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Maria Jaensson

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


Phone: +46 19 303405

Room: P2455

Maria Jaensson

About Maria Jaensson

Maria Jaensson is  senior lecturer, Associate professor in nursing science  and  Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). She  qualified as a nurse in 1988 and qualified as a registered nurse anesthetist  in 1992. Maria completed her PhD studies in 2013 with a thesis entitled ’Post-operative sore throat and hoarseness. Clinical studies in patients undergoing general anaesthesia. 

Maria is course coordinator and examiner in several courses. Her main focus is anesthesiological nursing including postoperative care. She supervise theses at the undergraduate, advanced and third cycle level. She is also teaching in a course about supervision and mentoring in clinical practice for health professionals.

She is currently supervising two PhD students:

  •  Jakob Hedlund since 2019 (principal supervisor)
  • Anna-Karin Moauzzen since 2021 (co supervisor)

Maria's research projects is mainly about perioperative care with a focus on postoperative recovery. The projects examine patients' experiences, needs and conditions for obtaining an optimal recovery. Maria also perform research about professional development for nurses and learning during clinical practice for student nurse anesthetists.

Current projects

  • Postoperative recovery
    The project aims to describe and measure postoperative recovery. 
  • The eHeals project
    The project aims to psychometrically evaluate Swedish and Arabic versions of the instruments eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) and HLS-EU-Q16.
  • The SEHLO project
    The project investigates health literacy and self-efficacy impact on postoperative recovery in a group that has undergone bariatric surgery.
  • Postoperative care
    The project aims to describe competence and role of the nurse working in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). Furthermore, patients' experience of being cared for in the PACU. 
  • Learning during work-based training
    Doctoral project that examines and describes the learning situation in an operating room, from the perspective of anesthesia nursing students and supervisors.
  • ProneTection
    Doctoral project that examines training needs regarding prone positioning in the care of critically ill patients.
  • Team in occupational health care
    Doctoral project that maps and describes occupational health care in Sweden from an employee and manager perspective with a focus on interprofessional team collaboration.




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Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries