Event type
Dissertations
Doctoral thesis defence: Mikael Ohrling

23-06-2021 1:30 pm Add to iCal
Location
Zoom and Petrénsalen, Nobels Väg 12 B, Solna
Lead

Welcome to Mikael Ohrling's doctoral thesis defence on Wednesday 23rd June at Karolinska Institutet, Wargentinhuset, Petrénsalen, Nobels Väg 12 B, Solna and Zoom. Due to the pandemic it is recommended to attend via Zoom.

Content

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Due to current restrictions online is recommended and the number of attendees at location will be limited. Please let me know if you wish to attend so that we can arrange it safely. You are welcome to attend after the defence virtually via the same Zoom link as the thesis defence.  

Title

"Enterprise within the enterprise" : a study of management and performance in a public health care delivery organisation"

Author

Mikael Ohrling, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet

External reviewer

Associate Professor Louise Bringselius, Lund University, Dept of Business Administration

Main supervisor

Professor Mats Brommels, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet

Co-supervisor

Associate Professor Ulf Lockowandt, KI, Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

Examination board

Professor Sari Ponzer, Dept of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet

Professor Hans Hjelmqvist, Örebro University, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Medical Sciences

Professor Jan Löwstedt, Stockholm University, Stockholm Business School

Chair

Professor Carl-Johan Sundberg, KI, Dept of LIME

 

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Event type
Dissertations
Doctoral thesis defence: Filip Gedin

18-12-2020 1:00 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
Zoom and Inghesalen at the Widerström building, Solna
Lead

Welcome to Filip Gedin's doctoral thesis defence on Friday 18 December 2020 at 1 pm via Zoom or at Inghesalen at the Widerström building.

Content

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Meeting ID: 619 3666 6165
Passcode: 979302

Title

"The burden of back pain – evaluation of costs and health outcomes"

Author

Filip Gedin, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

External reviewer

Johan Jarl, Lunds Universitet, Kliniska vetenskaper

Main supervisor

Niklas Zethraeus, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Co-supervisors

Vibeke Sparring, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Martin Skeppholm, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Korinna Karampampa, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Examination board

Åsa Dedering, Karolinska Institutet, Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

Gunnar Ordeberg, Uppsala Universitet

Katarina Steen-Carlsson, Lunds Universitet, Kliniska vetenskaper

Chair

Peter Lindgren, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

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Dissertations
Doctoral thesis defence: Mairi Savage

06-11-2020 9:00 am Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Location
Inghesalen, Widerström building, Tomtebodavägen 18a, Solna.
Lead

Welcome to Mairi Savage's doctoral thesis defence on Friday 6 November 2020 at 09:00 in Inghesalen, Widerström building, Solna. You can also join the meeting online via Zoom.

Content

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Meeting ID: 623 6780 8346
Passcode: 968954

 

Title

"Transforming medical competency into medical management capability: developing physician leaders by finding management in medicine"

Author

Mairi Savage, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

External reviewer

Sir Chris Ham, University of Birmingham, UK

Main supervisor

Pamela Mazzocato, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Co-supervisors

Mats Brommels, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Kristina Palm, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Terese Stenfors, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Examination board

Li Felländer-Tsai, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

Anthony Montgomery, University of Macedonia, School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts, Greece

Lotta Dellve, University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Chair

Göran Tomson, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

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Published: 2020-06-01 12:00 | Updated: 2020-06-02 18:12

Forte grants funding to project illuminating professionals’ decision making around low-value practices

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Researchers at the Medical Management Centre (MMC), Karolinska Institutet, have been granted funding for the research project "The quandary of low value care: health professionals’ decision-making on abandoning ineffective practices". We asked project leader Henna Hasson to tell us a little more about the project.

"A large number of interventions used in health care lack evidence of effectiveness (i.e., low-value practices). Professionals’ decisions regarding abandoning these practices are not only a matter of scientific evidence; the puzzle is far more complex with relational, economic and personal interests playing a role", Henna Hasson explains.

"This project aims to investigate how health care professionals navigate the landscape of their individual preferences, conviction of scientific evidence, patient requests and health care system goals to make decisions regarding de-implementation of low-value care", she continues.

How will you proceed?

"A factorial survey experiment will be applied to empirically test how professionals carry out the decision-making."

In what ways can this new knowledge contribute?

"By providing new knowledge on how and why professionals make decisions related to low-value practices. It offers a wider contribution to the research on implementation in terms of closing the gap between research and practice."

Who else is taking part in the study?

"Apart from myself, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz and Hanna Augustsson, both members of the research group PROCOME, MMC, at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics".

The project has been granted funding from Forte's targeted application for implementation research 2020.

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Event type
Lectures and seminars
Pre-dissertation seminar, online via Zoom: George Keel

27-04-2020 9:00 am Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Lead

Welcome to George Keel's online pre-dissertation seminar on Monday 27 April 2020 at 09:00. Join the meeting via Zoom.

Content

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You can access the meeting online via Zoom: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/63420686903?pwd=cEVtNVlJeXJkSFMxQUN1cXJYemllQT09

Meeting ID: 634 2068 6903
Password: 105894

Title

"Counting What Counts: Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing In Health Care"

Discussant

George Keel, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre (MMC)

Mock external examinator

Mats Brommels, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre (MMC)

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Event type
Lectures and seminars
Pre-dissertation seminar, online via Zoom: Oskar Ström

23-04-2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Lead

Welcome to Oskar Ström's online pre-dissertation seminar on Thursday 23 April 2020 at 14:00. Join the meeting via Zoom.

Content

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You can access the meeting online via Zoom: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/184668860?pwd=R3J6TjZ1MUdZUkZwaHJaZ0gyUkZBZz09

Meeting ID: 901 853 529
Password: 031632

Title

"Pharmacoepidemiology and health economics of adherence to pharmaceutical fracture prevention"

Discussant

Oskar Ström, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre (MMC)

Main supervisor

Niklas Zethraeus, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre (MMC)

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Published: 2020-03-27 17:53 | Updated: 2020-04-02 16:59

Moral distress can affect healthcare personnel during COVID-19 crisis

With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and a healthcare sector under increasing strain, healthcare personnel can find themselves facing difficult situations and moral challenges. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have recently published a paper in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine precising what is known about moral distress, its risk and protection factors and likely implications. They also present suggestions about how the adverse effects can be mitigated.

When healthcare personnel find themselves in difficult situations and dilemmas that prevent them from acting in a way they believe to be right, they are susceptible to moral distress.

“Moral distress refers to a strain that can have serious negative consequences and that therefore cannot be ignored,” says Martina Gustavsson, registered nurse, research officer at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet and research assistant at Uppsala University.

Gustavsson is part of an interdisciplinary research project on moral distress among disaster responders, a collaboration between the Centre for Research on Healthcare in Disasters (Department of Global Public Health) and the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics at Karolinska Institutet and the National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry at Uppsala University. Working alongside Filip Arnberg, Niklas Juth and Johan von Schreeb she has gathered together current knowledge on the concept of moral distress, its risk and protection factors and its likely implications.

How to reduce the negative effects

More research is needed in this field, but going by what is currently known, the researchers believe that the following points could reduce the negative effects of moral distress:

  • To be familiar with the concepts of moral distress, stress and stress management (and to have good self-awareness).
  • To have solid collegial support, a professional, open work environment and a willingness to improve and learn from experience.
  • To have good support from managers and organisation (as above).
  • To have workplace routines for (a) regular meetings – After Action Reviews – either as a distinct part of routine business or individually convened on a needs basis, and (b) comprehensive feedback, individually or in groups.
  • To have good access to external psychosocial support when needed, provided that the support person is adequately aware of the nature of the context and the profession’s roles and responsibilities.

Publication

“Moral Distress among Disaster Responders: What is it?”. Martina E. Gustavsson, Filip K. Arnberg, Niklas Juth, Johan von Schreeb. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, online 28 January 2020, doi: 10.1017/S1049023X20000096.

Published: 2019-12-05 13:33 | Updated: 2019-12-09 14:03

PROCOME researcher receives two-year grant from FORTE for project that explores how employees can redesign their work to match their needs

KI researcher Marta Roczniewska has received funding from FORTE for her project "Job crafting interventions − what is required for employees to be able to design and redesign their work?"

Marta Roczniewska close-up picture outside in front of windmill.

Marta Roczniewska is a researcher at PROCOME, Medical Management Centre at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland.

Congratulations Marta. Can you tell us a little about the background of the project?

"The abundant changes that occur within and outside organizations require flexibility in how jobs are performed. To deal with this issue, organizations often use a top-down approach, in which management redesigns employees’ jobs to fit the new situation. The problem is that this solution neglects workforce diversity, is inadequate for rapid changes and may result in a poor person-job fit. Thus, it seems vital to promote solutions that allow employees to be proactive in redesigning their own jobs to adjust to the new reality This type of proactivity was named job crafting."

What is job crafting?

"Job crafting refers to self-initiated changes that employees introduce to their jobs to better deal with the demands of their work environment. For example, employees can seek more resources, modify how they execute their tasks or start new stimulating projects in their workplace. They can also be stimulated by the proper work environment or by organizational interventions. However, knowledge on job crafting interventions and their effects is still scarce and spread across distinct approaches. We have yet to determine which factors are necessary or sufficient to achieve desired outcomes."

What is the aim of the project?

"The overall aim of this project is to investigate how to implement effective job crafting interventions. This is done by exploring the program theories and implementation strategies used in effective job crafting interventions, but also patterns of context and process factors that affect their outcomes, and last, but not least, the factors that affect their sustainability. This project will start with a systematic review of job crafting intervention literature. I will apply an innovative analytic method (coincidence analysis) to identify conditions that affect intervention outcomes. Through Group Concept Mapping, I will address the issue of implementation sustainability of job crafting interventions. Finally, a co-created program logic process, which will involve practitioners, will provide implementation guidelines for such interventions in Sweden."

In what ways will this project help?

"This project will contribute to theory by integrating knowledge of mechanisms that make job crafting interventions successful, and to practice, by delivering effective tools that organizations can use to promote job crafting behaviours."

Who is taking part in the project?

“The main collaborators will be Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Henna Hasson and Anne Richter, all affiliated with PROCOME. I will also cooperate closely with Arnold Bakker from Erasmus University in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), who is a global leading expert in job crafting research."

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Published: 2019-10-25 15:21 | Updated: 2021-05-07 09:00

John Övretveit co-author of the book Patient Engagement

John Övretveit, involved in the programme Patients in the driver's seat! Implementing patient-driven co-care innovations, have written a chapter in the book Patient Engagement-How Patient-provider Partnerships Transform Healthcare Organizations, which was published at Palgrave Macmillan in October 2019.

The book emphasizes how more changes are needed to fully mobilize experiential knowledge of patients, and ultimately improve our healthcare systems.

With contributions from researchers and patients all over the world, the book gathers a comprehensive overview of major achievements in patient engagement, analysing political, organisational and clinical contexts. By relating to the concept of a care partnership, the authors explore how this patient revolution can change, improve and innovate the ways in which care services are organised and delivered.

The chapter that John Övretveit has contributed bring forth examples from Sweden when it comes to joint care, which is very exciting as this is also a central part of the Patient in the driver's seat programme.

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Event type
Lectures and seminars
Pre-dissertation seminar: Håkan Uvhagen

07-10-2019 1:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Location
Room Utsikten (4170), Widerström Building, floor 4, Tomtebodavägen 18a, Solna
Lead

Welcome to Håkan Uvhagen's pre-dissertation seminar on 7 October 2019, starting with a presentation of his research followed by a discussion in Swedish with Britt-Marie Bernhardson.

Content

Title

"Make it happen and make it matter - Implementation and impact of primary healthcare-academia partnerships"

Discussant

Håkan Uvhagen, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Main supervisor

Mia von Knorring, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics 

Contact

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