Ingela Jobe researches the holistic view of the patient in healthcare and how the transitions between inpatient care to outpatient care, home care or care within the municipality should be as smooth as possible.
– The person should not fall between the chairs, for example between specialist care and primary care, she says.
It was in early April this year that she participated with Professor Åsa Engström and assistant professor Birgitta Lindberg in the conference ICIC19, International Conference on Integrated Care, in San Sebastian in Spain.
She presented her current research on how elderly and their relatives experience care planning meetings that are carried out together with staff from Region Norrbotten and the municipality.
– It was a large, worldwide conference with participants from Europe, Australia, USA and several smaller countries.
She presented a study where she had focus groups with active elderly people on how they look at health and health care.
– Elderly people want to be active parties in healthcare and care. They value a personal relationship with the staff, accessibility, coordinated and more personal and flexible care and care. At the conference, she received many ideas for her continued research.
* Coordinated individual planning (SIP) is done in connection with discharge from inpatient care or in outpatient care. The planning is done together with the individual and staff from the region and the municipality.