Jan Larsson

Associated Researcher at Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research

Visiting address:
BMC, Husarg. 3

Postal address:
Box 564
751 22 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am a physician anaesthetist, doing research on professional roles and specialist training in anaesthesia. I lecture on qualitative research methods and I have published on phenomenography as a qualitative research approach in healthcare. I am presently linked to the Clinical Training Centre at Uppsala University Hospital, working with team training in a simulator setting for medical and nurse students as well as for hospital staff.

Does rule following sometimes obstruct intuitive learning in anaesthesiology? In a pilot study I could show that a common rule for how anaesthesia induction should be performed, taught to most trainees today, could sometimes increase the risk for sometimes serious airways problems. Our hypothesis is that depending too much on such rules might obstruct trainees’ learning of more nuanced ways of performing anaesthesia induction. This will be explored in a larger study.

I participate in a) a study by an orthopedic nurse, investigating experiences of patients being treated for hip fractures; and b) a study performed by a trainee orthopedic surgeon on patients’ experiences of being treated for severe trauma of the lower extremity.


I lecture for medical students, Uppsala University, about patient safety and since several years I take part as a teacher in a yearly course for mentors in anaesthesiology.

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Jan Larsson