursing education) Morgunblađiđ, (Morningpaper) December 11, p. 52-53.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1989).  Hvađ er fréttnćmt? (What is considered to be news?) Morgunblađiđ, (Morningpaper). December 14., p. 50 - 51.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Guđrún Marteinsdóttir (1989).  Könnun á líđan reykvískra kvenna í vikunni fyrir tíđir. (A survey of premenstrual changes among women in Reykjavík)  Tímarit Félags háskólamenntađra hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Journal of University Educated Nurses) 6(1):10-14.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, (1988).  Framhverf könnun á áhrifaţáttum og einkennum fyrirtíđaspennu. (A Prospective Assessment of Daily Symptom Patterns in Ovulatory Women with Premenstrual Syndrome).  Hjúkrun, 64 (1):12 - 22.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1988).  Ţvagfćrasýkingar hjá konum.  (Urinary tract infections in women)Hjúkrun. Ţekking í ţína ţágu. Blađ 4. árs nema í hjúkrunarfrćđi HÍ.(Nursing.  Knowledge for you.  A journal published by 4 year nursing students).  December:6-8.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, (1988).  Framhverf könnun á áhrifaţáttum og einkennum fyrirtíđaspennu.  (A prospective assesment of premenstrual complaints in women diagnosed with premenstrual syndrome) Hjúkrun (Nursing), 64 (1):12 - 22.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, (1987). Kynlíf eftir sextugt. (Sex after sixty.)Tímarit Félags háskólamenntađra hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (The Journal of University Educated Nurses)  4(1): 40 - 45.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, (1984).  Hefur skráning hjúkrunar áhrif á hversu góđa hjúkrun viđ veitum? (Do written nursing reports influence quality of nursing care?)   Hjúkrun. (Nursing). 60(2):. 6 -10.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Dagbjört Bjarnadóttir, (1984).  Hvađ gerist í líkamanum viđ tíđahvörf? (What happens in our body at menopause?) Vera, 3(1): 6 - 8.

Helga Jónsdóttir and Herdís Sveinsdóttir, (1983).  Hin ábyrgđamiklu en lítt virtu störf hjúkrunarfrćđinga. (Nursing: A very important but undervalued profession.) Morgunblađiđ,  (Morningpaper),  March 30th p. 35

Helga Jónsdóttir and Herdís Sveinsdóttir (1983).  Ofbeldi gegn konum - kvennaathvarf. (Women and violence-a womens shelter) Curator, 7(1): 54 - 60.

Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Kristín Björnsdóttir. (1982).  Rannsókn á skráningu hjúkrunar: Lokaverkefni 4. árs nema í hjúkrunarfrćđi. (A study of nursing reports.  BS thesis at the Univeristy of Iceland).  Curator, 6(1): 37 - 42.

Eva Garđarsdóttir, Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hulda Jóhannesdóttir, Kristín Björnsdóttir. (1981).  Ţjónusta viđ aldna í Reykjavík. (Old people in Reykjavik)  Curator, 5 (1):17 - 23.

Selected presentations in english

Lifestyle and self-assessed health of female nurses. University of Iceland. Research Institute of Nursing., December, 2006.

 

Nurses Shiftwork  University of Iceland. Research Institute of Nursing., December, 2006.

 

Defenseless nurses and vulnerable patients. Landspítali University Hospital, October 2005,

 

Lifestyle, harassment at work and self-assessed health of female flight attendants, nurses and teachers in Iceland. H. K. Gunnarsdóttir, H. Sveinsdóttir, J. G. Bernburg, H. Friđriksdóttir, K. Tómasson. Poster á The 8th Nordic Public Health Congress, Reykjavík, Iceland, 9-11 October 2005

 

Working environment of female nurses, teachers and fligh-attendants.: Stress, co-operationa and variability. The Icelandic Nurses Association,. October, 2005, Hvammi, Grand Hotel

HK Gunnarsdóttir, H. Sveinsdóttir, JG Bernburg, H. Friđriksdóttir, K. Tómasson. Lifestyle, harassment at work and self-assessed health of female flight attendatns, nurses and teachers in Iceland. 18th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, 11-14 September 2005, Bergen Norway.

Women’s Decision Making and Attitudes Towards Hormone Therapy in the Aftermath of the WHI Study.  16th Conference – Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. June 2-4, 2005, Boulder, Colorado.

Women’s Decision Making regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy.  12th Biennial Conference of The Workgroup of European Nurses Researchers, Lisboa, Oktober 4 – 6, 2004.

Working Conditions and Symptom Experience  of Nurses, Teachers and Flight Attendants. Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir,  Hildur Friđriksdóttir,. 12th Biennial Conference of The Workgroup of European Nurses Researchers, Lisboa, Oktober 4 – 6, 2004.

Self Assessed Occupational Health and Working Environment of Female Cabin Crew, Nurses, and Teachers. Sveinsdóttir, H.Gunnarsdóttir, H.K. Friđriksdóttir, H. 50. Conference on Work Environment in the Nordic Countries.. Reykjavík, 30. August - 1. September 2004.

Lifestyle and Health of Female Cabin Crew, Nurses, and Teachers in Iceland. Gunnarsdóttir, H.K.,  Sveinsdóttir, H., Bernburg, J.G., Friđriksdóttir, H., Tómasson, K. 50. Conference on Work Environment in the Nordic Countries.. Reykjavík, 30. August - 1. September 2004.

Mobbing or bullying among Female Cabin Crew, Nurses, and Teachers in Iceland Kristinn Tómasson, Gunnarsdóttir, H.K. Rafnsdóttir GL, Sveinsdóttir, H. 50. Conference on Work Environment in the Nordic Countries.. Reykjavík, 30. August - 1. September 2004.

The Pride of Being a Woman and the Prejudice against Women´s Experiences. In Sickness and in Health: Shaping Health Care: power and Agency.  Reykjavík, June 23 – 25, 2004

Sammenlćgning af sundhedsinstitutioner:  Indvirkning pĺsygeplejerskers autoritet, status, lön og vilkĺr. SSN´s lön og ansćttelseskonference 23. – 25. oktober 2001.  Hotel Kollingfjord, Danmark.

Aktieselskabet jeg: At tro pĺ sig selv I et nyt lönsystem.  SSN´s lön og ansćttelseskonference 23. – 25. oktober 2001.  hotel Kollingfjord, Danmark.

Premenstrual syndrome: A myth or reality in womens lives.  Nord-swedish conference of Gynecologists.  Luleĺ, 22-23 February 2001.

Women´s perceptions on private and public talk about premenstrual syndrome.  Erindi flutt í júní 1999 á ráđstefnu Social Science and Medicine, Reykjavík.  Međhöfundar Astrid Norberg og Berit Lundman.

Fördjupning metod.  Fokus pĺ analys av retro- och prospektiva data inon omrĺdet for PMS.   Umeĺ Universitet, 27. janúar, 1998.

Premenstrual experiences:  A scientific puzzle or a scientific product?  ; Frö og Frukter, Nordisk kvenne og kjönnsforskning i dag, Oslo, 21. - 23. november 1996.

"True" findings:  Methodological approaches in menstrual cycle research.  The Annual Conference of the Nordisk forening for Klinisk Sexologi.  Hveragerđi, Iceland.  Sept. 27th-Oct.1at 1995.

Pain and Pain Management in a Sample of Hospitalized Surgical Patients in Iceland.  The first Biennial International Nursing Conference, Conncecting Conversations:  Nursing Scholarship and Practice.  June 20-23, 1995.  Reykjavík, Iceland.

Pain and Pain Management of Icelandic Surgical Patients:  Expectations and Experience.

