Presentation Helena Wigert

Helena Wigert is Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is also a clinical Senior Lecturer at neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Queen Silvia Children`s Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Helena has Registration as Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Pediatric Nursing, a Master degree in Nursing Care, and a PhD in Nursing Care Science. In 2008, she defended her thesis “Parents participation in the care of their child in neonatal intensive care”, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Helena completed her education as a pediatric nurse in 1987 and since then she has worked with neonatal care, both in NICU in hospitals and in education. Her main research focuses on the caring in NICU for the newborn children and their parents. Her current research projects concern communication between personnel and parents in NICU and telemedicine with focus communication in neonatal homecare. Helena’s methodological expertise is on qualitative research methods, especially life world phenomenology and hermeneutic, narrative analysis, mixed methods design and participant observation.

Helena is also a supervisor for master students and involved in cooperation programmers for exchange of students and teachers between Sweden and India. She is also author in a Swedish textbook of Support and Strengthening. Caring in Childbearing; focus on family-centered care in NICU and in an English textbook of Qualitative Research In Midwifery and Childbirth. Phenomenological Approaches; focusing on parents’ participation in NICU.

Helena is an active member of Tau Omega Chapter Gothenburg, Sweden since 2006 and member of the board, director of public relations in Mars 2012.