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Home nursing in the Nordic countries

This report describes the organization of home nursing in the Nordic countries and identifies the current challenges.

16 DEC 2021

Home nursing has an important role in the primary healthcare system, but there is a lack of knowledge about organization and challenges of home nursing. Therefore, the Nordic Council of Ministers has granted the Danish Health Authority funds to create this report.

The report focuses on the trends regarding tasks and competence requirement, cross-sectorial cooperation, welfare technology and patient involvement. Furthermore, current challenges in the Nordic countries and examples of solutions to meet these challenges are illustrated in the report.

The goal is to establish a basis for a Nordic discussion by giving an insight into the similarities and differences amongst the Nordic countries. 

Home nursing in the Nordic countries


  1. Introduction
  2. The current organization of primary nursing care
  3. Trends regarding changes in tasks and competency requirements
  4. Trends regarding cooperation and transfer of functions and tasks
  5. Trends regarding welfare technology
  6. Trends regarding patient and relative involvement
  7. Concluding remarks

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