Håkan Thorsén

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate one ethics rounds model by describing nurses' and doctors' experiences of the rounds. METHODS Philosopher-ethicist-led interprofessional team ethics rounds concerning dialysis patient care problems were applied at three Swedish hospitals. The philosophers were instructed to promote mutual understanding and stimulate ethical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether ethics rounds stimulated ethical reflection. METHODS Philosopher-ethicist-led interprofessional team ethics rounds concerning dialysis patient care problems were applied at three Swedish hospitals. The philosophers were instructed to stimulate ethical reflection and promote mutual understanding between professions but not to(More)
OBJECTIVE To study how physicians from the admitting department reason during the decision-making process to forego life-sustaining treatment of patients in intensive care units (ICUs). DESIGN Qualitative interview that applies a phenomenological approach. SETTING Two ICUs at one secondary and one tertiary referral hospital in Sweden. PARTICIPANTS(More)
The aim of the study was to describe the views held by staff (n = 233) in long-term care on what they regard as a violation of patient's integrity and to define the concept "integrity" in simple terms. The design of the investigation was inductive. The answers were coded into 775 items. Agreement was reached between the authors on 770 of the items when(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate agreement between nurses' and physicians' opinions regarding aggressiveness of treatment and to investigate and compare the rationales on which their opinions were based. Structured interviews regarding 714 patients were performed on seven general wards of a university hospital. The data gathered were then subjected to(More)
Methods Two empirical studies were made. The first study used an ethical diary from sixty-seven staff members of different professions, including psychiatrists. The diaries were analyzed with focus on value and interest conflicts. The second study was an interview study with twenty staff members from different professions, where the interviews were analyzed(More)
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