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.
Pretend play for children with cancer
We run a pilot project to see if pretend play can hellp children with cancer and their families.
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.