University of Gothenburg

Institute of Health and Care Sciences

Gothenburg university, Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC), centre director

COST Action Chair, WG3

Research interests

Clinical research

Long term illness

Evaluation of person-centred interventions


Key Publications

Ekman I, Wolf A, Olsson L-O, Taft C, Dudas K, Schaufelberger M, Swedberg K Effects of person-centred care in patients with chronic heart failure – the PCC-HF study. European Heart Journal 2012 May;33(9):1112-9.

Ekman I, Swedberg K, Taft C, et al. for the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC)  Person-Centred Care – Ready for Prime Time. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011 Dec;10(4):248-51.

Alharbi TSJ, Ekman I, Olsson L-E, Dudas K, Carlström E.  Organizational culture and the implementation of person-centered care: Results from a change process in Swedish hospital care. Health Policy. 2012 Dec;108(2-3):294-301

Fors A, Ekman I, Taft C, Björkelund C, Frid K, Larsson M, et al. Person-centred care after acute coronary syndrome, from hospital to primary care – a randomised controlled trial. Int J Cardiol. 2015 May 6;187:693-9.

Ekman I, Busse R, van Ginneken E et al. Health-care improvements in a financially constrained environment. The Lancet 2016; Vol 387; 646-647.

Key experience

Coordinator EU 7th FP WE CARE

Director GPCC research centre

Head of institute and vice dean, Sahlgrenska Academy

GPCC Implement, Board member