Projects

Current projects

Assessment of Infant Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CRP) technical skills performance and motivation for deliberate practice: A pilot study

Aim and Scope

This pilot study will use a prospective randomised mixed methods design to explore the effectiveness of self-motivated infant CPR performance training.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Stanley Foulds Fund

Project Management Team

Ralph MacKinnon (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK), Rachel Stoeter, (Stepping Hill Hospital, UK), Terese Stenfors-Hayes (KI) and Todd Chang (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles USA)

Publications and Presentations

Presentation at International Pediatric Simulation Society Meeting, Vancouver 2015

Course evaluation for post graduate education courses 

Aim and Scope

The Evaluation Unit has from the spring semester 2016 the assignment to run course and activity evaluations for post graduate education. This includes sending out the questionnaires; assist with consultations regarding possible additional questions; compiling the answers to reports that will be used for feedback to participants and course organizers, linked in the course catalogue and sent to central administrative officers for quality assurance.  

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Research Education (KI)

Project Manager 

Per Palmgren 

Development of a global CPR life skill’s initiative for high school students

Aim and Scope

The aim is to determine differences in voluntary usage patterns for CPR skills practice, and differences in chest compression performance over time, in the presence of a leaderboard in schools. The project further aim to measure social engagement with both healthcare and other schools in the project. This will involve surveying participants and school careers teachers/tutors at the end of the project to determine motivations and future aspirations and then as the project grows with more schools participating over time, mapping students that have entered healthcare education or employment. 

Funder and/or Steering Group

Health Education England

Project Management Team

Ralph MacKinnon (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK), Rachel Stoeter, (Stepping Hill Hospital, UK), Terese Stenfors-Hayes (KI) and Todd Chang (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles USA)

Evaluation of the collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet

Collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet began in 1992 and in 1994 the first annual Mayo Clinic-KI meeting was held in Stockholm focusing on research in the field of diabetes, metabolism, and nutrition. Since then an annual conference has been held altering between Stockholm and Rochester. A formal agreement, Memorandum of Agreement was celebrated in 2011, and the collaboration has expanded to include many areas of joint scientific, academic, and clinical interests. The MoU specifically emphasized the following as collaborative platforms:

Exchange of students and staff
Collaborative projects
Organization of joint academic and scientific activities, such as courses, conferences, seminars or lectures
Exchange of scientific materials, publications and other information
Co-operation in training projects, health care delivery
Opportunities for other forms of co-operation, such as the delivery of award and non-award courses

The evaluation unit evaluates the collaboration together with Mayo Clinic partner Dr Katrin Frimansdottir. The evaluation uses a missed method approach based on grant analysis, publication data, interviews, observations, document analysis and surveys.

PI 

Terese Stenfors-Hayes

Exit poll

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to develop a mandatory exit poll for programs on undergraduate level at KI. The exit poll will investigate students’ retrospective experiences of their education when graduating as well as their perceptions of the degree to which they have achieved the intended  learning outcomes of the program.

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Education

Project Manager

Anna Bonnevier  

Expectations, perceptions and experiences of video-mediated visits in outpatient care

Aim and scope

The aim of the study is to understand and identify patients´ and care professionals´ approaches, needs and requirements regarding video-mediated visits for further development of this type of health care consultations. Three clinics at Karolinska University Hospital forms the research arena.

Project Manager

Linda Sturesson

Facilitating learning and conveying information: Does it matter if the learner is a patient of a trainee?

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to explore how physicians conceptualize key aspects of teaching patients and teaching trainees.

Thirty physicians from four specialties (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry) and Family Medicine will be interviewed and the data analyzed using a phenomenographic approach. By defining commonalities, as well as differences between the ways in which the two domains are conceptualized and enacted, we intend to begin the work of a program of research intended to enhance the instruction and assessment of the CanMEDS scholar role and the communicator role and thereby open up new avenues for improving the training.

