Dr. Christen Erlingsson Advances Family Nursing Science in Sweden

erlingsson-profilepicturefull-1Christen Erlingsson, Med. Dr., District Nurse Specialist, RN, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Life Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden. Her current focus in family nursing research is in conceptualizing how people understand ”family”. She recently collaborated with Dr. Petra Bryziewicz at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa in a study that compared undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students’ personal definitions of family. Additional collaboration with UKZN includes supervison of doctoral students’ thesis projects based on family nursing based care interventions in Critical Care. Dr. Erlingsson’s research has also included studies on closing letters to family who have participated in Family Health Conversations (Fam-HC), and studies on older family caregivers’ health. Recently she has collaborated with researchers at Umeå University in Sweden testing psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire (ICE-FPSQ). For more information contact IFNA member, Christen Erlingsson.