Anders Bremer

Anders Bremer

Senior lecturer
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am associate professor in caring sciences at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences. My research is about ethical problems and ethics of care that have high relevance in acute care and prehospital emergency care. An area with high relevance relates to family members’ situation during cardiac arrest and sudden death. My research concerns equality and fairness within healthcare and how unfair treatment can be prevented in case of acute illness, injury and suffering. Within this research area, I participate in research on health and quality of life among cardiac arrest survivors, with a focus on ethical values about decisions concerning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and life support measures. Most of this research is conducted within the research group iCARE (innovative Cardiac Arrest REsearch group) where I am assistant research leader. See:


My teaching area is in caring science, often with a focus on ethics of care and caring. In addition, I teach in qualitative research methods (design, interviews, analysis, etc.), primarily in Linnaeus University’s specialist nursing programme for ambulance nurses and emergency nurses, but also in postgraduate education. I am examiner for a number of courses and supervisor for master students when they write their theses. I am also main supervisor and assistant supervisor for internal and external doctoral students.


The core of caring sciences is about ethics. In relation to healthcare and caring, ethics comprises a number of values ​​or norms that are accepted and which should function as "guiding stars" for professional practice in healthcare. To be able to work towards and achieve good, fair and equal care, research is needed that increases the knowledge of the healthcare staff’s ethical values ​​and ethical competence and how they can be supported in ethically problematic and difficult decisions. The methodological approaches in my research are different forms of empirical studies, ethical analyses and intervention studies. My modest contribution to this extensive work is to lead and participate in research on ethical problems in acute and life-threatening situations, support in connection with sudden death, promotion of care staff’s ethical competence, and the needs of patients and family members for support after cardiac arrest. One example of the research I conduct is the ECA project which is about preventing unfair treatment of elderly patients who suffer from acute illness, injury or suffering, with focus on autonomy. The project started in 2019 and is described on CISA’s website. See:


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