Birgit Rasmussen

Professor, nurseFormer name: Birgit Holritz Rasmussen

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing


  • Palliative Nursing , Patient’ relevant outcomes , Swedish Palliative Care Guide



The focus of my research relates to palliative care and my research interest and expertise is to generate knowledge about living with and caring for people with chronic and severe illness, assessment of needs and non-pharmacological interventions. Another important theme of my research is to explore elements of the ward climate facilitating health and healing, and developing instruments as means to provide outcome measures for interventions studies. Our knowledge within the field of palliative care is more advanced today, at least in some areas, making the move from descriptive and explorative to interventions studies, possible. The latter being the focus of my engagement in research projects related to implementing a Swedish Palliative Care Guide and a palliative care approach in primary care, nursing homes and acute care settings.

Recent research outputs

Ziebland, S., Birgit Rasmussen, MacArtney, J., Hajdarevic, S. & Sand Andersen, R., 2018 Jul 31, In : Journal of Health Services Research and Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Åsa Alftberg, Gerd Ahlström, Nilsen, P., Lina Behm, Sandgren, A., Benzein, E., Wallerstedt, B. & Birgit Rasmussen, 2018 Jun 14, In : Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland). 6, 63, p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marlene Malmström, Birgit H. Rasmussen, Bernhardson, B. M., Hajdarevic, S., Eriksson, L. E., Andersen, R. S. & MacArtney, J. I., 2018 Jun 1, In : European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 34, p. 82-88 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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