Tove Godskesen

Tove Godskesen

Tove Godskesen

PhD, Associated Researcher

Tove E. Godskesen, RN, received her PhD in medicine/bioethics in 2015, on the thesis Patients in clinical cancer trials: Understanding, Motivation and Hope. Her research is focused on the informed consent process, ethical challenges for research personnel, and how to best integrate research and care. She is PI for the Nordic project Embodiment of ethical perspectives in the clinic: Healthcare personnel’s experiences of dilemmas when caring for oncology research participants. She works as Senior Lecturer at  Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, teaching ethics and palliative care at Bachelor- and Master Level.

Phone: +46 70 731 70 20

Recently in the media


  • Bülow, William; Godskesen, Tove; Helgesson, Gert; Eriksson, Stefan

    Why unethical papers should be retracted

    Part of Journal of Medical Ethics, 2020.

  • Engelbak Nielsen, Zandra; Eriksson, Stefan; Schram Harsløf, Laurine Bente; Petri, Suzanne et al.

    Are cancer patients better off if they participate in clinical trials?: A mixed methods study

    Part of BMC Cancer, 2020.

    Open access
  • Rejnö, Åsa; Ternestedt, Britt-Marie; Lennart, Nordenfelt; Silfverberg, Gunilla et al.

    Dignity at stake: Caring for persons with impaired autonomy

    Part of Nursing Ethics, p. 104-115, 2020.

  • Steindal, Simen A.; Nes, Andrea Aparecida Goncalves; Godskesen, Tove; Dihle, Alfhild et al.

    Patients' Experiences of Telehealth in Palliative Home Care: Scoping Review

    Part of Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2020.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove

    The culture of hope and ethical challenges in clinical trials: A qualitative study of oncologists and haematologists’ views

    Part of Clinical Ethics, 2019.

    Open access
  • Helgesson, Gert; Bülow, William; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove

    Should the deceased be listed as authors?

    Part of Journal of Medical Ethics, p. 331-338, 2019.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Eriksson, Stefan

    Selektiv rapportering av kliniska prövningar

    Part of Dagens Medicin, 2019.

  • Skogeland, Ulrika; de Monestrol, Isabelle; Godskesen, Tove

    WS18 Waiting for lung transplant, manifold experiences:: a literature review

    Part of WS18 Waiting for lung transplant, manifold experiences:, p. S33-, 2018.

  • Spörndly, Robert; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove E.

    Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Swedish Clinical Cancer Trials: A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Experiences

    Part of Harvard Public Health Review, p. 1 1-10 10, 2018.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Fernow, Josepine; Eriksson, Stefan

    Quality of online information about phase I clinical cancer trials in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

    Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Petri, Suzanne; Eriksson, Stefan; Halkoaho, Arja et al.

    When Nursing Care and Clinical Trials Coincide: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Nordic Oncology and Hematology Nurses on Ethical Work Challenges

    Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 475-485, 2018.

    Open access
  • Skogeland, Ulrika; de Monestrol, Isabelle; Godskesen, Tove E.

    Experiences of Individuals Awaiting Lung Transplantation

    Part of Respiratory care, p. 1535-1540, 2018.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Veldwijk, Jorien; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica et al.

    Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions

    Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove

    God vård innebär att sällsynta sjukdomar ges resurser

    Part of Dagens Medicin, 2018.

  • Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove; Andersson, Lars; Helgesson, Gert

    How to counter undeserving authorship

    Part of Insights: the UKSG journal, p. 1 1-6 6, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Kihlbom, Ulrik

    "I have a lot of pills in my bag, you know": Institutional Norms in the Provision of Hope in Phase 1 Clinical Cancer Trials

    Part of Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, p. 679-682, 2017.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Nordin, Karin; Silen, Marit et al.

    Differences in trial knowledge and motives for participation among cancer patients in phase 3 clinical trials

    Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, p. 516-523, 2016.

  • Godskesen, Tove

    Patients in Clinical Cancer Trials: Understanding, Motivation and Hope

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Hansson, Mats G.; Nygren, Peter; Nordin, Karin et al.

    Hope for a cure and altruism are the main motives behind participation in phase 3 clinical cancer trials

    Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, p. 133-141, 2015.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Nygren, Peter; Nordin, Karin; Hansson, Mats et al.

    Phase 1 clinical trials in end-stage cancer: patient understanding of trial premises and motives for participation

    Part of Supportive Care in Cancer, p. 3137-3142, 2013.

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