Funder and/or Steering Group

CanMEDS Research and Development Grant, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Project Management Team

Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Ian Scott (University of British Columbia (UBC)), Laura Nimmon (UBC), Ravi Sidhu (UBC), Paris-Ann Ingledew (UBC), Summer Telio (UBC) and Joanna Bates (UBC)

Publications and Presentations

Nimmon, L., Stenfors-Hayes, T. The “Handling” of Power in the Physician-patient Encounter: Perceptions from Experienced Physicians. Submitted

Stenfors-Hayes, T, Scott, I., Bates, J. Separate Domains or Common Concepts: Physicians’ Ways of Understanding Teaching Patients and Trainees. Submitted

Stenfors-Hayes, T., Scott, I., Iqbal, I., Bates, J. Family medicine preceptors’ ways of conceptualizing patient counseling. Oral presentation. Ottawa Conference on Assessment and Evaluation, Ottawa, 2014

Stenfors-Hayes, T, Scott, I. Bates, J. (2013) Doctors Teaching Patients and Trainees: finding common ground, AMEE, Prague.

Follow-up on patient-safety education

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to evaluate the effects of patient safety training in terms of safety culture, improvements and reported deviations. The project will identify good practice for training implementation in organizations to reach maximum effects.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Stockholm County Council

Project Management Team

Karin Pukk Härenstam, Terese Stenfors-Hayes and Linda Sturesson (KI)

Maintenance, development and data management of first cycle and second cycle course evaluation questionnaires at Karolinska Institutet 

Aim and Scope

It is mandatory, from the spring semester 2016, for all the first and second cycle courses at Karolinska Institutet to use the same five questions in their course questionnaires (the five questions are specified in the Action plan for quality evaluation of first cycle and second cycle education at Karolinska Institutet). This is an ongoing project that includes maintaining and manage data from all first cycle and second cycle course evaluations. Analyses of the data will be presented internally and externally.  

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet 

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman, Aleksandra Sjöström Bujacz, Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Anna Bonnevier and Linda Sturesson

Program specific course evaluation reports

Aim and Scope

The aim of this project is to help the programmes at KI to implement the new standardised course evaluation process. Each programme gets a chance to once during 2016-2017 have a programme specific course evaluation report made for them if they fulfil certain requirements. We help analyse the programmes’ process as it is today and the results from the programmes’ course evaluation questionnaires for one semester. We evaluate what in the process and questionnaire can be made better, and what parts of courses and the programmes as a whole can be improved. This will be a help in the programmes’ work with their quality plans.

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

Residents’ experiences with research during their post-graduate training

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to explore residents’ experiences as participants in medical education research studies.

Interviews with residents will be conducted and the findings used to develop a survey. The study is conducted at the University of Toronto and will involve residents in the core Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and General Surgery programs (n=310).

Funder and/or Steering Group

Royal College of Canada

Project Management Team

Luke A. Devine (University of Toronto (UofT)), Shiphra Ginsburg (UofT), Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Tulin Cil (UofT), Catharine M. Walsh (UofT), Heather McDonald-Blumer (UofT), and Lynfa Stroud (UofT)

The Molecular Psychiatry Association - evaluation of the yearly meeting

The Molecular Psychiatry Association was founded in 2013 to promote research and communication of research findings that may lead to a better understanding of the molecular basis of psychiatric disorders. Varying approaches are being applied and include neurobiology, genetics, brain imaging, biomarkers, brain expression, neural stem cells, animal models and novel drug development. The association runs a yearly meeting. By bringing together investigators with varied molecular approaches it is hoped that cross-fertilization and collaborations will take place. The evaluation unit collaborates with the association to evaluate the yearly meeting 2016-2017.

PI

Terese Stenfors-Hayes

Through the eyes of the beholder: Understanding physicians’ conceptions of childhood obesity to support continuous professional development

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to provide a knowledge base that will support the development of effective continuing education for Canadian pediatricians with obese patients.

