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In my research I am focused on relationship-building interactions within the health care sector and which factors and developments shape the quality in interpersonal relations in health care.

I have designed curricular activities embedded in the medical education at the University of Southern Denmark that focus on the above and integrate my research into continued learning initiatives among health care professionals.

My current research areas are:

1. empathy in health care (and related concepts sucah as compassion and altruism). I investigate questions such as:

- what is the nature of empathy as enacted in a clinical context?

- What is the perceived role of empathy in health care provision among students, clinicians and patients?

- What are the conditions for empathy in digitally mediated health communication?  

2. Digital health communication within a primary care setting:

- How do text-based e-consultations and video consultations sustain relationship-centred care?

- Human-centred AI-solutions - what are the opportunities and challenges? 

3. Interprofessional relationships and collaboration.

- How do we create robust and psychologgy safe peer-to-peer relationships that can reduce mental health problems among professionals?

4. The influence of health care professionals' personal values on communication and interaction with patients.

- Which blind angles and risks of discrimation exist?

 

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