My research efforts are at present concentrating on developing a strong program of research organised in accordance with the MRC’s Research Framework for Complex Interventions that will attract funding. The program will amongst others concentrate on: i) frail older people in ordinary living receiving home care, their physical and mental health needs, (i.e. fundamentals of care), nursing care targeting such needs and the quality of care ii) the development of safe nurse led care pathways and the implementation of interprofessional models of nursing care. Beside this I am also intensely engaged in methodological issues, particularly mixed methods design and literature review designs. Outside this I am also engaged in educational research particularly nursing students cultural competens, academic writing skills as well as in the development of new models for clinical placement at postgraduate level.
My subject competency in teaching lies within nursing and caring, older people, health, evidence-based nursing care, nursing models, complex interventions, research method and methodology. I teach both at undergraduate, and postgraduate level as well as at PhD-level.
Besides national collaborations (Malmö University) I also have ongoing collaborations in different research projects with colleagues from France, UK and Norway.
I am a registered nurse and I defended my thesis 2005 at Lund University with the dissertation: ”Quality of life among older people. Their experience, need of help, health, social support, everyday activities and sense of coherence.” After defending my thesis, I spent about four years as a post-doc in the UK, both at the University of Manchester and York University. I have also after returning to Sweden spent longer periods at the University of Exeter working with UK colleagues at different research projects. I became a Reader in Nursing at Blekinge Institute of Technology 2012 and I received my chair as professor (full) in Nursing at Karlstad University 2020. I also have a chair in Oslo at Lovisenberg Diaconal University College 2020. Since autumn 2019 I am also the editor in chief for Nordic Journal of Nursing Research. My research can be described as broad and during a long time my research focus have been towards research design and methods rather than a subject area. Since the beginning of 2018 my research have been directed towards nursing of older people and the nurse role and responsibilities in relation to nursing focusing on essential human needs.
Dupin C., & Borglin G. (2020) Usability and application of a data integration technique (Following the thread) for multi- and mixed methods research: A Systematic Review.International Journal of Nursing Studies. Doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103608 IF: 3.656.
Borglin G., Hew Thach E., Jeppsson M., & Sjögren Forss. (2020) Registered nurse’s experiences of continence care for older people: a qualitative descriptive study. International Journal Older People Nursing. 2020;15:e12275. doi: 10.1111/OPN.12275 IF: 1.446.
Richards D.A., Bazeley P., Borglin G., Craig P., Emsley R., Frost J., Hill., J. Horwood J., Hutchings H.A., Jinks C., Montgomery A., Moore G., Plano Clark, V., Tonkin-Crine S., Wade J., Warren F.C., Wyke S., Young B., O’Cathain A. (2019). Integrating quantitative and qualitative data and findings when undertaking randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open 2019;9:e032081. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032081. IF: 2.376.
Richards D.A., & Borglin, G. (2019) ‘Shitty Nursing’ - the New Normal? A Discussion Paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 91, 148-152. IF: 3.656 doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.12.018 IF: 3.656.
Appelgren M., Bahtsevani C., Persson K., & Borglin G. (2018) Nurses’ experiences of caring for patients with intellectual developmental disorders: a systematic review using a meta-ethnographic approach. BMC Nursing. 17:51 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-018-0316-9 SNIP:1.307.