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Life phenomena and caring

Knowledge of patients' life experiences strengthens patient care. By exploring the patient's own experiences of health, illness and suffering, we want to strengthen patient care with a special emphasis on meetings between patients, health care professionals and carers.

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Facts
Research area

Life phenomena and caring

Leader

Kari Kaldestad

Researchers

27

PhD fellows

3

Duration

2021-2023

Projects

Health problems are often complex, and many of them are related to the individual's subjective health perception. As the research group for life phenomena and caring see it, there is a gap between the patient's experienced suffering and the growing technical and procedurally oriented patient care. The group wants to introduce a framework for clinical practice, intended to contribute to fill the gap so that the patient's overall situation and experiences form the basis for a more comprehensive care.

Life phenomena can be understood as various ethical and existential phenomena of life itself. Increased insight about these life phenomena creates a possibility to draw attention to the patient experience which is fundamental for a good, professional and safe holistic care.

Caring is seeing the person with participating and intense presence, which makes senses, emotions, intellect and the drive to act, open and active in the situation. Caring involves understanding life phenomena in context.

Health care professionals should consider the patient's holistic situation and the importance of life phenomena. New knowledge in these areas can strengthen patient care and contribute to development in clinical practice.

Researchers

51834240
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førsteamanuensis
51831149
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Professor
51834256
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Quality and Health Technology
Professor
51834124
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Professor
51834172
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førsteamanuensis
51834164
Kjell Arholms hus
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Avdelingsleder
51831400
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førsteamanuensis
51834176
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førsteamanuensis
51834143
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førsteamanuensis
51834133
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Public Health
Førsteamanuensis
51834190
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førstelektor
51834147
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førstelektor
51832489
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førstelektor
51834153
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Public Health
Universitetslektor
51834186
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Universitetslektor
51834185
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Universitetslektor
51831067
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Universitetslektor
51831234
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Universitetslektor
51831134
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Public Health
Univ.lektor
51834253
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Public Health
1009 Universitetslektor

PhD fellows

51834513
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Quality and Health Technology
Universitetslektor
51831158
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Stipendiat
51833595
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Universitetslektor

Associated researchers and fellows

  • Elin Salemonsen, associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Lise Beyene, associate professor, VID Specialized University
  • Britt Marit Haga, associate professor, VID Specialized University
  • Kari Thorkildsen, associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences 
  • Karolina Mæland, assistant professor, University of Stavanger and PhD fellow, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Christophe Eward Kattouw, PhD fellow, SHARE - Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, University of Stavanger