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.
Phone: +46 18 471 62 28
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)
Pretend play for children with cancer
We ran a pilot project to see if pretend play can hellp children with cancer and their families.
Telenursing: gender aspects
Anna T. Höglund is part of a collaboration that investigates gender differences in the communication and outcome of telenursing consultations.
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.
Deciding to not resuscitate
Mona Pettersson investigated clinical and ethical perspectives on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders among staff in oncology and hematology care.
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.
Caring for patients
Nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in their daily work. But there are also moral dimensions to nursing practice.
"There is total silence here". Ethical competence and inter-organizational learning in healthcare governance
Part of Journal of Health Organisation & Management, p. 53-70, 2020.
What shall we eat? An ethical framework for well-grounded food choices
Part of Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 2020.
"A perfect society": Swedish policymakers' ethical and social views on preconception expanded carrier screening
Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 267-280, 2019.
Exploring research participants' perceptions of cardiovascular risk information-Room for improvement and empowerment
Part of Patient Education and Counseling, p. 1528-1534, 2019.
Pretend Play as an Intervention for Children With Cancer: A Feasibility Study
Part of Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, p. 65-75, 2019.
Swedish Healthcare Direct managers' views on gender (in)equity - Applying a conceptual model
Part of International Journal for Equity in Health, 2019.
Values and value conflicts in implementation and use of preconception expanded carrier screening: an expert interview study
Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2019.
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.
From denial to awareness: a conceptual model for obtaining equity in healthcare
Part of International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018.
Perspectives on the DNR decisions process: a survey of nurses and physicians in hematology and oncology
Part of PLoS ONE, 2018.
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.
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.