Ewa K. Andersson, Doctoral student

Caring Science

Ewa Andersson


RN, MSc, PhD Student


Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of Health Science
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
Phone +46 455 385478, +46 733 46 09 31,
e-mail ewa.andersson@bth.se

Title of Thesis work

Midlife adults, Myocardial Infarction and the experience of life for next of kins and patients.

Overall aim of the thesis

The overall aim of the thesis is to explore and clarify young people's experiences of having survived an acute myocardial infarction as well as their and their relatives experiences of social support. The study also aims to explore nurses' experiences of social support in relation to the care of the patient.

Dissertation plan and preliminary time schedule

Midseminar February 2013

Dissertation preliminary date spring 2015

Main supervisor

Name: Ania Willman
Titles: RN, PhD, Professor
Affiliation: Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science, SE-371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
E-mail: ania.willman@bth.se


Name: Gunilla Borglin
Titles: RN, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Nursing
Affiliation: Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science, 371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
E-mail: gunilla.borglin@bth.se

Name: Annica Sjöström Strand
Title: RN, PhD
Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, Lunds Universitet, 220 00 Lund, Sweden
E-mail: Annica.Sjostrom-Strand@med.lu.se

'Peer Reviewed' Publications

Andersson, E.K., Borglin, G., Sjöström, A & Willman A., (2013) Standing alone when life takes a unexpected turn: Being a midlife next of kin to a relative having undergone a myocardial infarction. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 27, 864-871.

Andersson, E., Borglin, G. & Willman A. (2013). The Experience of Younger Adults Following Myocardial Infarction. Qualitative Health Research. Vol: 23, Issue: 6, pages: 762-772.

Accepted publications

Publications under Peer-Review

Andersson E.K., Willman, A., Sjöström-Strand, A., & Borglin G. 'Caring as person-centredness' - the most comprehensive understanding of caring: A phenomenographic interview study. BMC Nursing. October 2015

Caring in contemporary nursing – a content analysis using a tentative model for caring and an empirical patient case as points of departure. 


Articles i manuscript 

Abstracts & Conference Presentations

Andersson E, Borglin G, Willman A. The Experience of Life among Younger Adults (< 55) Following an Myocardial Infarction: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Interview Study. Poster presentation at European Academy of Nursing Science Summer Conferens, 11th – 12th July 2012, Leuven Belgium. Rewarded "Best Poster Price". 

Andersson E K, Borglin G, Willman A. (2011)Younger people´s experience of life after having survided an acute myocardial infarction: An interview study. Oral presentation at Conference on Advances in Health Care Science Research, 18 - 19 October 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.

Andersson E.K, Hellström A. & Karlsson A-C. Innebörd av kvalitet i utbildning för studenter på BTHs sjuksköterskeprogram. Lärarlärdom 17 augusti, 2011, Kristianstad.


Patient Education and Learning

The Swedish Society of Nursing, (www.swenurse.se, opens in a new window)

Health professionals in cardiology (VIC), http://www.v-i-c.nu/, opens in a new window)

European Academy of Nursing Science - Doctoral student summerschool

Professional background/interests

I started working as a nurse in 2003, on a cardiac care unit in southern Sweden. My professional experience is primarily within cardiac care. I have worked with acute heart disease patients in cardiac intensive care and post care service. I have also worked with cardiac rehabilitation. In 2007 I took a master's degree in Health Sciences at Växjö University. In 2010, I began my doctoral studies in Health Sciences at the School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology. I am part of the research group 'Care of the Elderly, Long Term Diseases and Palliative Care' at the University of Lund; I also participate in their doctoral seminars.

Funding and grants

The project "Social support and health related quality of life before and after use of internet support" scholarship of 35 000 SEK

The project "Sjuksköterskans sociala stöd till yngre personer som överlevt en hjärtinfarkt och deras närstående" was granted 100.000 kr by Blekinge Research Council, Blekinge County Council.

The project "Närstående till yngre personer som överlevt en hjärtinfarkt - deras erfarenheter och behov av stöd" was granted 270 000 SEK by Blekinge Research Council, Blekinge County Council.

The project "Yngre personers upplevelser efter att ha upplevt en akut hjärtinfarkt samt deras upplevelse av socialt stöd" was granted 100 000 SEK by Blekinge Research Council, Blekinge County Council.

The study which aims to highlight younger people's experiences after having survived an acute myocardial infarction and their perceptions of social support from a nursing perspective, was granted a scholarship of 10,000 SEK from the Swedish Society of Nursing.





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