Strategic Research Programme in Care Sciences
Research in care sciences is essential to advance knowledge of health promotion, prevention, care, nursing, and rehabilitation. Today, more people survive injuries and conditions that were previously fatal, people are living longer, and new technologies are raising hopes for improved quality of life - yet the individual and societal costs of care remain high.
The overall vision for the strategic research program in Care Sciences is to ensure that the development and provision of healthcare services is based upon high quality care sciences research. The program presents the strategy for a new organization of care sciences research at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University, increased collaboration with healthcare providers and the business sector, and the renewal and expansion of advanced education (Masters/PhD).
The Programme will pursue two distinct strategies:
Establishment of a comprehensive and focused research agenda
This includes five core areas of high-quality research:
- Women and child health
- People living with long-term disability
- Older adults living with activity limitations and participation restrictions
- Cancer nursing and palliative care
- Health systems, policy, management, informatics and economics
The creation of a new organization for outreach and integration of research and practice
The strategic research programme will promote collaboration and invite stakeholders to take an active role in its work. The Programme will be strengthened and supported by the active engagement of the two universities' partner organizations: Stockholm and Västerbotten County Councils. It will be governed by a board that includes representatives from the community, academia, and from national bodies related to health and welfare.
For more information: Bridging Research and Practice for Better Health: The Comprehensive Care Sciences Centre.