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Doctoral project: The meaning of caring touch for healthcare professionals in an intensive care unit

The way health care professionals touch patients and relatives in the intensive care unit plays a significant role. A negative feeling can be caused by being touched in the wrong way, this is why a holistic approach with respect for the patient is important for the ability to make the patient and their relatives feel secure, avoiding unnecessary suffering.

Project information

Doctoral student
Johanna Rosenqvist
Carina Elmqvist, professor, Linnaeus University
Assistant supervisor
Maria Henricson, University of Borås
Ann-Christin Karlsson, Uppsala University
Participating organizations
Region Kronoberg, Linnaeus University, Region Gotland, Södertälje hospital
FoU Kronoberg, Region Kronoberg
1 Jan 2023–31 Dec 2031
Caring Science (Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)

More about the project

The project is part of the research in the Centre of Interprofessional Collaboration within Emergency care (CICE) research group.