Mona Pettersson

Mona Pettersson

PhD student, Lecturer in Nursing

Mona Pettersson started her PhD studies in September 2010. She is a registered nurse (1991), a teacher in health care for Upper Secondary School (2002) and holds a Master of Medical Science (2008). She works part time as lecturer in the Nursing Programme.

Phone: +46 18 471 62 88


Mona Pettersson teaches at Uppsala University's nursing programme.

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Healthcare, ethics and resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary rescue (CPR) should be initiated within 60 seconds of discovering a patient with cardiac arrest. When patients are severely ill, their physicians sometimes decide not to resuscitate them if their heart stops. It is important that these decisions are communicated to the medical staff that are closest to the patient at the time of cardiac arrest. Find out what Mona Pettersson has to say about do not resuscitate (DNR) orders being issued too late and being unclear and poorly documented. 

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  • Pettersson, Mona

    COMPETENCE AND COMMUNICATION: Do Not Resuscitate Decisions in Cancer Care

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

    Striving for good nursing care: Nurses' experiences of do not resuscitate orders within oncology and hematology care

    Part of Nursing Ethics, p. 902-915, 2014.

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