From Dream Catcher to Caring for Dreams

The Dream Chatcher project started in 2018. During the project, we realized that not everyone in healthcare shares the perception that healthcare meetings should, can, or even should be about dreams. Based on our experiences from Dream Catcher, we have now developed a website with the goal of facilitating an attitude shift towards Caring for Dreams.

During the years with the Dream Catcher, we have collected valuable information and concrete examples of how a healthcare meeting can still be transformed into being about dreams and goals. By adopting new mindsets, simple methods, tricks, and choices, it is possible to put it into practice. Healthcare professionals who have done this testify to how the work has immediately become much more positive and inspiring. It is essentially about an attitude shift within healthcare.

Based on our experiences from the Dream Catcher, we have developed a website with the goal of facilitating an attitude shift towards Caring for Dreams. At Caring for Dreams, you can find dream and nightmare scenarios from doctor visits, workshops, and tips on how healthcare providers can practically work more with patients’ dreams and goals. Visitors can also read stories about good examples of how dreams can be involved in treatment, suggestions for questions to ask in healthcare meetings, and tips on how patients and patient associations can be involved. The content on the Caring for Dreams website can also hopefully serve as a basis for discussion to promote and inspire healthcare to dare to think new and differently.

The purpose of Caring for Dreams is to shift the focus of healthcare meetings towards dreams and goals, instead of just seeing limitations and illness. The hope is to help healthcare professionals care for dreams to a greater extent.

Dream Catcher

The Dream Catcher was a digital tool developed to help young people with rheumatic disease focus on their own dreams and goals in life, together with healthcare professionals, and plan their care accordingly.

Using behavioral design, nudging, and social functions, the Dream Catcher made it easier for individual patients to lower the threshold for an active life and at the same time be a tool for dialogue with healthcare. The goal was more efficient healthcare meetings, better resource planning, and ultimately the collection of valuable data for national quality registers. The Dream Catcher was based on the healthy and the possible, rather than on illness and limitations.

The Dream Catcher was discontinued in 2020.


Siri Klintberg


Content reviewer:
Sara Lidman