Venke Ueland

Venke Ueland has a PhD (HVDr) in Caring Science. The doctoral thesis dealt with: Longing – a Dynamic Power in the Becoming of Health. The study develop a theoretical model of longing by focusing on the universal substance of longing. Gadamer’s ontological hermeneutics was chosen to guide the interpretation process of philosophical texts from Augustine, Kierkegaard and interview of women suffering from cancer. The theoretical model of longing yields a deeper insight into ontological health processes by providing a basic understanding of longing as a health giving power in suffering. She is also involved in research of nurses process of ‘becoming’- when working in the field of death and dying. Ueland’s further research topic are related to how people experience life when suffering from obesity