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Kerstin Rydé


The significance of crying

My research area is palliative care. I have studied the significance of crying for patients and relatives. Most of my teaching assignments are in terms 5 and 6 of the Nursing Programme.

I am responsible for the independent course Care of people with dementia, worth 7.5 higher education credits (advanced level).

I am the coordinator for the work placement training (VFU) on the Nursing Programme for the municipality and home care in Östergötland.

My work assignments on the Nursing Programme also include acting as supervisor and examiner for thesis projects at C level.



Kerstin Rydé, Katarina Hjelm (2016) How to support patients who are crying in palliative home care: an interview study from the nurses' perspective. Primary Health Care Research and Development, Vol. 17, p. 479-488 Continue to DOI


Kerstin Rydé, Peter Strang, Maria Friedrichsen (2008) Crying in solitude or with someone for support and consolation - experiences from family members in palliative home care Cancer Nursing, Vol. 31, p. 345-353 Continue to DOI


Kerstin Rydé (2007) Gråtens betydelse för patienter och närstående i palliativ hemsjukvård
Kerstin Rydé, Maria Friedrichsen, Peter Strang (2007) Crying: A force to balance emotions among cancer patients in palliative home care Palliative & Supportive Care, Vol. 5, p. 51-59 Continue to DOI