Nursing Care in Complex Care Situations

The Learning Community is focused on guiding students towards the development of knowledge and understanding in advanced nursing care in complex care situations. The student reflects on the complexity and ethical dilemmas in different healthcare situations based on the patient’s, the relative’s, and the nurse’s perspectives. Students are introduced to advanced nursing care in specialized fields such as paediatrics, emergency care, intensive care, anaesthesia, perioperative care, postoperative care, trauma care, prehospital care and advanced home care. By using innovative and flexible pedagogical approaches, students learn how to turn theory into to practice and explore real life issues using student-centred methods for learning.
Learning Community Activities
Past Events
  • Webinar: From the Cradle to the Grave: tackling Challenges in Nursing Care Education through Collaboration (HYBRID 1st of June from 14:00-16:00 CET) + registration (more information coming) - Jenny Milton and Ewa-Lena Bratt, Dennis Desmedts, Luis Miguel Valdez Lapao, Esther Insa Calderon & Mojca Kržan
See the flyer here
  • Guest Lecture: Euthanasia and end of life care - Dennis Demedts (IN PERSON 27th September, 2023 University of Gothenburg)
How to get involved?
(Students and educators)
Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri ( and Karen Triquet (
Learning Community Members
Lead: Camilla Eide (GU). Email:

Camilla Eide RCCN, MSc. Camilla has 25 years of experience working as a specialist nurse in the intensive care unit at the Sahlgrenska University hospital and five years experience working as a teacher at the Swedish Medical armed forces in Gothenburg. In the last 10 years Camilla has been working as a lecturer at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, in the Nursing program and in the Specialist Nursing program. Camilla has started all medical simulation training for the Nurse students and Specialist Nurse students. Now she is part of the course complex care situations 7.5 credits and the course coordinator for the last course in the nursing program: clinical practice in nursing, 15 credits. She is also part of a teacher exchange with the University in Graz FH Johanneum, in Austria.
Phone: +46 706 356 918

Lead: Ewa-Lena Bratt (GU). Email:

Ewa-Lena Bratt, RN, PhD is an associate professor and a nurse specialized in health care for children and adolescents. Ewa-Lena has more than 30 years of experience in pediatric care, especially with children and young people with congenital heart disease. Furthermore, she is the examiner for the course complex care situations 7.5 credits in the nursing program (learning unit in Eutopia). Ewa-Lena has been involved in developing forms for integrating incoming international nursing students in the course complex care situations. Ewa-Lena is the research group leader of the research group "Health care transitions” with focus on transitions in health care.
Phone: +46 766 184450

Lead: Jenny Milton (GU). Email:

Jenny Milton, RN, PhD is a lecturer and a registered nurse with a major in caring science and a postgraduate diploma in critical and intensive care. Jenny has an international background and extended experience working as a specialist nurse in the intensive care unit at the Sahlgrenska University hospital, Sweden. She has been a main clinical supervisor for both national and international students. Furthermore, she is a lecturer with focus on interprofessional teamwork in the emergency care. Jenny is part of the research group Acute and Critical Care Team, (ACCT), at the institute of health and caring sciences, the Sahlgrenska academy, University of Gothenburg, and part of the Gothenburg emergency medicine research group, (GEMREG), at Sahlgrenska University hospital. From autumn 2022 Jenny will be the course coordinator for the course complex care situations.
Phone: + 46 766 182192

Partner: Ariadna Graells Sans (UPF). Email:

Ariadna Graells Sans: I'm a nurse. Firmly committed to the profession I chose and determined to contribute to its development within society. I believe that nursing is a key profession, not only to ensure the health of communities and the well-being of people living together, but to lead and weave healthy and equitable environments.
I am interested in the effect of social and gender inequalities on health, and in addressing them through community and innovative strategies. I am passionate about teaching and I try to innovate every day to improve my practice and make it more accessible to students. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to share and enrich myself with the experiences and points of view of multiple students determined to contribute to the visibility of the nurse figure, during my experience in the classroom.
I am currently developing the role of Head of Studies at the Nursing school, a responsibility I have assumed with the desire to foster the creation of innovative, participatory and collaborative learning environments that take care of people and encourage the exchange of knowledge and talent within and outside the ESIMar community.
I consider myself an enthusiastic, enterprising and non-conformist person, eager to learn and contribute to the continuous improvement of the School.

