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Karin Hugelius

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 301353

Room: P2441

Karin Hugelius

About Karin Hugelius

Karin Hugelius is PhD researcher and specialized nurse in anesthesia and ambulance care. She works as an ambulance nurse and as senior lecturer at Örebro University. As a lecturer, her focus in mainly in emergency nursing, prehospital- and disaster medicine and crises management. 

During the last 15 years, Karin has been deplyed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), several UN agencies and the European Union (EU) in many crisis and conflict areas around the world. She is listed as an expert in MSB staff roster, the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism Expert roster and the Swedis Red Crss Delegate roster for national and international operations. 

Karin´s reseach interests covers several percpecitve of emergencies that affects individuals, organisations and the society. One focus is people's experiences and needs in disasters, and how to respond and support recovery in the very best way, for example by using humanitarian radio. A web-based tool for needs assessment is develoed and evaluated in cooperation woth the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other stakeholders. Professionals deployed in disasters is a group of particular interest, and several studies investigate how preparations, education and health relate to their experiences. Capacity building and long-term effects of training and development interventions in low and middle income countries is studied. Within the field of prehopistal and ambulance emergency care, workplace violance and it´s consequensis is being studied. 

Karin was selected as board of the Nursing section of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine Association, 2019-2021. 

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Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries | 

Articles in journals

Hugelius, K. , Becker, J. & Adolfsson, A. (2020). Five Challenges When Managing Mass Casualty or Disaster Situations: A Review Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (9).
Hugelius, K. , Semrau, M. & Holmefur, M. (2020). Perceived Needs Among Asylum Seekers in Sweden: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Nilsson, U. , Jaensson, M. , Dahlberg, K. & Hugelius, K. (2019). Postoperative recovery after general and regional anesthesia in patients undergoing day surgery: A mixed methods study. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 34 (3), 517-528.
Hodza-Beganovic, R. , Berggren, P. , Hugelius, K. & Edelbring, S. (2019). Survey-based experiential learning - means of raising professional awareness in developing countries. European Journal of Public Health, 29 (Suppl. 4), 586-586.
Hugelius, K. , Adams, M. & Romo-Murphy, E. (2019). The Power of Radio to Promote Health and Resilience in Natural Disasters: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (14).
Hugelius, K. , Adolfsson, A. , Örtenwall, P. & Gifford, M. (2017). Being Both Helpers and Victims: Health Professionals' Experiences of Working During a Natural Disaster. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32 (2), 117-123.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2017). Health among disaster survivors and health professionals after the Haiyan Typhoon: a self-selected Internet-based web survey. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 10 (1).
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2016). Disaster Radio for Communication of Vital messages and Health-related Information: Experiences from the Haiyan typhoon, The Philippines. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 10 (4), 591-597.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2016). "To silence the deafening silence": Survivor's needs and experiences of the impact of disaster radio for their recovery after a natural disaste. International Emergency Nursing, 28, 8-13.
Hugelius, K. , Berg, S. , Westerberg, E. , Gifford, M. & Adolfsson, A. (2014). Swedish ambulance managers descriptions of crisis support for ambulance staff after potentially traumatic events. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29 (6), 589-592.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Books

Hugelius, K. & Tapani, J. (2017). Krishantering i praktiken (1ed.). Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur AB.

Conference papers

Hugelius, K. (2019). HESPER Web; A web based survey to assess experienced needs in disasters and humanitarian emergencies. Paper presented at WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Brisbane, Australia, May 7-10, 2019. Brisbane, Australia: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM).
Hugelius, K. (2019). The HOPE model for disaster nursing: a result from a systematic literature review. Paper presented at WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Brisbane, Australia, May 7-10, 2019. Brisbane, Australia: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM).
Hugelius, K. (2018). The link between disaster radio and health in disaster affected commmunities. In: World Radio Day, UN Geneva. Paper presented at World Radio Day 2018, Geneva, Switzerland, February 13, 2018.
Hugelius, K. , Adolfsson, A. , Gifford, M. & Örtenwall, P. (2016). Social media can be used to recruit study participants in disaster research. Paper presented at 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing & Trauma Care, Sitges, Spain, 22-24 September, 2016.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2016). ”The turning point of everything”: Health professionals experiences of working during a natural disaster. Paper presented at 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing & Trauma Care, Sitges, Spain, 22-24 September, 2016.
Hugelius, K. , Gifford, M. , Örtenwall, P. & Adolfsson, A. (2015). Disaster radio: A tool to meet experienced needs after the Haiyan typhoon. Paper presented at 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa, 21-24 April, 2015.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Hugelius, K. (2017). Disaster response for recovery: survivors experiences, and the use of disaster radio to promote health after natural disasters. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro university.