Research projects in the Division of Innovative Care Research

The Division of Innovative Care Research focuses on conducting high quality, health care science-relevant research through multi-disciplinary collaboration.


DöBra is a comprehensive research program composed of different projects, all based on a public health palliative care perspective. Through these projects,  we aim to raise issues about dying, death and grief to enable people to be better prepared for their encounters with the end-of-life. We do this in part by supporting competency development and supporting individuals, families, communities, and staff to better be able to deal with end-of-life issues, both within and outside health and social care systems, often using participatory action research approaches.
Researchers: Carol Tishelman (PI), Ida GoliathLars E Eriksson, Malin Eneslätt, Max Kleijberg, Lena Kroik, Therese Johansson andÅsa Olsson

To facilitate diagnosis of lung cancer; combined perspectives from the perceived and the biological body

The Patient EXperience of their bodily changes for Lung Cancer investigation (PEX-LC) examines how subjective experiences can be linked to clinical, metabolic and molecular changes, to facilitate early detection of lung cancer.

Researchers: Lars E Eriksson (PI), Carol TishelmanMaria PernemalmJanne Lehtiö, Adrian Levitsky, Britt-Marie Bernhardson, Sara Runesdotter and Mohammad Tanvir Ahamed.

Disease-related stigma and quality of life for people living with mrsa or HIV infection

The overall objective of the project is to map the life situation of people living with mrsa and HIV, and to investigate the relationships between disease-related stigma and health-related quality of life in these groups.

Researchers: Lars E Eriksson (PI), Lena Wettergren,Veronica Svedhem, Maria Reinius and Gudrun Lindh.

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Åsa Olsson