Jenny Lindberg

affiliated with the university, , , , Former name: Jenny Olsson

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy



In nephrology care, many ethical questions arise. Dialysis is a life supporting therapy and in a patient population with increasing age and comorbidities, the question regarding withholding or withdrawal of dialysis often will arise when the treatment is considered futile or cause more harm than benefit for the patient. Supportive and palliative care is necessary early in the disease and will be even more necessary when the patient will not receive dialysis. 

My aim with this research project is to study the decisions with a normative ethical approach. There are several value conflicts that can arise in these decisions regarding introduction or continuation, withholding or withdrawal of dialysis: autonomy, quality of life, the best interest of the patient, doing good and avoiding harm etc. I will study patient participation in the decision, timing and framing as well as the potential room for paternalism in the patient-physician relationship.

Recent research outputs

Axelsson, L., Benzein, E., Jenny Lindberg & Persson, C., 2019 Jun 11, In : Nursing Ethics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jenny Lindberg, Mats Johansson & Linus Broström, 2019 Mar 1, In : Journal of Medical Ethics. 45, 3, p. 161-167 104851.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Axelsson, L., Alvariza, A., Jenny Lindberg, Öhlén, J., Håkanson, C., Reimertz, H., Carl Johan Fürst & Årestedt, K., 2018, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 55, 2, p. 236-244

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