I am a specialist educated ambulance nurse with long clinical experience from Emergency Medical Services (EMS), holding a PhD in medical science. In 2015 I defended my PhD-thesis Being secure in insecurity – aspects of caring in the ambulance service at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
I am involved in the specialist nurse education in prehospital and acute care, mainly supervising master thesises.
Being in need of ambulance care is to be vulnerable and exposed in a dramatic life-event, and to be in an existential suffering. My area of expertise is the acute care within the EMS, especially focusing on the relationships between patients, significant others and ambulance clinicians and the competence this demands.
My research focuses on the acute care in different contexts and especially in the EMS. I am used to both qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as theory and concept development. In addition I supervise four doctoral students in caring science.
I hold a position as research- and development director at the Ambulance Service in the Region of Sörmland together with my position at Linnaeus University. This encompasses to be responsible for developing projects and to increase the level of evidence by initiating and directing different research-projects.
Contact details at Region of Sörmland
Phone: +46 (0)720 85 60 28
Address: Ambulanssjukvården, Mälarsjukhuset, 631 88 Eskilstuna, Sweden
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Svensson, C., Bremer, A., Holmberg, M. (2019). Ambulance nurses’ experiences of patient relationships in urgent and emergency situations : a qualitative exploration. Clinical Ethics. 14. 70-79.
- Holmberg, M., Andersson, H., Winge, K., Lundberg, C., Karlsson, T., et al. (2018). Association between the reported intensity of an acute symptom at first prehospital assessment and the subsequent outcome : a study on patients with acute chest pain and presumed acute coronary syndrome. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 18. 1-10.
- Barrientos, C., Holmberg, M. (2018). The care of patients assessed as not in need of emergency ambulance care : registered nurses' lived experiences. International Emergency Nursing. 38. 10-14.
- Holmberg, M., Fagerberg, I., Wahlberg, A.C. (2017). The knowledge desired by emergency medical service managers of their ambulance clinicians - A modified Delphi study. International Emergency Nursing. 34. 23-28.
- Andersson, H., Ullgren, A., Holmberg, M., Karlsson, T., Herlitz, J., et al. (2017). Acute coronary syndrome in relation to the occurrence of associated symptoms : A quantitative study in prehospital emergency care.. International Emergency Nursing. 33. 43-47.
- Holmberg, M., Forslund, K., Wahlberg, A.C., Fagerberg, I. (2016). The relationship with the ambulance clinicians as experienced by significant others. Nursing in Critical Care. 21. e1-e8.
- Holmberg, M., Wahlberg, A.C., Fagerberg, I., Forslund, K. (2016). Ambulance clinicians' experiences of relationships with patients and significant others. Nursing in Critical Care. 21. e16-e23.
- Wireklint-Sundström, B., Holmberg, M., Herlitz, J., Karlsson, T., Andersson, H. (2016). Possible effects of a course in cardiovascular nursing on prehospital care of patients experiencing suspected acute coronary syndrome : a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Nursing. 15.
- Holmberg, M., Forslund, K., Wahlberg, A.C., Fagerberg, I. (2014). To surrender in dependence of another : The relationship with the ambulance clinicians as experienced by patients.. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 28. 544-551.
- Holmberg, M., Fagerberg, I. (2010). The encounter with the unknown : nurses lived experiences of their responsibility for the care of the patient in the Swedish ambulance service. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 5. 1-9.
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Holmberg, M., Bremer, A. (2019). Ambulance nurse students’ experiences of handling ethical problems in patient-relationship. .
- Barrientos, C., Holmberg, M. (2019). The care of patients assessed as not in need of emergency ambulance care : the perspective of registered nurses. .
- Holmberg, M., Fagerberg, I., Wahlberg, A.C. (2018). Knowledge desired by EMS-managers of their ambulance clinicians. .
- Holmberg, M., Rantala, A., Bremer, A. (2016). Patient participation : A challenge within contemporary ambulance care?. PreHospen Conference 2016 : Where all care begins : 7th PreHospen Conference in Prehospital Emergency Care 10-11 March 2016. 82-82.
- Holmberg, M., Melby, V., Mcconnel, D. (2013). Personcenteredness in prehospital emergency care : A challenge to be mastered!. .
- Holmberg, M., Fagerberg, I. (2011). The encounter with the unknown; Nurses lived experiences of their responsibility for the care of the patient in the Swedish Ambulance Service. .
Conference paper (Other academic)
- Holmberg, M. (2019). Patientens perspektiv på ambulanssjukvård - vad behöver vi veta?. Presented at Ambulans2019PreHospen: Ambulanssjukvårdens roll i morgondagens akutsjukvård, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2-3, 2019.
- Holmberg, M., Rantala, A., Bremer, A. (2016). Patient participation : a challenge within contemporary ambulance care?. Presented at the 7th PreHospen Conference in Prehospital Emergency Care, Borås, Sweden, March 10-11, 2016. 82-82.
Chapter in book (Other academic)
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Holmberg, M. (2015). Being secure in insecurity : Aspects of caring in the ambulance service. Doctoral Thesis. Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet. 56.