Caring Sciences

Research in Caring Sciences is conducted at micro-, meso and macro levels. The research questions include multidisciplinary teamwork, person centred care, safe and evidence based care, and the implementation in complex health care organisations. Our research ranges from reproductive health to palliative care and includes transcultural aspects. Studies are conducted both nationally and internationally.

Specifically our research now focus on prevention of hospital and community acquired adverse events such as pressure ulcers, postoperative wound infections, medication related  symptoms in elderly and prevention of HPV- related cancer. Teamwork and communication for increased patient safety and health are studied, as well as organisation and work environment in all health system levels (community, primary care and hospitals).

International and national network


Research Group leader:

Katarina Hjelm