Margareta af Sandeberg

Margareta af Sandeberg

Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, hiss 1, plan 5 Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Barnonkologi och Barnkirurgi Pergert, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a nurse specialist in children and adolescents. I have worked in
    pediatric cancer care at Karolinska University Hospital, now Astrid
    Lindgren's Children's Hospital, since 1977. My various functions in pediatric
    cancer care have been divided into 10-year periods: nurse at the ward

  • outpatient nurse
  • consultant nurse
  • and now education and research. Over the
    years, I have been particularly interested in the social lives of children
    during ongoing treatment for cancer and in 1977 I started the National
    network of consultant nurses in Swedish pediatric cancer care and was until
    2014 its leader.
    My dissertation on childhood cancer, school and infections took place in
    2011. Today, I combine care development work at the pediatric cancer unit
    with the responsibility for the National education in paediatric oncology
    nursing at KI and research in clinical ethics in Pernilla Pergert's Childhood
    Cancer Healthcare Research Group at KI.
    In collaboration with paediatric oncology nurses from the other Nordic
    countries I started the society of Nordic paediatric oncology nurses (NOBOS)
    in. One of the initiators and member of the board of the Nordic Society of
    Pediatric Oncology Nurses (NOBOS)
    Areas of interest / competence: pediatric oncology nursing / care science and
    clinical ethics.
    * University pedagogics for teachers and supervisors in work-based education
    (7, 5 hp), KI, 2020.
    * University diploma in Pediatric oncology care (30 hp), Karolinska
    Institutet, 2015.
    * Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dep. of Neurobiology, Care Science &
  • Society,
    (NVS), KI, 2011.
    * 2007 Degree of Master of Health for Children and Adolescents (MSc, 60hp),
    Dep. of Women´s and Children´s Health (KBH) 2007.
    * Degree of Bachelor with a Major in Nursing, (180hp) Sophiahemmet High
    School , 2005.
    * Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc), Pediatric Nursing (60hp), Karolinska
    Institutet, (KI).1981.
    * Registered Nurse, (157, 5 hp) Sophiahemmet School for Nurses, Stockholm,


  • I am part of the Childhood cancer health care research group, where I conduct
    research in clinical ethics with a focus on the ethical climate and moral
    distress. Together with Pernilla Pergert, I have translated and culturally
    adapted questionnaires about the ethical climate (HECS-S) and moral distress
    (MDS-R) into Swedish, later translated and culturally adapted to the other
    Nordic languages (Finnish, Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian), and used in a
    Nordic study in childhood cancer care.


  • Over the years, I have taught pediatric oncology nursing and quantitative
    methods at for example the specialist educations on children/adolescents and
    oncology for nurses and is, since 2012 in charge of the national education in
    "Pediatric oncology care for nurses" (30credits), carried out in
    collaboration with the executive and professional education at KI and the
    Childhood Cancer Foundation.


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  • Lecturer, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Degree Of Master, Karolinska Institutet, 2007

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