Presentation at the 7th Biennial Conference of the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers, Ósló , July 1994.

Premenstrual changes in Icelandic women..  Poster presentation at the IX international Congress on Circumpolar Health.  Reykjavík, June 20-25,1993. With Helgu Sverrisdóttur, Guđfinnu Kristófersdóttur, Huldu Arnórsdóttur and Svövu B. Eiríksdóttur.

Icelandic women´s experiences of menopausal symptoms.   Poster presentation at the IX international Congress on Circumpolar Health.  Reykjavík, June 20-25,1993. With Guđrúnu I. Gunnlaugsdóttur, Ingu V. Kristinsdóttur, Kristínu Jónsdóttur, Laufey S. Birgisdóttur and Sólveigu J. Haraldsdóttur.

Attitudes towards menstruation among Icelandic men.  Poster presentation at the IX international Congress on Circumpolar Health.  Reykjavík, June 20-25,1993. With Sólveigu Kristjánsdóttur, Kolbrúnu Gísladóttur and Ţórunni Jónsdóttur.

Menstrual cycle patterns among Icelandic women.  A presentation given at the Fifth international congress on women´s issue í Kaupmannahöfn 25-28 ágúst 1992.

Premenstrual Symptoms:  A Factor in Womens Health and Family Life.  Presentation at the International Family nursing Conference,  May 24-27, 1988.  Calgary Canada.

Selected presentations in Icelandic

Streita í starfi íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga:  Samanburđur viđ kennara og flugfreyjur. (Stress in Icelandic Nurses Job: Comparison with teachers and flight attendandts). Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir.  12. ráđstefna um rannsóknir í líf- og heilbrigđisvísindum í Háskóla Íslands (12th conference on biomedicine and healthsciences at the University of Iceland). Reykjavík 4. og 5. janúar 2005.

Lífstíll og líđan flugfreyja, hjúkrunarfrćđinga og kennara. (Lifestyle and well-being of flight attendants, nurses and teachers) Hólmfríđur Gunnarsdóttir, Herdís Sveinsdóttir, Kristinn Tómasson og Hildur Friđriksdóttir.  12. ráđstefna um rannsóknir í líf- og heilbrigđisvísindum í Háskóla Íslands. (12th conference on biomedicine and healthsciences at the University of Iceland). Reykjavík 4. og 5. janúar 2005.

Hvađ hefur áhrif á ákvarđanir kvenna viđ tíđahvörf um ađ nota eđa nota ekki tíđahvarfahormón. (What influences women’s decision on using HRT). Herdís Sveinsdóttir,  Ragnar F. Ólafsson. 12. ráđstefna um rannsóknir í líf- og heilbrigđisvísindum í Háskóla Íslands. (12th conference on biomedicine and healthsciences at the University of Iceland). Reykjavík 4. og 5. janúar 2005.

Ţekking 47 til 53 ára kvenna á niđurstöđum bandarísku rannsóknarinnar the Women´s Health Initiative (WHI) og afstađa til ýmissa ţátta tengdum tíđahvörfum og hormónanotkun. (Knowledge of women aged 47 – 53 about the findings of the WHI study and their thoughts on various items related to menopause and use of HRT). 12. ráđstefna um rannsóknir í líf- og heilbrigđisvísindum í Háskóla Íslands. Reykjavík 4. og 5. janúar 2005. (12th conference on biomedicine and healthsciences at the University of Iceland).

Tíđahvörf íslenskra kvenna:  Viđhorf og ţekking.  (Menopause among Icelandic women. Attitudes and knowledge). Málţing hjúkrunarfrćđideildar.  Reykjavík, 10. des 2004. (Reserach seminar at the Department of nursing, University of Iceland).

Heilbrigt vinnuumhverfi. Einkenni og vinnuumhverfi hjá konum í ţremur starfshópum.  Erindi flutt á ţingi hjúkrunarstjórnenda á LSH  3. maí 2004.

