Carina M. Berterö

Linköpings Universitet, Sweden

Carina Berterö had her dissertation in 1996 at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping Unversity, with the thesis: Living with leukaemia: Studies on quality of life, interaction and caring. Carina Berterö, PhD, is a Professor in Nursing Science at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden. Her research area includes palliative care, oncology nursing, quality of life, health and well-being, nursing/caring theory and empiric nursing, concepts, women issues and genus aspects. The overall objective of the studies is to develop nursing science. There are different ways to accomplish this, for instance through identifying and clarifying the theory and empirics of nursing science; through identifying and applying the perspective of patients, next of kin and healthcare professionals on i.e. symptoms/other discomforts and how disease/poor health affects a person’s quality of life/life situation. Nursing science can be found in all areas but the focus have mainly been on the care of patients diagnosed with cancer as the care/nursing care of patients with cancer becomes ever more complex and the development of various treatments progresses quickly. Many things affect a person’s life from symptoms/diagnosis to treatment and follow-up and sometimes palliative care and care at the final stages of life. Several different approaches of qualitative methods are used in the research, as well as mixed metods and quanitative methods

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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