Tove Godskesen

The Department of Health Care Sciences

Title: Scenior Lectrurer

Phone: +46-70 731 70 20


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

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Main areas of research interest
Tove E. Godskesen has a PhD in medical sciences and bioethics. Her research is mainly focused on the areas of clinical trials and ethical issues in end-of-life care. Particular issues of interest are the process of informed consent and the question of how to integrate research and care. The research brings together a spectrum of competencies spanning over many different areas of ethics, such as care ethics, nursing ethics, medical ethics, research ethics, public health ethics, and empirical ethics.

Godskesen is presently the PI for a Nordic project, Embodiment of ethical perspectives in the clinic: Healthcare personnel’s experiences of dilemmas when caring for oncology and hematology research participants. She is also doing work on such issues as dignity in care, the experiences of cystic fibrosis patients waiting for lung transplants, and palliative care. She is an affiliated researcher with Uppsala University, Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB). The starting point for the CRB project Antibiotic resistance: Ethical and public health considerations is that public attitudes and preferences are key to get public acceptance of and compliance with health programs. This is a PhD project by Mirko Ancillotti where Godskesen contributes her interview expertise and is a co-author of two papers on the public’s balancing of benefits and risks with regard to antibiotics use; focusing on the trade-off between personal versus collective gain, and present versus future gain. She is also part of a project on Research integrity and good scientific practice.


Tove E. Godskesen has broad experience as a teacher after lecturing at Uppsala university, Gävle University college and now at ESH. She works as Senior Lecturer, teaching ethics, research ethics and care ethics primarily at Bachelor- and Master level. She also serves as a tutor, supervising palliative care nurses.