Heilbrigt vinnuumhverfi. Einkenni og vinnuumhverfi hjá konum í ţremur starfshópum.  Erindi flutt á Hjúkrun04 í Reykjavík 27. – 28. maí 2004. 

Ákvarđanataka kvenna varđandi notkun tíđahvarfahormóna.  Málţing hjúkrunarfrćđideildar. 9. desember, 2003.

Könnun á heilsufari liđan og vinnuumhverfi hjúkrunarfrćđinga. Erindiđ er haldiđ á vegum Rannsóknastofnunar í hjúkrunarfrćđi, 27 október, 2003.  Ásamt Hólmfríđi Gunnarsdóttur og  Hildi Kristjánsdóttur

„Breytingaskeiđkvenna og hormóna „MEĐFERĐ”. Erindi flutt á ráđstefnu Rannsóknastofu í kvenna og kynjafrćđum. 4. – 5. október 2002.

Vinnuálag međal hjúkrunarfrćđinga starfandi í heilsugćslu.  Erindi flutt á ráđstefnu Rannsóknastofnunar í hjúkrunarfrćđi og Heilsugćslunnar í Reykjavík, Framtíđarsýn innan heilsugćsluhjúkrunar: Hvert ćtlum viđ ađ stefna? 13.-14. september 2001.

“Sannar” frásagnir:  Um mótsagnakenndar niđurstöđur rannsókna á líđan kvenna fyrir blćđingar.  Opinn fyrirlestur á vegum Rannsóknarstofnunar í hjúkrunarfrćđi 26. janúar 2001.

“Sannar” frásagnir:  Um mótsagnakenndar niđurstöđur rannsókna á líđan kvenna fyrir blćđingar.  Fyrirlestur í málstofu Fjórđungssjúkrahússins á Akureyri.  14. desember, 2000.

Heilbrigđa konan.  (The healty woman.)   Soroptimists in Hafnarfirđi and Garđabć.  24. nóvember 1997.

Konan og kroppurinn hennar.  (The woman and her body.)  ; Professional and Buisness Women,  Hótel Sögu 17. október 1996.

Eru konur hiđ veikara kyn?  Umfjöllun um konur og heilbrigđi.  (Are women the weaker sex? A presentation on women and health). Erindi flutt á ráđstefnu Ljósmćđrafélags Íslands, Hótel Loftleiđum, 20. og 21. mars 1996

Konan og korpprinn hennar.  (The woman and her body.) ; Kvennalistinn (the Womans Party), 18. nóvember 1995.

Fragments of experience: Women, health and the health care system.  Open presentation at the University of Iceland Student Conference on equality, Odda, September 17th, 1995.

The woman and her body.  An open presentation given on May 12th, 1995, on the international nurses day, Húsavík.

The Surgical Patient in Pain.  The Reykjavik chapter of the Soroptimst society.  April, 1995.

Health and Sexuality in the aged population. A presentation given at the conference "Healthy Aging"at the University of Akureyri, June 1994.

Premenstrual Syndrome:  A Myth or a Reality in Women´s Lives, Ţing Norrćnna snyrtifrćđinga.  Reykjavík 25. - 28. maí 1994.

Surgical patients in pain.  Open presentation at the University of Iceland, Department of Nursing.  April, 25th, 1994.  With Anna Gyđa Gunnlaugsdóttir

Post perative pain.  A presentation given on April 9th at the conference Nursing '94, Reykjavík, Iceland.  With Anna Gyđa Gunnlaugsdóttir.

Women and the menstrual cycle.   A presentation at the National Hospital of Iceland, February 16th 1994

Pain and pain management among surgucal patients:  Expectations, attitudes and experiences. Poster presentation at the University of Iceland, Department of Nursing.   March 21, 1993.  With Önnu Gyđu Gunnlaugsdóttur.

