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About me

My name is Johanna Granhagen Jungner and I'm a RN with a MSc in pain and pain management with focus on children and adulescent. Since 1998 I have worked as a RN with children who have undergone neurosurgery at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, as well as in long-term intensive care (LIVA) for children. I have also worked at the pain therapy unit at Spinalis (a rehab clinic for spinal cord injuries) with focus  on complementary pain management methods.

2007 I started working as a lecturer at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet.

From 2014 I am a PhD candidate at the Childhood Cancer Research Unit, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health.


2014 - ongoing PhD studies, KI

PULD 2009 - Education for University Teachers, 5 credits at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

2005 Master of Science in Pain - Nursing - Processing, Lulea University of Technology, Luleå.

1998 Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, 120 credits at Karolinska Institutet,  Stockholm.

1998 Registered Nurse, SCC, Stockholm.

Research description

My ​​research area is intercultural communication paediatric cancer care. The overall aim of the research project is to obtain a deeper understanding about language barriers in paediatric cancer care and to what extend healthcare pesronnel make use of interpreters or other communication tools in the clinical context.


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SIOP 2014 Oral presentation "Balancing between compassion and professionalism - Interpreters' experiences of childhood cancer care".

SIOP 2017 Oral presentation "Mulitlingual encounters in paediatric cancer care - Risking patient safety by insufficient use of interpreters".