Gender aspects in telenursing

This project will use theories on gender and intersectionality to investigate the role of factors such as gender, age and ethnicity in Swedish telenursing. An instrument that can investigate gender competence in telenursing and evaluate the effect of an educational intervention with focus on gender competence for telenurses will also be developed.

This research will:

  • Investigate gender differences in the communication and outcome of telenursing consultations (measured in GP appointments, self-care advice or referrals to other care providers) and explore these differences through the use of theories on gender and intersectionality.
  • Develop a tool that can measure gender competence in health care practice in general and telenursing in particular.
  • Test an educational intervention for telenurses, with focus on gender, age and intersectionality.


This research is a collaboration with Mälardalens Högskola (Professor Inger Knutsson Holmström); and with Health Services Research (Senior Researcher Elenor Kaminsky); Caring Sciences (Professor Marianne Carlsson) and CRB (Associate Professor Anna T. Höglund) at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.


Hakimnia R, Clarsson M, Höglund AT, Holmström IK, Doing gender in the context of telenursing: Analyses of authentic calls to a telenursing site in Sweden, Clinical Nursing Studies 2015;3(2):24-30

Hakimnia R, Holmström IK, Carlsson M, Höglund AT, Exploring the communication between telenurse and caller - A critical discourse analysis, International Journal of Qualitiative Studies on Health and Well-being, 2014;9:24255


Post doc project

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The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)


Anna T. Höglund, Associate Professor of Ethics

Postdoc: Elinor Kaminsky, RN, PhD

Inger Knutsson Holmström, Professor Mälardalens Högskola

Marianne Carlsson, Professor, Caring Sciences, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences