PhD student, Lecturer in Nursing
Mona Pettersson started her PhD studies in September 2010. She is a registered nurse (1991), a teacher in health care for Upper Secondary School (2002) and holds a Master of Medical Science (2008). She works part time as lecturer in the Nursing Programme.
Phone: +46 18 471 62 88
Mona Pettersson teaches at Uppsala University's nursing programme.
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.
Ethics for nursing students
We focus on ethical competence. Students learn to identify moral dilemmas and to reflect on the values and how they should be weighed, and hopefully also to act.
Physicians’ experiences of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in hematology and oncology care – a qualitative study.(2016). Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine DOI
Striving for good nursing care: Nurses' experiences of do not resuscitate orders within oncology and hematology care.(2014). Nursing Ethics, vol. 21, ss. 902-915 DOI
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.