The Human Perspective in Care

Our research questions are focused on patient safety, care environment, communication and caring conversations, senior citizens, management, and organisation. Our research in the fields is carried out within six research groups. The area comprises three centres, one of which is PreHospen – Centre for prehospital research. Our research has a strong clinical connection and most projects investigate the possibilities for implementing new care or treatment interventions in prehospital care.

The Human Perspective in Care

About our research

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.

Research Groups


On-going Research Projects

Finished Research Projects