The Human Perspective in Care


At the University of Borås we conduct research that leads to solutions that change society for the better.

Our research on The Human Perspective in Care focusses on the patient and the caregiver. We focus also on patients’ loved ones, students of Caring Science and their learning, and the leadership and organisation of care.

Regardless of what perspective we take when studying care, we need to understand how people experience and are affected by what occurs. At the University of Borås we want to contribute to making care more humane, safe, and secure, whether that regards meetings, assessments, organisation, or the caring treatment.

More and more care these days takes place outside of the traditional hospital environment; for example, in the home or ambulance. We have, moreover, an aging population that lives longer with illness. This can lead to, among other things, advanced care and high-tech healthcare performed patients or their loved ones. This creates new challenges for those who work within care.

The University of Borås conducts leading research nationally within emergency and prehospital healthcare; this occurs in particular within PreHospen—Centre for Prehospital Research. 

The university provides doctoral education in the Human Perspective in Care within the research education area of Caring Science.

On-going Research Projects

Finished Research Projects