New research project on patient involvement in health care2016-11-14
How is the work in health care affected by increased patient involvement? This is what researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will sort out in a new research project which has received 3 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council Forte during three years.
In the project “Patient Involvement as an idea and organizational practice: Attitudes, patterns of behavior and professional roles”, researchers Per Echeverri and Markus Fellesson, Karlstad University, along with Nicklas Salomonson, University of Borås, will study how
working in health care is affected when patients are involved. The project is financed by Forte and runs for three years.
The researchers will analyze how the work in health care is affected by increased patient involvement out of an employee perspective. This against the background of concepts such as person-centered care, patient involvement and user involvement which are emphasized as essential starting points in the future of health care.
The project aims to develop knowledge on what happens when the staff implement the patient involvement ideas into the work place, in what way the ideas are realized in the health care environment and routines, and how staff perceive their professional role when patients are becoming increasingly involved in their tasks.
Data collection is done in different care units within the Swedish healthcare and is conducted through interviews and observation of various patient involvement practices.
For more information, please contact: Ph D Per Echeverri, email@example.com, +46 54-700 15 05.