Bodil Furnes is Professor in Nursing Science at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Stavanger. Her previous research incorporate therapeutic writing as a tool in the grief process in persons recently bereaved through death of a close relation. Furnes’ research concerns “to live with and managing chronic pain”. Therapeutic writing and exploring loss and grief associated with a chronic pain situation are central part in this research. In addition, these topics are extended to include other patients in challenging life situations. Furnes’ research are also related to people suffering from obesity.