Anna T. Höglund

Anna T. Höglund

Associate Professor of Ethics
Senior Lecturer in Nursing Ethics and Gender Studies

Anna T. Höglund is senior lecturer in nursing ethics and gender studies. She has worked extensively on the question of ethical competence for health care practitioners. Related research areas are moral distress in clinical settings and prioritization in health care.  She has also published substantially on the topic of gender and ethics. She holds an undergraduate degree in Arts (1997) and a doctoral degree in Theology (2001) from Uppsala University. She became Associate Professor of Ethics in 2006.

Phone: +46 18 471 62 28


PhD and licentiate supervision

  • Maria Gottvall: Vaccine against HPV – Ethical and social aspects: Survey, exploration and intervention (PhD 2014)
  • Frida Kuhlau: Dual use and responsible life science research – A bioethical approach (PhD 2013)
  • Amal Matar: Ethical issues in preconception genetic screening
  • Mona Pettersson: Developing clearer definitions and clinical guidelines for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders in oncology care
  • Malin Masterton: Duties to Past Persons: Moral Standing and Posthumous Interests of Old Human Remains (PhD 2011)
  • Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong (Social Medicine): Ethical Competence and Moral Distress in the Health Care Sector: A Prospective Evaluation of Ethics Rounds (PhD 2007)
  • Erica Falkenström, Stockholm University, Department of Education: Developing ethical competence in health care management (PhD 2012)

Recent publications

  • Matar, Amal; Hansson, Mats G.; Höglund, Anna T.

    "A perfect society": Swedish policymakers' ethical and social views on preconception expanded carrier screening

    Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 267-280, 2019.

    Open access
  • Grauman, Åsa; Hansson, Mats G.; James, Stefan K; Veldwijk, Jorien et al.

    Exploring research participants' perceptions of cardiovascular risk information-Room for improvement and empowerment

    Part of Patient Education and Counseling, p. 1528-1534, 2019.

    Open access
  • Frygner-Holm, Sara; Russ, Sandra; Quitmann, Julia; Ring, Lena et al.

    Pretend Play as an Intervention for Children With Cancer: A Feasibility Study

    Part of Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, p. 65-75, 2019.

  • Kaminsky, Elenor; Höglund, Anna T

    Swedish Healthcare Direct managers' views on gender (in)equity - Applying a conceptual model

    Part of International Journal for Equity in Health, 2019.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal; Hansson, Mats G.; Höglund, Anna T

    Values and value conflicts in implementation and use of preconception expanded carrier screening: an expert interview study

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2019.

    Open access
  • Pettersson, Mona; Hedström, Mariann; Höglund, Anna T

    Ethical competence in DNR decisions: a qualitative study of Swedish physicians and nurses working in hematology and oncology care

    Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2018.

    Open access
  • Höglund, Anna; Carlsson, Marianne; Holmström, Inger; Lännerström, Linda et al.

    From denial to awareness: a conceptual model for obtaining equity in healthcare

    Part of International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018.

  • Pettersson, Mona; Höglund, Anna T; Hedström, Mariann

    Perspectives on the DNR decisions process: a survey of nurses and physicians in hematology and oncology

    Part of PLoS ONE, 2018.

    Open access
  • Falkenström, Erica; Höglund, Anna T

    På spaning efter etik: Etisk kompetens och ansvarstagande för ledning ochstyrning av hälso- och sjukvården

    Appell förlag, 2018.

  • Höglund, Anna T; Falkenström, Erica

    The status of ethics in Swedish health care management:: a qualitative study

    Part of BMC Health Services Research, p. 1-8, 2018.

    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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From war and gender to the ethics of care

Anna T. Höglund is Senior Lecturer in Nursing Ethics and Gender Studies. Her research is focused on nursing and care, not too different from the ideals of peace: making sure no one is hurt. Find out what she has to say about taking the step from war to care.

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Anna T. Höglund