Lars Andersson

The Department of Health Care Sciences

Title: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46-76 636 51 54


Address: Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Box 11189, 100 61 Stockholm
Visiting address: Folkungagatan 127

Main areas of research interest

- Methodological and Theoretical Development in Nursing Research
- Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Theories
- Philosophy of Life in Old Age

The first area of research focuses on two central problems in nursing science. First, the problem finding appropriate methods for interpretation of interviews, videofilms, narratives and kinds of meaning-carrying material. Second, the problem of giving adequate descriptions of theoretical constructs in nursing science. In dealing with the first problem, the project presents and clairifyes the hemeneutic method as described by Føllesdal, Walløe and Elster (1993). This method interprets hermeneutics as the hypothetic-deductive method used on meaning-carrying material. Concerning the second problem, the focus of the discussion is to show how different definitions of "scientific theory" and views on scientific development, gives different evaluations of theoretical constructs of nursing. The research is done in collaboration with Senior Lecturer Barbro Gustafsson, Karolinska institutet.

The second area concerns philosophical and etical foundations of nursing theories. Nursing theorists often use different philosophical theories and tools to build a conception of nursing. This use gives rise to several interesting questions: Do nursing theorists use philosophical theories in a reasonable way and are they aware of complications arising when philosphers of different traditions are put together in a nursing theory or model? Are the moral implications of nursing theories acceptable from an etical point of view? A coming article in this area concerns the use of Heideggers philosophy in nursing theories focusing on the problem of nazi ideology in Heideggers philosophy.

The last area concerns view of life in very old age. Very old people have a unique situation as their lives are radically changed. This can be a matter of loss of functional abilities/capabailities, loss of partner and friends of the same age. Attention has been called to elderly persons being affected by the meaning they ascribed to their experienced inability/incapacity. This meaning is strongly associated with their view of life, which is an all-embracing interpretation of existence and life comprising general assumptions of human beings and reality, basic values and attitudes. In order to support the very old person to a life as good as possible it is of vital importance to understandhis/her view of life. The purpose of the project "View of life in very old age" is to study very old person’s view of life in order to deepen the understanding of the meaning they ascribe to their life situation by means of interview data. The persons in the study are all participating in the so-called "Kungsholmen project" which is a longitudinal study in Stockholm. The project is a collaboration with Senior Lecturer Margareta Nilsson, Marie Cederschiöld högskola.



Lars Andersson (2022). Perspektiv på etiksamtal i vården
Catarina Fischer Grönlund, Anna Söderberg, Vera Dahlqvist, Lars Andersson, Ulf Isaksson (2019). Development, validity and reliability testing the Swedish Ethical Climate Questionnaire
Lars Andersson, Henrik Lerner, Gunilla Silfverberg (2019). En modell för mänsklig värdighet
Lars Andersson (2019). Några filosofiska kommentarer till livsåskådningssamtal i vården
Stefan Eriksson, Tove Godskesen, Lars Andersson, Gert Helgesson (2018). How to counter undeserving authorship
Pernilla Liedgren, Lars Andersson (2013). Strategies Among Young Jehovah's Witnesses in Compulsory School in Sweden, Age 13-15, a Case-Study
Lars Andersson, Pernilla Liedgren Dobronravoff (2012). Strategies among young Jehovah’s Witnesses in secondary school in Sweden
Gunilla Johansson, Lars Andersson, Barbro Gustafsson, Christer Sandahl (2010). Between being and doing – the nature of leadership of first-line nurse managers and registered nurses
Anette Erdner, Lars Andersson, Annabella Magnusson, Kim Lützén (2009). Varying views of life among people with long-term mental illness
Anders Westius, Lars Andersson, Kjell Kallenberg (2009). View of life in persons with dementia
Lars Andersson (2008). Livsåskådningsvetenskapliga perspektiv på vårdetik
B Westman, M Bergenmar, Lars Andersson (2006). Life, illness and death—Existential reflections of a Swedish sample of patients who have undergone curative treatment for breast or prostatic cancer
Lars Andersson (2006). Några filosofiska kommentarer till livsåskådningssamtal i vården
Kim Lützén, Agneta Cronqvist, Annabella Magnusson, Lars Andersson (2003). Moral stress: synthesis of a concept
Stefan Eriksson, Lars Andersson (2002). Samtal måste föras!: autonomi i fallet Jehovas vittnen och blodtransfusioner
Stefan Eriksson, Lars Andersson (2001). Autonomi och religion: Jehovas vittnen och blodtransfusioner
Barbro Gustafsson, Lars Andersson (2001). "The Nine-Field-Model" for Evaluation of Theoretical Constructs in Nursing: Part One. Development of a new model for nursing theory evaluation and application of this model to theory description of the SAUC model
Barbro Gustafsson, Lars Andersson (2001). "The Nine-Field-Model" for Evaluation of Theoretical Constructs in Nursing: Part Two. Application of the evaluation model to theory analysis, theory critique and theory support of the SAUC model
Barbro Gustafsson, Lars Andersson (2001). The SAUC model for confirming nursing analysed through "the Nine-Field-Model" for evaluation of theoretical contructs in nursing
Lars Andersson (1997). Alienation: En genomgående linje i Karl Marx' tänkande

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