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The Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities creates conditions for conducting, coordinating, and inspiring interdisciplinary research in the medical humanities. Our focus is on the good interpersonal relationship between patient and health care professionals.

Brownstone building with fire ladders. Big sign on the wall saying: How are you really? Photo.

The concepts of empathy and compassion are central by virtue of their importance to both the patient and the one(s) caring for him/her. By studying how empathy and compassion can be strengthened and how the impact of negative factors can be reduced, we intend to systematically build a clear national and international research profile.

The Centre’s research theme on empathy and compassion

We conduct continuous analyses to be able to identify researchable knowledge gaps and possible research collaborations globally. The employees within the Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities are all involved in various research and collaboration projects.

The Centre’s current research projects


Åsa Thormählen
Asa [dot] Thormahlen [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Asa[dot]Thormahlen[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)