Catharina Lindberg, doctoral student
RN, RNT, MSc, Doctoral student
Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department of Health
371 79 Karlskrona
Phone: +46 455 38 54 29
Title of Thesis work
"Patient autonomy in high tech care environments from a caring perspective"
Overall aim of the thesis
The overall aim is to examine autonomy as a concept from a caring perspective, how and when patients perceive autonomy as well as how and when patients' autonomy is taken care of and can be promoted in connection to nursing interventions in technologically intense health care settings.
Dissertation plan and preliminary time schedule
Midterm examination 2014-05-07
Preliminary date of dissertation May 2016
Name: Cecilia Fagerström
Title: Doctor of Medical Science
Affiliation: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Health, 371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
Name: Bengt Sivberg
Title: Professor of Health Sciences with a focus on mental disability and ethical issues in health care.
Affiliation: Lund University, Department of Health, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Name: Ania Willman
Title: Professor of Health Sciences
Affiliation: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Health, 371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden; Malmö University, Department of Care Science, 205 06 Malmö
Peer reviewed publications
Lindberg, C., Fagerström, C., Sivberg, B., & Willman, A. (2014). In press: Concept analysis: patient autonomy in a caring context. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.12412
Fridlund, B., Jönsson, A.C., Andersson, E.K., Bala, S.-V., Dahlman, G.-B., Forsberg, A., Glasdam, S., Kristensson, A., Lindberg, C., Sivberg, B., Sjöström-Strand, A., Wihlborg, J. and Samuelson, K. (2014) Essentials of Nursing Care in Randomized Controlled Trials of Nurse-Led Interventions in Somatic Care: A Systematic Review. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 181-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2014.43023
Lindberg, C.*, Fagerström, C., Sivberg, B., & Willman, A. (2013). Patient Autonomy in Caring - An Individualised Constructive Process. Riksföreningen Anestesi/Intensivvård Höstkongress, Stockholm, 21-22/11, 2013.
Lindberg, C.*, Fagerström, C., Sivberg, B., & Willman, A. (2013). Patient Autonomy in Caring - An Individualised Constructive Process. European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) Summer Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 3-4/7-2013.
* = presenter
I am a member of:
I have attended at:
The Conference "Medicinteknik i Skåne" (Medical Technology in Skåne)13/3-2014 in Lund.
The Conference "Advanced Home Care 2025" 25/4-2013 in Lund.
I began my career as a Registered Nurse in 1985 and after a couple of years at the medical-, urological- and orthopedic clinic, I received my degree from specialist training in intensive care in 1990. I have worked in the ICU and associated post-operative activities. The last ten years until 2008, I was employed at the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care unit. Starting in 2006, alongside work, I studied complementary pedagogical training, at Stockholm University (SU) and it was there I received my bachelor's degree in Educational Sciences (2008) and my master's degree in Educational Sciences with Specialization in Practical Traditions of Knowledge (2010). Since 2008 I have had my residence at the School of Health Science (HAL) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) where I have mostly worked as a teacher at the Study Programme in Nursing.
January 1st 2011, I was accepted for postgraduate studies at Lund University where I participate in doctoral seminars in LANS (Lund Advanced Nursing Study Group) at the Department of Health Sciences.
External funds and research grants
Funds of 800.000 SEK for two years of doctoral studies in the research project "Autonomy as a precondition for trust in a technologically intense health care setting" was approved by Blekinge Centre of Competence, Landstinget Blekinge, Sweden.