Johanna Granhagen Jungner

Johanna Granhagen Jungner

Lecturer | Assistant Professor
Telephone: +46852482393
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, Widerströmska huset hiss 1 plan 9, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 NOGRH Utbildningsenheten RH och BUH, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an Assistant Professor at the Unit of Education in Children's and
    Adolescent's Health, Department of Women's and Children's Health. In 2018, I
    defended my doctoral thesis in communication over language barriers in
    paediatric oncology care.
    As part of my role as an Assistant Professor I am deeply involved in the
    development of higher education. I possess a broad pedagogical knowledge and
    a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in the interaction
    between clinical practice and academia at an overarching level. My background
    is as a specialized nurse in pediatric care and pain management within the
    highly specialized field of pediatrics at Astrid Lindgren'n Children's
    Hospital. My clinical focus was primarily in the field of neuropediatrics,
    with an emphasis on children who had undergone neurosurgical procedures. I
    also have substantial experience within the pain management team for
    neuropathic pain at the Spinal Clinic in Frösundavik. These experiences have
    provided me with both profound clinical expertise in highly specialized
    healthcare and substantial knowledge in advanced nursing.
    I have hold the following assignments at Dept KBH:
    * Academic Chairperson in the Curriculum Planning Council for Women's and
    Children's Health
    * Responsible for Direction (IA) in the Program Council for NVS
    * Member of the Education Board for Women's and Children's Health
    * Member of the Education Board for NVS
    * Member of the Collaboration and Institute Council for Women's and
    Children's Health
    * Member of the Research, Development, and Education Group for ME OO HBM1,
    Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital.
    2018 Nominated for best academic thesis of the year by the National
    Association for Pediatric Nurses.
    2023 Awarded for best scientific poster at the NOBOS 14th biannual conference
    in Lund, Sweden
    2019 Assistant Professor
    2018 PhD in Medical Science, 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,
    1998 Registered Nurse, SCC, Stockholm.


  • Since 2018 I have a PhD and 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).
    Since 2019 I'm an affliate researcher in the research group at the Devision
    of Pediatric Neurology led by Eva Weidenhielm Broström. The research areas
    is about patient experiences in pediatric healthcare and implementation
    studies in pediatric rheumatology involving a new-diagnose-clinic (NDC) and
    a transition clinic for children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
    Since 2022, I am a collaborating researcher with the research group
    "Pediatric Oncology Nursing Research" led by Pernilla Pergert. The research
    areas focus on intercultural care and clinical ethics in pediatric oncology.
    The research project we are conducting revolves around language barriers
    within Nordic pediatric oncology healthcare, investigating whether an
    educational intervention can enhance healthcare professionals' communication
    across language barriers.


  • I'm a senior lecturer, course developer and examiner for the Specialist
    Program in Pediatric Nursing, the Midwifery Program and freestanding courses
    at the Department of Women's and Children's Health:
    * Nursing in Pediatric Healthcare, 7.5 credits
    * Internship in Pediatric Healthcare, 7.5 credits
    * Child Health Care with a Focus on Pediatric and Family-Centered Nursing,
    7.5 credits
    * Breastfeeding and Early Parenthood, 7.5 credits
    * Pediatric Nursing with a Focus on Acute Care, 7.5 credits
    * Rights of Children and Adolescents in Healthcare, 7.5 credits
    * Implementation Strategies in Healthcare Settings, 7.5 credits
    * Nursing in Neonatal Healthcare, Advanced Course, 7.5 credits
    * Nursing in Neonatal Healthcare with a Focus on Intensive Care, 15 credits
    * Master Thesis in Pediatric Advanced Nursing, 15 credits


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  • Lecturer, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2014-
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-2027

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Bachelor Of Science In Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 1998

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