Tove Godskesen

Tove Godskesen

PhD, Associated Researcher

Tove E. Godskesen, RN, received her PhD in medicine/bioethics in 2015, on the thesis Patients in clinical cancer trials: Understanding, Motivation and Hope. Her research is focused on the informed consent process, ethical challenges for research personnel, and how to best integrate research and care. She is PI for the Nordic project Embodiment of ethical perspectives in the clinic: Healthcare personnel’s experiences of dilemmas when caring for oncology research participants. She works as Senior Lecturer at  Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, teaching ethics and palliative care at Bachelor- and Master Level.

Phone: +46 70 731 70 20

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  • Spörndly, Robert; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove E.

    Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Swedish Clinical Cancer Trials: A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Experiences

    Part of Harvard Public Health Review, p. 1 1-10 10, 2018.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Fernow, Josepine; Eriksson, Stefan

    Quality of online information about phase I clinical cancer trials in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

    Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Petri, Suzanne; Eriksson, Stefan; Halkoaho, Arja et al.

    When Nursing Care and Clinical Trials Coincide: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Nordic Oncology and Hematology Nurses on Ethical Work Challenges

    Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 475-485, 2018.

    Open access
  • Skogeland, Ulrika; de Monestrol, Isabelle; Godskesen, Tove E.

    Experiences of Individuals Awaiting Lung Transplantation

    Part of Respiratory care, p. 1535-1540, 2018.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Veldwijk, Jorien; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica et al.

    Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions

    Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove

    God vård innebär att sällsynta sjukdomar ges resurser

    Part of Dagens Medicin, 2018.

  • Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove; Andersson, Lars; Helgesson, Gert et al.

    How to counter undeserving authorship

    Part of Insights: the UKSG journal, p. 1 1-6 6, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Kihlbom, Ulrik

    "I have a lot of pills in my bag, you know": Institutional Norms in the Provision of Hope in Phase 1 Clinical Cancer Trials

    Part of Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, p. 679-682, 2017.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Nordin, Karin; Silen, Marit et al.

    Differences in trial knowledge and motives for participation among cancer patients in phase 3 clinical trials

    Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, p. 516-523, 2016.

  • BMC, A1:107a, BMC, Husargatan 3, Uppsala 2015-08-28 09:15

    Godskesen, Tove

    Patients in Clinical Cancer Trials: Understanding, Motivation and Hope

    Open access

Nursing Ethics & Ethics of Care

Nursing ethics is concerned with the moral dimensions of nursing practice while the ethics of care is a normative ethical theory. For many years CRB has developed these fields from different angles. We have used qualitative studies to describe and explore the kinds of ethical dilemmas nurses encounter in their day-to-day work and how they solve them. Other studies have investigated the role of ethical guidelines in the building of ethical competence in nursing practice and in priority setting. In this report, we provide a summary of our research.

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Nursing ethics & ethics of care