Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Anna T. Höglund

Anna T. Höglund

Associate Professor of Ethics
Senior Lecturer in Nursing Ethics and Gender Studies

Anna T. Höglund is senior lecturer in nursing ethics and gender studies. She has worked extensively on the question of ethical competence for health care practitioners. Related research areas are moral distress in clinical settings and prioritization in health care.  She has also published substantially on the topic of gender and ethics. She holds an undergraduate degree in Arts (1997) and a doctoral degree in Theology (2001) from Uppsala University. She became Associate Professor of Ethics in 2006.

E-mail: anna.hoglund@crb.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 62 28

Teaching

PhD and licentiate supervision

  • Maria Gottvall: Vaccine against HPV – Ethical and social aspects: Survey, exploration and intervention (PhD 2014)
  • Frida Kuhlau: Dual use and responsible life science research – A bioethical approach (PhD 2013)
  • Amal Matar: Ethical issues in preconception genetic screening
  • Mona Pettersson: Developing clearer definitions and clinical guidelines for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders in oncology care
  • Malin Masterton: Duties to Past Persons: Moral Standing and Posthumous Interests of Old Human Remains (PhD 2011)
  • Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong (Social Medicine): Ethical Competence and Moral Distress in the Health Care Sector: A Prospective Evaluation of Ethics Rounds (PhD 2007)
  • Erica Falkenström, Stockholm University, Department of Education: Developing ethical competence in health care management (PhD 2012)

Recent publications

  • Pettersson, Mona; Hedström, Mariann; Höglund, Anna T

    Ethical competence in DNR decisions: a qualitative study of Swedish physicians and nurses working in hematology and oncology care

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2018.

  • Höglund, Anna; Carlsson, Marianne; Holmström, Inger; Lännerström, Linda et al.

    From denial to awareness: a conceptual model for obtaining equity in healthcare

    Part of International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018.

  • Falkenström, Erica; Höglund, Anna T

    På spaning efter etik.: Etisk kompetens och ansvarstagande för ledning ochstyrning av hälso- och sjukvården.

    Appell förlag, 2018.

  • Höglund, Anna T; Falkenström, Erica

    The status of ethics in Swedish health care management: a qualitative study

    Part of BMC Health Services Research, p. 1-8, 2018.

  • Holmstrom, Inger K.; Kaminsky, Elenor; Höglund, Anna T.; Carlsson, Marianne et al.

    Nursing students' awareness of inequity in healthcare - An intersectional perspective

    Part of Nurse Education Today, p. 134-139, 2017.

  • Falkenström, Erica; Ohlsson, Jon; Höglund, Anna T.

    Developing ethical competence in healthcare management

    Part of Journal of Workplace Learning, p. 17-32, 2016.

  • Höglund, Anna T.; Carlsson, Marianne; Holmström, Inger K.; Kaminsky, Elenor et al.

    Impact of telephone nursing education program for equity in health

    Part of International Journal for Equity in Health, 2016.

  • Matar, Amal; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Höglund, Anna T.

    Swedish healthcare providers' perceptions of preconception expanded carrier screening (ECS)—a qualitative study

    Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 203-214, 2016.

  • Hakimnia, Roya; Carlsson, Marianne; Höglund, Anna T; Holmström, Inger K et al.

    Doing gender in the context of telenursing:: Analyses of authentic calls to a telenursing site in Sweden

    Part of Clinical Nursing Studies, p. 24-30, 2015.

  • Gottvall, Maria; Tydén, Tanja; Larsson, Margareta; Stenhammar, Christina et al.

    Informed Consent for HPV Vaccination: A Relational Approach

    Part of Health Care Analysis, p. 50-62, 2015.

Nursing Ethics & Ethics of Care

Nursing ethics is concerned with the moral dimensions of nursing practice while the ethics of care is a normative ethical theory. For many years CRB has developed these fields from different angles. We have used qualitative studies to describe and explore the kinds of ethical dilemmas nurses encounter in their day-to-day work and how they solve them. Other studies have investigated the role of ethical guidelines in the building of ethical competence in nursing practice and in priority setting. In this report, we provide a summary of our research.

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Nursing ethics & ethics of care

From war and gender to the ethics of care

Anna T. Höglund is Senior Lecturer in Nursing Ethics and Gender Studies. Her research is focused on nursing and care, not too different from the ideals of peace: making sure no one is hurt. Find out what she has to say about taking the step from war to care.

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Anna T. Höglund