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About me

Since 2007, I have been working as a lecturer at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, and since 2014, I am a PhD student at the same department.

Within the framework as a lecturer I am deeply involved in the design of courses on advanced level. I have a broad spectrum of pedagogical skills and good knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of the clinical and academy interactions. My professional background is as a specialist nurse in paediatric pain and pain-management and I have been working in specialized paediatric care at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital. My clinical field was primarily in neuropediatric and neurosurgery. I also have clinical experience from the Neuropathic Pain-Management Team at Spinalis Clinic. These experiences have given me a deep clinical knowledge in specialized paediatric care and a thorough knowledge in advanced nursing.

Since January 2018 I hold the following assignments at Dept WCH:
• Academic Chairman of the Syllabus Council WCH
• Member of the Education Board WCH
• Deputy member of the WCH Institute Council

Education

2014 - ongoing PhD studies, KI

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

Since 2014, I am a PhD student in the Childhood Cancer Health Care Research group within the research area of intercultural communication. The overall aim of my research project was to investigate communication across language barriers in paediatric oncology care. The research project includes studies such as qualitative interviews with interpreters in childhood cancer care, methodology in questionnaire development and a national cross-sectional study with the questionnaire Communication Over Language Barriers-questionnaire (COLB-q). My PhD Half-time seminar was in December 2016 and my dissertation is planned for December 2018.

Teaching portfolio

I teach in the Study Programme in Specialist Nursing – Paediatric Care and I am a course leader and course developer in elective and independent courses at KI.

  • Paediatric Nursing, 15 credits
  • Child Health, with Focus on Paediatric and Family-centred Care, 7.5 credits
  • Paediatric Nursing, with Emergency Care Focus, 7.5 credits
  • Children's and Adolescents' Rights in Health Care, 7.5 credits

Documents

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Presentations

SIOP 2014 Toronto, Canada: Oral presentation "BALANCING BETWEEN COMPASSION AND PROFESSIONALISM – INTERPRETERS EXPERIENCES OF CHILDHOOD CANCER CARE".

SIOP 2017 Washington USA: Oral presentation "MULTILINGUAL ENCOUNTERS IN PAEDIATRIC CANCER CARE – RISKING PATIENT SAFETY BY INSUFFICIENT USE OF INTERPRETERS".

NOBOS 12th Biannual meeting Vilnius Lithuania: Keynote speaker "LANGUAGE BARRIERS AND THE USE OF INTERPRETER IN HEALTHCARE".