Existential Issues in Caring and Learning Contexts

Existential Issues in Caring and Learning Contexts

This is done through empirical research as well as subject and method development with a focus on existential issues in relation to health, illness, and suffering, and how care with a focus on existential dimensions can contribute to well-being in the event of illness and ill health. In addition, the focus is on how learning can be supported in order to be able to practice such care. The research group's work is based on a lifeworld-oriented perspective and lifeworld research.

Goals

The research group's goal is to develop Caring Science knowledge with a focus on existential issues in caring contexts as well as knowledge of the importance of learning in relation to this. The goal is to continue to develop a unique Caring Science profile and theoretical foundation for the university called Caring Science with a focus on existential issues in caring contexts, where care with a focus on existential dimensions is clarified. This Caring Science profile and theoretical basis can be implemented in the Faculty's educational programmes and is valuable for people who care and are cared for in different care contexts. The goal is to develop knowledge about existential issues that can contribute to sustainable development in accordance with Agenda 2030.

Collaboration

Research collaboration takes place locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in the area of the Human Perspective in Care and with the surrounding society, such as other researchers and universities. The research group is part of several projects. For example, nationally, collaboration takes place through the Swedish Academy of Caring Science (SACS) network, and regionally a collaborative project is underway together with Region Jönköping and internationally with Nordic Colleagues if Caring Sciences (NCCS) and with the European Academy of Caring Science (EACS) in an EU-funded project within Horizon 2020, MSCA-ITN, INNOVATEDIGNITY. The project includes collaboration partners in the form of companies and organisations that concern healthcare, as well as universities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom and Greece.

Areas

Ongoing research projects

Concluded research projects

Researchers/University employees

External project members

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