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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- Deciding not to resuscitate: Nurses' and physicians' perspectives
Deciding to not resuscitate
Mona Pettersson investigated clinical and ethical perspectives on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders among staff in oncology and hematology care.
Caring for patients
Nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in their daily work. But there are also moral dimensions to nursing practice.
Ethics for nursing students
We focus on ethical competence. Students learn to identify moral dilemmas and to reflect on the values and how they should be weighed, and hopefully also to act.
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.
COMPETENCE AND COMMUNICATION: Do Not Resuscitate Decisions in Cancer Care
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.
Perspectives on the DNR decisions process: a survey of nurses and physicians in hematology and oncology
Part of PLoS ONE, 2018.
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.