I have research since 2002 and in 2012 I obtained a doctorate in medical science from Lund University with the themes of sleep and sexuality. My focus areas are AI, Ethic, Sleep, Sexuality, and Person-Centered Practice. Quantitative and qualitative research are methods that complement each other and with a multidisciplinary research group, results with broad evidence will be created for the benefit of the patient and staff.

During my lectureship from 2022 – 2026, research focus will be mainly in the field of artificial intelligence and nursing. Artificial intelligence covers a range of different types of development of computer systems that are capable of performing ever more complicated tasks. However, there is an ethical aspect associated with data collection, in that when selecting data there will necessarily also be an opt-out. At present, it is largely health professionals who have selected data that are collected. Part of the research plan will be the patients’ needs and wishes for the selection of data and subsequently an inclusion of these in future hospitalization process. In addition, there will be a focus on nursing data and how it can be used purposefully with the help of artificial intelligence to ensure an optimal and safe hospitalization process for the individual patient.

Department of Surgery & Center for Surgical Science, Zealand University Hospital,

University of Southern Danmark, Department of Regional Health Research

Nurse at Bispebjerg Nursing School

Doctor of Medical Science at Lund University, Sweden

The Lecturer Training Programme at the University of Southern Denmark

Strategic research management, Region Zealand, 2018

Beyond Project Leadership, 2017

NVivo course, 2016

Strategic research management, RegionH 2014

Postgraduate course in assessment of clinical guidelines. Center for Clinical Guidelines – Clearinghouse, University of Aarhus 2014

Validation of scales. University of Copenhagen, 2011

Clinical Sexology. University of Copenhagen 2008

Basic Sexology. University of Copenhagen 2008

Ethics. Lund University 2008

Scientific communication. Lund University 2007

Oral communication. Lund University 2007

SPSS Statistics. Lund University 2007

Patient-centered care is also about treating the person and not just treating the illness.

A uniform documentation in nursing, with clarification of which and where documentation is to take place, can ensure continuity in nursing, ensure the quality of the patient’s course and increase patient safety. The patient’s subjective experience of resources as well as which data is important to him / her should be defined. By designing the algorithms based on collected data, knowledge will be available and be instrumental in ensuring the right treatment for the right patient. The research will be in the group of patients with colorectal cancer, as this particular group is part of CSS’s BigData, and whereby results from the projects may contribute to existing data

The above raises a number of research questions:

  • What data already exists?
  • What data is important for the citizen / patient that we include in (future) algorithms?
  • How can we use data from nursing to ensure an optimal and safe course for the individual citizen / patient?
  • How can data from nursing be included in artificial intelligence in an ethically sound manner?

The time frame is estimated to be from 2022 to 2026.

Larsen LK, Møller K, Petersen M, Egerod I

Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2020 Feb 20:102816. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2020.102816. [Epub ahead of print] 

Petersen M, Kristensen E, Giraldi L, Giraldi A.

BMC Neurol. 2020 Jan 31;20(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-1625-7.

  •  Delirium assessment in neuro-critically ill patients: A validation study.

Larsen LK, Frøkjaer VG, Nielsen JS, Skrobik Y, Winkler Y, Møller K, Petersen M, Egerod I.

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2019 Mar;63(3):352-359. doi: 10.1111/aas.13270. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

  •  Experiences and informational needs on sexual health in people with epilepsy or multiple sclerosis: a focus group investigation.

Egerod I, Wulff K, Petersen M.

J Clin Nurs. 2018 Jul;27(13-14):2868-2876. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14378. Epub 2018 May 24

  • Mindfulness-What Works for Whom? Referral, Feasibility, and User Perspectives Regarding Patients with Mixed Chronic Pain.

Petersen M, la Cour P.

J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Apr;22(4):298-305. doi: 10.1089/acm.2015.0310. Epub 2016 Mar 17

  • Pharmacokinetics of high-dose intravenous melatonin in humans

Lars P. H. Andersen, Mads U. Werner, Mette M. Rosenkilde, Andreas Q. Fenger, Marian C. Petersen, Jacob Rosenberg and Ismail Gögenur

J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Mar;56(3):324-9. doi: 10.1002/jcph.592. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

  • Analgesic and Anti-hyperalgesic Effects of Melatonin in a Human Inflammatory Pain Model: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Three-arm Crossover Study

Andersen, LPH., Gögenur, I., Fenger, AQ., Petersen, MC., Rosenberg, J., Werner, MU.

Pain. 2015 Nov;156(11):2286-94. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000284.

  •  Effects of mindfulness meditation on chronic pain: A randomized controlled trial.

La Cour, P., Petersen, M

Pain Med. 2015 Apr;16(4):641-52. doi: 10.1111/pme.12605. Epub 2014 Nov 7.

  • A Capsaicin (8%) Patch in the Treatment of Severe Persistent Inguinal Postherniorrhaphy Pain: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial

Bischoff, JM., Ringsted, TK., Petersen, M., Sommer, C., Üçeyler, N., Werner, MU.

PLoS ONE (Impact Factor: 3.53). 01/2014; 9(10):e109144. DOI: 10.1371/

  • Long-Term Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment on Sexuality in Female Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Petersen, M., Kristensen, E., Berg, S., Midgren, B.

Sex Med. Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2013, Pages: 62–68.

Bischoff , JM., Petersen, M., Uçeyler, N., Sommer, C., Kehlet, H., Werner, MU.

Anesthesiology. 2013 Dec;119(6):1444-52.

  • Sexual function in male patients with obstructive sleep apnoea after 1 year of CPAP treatment.

Petersen, M., Kristensen, E., Berg, S., Midgren, B.

Clin Respir J. Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 214–219.

  • Sexual function in female patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Petersen, M., Kristensen, E., Berg, S., Giraldi, A., Midgren, B.

J Sex Med. 2011 Sep;8(9):2560-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02358.x. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

  • Sexual function in male patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.

Petersen, M., Kristensen, E., Berg, S., Midgren, B.

Clin Respir J. 2010 Jul;4(3):186-91.

  • [Termination of ventilator therapy in a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis].

Qvist J, Petersen MC.

Ugeskr Laeger. 2004 May 10;166(20):1907-9. Danish. No abstract available.

Research keywords

#AI #ethics #nursing #patient involvement #sleep #sexuality