Our research looks at health care situations and the people in them. The research is carried out in close collaboration with health care professionals and provides updated knowledge for courses in medical and nursing ethics and training of medical doctor and nursing students.
Health data in cyber space
We are part of a Nordforsk funded project that develops recommendations for resilient governance mechanisms for cyberhealth.
Giving patients a voice in drug development
PREFER is a five year public-private research project where academic researchers and the pharmaceutical industry work together to find out when and where patients want, can and should be involved in drug development
Pretend play for children with cancer
We run a pilot project to see if pretend play can hellp children with cancer and their families.
Cardiovascular risk information
Åsa Grauman will investigate how research participants perceive their personal risk for cardiovascular disease, and their perceptions on cardiovascular risk information.
Preconception genetic screening
Amal Matar is looking at the ethical issues of preconception genetic testing and screening, taking the family’s and the individual's perspective into account.
We are part of an international network on ethics of families.
Deciding to not resuscitate
Mona Pettersson investigates clinical and ethical perspectives on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders among staff in oncology and hematology care.
Caring for patients
Nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in their daily work. But there are also moral dimensions to nursing practice.
Communicating risk for heart disease
Sofia Lavén is studying cardiovascular risk communication in primary care and how general practitioners value and communicate lifestyle and genetic risk factors.
We have studied ethical competence in health care management and examined if ethical rounds are good instruments for improving the ethical climate at psychiatric outpatient care. But we have also looked at moral distress in clinical settings and issues on prioritization within health care.