In her research, Janet Mattsson is especially interested in complex caring situations and pedagogical encounters, mainly in the context of pediatric intensive care. Her research is in its nature interdisciplinary and stretches between nursing care, medical education and technical health care. Students in higher education as well as work based learning and patient safety are some of her research areas often in relation to intensive care and pediatric intensive care. She is also involved in a new Swedish initiative for collaboration between nursing science and engineering focusing digitization, demographics and participation. The initiative aims at understanding how digitization affects patients, health care professionals, and the role of engineers and how this collaboration proactively contributes to systems that support caring and nursing.
Theoretically, she departed from educational and nursing theories such as phenomenography and phenomenology. Methodologically her research takes a qualitative approach and data collection is carried out through observations, interviews and as action research in various health-care related contexts.
Pedagogical encounters; Nursing care; Technical health care; Pediatric intensive care; Demographics; Phenomenography; Phenomenology.