Cancer and Palliative Care
This research group works with diverse methods to generate and implement knowledge with which to improve the care of people along the cancer trajectory, from prevention to palliation. An area of particular interest is that of supportive and palliative care.
We primarily conduct clinically relevant research concerned with increasing understanding of the manner in which people (patients/potential patients, their families and health care professionals) interpret, reason and make sense of different situations and experiences in the context of cancer, from prevention through palliation. We also work to generate knowledge which can be used by these different stakeholders to empower them, decrease the burden of cancer, and improve cancer care A wide variety of research approaches are used for these purposes, and the group members collaborate with a wide array of national and international organisations and individuals from different disciplinary perspectives, although our disciplinary focus stems from nursing.
The group also works to bridge existing divisions between clinical development, cancer & palliative nursing education, and research. Present international collaborators include groups at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Canada; University of Southampton School of Health Sciences, UK; University of Manchester School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and Dept of Medicine, UK; LaTrobe University, Melbourne Australia; and EU projects coordinated at Catholic University Leuven Belgium and University of Liverpool, UK. We also have extensive national collaboration with Stockholms Sjukhem Foundation and Umeå University Dept of Nursing, as well as researchers at a variety of Swedish hospitals and palliative care facilities and other departments at Karolinska Institutet.
Research Group Leader
Research Group Members
Communicate Better: Improved communication within and between professional groups in cancer care: Sharp, Tishelman, Widmark et al. Financed by Swedish Cancer Society, Vinnvård
Conceptualization of cancer prevention in the era of new vaccines: Widmark, Tishelman, et al. Financed by Swedish Council for Working Life and Health (FAS), Karolinska Center for Gender Medicine, Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
Mapping of prediagnostic health changes: linking subjective experience with clinical, metabolic, and molecular changes to facilitate early detection of lung cancer (Symptom descriptors project): Tishelman, Henoch, O. Lindqvist et al. Financed by The Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden); Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), ALF, KI Center for health care sciences (Centrum för Vårdvetenskap)
Multi-dimensional evaluation of chemosensory perceptions in cancer populations at risk for involuntary weight loss: Bernhardson, Tishelman et al. Financed by Swedish Research Council, National post-graduate research school for health care sciences
Nursing interventions to diminish symptoms among patients with lung cancer: Lövgren. Financed by Swedish Cancer Society
OPCARE9: A European Collaboration to optimise research for the care of cancer patients in the last days of life (Fürst PI) O. Lindqvist, Tishelman, et al. Financed by EU 7th Framework
RN4CAST: R. Lindqvist, Tishelman et al. Financed by EU 7th Framework, National post-graduate research school for health care sciences, KI Center for health care sciences (Centrum för Vårdvetenskap)
Supporting individuals' sense of dignity, meaning and well-being when ending life with cancer: an intervention for patients' and their significant others: O. Lindqvist, Tishelman et al. Financed by Pick-Up, the Swedish Cancer Society, the Cancer and Traffic Injury Fund (CTRF), the Cancer Research Foundation in Norrland
See individual projects above.