Idun Winqvist

Doktorand|Doctoral Student

  • Professional title: Doctoral Student
  • Academic title: Doctoral Student
  • Department: Department of Health Sciences (HOV)
  • Telephone: +46 (0)10-1428108
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  • Visitor address: Kunskapens väg 8, Östersund
  • Room number: K423
  • Employee in the subject: Nursing


Licensed nurse (Bachelor's degree) in hospital care
District nurse (Master's degree) in home healthcare and primary care

Area of interest

Safe evidence-based care and improvement work
In this area, we study how we can best prevent and prevent medical injuries and unnecessary suffering for people and relatives. One aspect is research in care quality and patient safety.

Informatics and collaboration in teams
In this area, the care organization, the care chain and the importance of digital competence for the quality of care are studied. The research also includes the effects of good leadership and teamwork in different contexts.


I work on a research project entitled "Quality in transitional care - From hospital care to home healthcare in rural areas".
People in need of care are transferred several times between different healthcare providers, which entails potential risks for the person in need of care. The transitional care process concerns measures to ensure continuity and coordination of healthcare during the patient's transition from one place to another. A globally prolonged life expectancy, rapid medical technology development and increasingly complex care need after discharge place increasingly high demands on the cooperation between healthcare actors. Previous research suggests that rural communities are more associated with low socioeconomic status than urban communities, which in turn is associated with an increased risk of chaotic discharges with poor patient outcomes. In addition, the risk of readmission to the hospital is higher if the patient is discharged to ordinary housing, i.e. the patient's private residence, than to special forms of accommodation such as a skilled nursing facility. Hence, the project aims to explore perceptions of care quality in the transitional care process, which includes healthcare before, during and after adults in need of care at home are transferred from hospital care to home healthcare in rural areas. The project's first two studies have a qualitative approach and explore nurses' perceptions of care quality in these care transfers, focusing on process and structure.

Teaching and tutoring

Involved in teaching related to the undergraduate nursing program. Lectures in systematic improvement work and reactions to healthcare organizational changes. Assesses clinical operational education within open forms of care (home health care/primary care). Supervises essays up to candidate level. Assesses written submissions in health and absence of health.

Extra contact information




Articles in journals

Winqvist, I. , Näppä, U. , Rönning, H. & Marie, H. (2023). Reducing risks in complex care transitions in rural areas : a grounded theory. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, vol. 18: 1  

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