A global public health problem; diabetes mellitus and other major public health problems: chronic leg ulcers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, coeliac disease and mental illness. The focus is on the key nursing concept of health in national and international comparative studies to build an optimal care organisation that offers the best possible care for everyone, regardless of origin, provided primarily on an outpatient basis.
Care of individuals with chronic diseaseEvaluations have been performed of highly specialised care and high-tech diabetes treatment from patient perspectives. Structure of care for people with diabetes mellitus, chronic leg ulcers, COPD, stroke, coeliac disease and mental illness is studied, as well as patient safety in geriatrics, technologies that enable good health for the elderly and special outpatient clinics for patents age 70 and up.
More in-depth international perspectives on health through the ”Chronic Disease, Self-care and Health” studies that compare care and healthcare structures for people who have chronic leg ulcers with the UK and diabetes mellitus with Zimbabwe, Uganda, China and Oman.
Migration and healthPerceptions of health care and their impact on self-care and involvement in the healthcare system among Swedes born in Sweden and abroad who have diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes or diabetic foot complications. People born in Sweden, ex-Yugoslavia, Middle East, Latin America and Asia are studied and compared. Also included are Swedes born in Sweden and abroad who have type 2 diabetes, along with the health trends, communication options and use of interpreters, as well as healthcare and social services for older migrants.
TeachingSubject coordinator for first, second and third-cycle nursing and teacher in the Nursing programme. Participate in teaching, as well as supervision and examination of papers for first and second-cycle programmes, as well as teaching of third-cycle programmes. Among the third-cycle courses I teach are Basic Qualitative Methodology, Advanced Qualitative Methods and Migration and Health.
Collaboration with the general community
Regularly lecture and direct seminars at conferences and research & development projects related to nursing with a focus on health, chronic care, migration & health and associated areas.
Of particular interest are issues surrounding the structure of outpatient care – self-care, home health care, primary care, etc.
I conduct clinical research in collaboration with the diabetes and endocrine clinics at the Malmö and Lund University Hospitals, the Cityhälsan, Söder, Hageby, Norrköping health centre, health centres in Kronoberg, the PUFF clinic and health care & social services office in Norrköping Municipality.