Referenser Palliativt centrum

Samtal vid allvarlig sjukdom

  • Andersson S, Granat L, Baxter R, Reimertz H, Modéus C, Pusa S, Sandgren A. Translation, Adaptation, and Validation of the Swedish Serious Illness Conversation Guide. J Palliat Care. 2023 Oct 27:8258597231210136. doi: 10.1177/08258597231210136. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37886797.
  • Baxter R, Pusa S,Andersson S, et al. (2023). Core elements of serious illness conversations: an integrative systematic review. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, Jun 27:spcare-2023-004163. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2023-004163. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37369576.
  • Morberg Jämterud, S. & Sandgren, A. (2022). Health care professionals’ perceptions of factors influencing the process of identifying patients for serious illness conversations: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 36(7), 1072-9.
  • Andersson, S. & Sandgren, A. (2022). The organizational readiness to implement the Serious Illness Care Program in hospital settings in Sweden. BMC Health Services Research, 22:539.
  • Granat, L., Andersson, S., Hadziabdic, E., Brännström, M. & Sandgren, A. (2022). Translation, adaption, and validation of the Self-Efficacy in Palliative Care scale (SEPC) for use in Swedish healthcare settings. BMC Palliative Care, 21(1), 1-11.
  • Baxter, R., Fromme, E. & Sandgren, A. (2022). Patient identification for serious illness conversations: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (7), 4162.
  • Andersson, S., Granat., L., Brännström, M. & Sandgren, A. (2022). Translation, cultural adaptation, and content validation of the Palliative Care Self Efficacy scale for use in the Swedish context. International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health, 19, 1143.

Måltidssituationer på särskilda boenden

  • Heikkilä, K., Andersson, S., Lagerbielke, E., Persson, C., Sandgren, A. & Werkander Harstäde, C. (2022). Mealtime interventions and their outcomes in care homes for older people considering the Five Aspects Meal Model: a systematic review. Geriatric Nursing, 47, 171-82.
  • Nielsen, M., Persson, C., Werkander Harstäde, C. & Sandgren, A. The Five Aspects Mealtime Environment Observation Instrument for assessing mealtime environments in nursing homes: Development and validation. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Accepted.

Värdighet i palliativ vård

  • Sandgren, A., Axelsson, L., Bylund-Grenklo, T. & Benzein, E. (2021). Family members’ expressions of dignity in palliative care: a qualitative study. Scan J Caring Sciences, 35(3), 937-44. doi: 10.1111/scs.12913.
  • Werkander Harstäde, C., Sandgren, A. (2020). Constructing stability – a classic grounded theory of next-of-kin in palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 19:78.
  • Bylund Grenklo, T., Harstade Werkander, C., Sandgren, A., Benzein, E. & Östlund, U. (2019). Dignity in life and care: the perspectives of Swedish patients in a palliative care context. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 25(4), 193-201
  • Wallerstedt, B., Benzein, E., Schildmeijer, K. & Sandgren, A. (2019). What is palliative care? Perceptions of health care professionals. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 33(1):77-84 doi:10.1111/scs.12603.
  • Harstade Werkander, C. & Sandgren, A. (2016). Confronting the forthcoming death: a classic grounded theory. Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, 6(6). Doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000289.
  • Werkander Harstäde, C., Blomberg, K., Benzein, E., & Östlund, U. (2017). Dignityconserving care actions in palliative care: an integrative review of Swedish research. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Open Access. 2017. DOI: 10.1111/scs.12433.

Metaforer i palliativ cancervård

  • Hommerberg, C., Gustafsson, A. & Sandgren, A. (2020). Battle, journey, imprisonment and burden. Patterns of metaphor use in patients’ blogs. BMC Palliative Care, 19:59.
  • Gustafsson AW, Hommerberg C, Sandgren A. (2020). Coping by metaphors: the versatile function of metaphors in blogs about living with advanced cancer. Med Humanit. Sep;46(3):267-277. doi: 10.1136/medhum-2019-011656. Epub 2019 Aug 13. PMID: 31409656.


  • Åvik, H., Ahlström, G., Årestedt, K., Behm, L., Drevenhorn, E. & Sandgren, A. (2023). Palliative care delivery at nursing homes before and after an educational intervention from the professionals’ perspective: a pre- and post design. Scan J of Caring Sciences, 37(1), 229-294.
  • Sandgren, A., Arnoldsson, L., Lagerholm, A & Bökberg, C. (2021). Quality of life among frail older persons (65+ years) in nursing homes: a cross-sectional study. Nursing Open, 8 (3),
  • Alftberg, Å., Ahlström, G., Nilsen, P., Behm, L., Sandgren, A., Benzein, E., Wallerstedt, B. & Rasmussen, B. (2018). Conversations about death and dying with older people: An ethnographic study in nursing homes. Healthcare, 6(2), 63. doi:10.3390/healthcare6020063
  • Åvik Persson, H., Sandgren, A., Furst, C-J., Ahlström, G. & Behm, L. (2018). Early and late signs that precede dying among older persons in nursing homes: The multidisciplinary team’s perspective. BMC Geriatrics, 18: 134. doi:10.1186/s12877-018-0825-0
  • Wallerstedt, B., Behm, L., Alftberg., Å., Sandgren, A., Benzein, E., Nilsen, P. & Ahlström, G. (2018). Striking a balance: a qualitative study of next of kin participation in the care of older persons in nursing homes in Sweden. Healthcare, 11;6(2) pii: E46. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6020046.
  • Ahlström. G., Nilsen, P., Benzein, E., Behm, L., Wallerstedt, B., Persson M. & Sandgren A. (2018). Implementation of knowledge-based palliative care in nursing homes and pre-post evaluation by cross-over design: A study protocol. BMC Palliative Care, 17:52, 1-11. doi:

