The research aims to contribute to knowledge to promote well-being and quality of life for individuals who, for shorter or longer periods, live with conditions that are chronic, incurable, and/or life-limiting, as well as support for relatives. The research touches on a broad range of health conditions, such as children and adults with cancer and neurological diseases as well as multi-ill elderly and children with prolonged mental health issues.
The research is based on person-centered care and aligns with the national transition to Integrated Care. As a result, the research focuses on the patient and their relatives as individuals, support for self-care and informal care, enabling care at home and in home-like conditions. Moreover, the research includes processes, effects, outcomes, and consequences of care for patients, relatives, staff, and society, as well as instrument and method development.
Research on children and adolescents has a special focus on child- and person-centered care for groups with chronic health conditions and/or groups with psychosocial vulnerability. There is a direction towards intervention research as well as mapping and epidemiological studies.
Research in neurocare primarily targets care and support for individuals with chronic neurological health conditions and various treatments, in relation to their life situation and their children and adults as close ones. Ongoing research includes longitudinal studies, intervention research, and epidemiological research.
Research on palliative care ranges from the need for palliative care early in a patient's disease progression, alongside disease-specific care and treatment, to end-of-life care. The research touches on specialized palliative care as well as palliative care integrated within other care and service forms regardless of diagnosis. It also includes higher education research on palliative care. Study types range from intervention research to epidemiological and action research.
Research Group Expertise
- Qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and participatory action research
- Development and evaluation of complex interventions and support forms
- Registry-based studies
- Process evaluation
- Implementation research
- Longitudinal studies
- Qualitative method development
- Theoretical analysis and development
- Complex interventions