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Ulla Hellström Muhli

researcher at Department of Sociology, Faculty

+4618-471 5172
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsv. 3H

Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

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Ulla Hellström Muhli är docent i sociologi och univ.lektor i Socialt arbete ssk. Socialgerontologi vid Uppsala universitet.

Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology at the Dept. of Sociology of Uppsala University. Member of the Research Group on Welfare and Senior Lecturer in Social Work, specially Social Gerontology.






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Ulla Hellström Muhli (UHM) received her Ph.D from the Department of Health Care Pedagogics at Göteborg University with a dissertation entitled Bridging perspectives - A study of need assessment dialogues in elderly orient social work.       


UHM is a member of Swedish Gerontological Society, and member of the research group; Changes in the (Swedish) Welfare State at the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University. She leads the research network: Talk, Text and Tools (3T) - Scandinavian Interdisciplinary Health Communication.   From 2013 to 2015, UHM is holder of a research network grant from The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research for this researcher network. 


Current projects: Communicative practises in talk-interaction between older people and institutional representatives, together with PhD, Professor of Communication Barry Saferstein,  California State University San Marcos, USA, (PhD in Cognitive Sociology) and Eleni Siouta, Lecturer at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. PhD, candidate in Caring science, at Karolinska institute, Stockholm, Sweden.


Some Reasent Articles /Book chapters: Patients’ Experiences of Involvement and Communication in Decision Making about Atrial Fibrillation Treatment in Consultations with Nurses and Physicians, Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.


Hellström Muhli, U. (2014). Forskningsetik. (Kapitel i bok) I J. Trost. Att skriva uppsats med akribi. Lund: Studentlitteratur.


Hellström Muhli. U. & Delbene, R. (2013). The ethical dimension of presence in elderly care talk-encounters, in the Antology: Presence in healthcare communication - implication for professional education in (red) José Carlos Gonçalves. The book is one of the books participating in the Frankfurt book Fair.


Markkula, V. & Hellström Muhli, U. (2013). The Discourse of Swedish School Nurses` Health-Care in Qualitative Research: A qualitative synthesis.  (Diskursen om den svenska skolsköterskans hälsostödjande arbete i kvalitativ forskning: En kvalitativ metasyntes. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research & Clinical Studies. VÅRD I NORDEN 2/2013. PUBL. NO. 108 VOL. 33 NO. 1 PP 0–0.


Lundin, A., Berg, L-E. & Hellström Muhli, U.  (2013) Feeling existentially touched  A phenomenological notion of the well-being of elderly living in special housing accommodation from the perspective of care professionals. 2013, 8: 20587 -



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