The Department of Health Care Sciences
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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.