The study is a phenomenographic exploration of the different ways in which physicians in Toronto understand childhood obesity. Data collection is aimed at identifying paediatricians’ constructions of the etiology of obesity, how obesity impacts their practice and their views on the treatment and management of patients with obesity.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Continuing Education Research and Development Awards, University of Toronto

Project Management Team

Nicole Woods (UofT), Maria Mylopoulos (UofT), Stephanie Lapinsky (UofT), and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

Publications and Presentations

Through the eyes of the beholder: Understanding physicians’ conceptions of childhood obesity, Canadian, Conference on Medical Education, Vancouver, April 2015.

PhD projects

An exploration of the use of a health care advocacy tool and cognitive aid implementation to improve the care of traumatically injured children

Aim and Scope

The aim of this project is to explore across all potential team members three significant clinical problems in the care of traumatically injured children: a) the absence of self-reflection leading to change in practice, b) the lack of sustained learning and c) performance of key management issues.

This project explores the use and evaluation of a healthcare advocacy tool designed to develop health system readiness to improve and sustain team performance and introduce change to healthcare systems.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Health Education England Fore-runner Grant

Project Management Team

Ralph MacKinnon (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK), Chris Kennedy (Mercy Children’s Kansas City, USA), Dr Michael Shepherd (Starship Children's NZ), Joanne Cole (Starship Children's NZ), Marc Auerbach (Yale Children's USA), Todd Chang (Children's Hospital Los Angeles USA) & Vinay Nadkarni (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia USA), Karin Pukk Härenstam, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

Exploring faculty and students experiences of quality and its improvement in international graduate healthcare professionals’ education (PhD project)

Aim and scope  

The aim of this doctoral project is to explore how different stakeholders experience quality in education and to describe how these new insights can affect the quality improvement procedure in the future.

How do faculty and managers experience quality and quality improvement in education?
How do students express their experiences of quality in course evaluations and what are their experiences of high quality in international graduate healthcare professionals’ education?
What are the implications of any eventual differences on stakeholder’s experiences and conscious understanding of quality upon the improvement procedure?

Methods: Phenomenographic approach based on individual interviews and Delphi.

PhD student

Vasilis Hervatis

Supervisors

Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Anna Bonnevier, Sabine Koch

Exploring educational change in Medical Education

How do educators experience the negotiations of meanings around initiatives for educational change in the light of a move towards capacity building?
How do change agents go about enacting change?
What are the different conceptions around change?
How do work groups organise around change?
To which extent is a scholarly approach to change agency a sustainable one?

Methods: Qualitative interviews

PhD student

Cormac McGrath

Supervisors

Klara Bolander Laksov, Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Torgny Roxå (Lund University)

From theory to practice and back again – explorations of how practitioners implement educational research

How do health professions teaching staff take advantage of medical education research?
What are the processes involved in implementation of educational research into the clinical learning environment?
How can Activity Theory help as lens for the design and implementation of educational development tools in health professions education?

Methods: Mixed method, change lab.

PhD student

Agnes Elmberger

Supervisors

Klara Bolander Laksov, Erik Björck, Juha Nieminen

Patients’ perceptions of care and measures of safety in a multidisciplinary person-centered clinic (PhD project)

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to explore the care provided at a new integrated outpatient clinic (for persons with Patents with concomitant cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunction and diabetes) using a framework of person centered care and to furthermore evaluate the clinic from a patient safety perspective.

This PhD project represents one of the research projects that are part of this larger study.

Project Management Team

Gudrun Evén (Danderyds Sjukhus (DS)), Magnus von Arbin (DS), Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Åsa Franzén-Dahlin (DS), Jonas Spaak (DS)

Understanding, valuing and enhancing the role of clinicians who teach (PhD project)

Aim and Scope

This multi-centre study aims to explore experienced clinicians’ views on their role as educators:  how these roles are (and could be) supported, valued and enhanced by those responsible for postgraduate training within medical schools.

Funder and/or Steering Group

NHS Education for Scotland

Project Management Team

Drs Michael Ross (Edinburgh University), Terese Stenfors-Hayes (KI) and Lindsey Pope (University of Glasgow)