From 7-18 September, 2020 we will start a new Self-Course at Linköping University with 20 students enrolled from Sweden, US, Iran, Italy, China, Denmark. The students have a variety of backgrounds such as nursing, psychology, dental care, to name a few. It is a 3 week course with live Zoom lectures, group work, virtual seminars and working groups with an international faculty. The students will work in different learning formats to develop an in-depth understanding of self-care in relation to chronic illness. We are excited to give this course totally on-line for the first time.
2020 Conference Outcomes
- Our planned face-to-face conference was cancelled due to the pandemic. So we held a 3-day virtual conference in June 2020. At this meeting we discussed results from the scoping review, which identified that relatively few of the published self-care interventions focus on the response to symptoms or self-care management. We agreed on the need for future research on this topic and spent our time discussing study methods.
2019 Conference Outcomes
- Our conference discussion is summarized in this publication: Riegel B, Dunbar SB, Fitzsimons D, Freedland K, Lee CS, Middleton S, Stromberg A, Webber D, Vellone E, Jaarsma T. Self-care research: Where are we now? Where are we going? International Journal of Nursing Studies. In press.