Lisbeth Fagerström (born in 1960) is a registered nurse (RN) and has obtained an M.N.S. degree. She has also received a Ph.D. degree in caring science from Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa, Finland. She works now as a Professor in nursing science and a Vice Dean for research at the Department of Health Sciences at the Buskerud University College in Drammen, Norway. She is affiliated as an Associate Professor at Åbo Akademi University and at the Örebro University, Sweden. Dr. Fagerström has extensive experience of leadership in both health care and health education. During 1990–2000, her position was a Director of Nursing at Vaasa Central Hospital (Finland) and from 2000 to 2007 as the Dean for health and social education at Novia University of Applied Sciences (Vaasa, Finland). Since the beginning of the 1990s, her main research areas have been the development of the RAFAELA system for patient classification, nursing intensity, nursing as human resource, and nursing leadership. During the last ten years, she has developed education and research in advanced practice nursing in the Nordic countries. Dr. Fagerström has participated in several research projects in elderly care, such as health promotion and prevention, preventive home visits, and positive life orientation.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012