Om mig - Dara Rasoal

Dara Rasoal is a senior lecturer and researcher at the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare at Marlardalens University. He  has experience working in variety of settings in hospital and community healthcare in Sweden and Norway. He received his Bachelor and Master’s degree in healthcare science from University of Borås. He obtained a specialist qualification in operating room nursing in 2006. He also studied philosophy at Gothenburg University and Södertörn University. His specific interest in ethics originated from his clinical practice in hospital settings. Between 2011 and 2018 he worked as a lecturer at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Örebro University. He joined the Nutrition and Physical Activity Research Centre (NUPARC) in January 2012 as a doctoral candidate. He was investigating ethical issues in healthcare settings.

Dara Rasoal’s current research focusses on people’s participation in paid work after retirement and on the implications of retirement patterns for health and wellbeing in later life. He collaborates with Loretta Platts and Hugo Westerlund at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University. It is a Forte-funded project to explore from quantitative and qualitative perspectives the nature of post-retirement work in Sweden, barriers to accessing post-retirement work, and what the implications of post-retirement work might be for gender, health and social inequalities in later life. 

Contact

Ph.D, Senior lecturer
School of Health, care and Social Welfare
E-mail: dara.rasoal@mdh.se
Adress: Malardalen University,
School of Health, Care and Social Welfare
Box 883,
SE-721 23 Västerås
Phone: 021- 10 14 54
Cell phone: 073-554 08 38

 

Publications

* Dara Rasoal, Kirsti Skovdahl, Mervyn Gifford and Annica Kihlgren (2017). Clinical Ethics Support for healthcare personnel. An integrative literature review. HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum: An Interprofessional Journal on Healthcare Institutions' Ethical and Legal Issues. DOI 10.1007/s10730-017-9325-4

* Dara Rasoal, Annica Kihlgren, Inger James and Mia Svantesson (2015). What healthcare teams find ethically difficult: Captured in 70 moral case deliberations. Nursing Ethics. DOI 10.1177/0969733015583928

* Dara Rasoal, Mia Svantesson and Annica Kihlgren. (2017). ‘It’s like sailing’- experiences of the role as facilitator during moral case deliberation. Clinical Ethics. DOI: 10.1177/1477750917710882

* John-Peter Ganda Mall, Lina Östlund-Lagerström, Carl Mårten Lindqvist, Samal Algilani, Dara Rasoal, Dirk Repsilber,, Robert J Brummer, Åsa V Keita, Ida Schoultz (2018).  Are self-reported gastrointestinal symptoms among older adults associated with increased intestinal permeability and psychological distress? BMC Geriatrics. Doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0767-6

* Dara Rasoal (2018). Concept clarification of moral case deliberation. Open Journal of Nursing. Scientific Research Publishing. DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2018.86031

* Dara Rasoal, Annica Kihlgren and Kirsti Skovdahl (2015). Balancing different expectations in ethically difficult situations while providing community home health care services: A focused ethnographic approach. BMC Geriatrics. Doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0996-8.

Manuscripts in preparation

Dara Rasoal, Mutinta C. Muleya (2016). Ethical issues in Zambian healthcare settings. A qualitative study of nurses experiences.

Martina Martina Summer Meranius, Inger K. Holmström, Jakob Håkansson Eklund, Karin Skoglund, Farah Moniri & Dara Rasoal (2019). Pros and cons- A critique and defense of person-centred care.

Dara Rasoal (2019). Coaxing a strategy to deal with ethically difficult situation: An observational study. Target journal: Health Care Analysis: An International Journal of Health, Philosophy and Policy.

Loretta G. Platts, Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Hugo Westerlund & Dara Rasoal (2019). “The Way I Feel Now I Could Keep On Working”: Paid Work After Retirement in Sweden. Targeted Journal: Aging & Society.

Dara Rasoal, Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Hugo Westerlund, & Loretta G. Platts (2020). Predictors and consequences of paid work following retirement in Sweden. Malardalens university & Stress research Institute, Stockholm University.

 

Conference/professional presentations

Dara Rasoal, Annical Kihlgren, Inger James and Mia Svantesson. Which ethical problems arise in Moral Case Deliberation concerning patients whose voices are impaired? International Conference of Clinical Ethics Consultation “patients voice”, Paris, France (2014).

Dara Rasoal (2014). Ethical difficulties raised by staff working in Healthcare settings. Interdisciplinary seminar, Örebro University.

Dara Rasoal (2014). Patients voice in healthcare. Ethics round, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden. 

Dara Rasoal, (2016). “It helps when you are coaxing”. Healthcare professionals experiences of ethically difficult situations. Nobel day festivities, Örebro University hospital.

Dara Rasoal, (2016). Ethical reflections from inter-professional perspectives. Ethnographic research in elderly care using non-participating observation. University of Southeast Norway, Campus Drammen, Norway.

Dara Rasoal, (2017). Network for Medical Sciences- with focus on anatomy and physiology. June 12-14. Falun, Sweden

 

Teaching Experience

  • Scientific theory and knowledge Improvement. nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University

  • Sciences. Nursing programme (undergraduate students), Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University 2012-2015.

  • Introduction to ethics. Undergraduate students, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University 2012-2015.

  • Introduction to nursing theories. Undergraduate student, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University (2012-2015).

  • Course coordinator for clinical nursing level 1, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011

  • Supervisor in scientific theory and knowledge improvement level II, , nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011

  • Theoretical lecturer in ethics related to healthcare and clinical practice, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011-2014

  • Course coordinator for scientific theory and method improvement, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University 2012-2015.

  • Theory of science and various methods, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University 2011-2014

  • Teaching hygiene and sterile method, Clinical Training Centre (KTC), nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011-2015

  • Seminar supervisor, term 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011-2012

  • Supervision of essays, undergraduate nursing students, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011-2015

  • Lecturer in global ethics, physiotherapy programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2013-2014

  • Lecturer in research ethics, Biomedical programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2017

  • Lecturer in clinical nursing, x-ray nursing programme, nursing programme, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 2011

  • Lecturer, nursing programme, School of Health, care and Social Welfare, Malardalens university, Västerås, 2018.

  • Supervision of essays, second cycle master student, School of Health, care and Social Welfare, Malardalens university, Västerås. 2018.

  • Introduction to Scientific theory and method, undergraduate nursing students, School of Health, care and Social Welfare, Malardalens university, Västerås. 2018.

  • Introduction to ethical theories, undergraduate nursing students, School of Health, care and Social Welfare, Malardalens university, Västerås. 2018.

  • Supervision of essays, second cycle master student in anestesiology, School of Health, care and Social Welfare, Malardalens university, Västerås. 2018.

 

International teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in hygiene, public healthcare students, University of Zambia, Lusaka,  Zambia, 2015.

 

  • Teaching global ethics, Master program, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia, 2015

 

  • Exchange PhD student and research collaboration with University of Southeast Norway, Campus Drammen, Norway, 2016

 

Previous clinical experiences

  • Psychiatric clinic, adult psychiatric, Södra Älvsborgs Hospital, Borås, 2005
  • Special nurse, Lung unit, Akershus University hopital, Oslo, Norway,                                                                                           2006
  • Company nurse, Flekefjord, Helsenor, Norway, 2006-2008                                            
  • Rehabilitation unit, Flekkefjord kommun, Norway, 2006                                                                          
  • Community Home Healthcare nurse, Flekkefjord kommun, Norway,                                                                                              2007-2008 
  • Neurolog/ Reumatolog unit, Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus, 2008 -2010
  • General surgical unit, Västmanlands landsting, Västerås 2010-2011
  • Community home healthcare services, Stavanger, Norway, 2006
  • Chair of PhD organization/unit, Örebro University, 2012-2013.

 

Research collaborations

  • Dara Rasoal, & Ruth A. Postoperative pain assessment for surgical inpatients. Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, School of Medicine, University of Zambia. (2015).

 

  • Dara Rasoal & Catarina Fischer Grönlund. Same model of ethics rounds across Sweden. Collaboration with researches from Umeå University, department of Nursing (2015).

 

  • Dara Rasoal, Loretta Platts. Predictors and consequences of paid work following retirement in Sweden. Malardalens university & Stress research Institute, Stockholm University.

 

Awards

  • President of PhD candidates of Örebro University and Örebro University Hospital. 2013-2014.

 

  • Funding from Örebro University and stiftelse Olle Engkvist Byggmästare, Sweden, (2012-2016).

 

  • Board member, kurdish academy student union (KASF), Örebro university,                                                                                              2012

 

  •  Person-centered care in sheltered housing for elderly with dementia - A systematic literature review. Grants from Swedish Nurse Association for best essay 2015, Institution of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University

 

Journal referee

  • SM Gerontology and Geriatric Research
  • American journal of Bioethics- Empirical Bioethics

 

Skills

  • Languages: English (fluent); Swedish (fluent); Kurdish (fluent) Arabic (intermediate).
  • Experience in the following methods: Quantitative and qualitative surveys (design, implementation, analysis), systematic literature reviews, concept analysis, medical records analysis, N-vivo  programme for analysing qualitative and quantitative research, version 2010, 2011, Software packages: Zotero, EndNote, Refworks, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, word