Camilla Ann-Louise Koskinen

Professor in Caring Science, PhD, MNSc, RN

Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet
Avdeling for omsorg og etikk
KA A-115


My research profile, scientific thinking, and basic pedagogical views have their origin in Caring Science, hermeneutics, and qualitative research methods. Research and theory development take place in relation to topics such as Ethics, Caring, Suffering, and Health. The research focuses on human life, patients, health care personnel and various health care contexts, self-caring, and health promotion. Research is also conducted in relation to healthcare educators’ competencies, students’ learning and acquisition, and digitalization/VR technology as an educational method for learning ethical caring.

The research areas are; Caring Science - theory formation and clarification of central concepts and theoretical frameworks, Research on ethical competence from a multi-professional perspective in clinical practice with the purpose to develop ethical caring and sustainable health care practices, Research on the phenomena of life suffering and the tension between life suffering and zest for life in the event of major life changes, Research on educators’ competence, students’ learning and acquisition, and digitalization in health education, and Application research and the interweaving of caring science theory and clinical practice.

I am a member of the program area, Life phenomena and caring, with scientific responsibility for projects within the research area, Human life in the center for the development of ethical caring and sustainable health care practices (2021-2024).

Ongoing research project: 

Development of multi-professional ethical competence in clinical practice. Collaboration between Stavanger University hospital and University of Stavanger. 2019-

A Life Worth Living. A national and international project with the overall purpose to affirm life and promote health for men and young adults in challenging and unbearable life transitions. 2020-

Technological innovations for ethical education. 2022-

Ph.D. projects

Responsibility for the courses: Master program: MHV142 Research methods 1/qualitative methods/5 ECTS; MHV148 Research methods 2/qualitativ methods/5 ECTS; MHV110 Methodology and research design/10 ECTS and Subject lecturer in MHV111 Research methods/qualitative methods. Ph.D. program: DHV320-1 Theoretical and conceptual framework founded in caring sciences/10 ECTS.