Caring Science is a science that covers the entire human life cycle - from birth to death. Research is focused on generating knowledge about health-promoting care in order to develop, maintain and improve health as well as how the caregiver can best alleviate suffering and create conditions for a peaceful death.
The research focuses on individual persons' and their family's needs and resources, on the caring environment and its conditions and on nursing care from an organisational perspective. Caring research findings should help to renew and improve health care both nationally and internationally irrespective of the caregiver.
Knowledge of caring is also intended to provide a deeper understanding of its motives and context. Caring Science focuses on concepts such as humans, health, the caring relationship and the caring environment.
The research in Carin Science is mainly based in the two Research environments developed at the School, i.e. research in Sustainable Active Ageing and Health & Technology. The Research environments incorporate research in the School's four research fields, Caring Science, Public Health Science, Medicine and Applied Health Technology. The majority of the School's research can be found in the two Research environments, while some research is still conducted under the domain of their research fields.
News in Caring Science
The article "The Experience of Younger Adults Following Myocardial Infarction." Andersson, E., Borglin, G. & Willman A. (2013). is now published in Qualitative Health Research. Vol: 23, Issue: 6, pages: 762-772.
The article"The Experience of Younger Adults Following Myocardial Infarction" Andersson EK, Borglin G, Willman A, is now available ahead of print online in Qualitative Health Research, doi:10.1177/1049732313482049.
The article Mapping attitudes and awareness with regard to national guidelines: an e-mail survey among decision-makers. Sandström, B. Willman, A., Svensson, B. & Borglin, G. (2012) has been accepted in Journal of Nursing Management.
The article Standing alone when life takes a unexpected turn: Being a midlife next of kin to a relative having undergone a myocardial infarction. Andersson, E., Borglin, G., Sjöström, A & Willman A., has been accepted in Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. August 2012
The article An Everyday Fight to Redress the Balance in Life: The Experiences of Younger Adults Following Acute Myocardial Infarction. Andersson, E.K., Borglin, G., Willman A.,has been accepted in Qualitative Health Research. July 2012.
The article Swedish Nurses Perception of Nursing Research and its Implementation in Clinical Practice: A focus group study". Bohman, D.M., Eriksson, T., Borglin G., has been accepted inScandinavian Journal of Caring Science, june 2012
The article "Nursing students understanding of critical thinking and appraisal and academic writing: A descriptive qualitative study." Borglin, G., Fagerström, C., (2012) är nu i press i Nurse Education In Practice. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.04.009