Child and Family Health

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Child and Family Health

Our research group conducts research in the fields of paediatric nursing and care. More specifically, our research focuses on children with long-term medical conditions and their families, for example cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, HIV and colic.

Broad focus
Our focus is on needs, participation in care and decisions, physical activity, transition from paediatric to adult care, measures to prevent ill health and family interventions in health care that support and improve the health of the child and the family.

Multi-disciplinary perspective
The research group has a multi-disciplinary perspective and the research involves paediatric nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, social pedagogues, psychiatric nurses and radiotherapists. Psychologists and doctors are also linked to the research group.

Practical significance
The research and the implementation of the research findings in health care have been shown to have major significance for the opportunities of individuals to live with their disease or health condition. It has also had importance for health care organizations that are able to provide better care at a lower cost.

LUC3 (Lund University Child Centered Care)
Within the framework of a six-year program support from Forte (The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare), research is concentrated on three research areas: Promoting early childhood health by supporting parents and vulnerable and challenged children, Hospital-based Home Care for children with long-term illness and Knowledge development and translation in implemented child-centered care.

The research is funded by Forte (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare), the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation, SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation, Region Skåne and various research foundations such as Crafoord, Ekhaga, Ekdahl and Josef and Linnea Carlsson.

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