Palliativa vårdbehov inom akutsjukvård

  • Sandgren, A., García-Fernandez, F., Gutiérrez Sánchez, D., Strang, P. & Lopez Medina, I. (2020). Hospitalized patients with palliative care needs: Spain and Sweden compared. BMJ Supportive & Palliative care. Published Online First:23 December 2020. doi: 1136/bmjspcare-2020-002417.
  • Sandgren, A. & Strang, P. (2018). Palliative care needs in hospitalized cancer patients: a 5-year follow-up study. Supportive care in cancer, (26),1, 181-186. Doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3831-4



Referenser övriga projekt/samarbeten

Awareness Palliative care
  • Reigada, C., Sandgren, A., Rivas, S., Carvajal, A., Hermida-Romero, S., Benítez, E., Ripoll, G., Olza, I., Centeno, C. & Gómez, B. (2023). Palliative Care Stay Room – designing, testing and evaluating a gamified social intervention to enhance palliative care awareness. BMC Palliative Care, 22:46.
  • Reigada, C., Hermida-Romero, S., Tabera, A., Acilu, A., Sandgren, A., Carvajal, A., Rivas, S., Gómez, B., Naya, C. & Centeno, C. (2022). Engaging university students for palliative care social awareness: the power of interdisciplinarity and creative design. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 46, org/10.1016/j.tsc.2022.101179
  • Reigada, C., Hermida-Romero, S., Sandgren, A., Gómez, B., Olza, I., Navas, A. & Centeno, C. (2021). Interdisciplinary discussions on palliative care among university students in Spain: giving voice to the social debate. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Wellbeing, 6:1, 1955441, DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2021.1955441
  • Reigada, C., Martín-Utrilla, S., Perez-Ros, P., Centeno, C., Sandgren, A. & Gomez, B. (2019). Understanding illnesses through a film festival: an observational study. Heliyon, 5, e02196.
Palliativ vård – hjärtsvikt
  • Hjelmfors, L., van der Wal, MHL., Friedrichsen, M., Milberg, A., Mårtensson, J., Sandgren, A., Strömberg, A, & Jaarsma, T. (2020). Optimizing of a Question Prompt List to improve communication about the heart failure trajectory in patients, families, and health care professionals. BMC Palliative Care, 19, 161.
  • Hjelmfors, L., Mårtensson, J., Strömberg, A., Sandgren, A., Friedrichsen, M. & Jaarsma, T. Communication about prognosis and end-of-life in heart failure care and experiences using a question prompt list. IJERPH, 19 (8), 4841.
  • Hjelmfors, L., Strömberg, A., Friedrichsen, M., Sandgren, A., Mårtensson, J. & Jaarsma, T. (2018). Using co-design to develop an intervention to improve communication about prognosis and end-of-life issues in heart failure care. BMC Palliative Care, 17:85. doi:10.1186/s12904-018-0340-2
  • Hjelmfors, L., Strömberg, A, Sandgren, A., Mårtensson, J., Friedrichsen, M. & Jaarsma, T. (2018). ‘I was told the I would not die from heart failure’: Patients’ perceptions of prognosis communication. Applied Nursing Research, 41, 41-45. Doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2018.03.007.
  • Sandgren, A. (2017). Complexities in palliative cancer care – can grounded theories be useful to increase awareness. The Grounded Theory Review, 16(1), 75-79.
  • Grimheden, S., Lindqvist, G., Bylund Grenklo, T. & Sandgren, A. (2017). An obligation to care for seriously ill children in their homes: A qualitative study of community nurses’ perceptions. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research, 37(4), 201-208. doi:10.1177/2057158517701664
  • Munck, B. & Sandgren, A. (2017). The impact of medical technology on sense of security in the palliative home care setting. British Journal of Community Nursing, 22(3), 130-5. Doi:10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.3.130.
  • Parola, V., Coelho, A., Cardoso, D., Sandgren, A., Apóstolo, J. (2017). Prevalence of burnout in health professionals working in palliative care: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(7), 1905-1933. Doi:10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003309.
  • Möllerberg, M-L., Sandgren, A., Swahnberg, K & Benzein, E. (2017). Familial interaction patterns during the palliative phase of a family member living with cancer. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 19(1), 67-74.
  • Tranberg, M., Rasmussen, B., Fürst, C-J., Friedrichsen, Benzein, E., Sandgren, A. & Öhlén, J. (2016). Möten mellan människor – Kulturkrockar i den palliativa vården. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Mecidin, 33(3), 27-31.
  • Möllerberg, M-L., Sandgren, A., Lithman, T., Noreen, D., Olsson, H. & Sjövall, K. (2016). The effects of a cancer diagnosis on the health of a patient’s partner: a population-based register study of cancer in Sweden. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(5), 744-52.
  • Henoch, I., Carlander, I., Holm, M., James, I., Kenne Sarenmalm, E., Lundh-Hagelin, C., Lind, S., Sandgren, A. & Öhlén, J (2016). Palliative Care Research – A Systematic Review of foci, designs and methods of research conducted in Sweden between 2007-2012. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 30(1), 5-25.