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Inger Ekman


Inger Ekman

+46 31 786 6014

Room number: 1327
Postal Address: Box 457, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Arvid wallgrens backe hus 1 o 2 , 41346 Göteborg

Institute of Health and Care Sciences (More Information)
Box 457
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 6050
Visiting Address: Arvid Wallgrens backe hus 1 O 2 , 413 46 Göteborg

About Inger Ekman

About Inger Ekman
Inger Ekman was awarded a PhD degree at Umeå University in 1999. In 2007, she was appointed full professor of Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. During the period 2006-2010, she was Head of Institute of the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, and 2010-2012 she was Vice Dean at the Sahlgrenska Academy (The University of Gothenburg Medical Faculty). Since 2010, Inger Ekman is also the Director of the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care - GPCC (www.gpcc.gu.se).

Inger Ekman's research focuses on communication and symptoms in patients with long term illness, and evaluation of person-centred care interventions.

1. The communication part concerns patients' view upon their condition and treatment. Her studies in relation to this are descriptive and interventional studies on adherence, concordance and evaluation of how patients and health professionals´ perceive and manage prescribed treatment.

2. The studies on symptoms are explorative (what words do patients use to describe worsening in their chronic condition?), predictive (patients' self-reported symptoms predict worsening) and interventional (e.g. effects of deep and slow breathing on dyspnea in chronic heart failure).

3. The two research lines described above have fused into a broader research program, Person-centred care, which also involves organizational research.

Inger Ekman has had in excess of 120 articles published in scientific journals.

Research group
The main objective of GPCC, which Inger Ekman is the Director of, is to support and implement research within the area of person-centred care. GPCC is built on a large governmental grant (15 million Euro) involving about 30 multidisciplinary research groups for example care sciences, medicine, pedagogics and economics. Inger’s research which, in addition to government funding, has received grants from a number of major charities, is concerned with how patients experience their condition, treatment and care, as well as evaluation of person-centred care. A number of her controlled studies have shown positive results of person-centred care. Read more about GPCC on the centre's webpage www.gpcc.gu.se .

Ekman is also since 2016 the coordinator of COST CARES (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15222 ), a European initiative, involving 28 countries, which tests the implementation of person-centred care and health promotion within the frame of cost containment with maintained or improved quality of care using testbeds in five countries. Inger also co-ordinated this project’s precursor We Care, in which European key players from academy, health care, business, patient organisations and politics developed a R & I road map on which the current project is based.

Educational activities
Lecturer and examiner in PhD level course “The concept ”Person” and person-centred care – philosophical foundation “ at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Frequent lecturer at major national and international conferences and implementation of person-centred care programmes in health care settings.

Clinical activity
Clinical research and member of Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra Steering Group, and supports the implementation in Person-centred care at the whole of Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Key Words
Personcentred care, person-centred care, heart failure, patient involvement, shared decision making, collaboration, team work

Latest publications

Supporting Innovative Person-Centred Care in Financially Constrained Environments: The WE CARE Exploratory Health Laboratory Evaluation Strategy
H. M. Lloyd, Inger Ekman, H. L. Rogers, V. Raposo, P. Melo et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Symtom och tecken
Inger Ekman, Sara Wallström
Omvårdnadens grunder. Anna-Karin Edberg, Helle Wijk (red.), Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Person-centred care in clinical assessment
S. Wallstrom, Inger Ekman
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Inger Ekman
European heart journal, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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Tillämpning av personcentrering inom hälso- och sjukvård
Inger Ekman, A Norberg, Karl Swedberg
Personcentrering inom hälso- och sjukvård: från filosofi till praktik. Red. Inger Ekman., Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Inger Ekman, Karl Swedberg, Reinhard Busse, Ewout van Ginneken
Eurohealth, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Person-centred care and empowerment
Kerstin Dudas, Lars-Eric Olsson, Axel Wolf, Inger Ekman
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Patients’ narrations of stress-triggers before onset of takotsubo cardiomyopathy
Sara Wallström, Kerstin Dudas, Elmir Omerovic, Inger Ekman
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Disease-specific health status as a predictor of mortality
Inger Ekman, Karl Swedberg, M. Bohm
European Journal of Heart Failure, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Patients Everyday Life Experience of Person-Centred MHealth after Hospital Discharge
Axel Wolf, Andreas Fors, Kerstin Dudas, Inger Ekman
Medicine 2.0, 13-14 november, Maui, Hawaii, USA, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Implementation of Person Centered Care: Management Perspective
Tariq Alharbi, Eric Carlström, Inger Ekman, Lars-Eric Olsson
Journal of Hospital Administration, Journal article 2014
Journal article

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