Simen A Steindal, Andréa Aparecida Gonçalves Nes, Tove Godskesen, Heidi Holmen, Anette Winger, Jane Österlind, Alfhild Dihle, Anna Klarare (2023). Advantages and Challenges of Using Telehealth for Home-Based Palliative Care: A Systematic Mixed Studies Review
Kajsa Norbäck, Anna T. Höglund, Tove Godskesen, Sara Frygner-Holm (2023). Ethical concerns when recruiting children with cancer for research: Swedish healthcare professionals’ perceptions and experiences
Tove Godskesen, Åsa Rejnö (2023). Etik i samverkan
Alexandra Beyermann, Margareta Asp, Tove Godskesen, Mirkka Söderman (2023). Nurses’ challenges when supporting the family of patients with ALS in specialized palliative home care: A qualitative study
Kajsa Norberg Wieslander, Anna T Höglund, Sara Frygner-Holm, Tove Godskesen (2023). Research ethics committee members’ perspectives on paediatric research: A qualitative interview study
Tove Godskesen, Sara Frygner Holm, Anna T. Höglund, Stefan Eriksson (2023). YouTube as a source of information on clinical trials for paediatric cancer
Bodil Holmberg, Tove Godskesen (2022). Barriers to and facilitators of ethical encounters at the end of life in a nursing home: An ethnographic study
Bodil Holmberg, Tove Godskesen (2022). Dignity in bodily care at the end of life in a nursing home: An ethnographic study
Lena Palmryd, Tove Godskesen, Åsa Rejnö (2022). Integritet vid vård i livets slutskede inom intensivvård: En kvalitativ studie från sjuksköterskors perspektiv (nr 26)
Tove Godskesen, Stefan Eriksson, Marilyn H Oermann, Sebastian Gabrielsson (2022). Predatory conferences: A systematic scoping review
Kajsa Norbäck, Anna Höglund, Tove Godskesen, Sara Frygner-Holm (2022). Recruiting children with cancer to research: A qualitative interview study exploring ethical values and challenges among Swedish health care professionals and researchers
Simen A Steindal, Andréa Aparecida Goncalves Nes, Tove E. Godskesen, Susanne Lind, Alfhild Dihle, Anette Winger, Jane Österlind, Fredrik Solvang Pettersen, Heidi Holmen, Anna Klarare (2021). Advantages and Challenges in Using Telehealth for Home-Based Palliative Care: Protocol for a Systematic Mixed Studies Review
Emma Lundin, Tove Godskesen (2021). End-of-life care for people with advanced dementia and pain: a qualitative study in Swedish nursing homes
Lena Palmryd, Åsa Rejnö, Tove Godskesen (2021). Integrity at end of life in the intensive care unit: a qualitative study of nurses' views
Mirko Ancillotti, Stefan Eriksson, Tove Godskesen, Dan I. Andersson, Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist (2020). An Effort Worth Making: a Qualitative Study of How Swedes Respond to Antibiotic Resistance
Zandra Engelbak Nielsen, Stefan Eriksson, Laurine Bente Schram Harsløf, Suzanne Petri, Gert Helgesson, Margrete Mangset, Tove Godskesen (2020). Are cancer patients better off if they participate in clinical trials?: A mixed methods study
Åsa Rejnö, Britt-Marie Ternestedt, Lennart Nordenfelt, Gunilla Silfverberg, Tove E. Godskesen (2020). Dignity at stake: Caring for persons with impaired autonomy
Tove Godskesen (2020). Inte bättre behandling i läkemedelsstudier
Simen A. Steindal, Andréa Aparecida Gonçalves Nes, Tove Godskesen, Alfhild Dihle, Susanne Lind, Anette Winger, Anna Klarare (2020). Patients’ Experiences of Telehealth in Palliative Home Care: Scoping Review
Sebastian Gabrielsson, Stefan Eriksson, Tove Godskesen (2020). Predatory nursing journals: A case study of author prevalence and characteristics
Mirko Ancillotti, Stefan Eriksson, Dan I. Andersson, Tove Godskesen, Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Jorien Veldwijk (2020). Preferences regarding antibiotic treatment and the role of antibiotic resistance: A discrete choice experiment
Tove E. Godskesen, Petri Suzanne, Stefan Eriksson, Arja Halkoaho, Margrete Mangset, Zandra Engelbak Nielsen (2020). The culture of hope and ethical challenges in clinical trials: A qualitative study of oncologists and haematologists’ views
William Bülow, Tove E. Godskesen, Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson (2020). Why unethical papers should be retracted
Tove Godskesen, Stefan Eriksson (2019). Selektiv rapportering av kliniska prövningar
Gert Helgesson, William Bülow, Stefan Eriksson, Tove E. Godskesen (2019). Should the deceased be listed as authors?
Ulrika Skogeland, Isabelle de Monestrol, Tove E. Godskesen (2018). Experiences of Individuals Awaiting Lung Transplantation
Tove E. Godskesen (2018). God vård innebär att sällsynta sjukdomar ges resurser.
Stefan Eriksson, Tove Godskesen, Lars Andersson, Gert Helgesson (2018). How to counter undeserving authorship
Mirko Ancillotti, Stefan Eriksson, Jorien Veldwijk, Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Dan I Andersson, Tove Godskesen (2018). Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions.
Tove E Godskesen, Josepine Fernow, Stefan Eriksson (2018). Quality of online information about phase I clinical cancer trials in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Robert Spörndly, Stefan Eriksson, Tove Godskesen (2018). Representation of Ethnic Minoritites in Swedish Clinical Cancer Trials: A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Experiences
Tove Godskesen, Petri Suzanne, Stefan Eriksson, Arja Halkoaho, Margrete Mangset, Merja Pirinen, Zandra Engelbak Nielsen (2018). When Nursing Care and Clinical Trials Coincide: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Nordic Oncology and Hematology Nurses on Ethical Work Challenges
Ulrika Skogeland, Isabelle de Monestrol, Tove E. Godskesen (2018). WS18.1 Waiting for lung transplant, manifold experiences: a literature review
Tove Godskesen, Ulrik Kihlbom (2017). "I Have a Lot of Pills in My Bag, You Know": Institutional Norms in the Provision of Hope in Phase I Clinical Cancer Trials.
Tove Godskesen (2016). Cancerpatienter i kliniska prövningar
Tove Godskesen, U Kihlbom, K Nordin, M Silén, P Nygren (2016). Differences in trial knowledge and motives for participation among cancer patients in phase 3 clinical trials.
Tove Godskesen, M G Hansson, P Nygren, K Nordin, U Kihlbom (2015). Hope for a cure and altruism are the main motives behind participation in phase 3 clinical cancer trials.
Tove Godskesen (2015). Patients in Clinical Cancer Trials: Understanding, Motivation and Hope
Tove Godskesen, Peter Nygren, Karin Nordin, Mats Hansson, Ulrik Kihlbom (2013). Phase 1 clinical trials in end-stage cancer: patient understanding of trial premises and motives for participation

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3 January 2022