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Caroline Hurtig


My research is about patient participation.


My research is in patient participation amongst persons living with end stage renal disease (ESKD). After my PhD studies I’m planning to continue my research on patient participation, in order to influence and improve the conditions for preference-based and person centred patient participation. 

I work as a lecturer at the nursing programme and midwifery programme. I'm also a PhD student at HMV.  

About me


  • 2009 – Master's degree in Midwifery, Uppsala University
  • 2006 – Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Linköping University

Field of Teaching

  • Lecturer at the nursing programme and the midwifery education



Caroline Hurtig (2023) Patient Participation in Kidney Care: Patients' and professionals' perspectives
Caroline Hurtig, Marcus Bendtsen, Liselott Arestedt, Fredrik Uhlin, Ann Catrine Eldh (2023) Patient participation in end-stage kidney disease care: variation over time and effects of staff-directed interventions - a quasi-experimental study BMC Nephrology, Vol. 24, Article 265 Continue to DOI


Caroline Martinsson, Fredrik Uhlin, Marika Wenemark, Ann Catrine Eldh (2021) Preference-based patient participation for most, if not all: A cross-sectional study of patient participation amongst persons with end-stage kidney disease Health Expectations, Vol. 24, p. 1833-1841 Continue to DOI


Liselott Arestedt, Caroline Martinsson, Carina Hjelm, Fredrik Uhlin, Ann Catrine Eldh (2020) Context Factors Facilitating and Hindering Patient Participation in Dialysis Care: A Focus Group Study With Patients and Staff Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, Vol. 17, p. 457-464 Continue to DOI


Liselott Årestedt, Caroline Martinsson, Carina Hjelm, Fredrik Uhlin, Ann Catrine Eldh (2019) Patient participation in dialysis care: a qualitative study of patients' and health professionals' perspectives Health Expectations, Vol. 22, p. 1285-1293 Continue to DOI