Tove Lindhardtaffiliated with the university, RNT, MScN, PhD, Senior Researcher

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing


I am RNT, MScN and PhD. As a senior researcher my research focus lies on the older patient in acute hospital wards, with particular interest in involvement of patients and relatives, patient empowerment and hospital-community case management. My research comprises both qualitative and quantitative methods, implementation research and development and psychometric testing of instruments. I am chair of the board of research for the Danish Nursing Society which encompasses approximately 10.000 nurses.

Titles of research programmes:

  • The older medical patient – a research programme
  • Involvement of patients and relatives by developing and testing technology that can enhance involvement of patients and relatives during hospitalisation and the time after – a research programme
  • Family members’ collaboration with hospital staff during elderly patients’ hospital stay in acute medical wards – A European comparative study


  • Continuity in older medical patients’ hospital trajectory – An action research project
  • Relatives in fast-track programmes for older patients undergoing total alloplastic hip or knee surgery – A grounded theory study
  • Implementing a clinical pathway in care of older people hospitalized with community acquired pneumonia – An implementation research study

Other research studies:

  • What relatives wanted us to know regarding the acute hospitalization of their older family member – A qualitative study of freetext in a structured survey

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Research at Herlev Hospital, Denmark.

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