Associate professor of nursing and Head of Continuing Professional Education and Health Care Development Unit, Academic Primary Health Care Centre (APC), previously called the Centre for Family Medicine (CeFAM). Supervisor of nursing research, APC and the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
My research is clinical and focuses on primary care. Its central concern is health care from the perspective of patients, relatives, parents, and health care professionals, mainly general physicians and district nurses.
Extensive experience in management and development work in primary health care.
Clinical experience as nurse and district nurse for 20 years at various hospitals and Huddinge Primary Health Care Center
Certified good leadership competence.
2011: Docent in nursing, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, KI.
2001: Doctoral degree. Family medicine, KI.
2000: Licentiate degree. Family medicine, KI.
1999: Master’s degree. Master’s thesis on nursing, KI.
1985: Specialist training: district nurse, Nordendahlsskolan, Stockholm.
1975: Registered nurse, Hagaskolan, Stockholm.
A bibliography of nearly 60 scientific papers.
Research collaboration with multiple primary health care professions.
Principal supervisor of six and co-supervisor of two students who received doctoral degrees. Principal supervisor of one and co-supervisor of one student who received licentiate degrees.
I supervise the daily training and development of district nurses, general practitioners, physical therapists, assistant nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, and medical social workers. The aim of this work is to ensure that APC’s educators have sufficient pedagogical education and that APC’s health care development initiatives are scientifically sound and can be evaluated scientifically.
The topics I teach include primary care, teamwork, district nursing, qualitative methods, and the pedagogical theory of constructive alignment. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, I have taught and examined nursing students and other health professionals.
I have initiated and directed a research education course in qualitative methods, participated in the graduate-level admission process at KI, and served on numerous education-related committees.
Instructional materials I have collaborated to develop include 13 care development plans, 3 web-based training programs, 2 educational videos, and 3 textbook chapters.
The pedagogical development work I have led and participated in has resulted in ten scientific articles.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Nursing leader of the year, Swedish Society of Nursing.
District nurse of the year, National Organization of District Nurses.
Star Educator of the Year. Stockholm County Cultural and Study Programs Board (Kultur- och utbildningsnämnden).
Evaluation of a Continuing Educational Intervention for Primary Health Care Professionals about Nutritional Care of Patients at Home
The journal of nutrition, health & aging 2016;20(4):428-38
Evaluation of ConPrim: A three-part model for continuing education in primary health care
Nurse education today 2016;46():115-120
Psychometric characteristics of a modified Sympathy-Acceptance-Understanding-Caring competence model questionnaire among foreign-born parents encountering nurses in primary child health care services
Primary health care research & development 2016;17(3):298-310
Nurse-led empowerment strategies for patients with hypertension: a questionnaire survey
International nursing review 2015;62(2):187-95
District nurses' preventive home visits to 75-year-olds: an opportunity to identify factors related to unsafe medication management
Scandinavian journal of public health 2014;42(8):786-94
Psychometric evaluation of a questionnaire and primary healthcare nurses' attitudes towards research and use of research findings
Scandinavian journal of caring sciences 2014;28(1):173-85
Effects of tactile massage on metabolic biomarkers in patients with type 2 diabetes
Diabetes & metabolism 2013;39(5):411-7
From risky to safer home care: health care assistants striving to overcome a lack of training, supervision, and support
International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being 2013;8():20758-
Lack of long-term effects from a pedagogical intervention upon blood pressure control--a randomized primary care study
Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ 2013;47(5):289-96
Being in-between and lost in the discharge process--an excursus of two empirical studies of older persons', their relatives', and care professionals' experience
International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being 2012;7(0):1-9
Cross-Cultural Adaptation of an Intimate Partner Violence Questionnaire
CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH 2012;21(4):450-66
Measuring possible effect on health-related quality of life by tactile massage or relaxation in patients with type 2 diabetes
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE 2012;20(1-2):8-15
Patients in 24-hour home care striving for control and safety
BMC nursing 2012;11():9-
The 75-year-old persons' self-reported health conditions: a knowledge base in the field of preventive home visits
Journal of clinical nursing 2012;21(21-22):3170-82
The process of trying to quit smoking from the perspective of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2012;26(3):485-93
Counselling teenage girls on problems related to the 'protection of family honour' from the perspective of school nurses and counsellors
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY 2011;19(5):476-84
District nurses' use for an assessment tool in their daily work with elderly patients' medication management
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2011;39(4):354-60
Counselling young immigrant women worried about problems related to the protection of 'family honour'- from the perspective of midwives and counsellors at youth health clinics
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2010;24(1):32-40
Cultural competence among Swedish child health nurses after specific training: A randomized trial
NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES 2010;12(3):381-91
Getting prepared for life at home in the discharge process--from the perspective of the older persons and their relatives
International journal of older people nursing 2010;5(4):254-64
District nurses' experience of supervising nursing students in primary health care: A pre- and post-implementation questionnaire study
Nurse education in practice 2009;9(6):361-6
Tactile massage within the primary health care setting
Complementary therapies in clinical practice 2009;15(3):158-60
Arranging appropriate activities - Immigrant women's ideas of enabling exercise
WOMENS HEALTH ISSUES 2008;18(5):413-22
District nurses' involvement in pain care: a theoretical model
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING 2008;17(15):2022-31
Evaluation of interprofessional training in home care
JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE 2008;22(5):509-20
Nursing students' views on learning opportunities in primary health care
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987) 2008;23(13):35-43
Primary Child Health Care Nurses' assessment of health risks in children of foreign origin and their parents - a theoretical model
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2008;22(1):118-27
An educational intervention for district nurses: use of electronic records in leg ulcer management
Journal of wound care 2007;16(1):29-32
Working with tactile massage--a grounded theory about the energy controlling system
Complementary therapies in clinical practice 2007;13(4):258-65
Care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary health care
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 2006;56(3):237-46
The patient's vulnerability, dependence and exposed situation in the discharge process: experiences of district nurses, geriatric nurses and social workers
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING 2006;15(10):1299-307
Working conditions and cultural competence when interacting with children and parents of foreign origin - Primary Child Health Nurses' opinions
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2006;20(2):160-8
Effects of 'pain-advisers': district nurses' opinions regarding their own knowledge, management and documentation of patients in chronic pain
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2003;17(4):332-8
Patients' satisfaction with the care given by district nurses at home and at primary health care centres
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 2000;14(2):67-74
The opinions of district nurses regarding the knowledge, management and documentation of patients with chronic pain
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 1998;12(3):146-53
The opinions of nursing documentation held by district nurses and by nurses at primary health care centres
Vard i Norden 1997;17(4):18-25