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Older patients meal experiences in hospitals - an explorative study with a focus on hospitality and sensory aspects

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Project status

In progress


Åsa Öström

Research subject

The PhD project aims to explore and discuss how the notion of hospitality (the Swedish word “värdskap”) and Sensory Science can be used as valuable perspectives to understand older patients’ meal experiences. Within the project sensory communication, hospitality and different professional roles will be studied. In addition, the PhD project will study if and how the meal experience can enhance the sense of well-being for the elderly in hospitals.

The PhD project is within the Örebro university research school Successful Ageing.

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