I work as a Professor in the research area The Human Perspective in Care; my research has a special focus on early assessment and optimal care levels in prehospital care for different patient groups. I maintain that Sweden's inhabitants have the right to safe, secure, and accessible healthcare both inside and outside of the hospital. It is challenging today to receive the right care within a reasonable timeframe when we suffer from acute unhealth and illness. It is within this problem area that I attempt to make a difference.
I conduct research projects primarily within PreHospen—Centre for Prehospital Research in collaboration with research colleagues, doctoral students, and students. We work to develop and improve care environments within prehospital emergency services. I am personally driven by a great interest in contributing to and creating evidence within care and treatment for some of the emergency settings that occur on a daily basis, such as within ambulance medical services and dispatch centres. Especially inspiring to me is strengthening the profession of ambulance nurses.
Intervention studies have, among other things, focussed on the alleviation of suffering of patients with acute chest pain, the assessment of patients with suspected stroke, and the care of the elderly with suspected hip fractures. Currently, much of my time and energy is focused on a project on care at the right level (in Swedish, Vård på Rätt Vårdnivå, or VRV). The VRV Project is financed by Länsförsäkringar Älvsborg.
I have two professional degrees, one as a certified nurse specialist in anaesthesia care and another as a nursing instructor. I have worked for 35 years at the University of Borås.