Partner: Esther Insa Calderón (UPF). Email:

Esther Insa Calderón: Nurse and Anthropologist. PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the research group on Social Determinants and Health Education (SDHEd-IMIM). She has been a Visiting Schoolar in the Department of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the President of the Nursing and Society Foundation.
She has coordinated a Simulation Center at Barcelona and she continue working on teaching innovation in Higher Education Institutions.

Partner: Sylvie Brodziak (CY). Email:

Sylvie Brodziak is a University Professor of French and Francophone Literature, Ideas History at CY Cergy Paris University, member of the UMR-CNRS Heritages.
She studies French-Speaking literature, the writing of History and memories, post-colonial studies, gender studies, eco/geopoetics and literary and artistic creation after historical, industrial and natural disasters: wars, genocides, earthquakes …
She's directing The DU (University Diploma) Palliative Care.

Partner: Kržan Mojca (Limpel) (UL). Email:

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Korytkova 2, Ljubljana
Assistant (1999), associate (2006) and professor (2011) of pharmacology
Teaching of pharmacology and neuropharmacology research, Head of Laboratory for molecular and cellular pharmacology; Head od Department (2014- present)
Research interests: Pharmacological receptors, transporters and neuropharmacology

Partner: Marija Milavec Kapun (UL). Email:

Marija Milavec Kapun (female), PhD, RN, BA, BSc., is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She worked as a community health nurse and as a ward nurse at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana. Her research interests include community health nursing, occupational nursing, children and people with special needs, and long-term care with a focus on prevention and self-care. Her other research interests include interest is the digitization of healthcare/nursing. She has been a board member of the Slovenian Medical Informatics Association for several years and a member of the Nursing Informatics Section. She is also a member of the Nursing and Midwifes Association of Slovenia. During her career, she has worked on several national and international projects. Most recently, she was the national coordinator of the Erasmus+ project DigiNurse - Learning ICT Supported Self-Management for Chronic Diseases in Nursing Education (2017-2020). She is also the national coordinator of the Erasmus+ projects SmartNurse - Developing Teachers´ and Nursing Students´ Competencies in Digital Nursing (2020-2023) and GenoNurse - Genetic and Genomic Nursing Education (2022-2025).

Partner: Greg Moorlock (UW). Email:

Greg Moorlock is an Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School, where he works as Academic Lead for Values, Law and Ethics. He teaches ethics and law to medical students, BSc students and medical professionals. Research-wise, he specialises in organ donation and transplant ethics and is a member of international and national transplant working groups, and hospital ethics committees.

Partner: Dennis Demedts (VUB). Email:

Dennis Demedts graduated in 2003 as a bachelor in psychiatric nursing. After graduating, he started working as a psychiatric nurse in various nursing departments for people with psychological vulnerability (crisis assistance, child and adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders mood disorders, eating disorders, diagnostic unit). During his full-time career, he followed the Master of Sciences in nursing and midwifery. He successfully completed this study in 2011. During this study he was a student representative on various education councils, as well as on the visitation committee. These experiences helped determine that he took the step in 2012 to become a lecturer in higher education. Dennis Demedts is currently still a lecturer in the nursing course at Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. His focus is primarily on evidence-based nursing, simulation education in soft skills, and end-of-lifecare. From this last spearhead comes his link with MENT and his doctoral study. The content of this study revolves around euthanasia because of unbearable mental suffering and the attitude/ future role/ skills of nursing students. The preliminary results of this study have been presented several times at various international congresses, and at various universities.
In private life Dennis Demedts is married to Karolien and they have 3 children together. Dennis likes to play football and padel, loves gastronomy and oenology, likes to go to music performances and likes to be among people.