Person-centered care and communication

Research focus

The research groups’ focus on person-centered care and communication takes its departure from predominantly life-world theories. Several methodological approaches will be used to answer our different research questions regarding participation, learning and communication in the healthcare sector, from a person-centered perspective. Also health care professionals and students are included in some of our studies.


The aim of our research is to study and enhance patients´ and relatives’ participation in care and treatment, based on every individuals’ needs and preferences as well as their learning. Also health care providers and students learning and work are studied. The point of departure is that person-centered care and communication have possibilities to improve care processes and patient satisfaction and well as outcomes of care in terms of health andwell-being.