Menstrual cycle experiences.   Poster presentation at the University of Iceland, Department of Nursing.   March 21,  1993.

Do women turn into monsters once a month? Presentation at the annual meeting of Junior Chamer, Vík  in  Reykjavík, May 11th,  1993.

Menstrual cycle experiences.  Open presentation at the Department of Nursing, University of Iceland. April 26th, 1993.

Osteoporosis.  Presentation for the womens association: Hvítabandiđ, March 16th, 1993.  Hallveigarstöđum, Reykjavík

Premenstrual changes.    Presentation at the Research Conference , Department  of Medicine, University of Iceland.  Odda

6.-8. of December, 1992

Clinical education in Nursing.  A presentiation given for the society of elderly nurses in the Icelandic Nursing Association.  Reykjavík, October 22nd, 1992.

Nursing Education in Iceland.    A presentation given to hospital administrators at their conference in May 1992.

Premenstrual changes in Icelandic Women.  An open presentation given at the Centre for Women´s Studies, University of Iceland.   March, 19th, 1992.

Sexuality and the aged person.  Presentation for staff at the geriatric unit at the State Hospital  April 17th, 1991.

The older persons sexuality.  Paper presented at a  Continuing Education Session on Sexuality Across the Life Span, held by the Icelandic Medical Association, the Icelandic Society on Sexual Education and the University of Iceland. Presented in May  and November 1990,  November 1991 and March 1992.

Womens Health.   A number of presentations, on various aspects of womens health.  The audience consistend of women in various women´s association.  1988 -1992.

Administration of the Department of Nursing, University of Iceland.  Presentation at the 1989 conference of the Association of Nursing Directors.  Nóvember  3rd 1989.

Premenstrual changes among women.  A presentation given at a meeting of a Group of Women Interested in Breastfeeding.  Erindi haldiđ fyrir Áhugahóp kvenna um brjóstagjöf.  May 20th 1989.

Pain and pain managment.    Presentation for nursing staff at the at the City Hospital.   March 1989.

Premenstrual tension.  A presentation given at the 1989 conference of the Association of Icelandic Beauticians.  February  25th 1989.

Pain and pain management.   Presentation given at a continuing education workshop for nurses.  The Icelandic Nurses Association. February 15th 1989.

Premenstrual changes among women.  Presentation at the Research Conference , Department  of Medicine, University of Iceland.November 12th, 1988.

Nursing theories.  Presentation given at a continuing education workshop for nurses.  The Icelandic Nurses Association. November 1988.

Organization of Nursing Care Delivery.    Presentation given at a continuing education workshop for nurses.  The Icelandic Nurses Association. November 1987.

Nursing reports.  Presentation given at the Research Conference, Department of Nursing, University of Iceland.  June 1983.

Nursing reports.  Presentations given  for nursing staff at the City Hospital, State Hospital and St. Josephs Hospital.  1982-1983.

Editorial board

Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences since January 2004

The Icelandic Nursing Journal Tímarits 1994-1999, Editorial chair September 1995-May 1999

Editor

Herdís Sveinsdóttir og   Ara Nyysti (Eds).  (2001) Framtíđarsýn innan heilsugćsluhjúkrunar.  Reykjavík: Rannsóknastofnun í hjúkrunarfrćđi viđ Háskóla Íslands og Háskólaútgáfan. A vison of Nursing within the Community Health Care, Reykjavík: The University Press and the Research Institute of Nursing)

Guđrúnu Kristjánsdóttur , Herdís Sveinsdóttir and Ásta Thoroddsen (1998).  Proceedings of the first Biennial International Nursing Conference, Connecting Conversatons:  Nursing Scholarship and Practice.  Jne 20 – 23, 1995.  Reykjavík: University Press

Various administrative work for the University of Iceland, department of Health and Social Services and the Icelandic Nurses’ Association, incl. being a national representative at ICN meetings and a board memeber of the Nordic Fetheration of Nurses