Equity in care and health
The Swedish Society of Nursings strategy for equal care and health seeks to contribute and help all nurses in all areas of activity, to work for equal care and health for the entire population.
There are unmotivated differences in the Swedish public medical service, for example between socioeconomic groups, geographic areas, sex and gender despite the fact that guidelines and documents that steer the service demand it to be equitable. Swedish care is inequitable. The differences are significant and constant and there are some considerable regional differences. The inequities are apparent even if the examples vary. Inequitable care is, for example, that men who suffer from strokes are treated at stroke units more often than women, or that women and men with low education levels die more often from myocardial infarction or stroke than those who have a high level of education.
This new strategy is based on the Swedish Society of Nursing’s first strategy concerning health promotion in nursing, published in 2008. The first strategy clarified health promotion in nursing and demonstrated how knowledge about health and health promoting activities can be used in clinical practice.
Publications in English
Alcohol and older people
Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm, whether in the form of chronic disease or acute harm, has increased amongst Sweden’s elderly in recent ...
E-health a Strategy for Nurses
This strategy aims to increase knowledge of e-health in nursing and contribute to a lively discussion in the areas of nursing care and education.
Foundation of Nursing Care Values
The Swedish Society of Nursing presents its Foundation of Nursing care values. The society intends this document to contribute to the provision of high quality care within all nursing areas.
Nursing - Research and the future
To guarantee safe, high quality, person-centred healthcare for both today's and tomorrow's patients and their significant others, nursing research is a crucial factor.
Strategy for improving the quality of nursing
Quality improvement relating to nursing can only be achieved if nurses and other care staff are willing and prepared to make the required effort and ...
The House of Nurses
The Swedish Society of Nursing resides in the House of Nurses. The building is filled with unique objects that serve as a reminder of the over 100-year history of the Society.