Carl Johan Fürst, MD, PhD

Carl Johan Fürst, MD, PhD

Coordinator Department Anesthesia, Pain and Palliative Medicine
Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

Jaipur, India

Skype: carljohan_1

Dr Fürst has a special interest in the development and quality improvement of End-of-Life care. He is also focusing on the prevention of complicated grief including screening for predictors and interventions for significant others, particularly adolescents/young adults, communication skills in cancer and palliative care and leadership development in palliative care.

Other Appointments

  • International Associate Faculty and Mentor, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California, USA, 2010 to present
  • Consultant, Palliative Care Services, Stockholms Sjukhem Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor, Palliative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Key Accomplishments

  • Chair, Swedish National Guidelines for Palliative Care, present
  • National Coordinator, Swedish Version, Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying, present
  • Responsible, Swedish Core Group of the EU 7th Framework Project OPCARE9, 2008-11
  • Chair, Scientific Committee, EAPC Congress in Budapest, 2007
  • Funding Chair, Swedish National Council for Palliative Care, 2005-present
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Research Network of EAPC, 1997-present
  • Board of Directors, European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), 1995-2003
  • Expert on Palliative Care, Swedish National Cancer Strategy
  • Development of the Swedish Palliative Care Register

Education / Honors

  • Professor, Dept of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
  • Associate Professor, Oncology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993
  • Doctor of Medical Sciences (PhD), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1989
  • Specialist in Oncology, Radiumehmmet, Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm Sweden, 1986
  • Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1981

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Lindqvist O, Tishelman C, Lundh Hagelin C, Clark J, Daud M, Dickman A, Domeisen Benedetti F, Galushko M, Lunder U, Lundquist G, Miccinesi G, Sauter S, Fürst CJ, Rasmussen B. What do palliative care staff do in the last days of a patient's life? The complexity of non-pharmacological care provision. PloS Medicine, in press
  • Hauksdóttir A, Valdimarsdóttir U, Fürst CJ, Steineck G. Long-term mental health of men who lose a wife to cancer-a population-based follow-up. Psychooncology. 2011 Nov 8. doi: 10.1002/pon.2096
  • Brännström M, Hägglund U, Furst CJ, Boman K. Unequal care for dying patients in Sweden – a comparative registry study of deaths from heart disease and cancer. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.Online 2011 Jul 15. (Epub ahead of print)Lundström S, Axelsson B, Heedman PA, Fransson G, Fürst CJ. Developing a national quality register in end-of-life care: The Swedish experience.Palliat Med. 2011 Jul 7
  • Gholiha A, Fransson G, Fürst CJ, Heedman PA, Lundström S, Axelsson B. Stora luckor i journaler vid vård i livets slutskede. Läkartidningen 2011:918-922
  • Lindblad A, Juth N, Fürst CJ, Lynöe N. Continuous deep sedation, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia in Huntington's disorder. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2010 Nov;16(11):527-33

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  • Hauksdóttir A, Steineck G, Fürst CJ, Valdimarsdóttir U. Long-term harm of low preparedness for a wife’s death from cancer–a population-based study of widowers 4-5 years after the loss. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Aug 15;172(4):389-96. Epub 2010 Jul 15
  • Lindblad A, Juth N, Fürst CJ, Lynöe N. When enough is enough; terminating life-sustaining treatment at the patient’s request: a survey of attitudes among Swedish physicians and the general public. J Med Ethics. 2010 May;36(5):284-9. Epub 2010 May 3
  • Hauksdottir A, Valdimarsdottir U, Fürst CJ, Onelöv E, Steineck G. Health care-related predictors if husbands´ preparedness for the death of a wife to cancer – a population-based follow up. Ann Oncol 2010;;21:354-361
  • Lundström S, Fürst CJ, Frierichsen M, Strang P. The existential impact of starting corticosteroid treatment as symtpom control in advanced metastatic cancer. Pall Med 2009; 23:165-170
  • Fürst CJ, Di Lima L, Praill D, Radbruch L. An update on the Budapest Commitments. European Journal of Palliative Care 2009;16:1


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