Gunilla Carlsson


She wants to highlight the importance of existential care

Gunilla Carlsson is a new professor of Caring Science. She focusses her research on existential health issues and believes that the existential experience of health is intertwined with the biological, and that these cannot be separated.

"My research is focused on existential care issues in different contexts. It is about people's existential issues and learning in connection with health, illness, suffering and caring, and aims to create knowledge about what it means for patients and their loved ones. Through learning research, I want to gain more knowledge about how people's own abilities can be strengthened in order to regain health and vitality, but also about how carers can develop competencies that can strengthen...