Registered nurse since 1978 specialised within medical and surgical care, and has worked within surgical care most of the time. Since 2001 I work at the Department of Nursing. I have an assignment as Chairperson of the Program Board of Nursing Programs.
Areas of education:
Surgical nursing and as supervisor at degree theses.
Areas of research:
Doctorate in 2013 with the thesis "Inner strength among old people – a resource for experience of health, despite disease and adversities" The thesis forms part of the GErontological Regional DAtabase (GERDA) Botnia project. An interdisciplinary joint project between two counties in Sweden and Finland, with a focus on dignity, social participation, and health of old people. An inner strength scale was developed and tested, based on an inner strength model that was developed by a research group at the Department. Using survey data and interviews I also studied the importance of inner strength among old people affected by disease.