KIPRIME podcast episode 14 - Terese Stenfors

Lifelong learning for health care professionals - an interview with Terese Stenfors.

KIPRIME Fellows
Terese Stenfors, KIPRIME Fellows. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

Terese Stenfors is an associate professor in Medical Education at Karolinska Institutet and is the director of the Evaluation Unit. Her background is in Social Science and she’s previously worked with academic development.   

Her current research explores the contribution of interpersonal relationships between patients and health care professionals to advance patient health care. As chronic illness and co-morbidity increases within our general population, these relationships assume a pivotal role.

Patient-health care professional relationships have been described using concepts such as co-care, person-centered care, or collaborative care. These constructs all emphasize that healthcare requires a close interaction between patient and clinician – however, we understand little about how these concepts manifest in daily clinical practice, or how they influence the quality of patient care. 

Her work focuses on the variations in how such constructs are understood, and she uses these variations as a starting point for dialogue and learning. 

Listen to episode 14

The KIPRIME podcast

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen. 

Host for the series is Alina Jenkins, a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science.