Vulnerable

According to me, as a Swede, vulnerable and especially vulnerability is kind of difficult to pronounce. It´s like there´s too many vowels way back in my throat... I have to concentrate hard to get it right. The last days I´ve been concentrating hard, really hard. My first deadline was today and in agreement with my supervisors I... Continue Reading →

Cognitive process

Sometimes it helps to make a bad joke out of those odd moments in life. At the interview (when I applied to become a PhD student) one associate professor asked me a question and it has haunt me ever since.   Also me: OMG, I don´t even understand the question! But I do have questions -... Continue Reading →

Six dimensions

According to the report "Crossing the quality chasm" from 2001, there are six dimensions of quality. These dimensions represent characteristics of how health care should be and what areas to focus on when improving it. Safe - make no harm Effective - evidence-based care Patient-centered - individual responsive and respectful care Timely - access and system responsiveness... Continue Reading →

From good to great

Oh dear, what have I done? Today´s lesson is nothing less than an understanding of the impossible thing I´m about to do. How on earth am I going to measure patient satisfaction during endoscopic procedures? My ambition is to achieve a standard for measuring patient satisfaction in the name of quality assurance and by that create... Continue Reading →

Today’s lesson

Today I´ve learned about quality improvement in health care. It all started with the desire to answer the questions: What is patient satisfaction and why does it matters? One thing led to another and as I started my search I went back in time, way back to 1966, where I met Avedis Donabedian (1919-2000). Apparently,... Continue Reading →

I am about to do…

Yet another short and quick blog post. Some of you have asked what my research subject is. Confessedly, I have to say that I will not do my PhD on pedagogy, digital media or anything that has to do with what I actually know something about. Two weeks before application due day I had a... Continue Reading →

Promise to myself

On my honour I promise that I refuse to be dwarfed by others brightness. Throughout this journey I will follow my own path. No matter how small my achievements are, I will be proud of my progress and I will continue to strive forward.  

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