Margaretha Ekebergh

Email: Margaretha Ekebergh
Telephone: +46 732305949
University: Högskolan i Borås

Professor in Health Care Science

RN, Lecturer in health care, Researcher in caring science didactics, Professor

Learning support and strategies within the contexts of caring, health care and nursing

Professor and academic leader of a Research and Educational Centre with focus on lifeworld]led Education within Caring Science. This includes issues related to both the subject of health care (caring) and education.

Teaching interests related to Caring Science

Caring Science and its ontological and epistemological foundation,Core]concepts of Caring Science, Caring Science transformed to Nursing, Reflection as learning support, Models of Supervision based in lifeworld and caring science, qualitative methodologies for Health Care studies

Research interests related to Caring Science

Lifeworld-led Education within Health Care and Nursing, which includes issues about developing Health Care and Nursing. Beside this it includes dissemination of knowledge grounded in Caring Science and research outcomes within Heath Care.

Margaretha's research focus is on the intertwining process of caring theory and caring praxis with the learner's lifeworld. An overall theme is, Creating innovative environments that bridging the theory - practice gap: the interaction between caring and learning. Studies of an innovative nature are carried out with the aim of testing and further development of a model for learning support in the caring context. This research includes studies of different didactic ideas and strategies for the learning process of caring science knowledge in theory and praxis. This also includes how the caring science becomes visible in approach, language and actions in the practical caring context. The research is aimed at both nursing students and registered nurses working in the field. She has published several articles and made conference presentations on the theme of interaction between theory and practice in caring and nursing. In addition to that she has published a considerable amount of research reports and textbooks within this area.

Current research project: The intertwining process of caring and learning in DEU:s units. The project is carrying through in DEU unites in psychiatric care and orthopaedic care. The project involves two doctoral students' thesis.

  • Editorial Board member for the journal of Reflective Practice
  • Editorial Board for the Journal; Clinical Nursing Studies
  • Dahlberg, K., Ekebergh, M. & Ironside, P.M. (2003). Converging conversations from phenomenological pedagogies: Toward a science of health professions education. In N. Diekelmann & P. Ironside (Eds). Teaching Practitioners of Care: New Pedagogies for the Health Professions, vol.2, 22 – 58. Madison. WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Ekebergh, M., Lepp, M. & Dahlberg, K. (2004). Reflective learning with Drama in Nursing Education - a Swedish attempt to overcome the theory praxis gap. Nurse Education Today, 24, 622 – 628.
  • Ekebergh, M. (2005). Are you in control of the method or is the method in control of you? Nurse Educator, 30, 6, 259 - 262 Ekebergh, M. & Petersson, B-O. (2006). Developing a didactic method that links the student’s lifeworld with caring science in theory and practice. In Proceedings, 4th International Research and Development Conference, Theory and Practice in nursing Education,County of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Ekebergh, M. (2007). Learning Caring Science Theory in Nursing Education. I Leana E Callara (red.), Nursing Education Challenges in the 21st Century. New Jersey: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Ekebergh, M. (2007). Lifeworld-based reflection and learning: a contribution to the reflective practice in nursing and nursing education. Reflective Practice 8, 3, 331 – 343.
  • Dahlberg, K. & Ekebergh, M (2008). To use a method without being ruled by it: Learning supported by drama in the integration of theory with healthcare Practice. The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, volume 8, special edition. 1 – 20.
  • Ekebergh, M. (2008). Developing a Didactic Method that Emphasizes Lifeworld as a basis for learning. Reflective Practice, Special Issue, (10),1, 51 - 63
  • Ekebergh, M. (2009). Caring Science as a scientific base for Nursing and Nurse Education. Unpublished paper
  • Ekebergh, M. (2009). Developing a Didactic Method that Emphasizes Lifeworld as a basis for learning. Reflective Practice, Special Issue 10(1), 51 - 63.
  • Ekebergh, M. (2011). A Learning Model for Nursing Students during Clinical Studies. Nurse Education in Practice, 11, 384 - 389.
  • Hörberg, U., Ozolins, L-L. & Ekebergh, M.(2011). Intertwining caring science, practice and caring education from a lifeworld perspective: two contextual examples, International Journal of Qualitative Study on Health and Well-being, 6: 10363 - DOI:10.3402/qhw. v6i4.10363.
  • Berglund.M., Sjögren, R, & Ekebergh, M. (2012). Reflect and learn together - when two supervisors interact in the learning process of nurse education. Journal of Nursing Managment, 20, 152 - 158.