New book chapter
We are delighted to present a new Death Studies anthology (in Norwegian) entitled Alt som lever, må dø. Døden som tverrfaglig kunnskapsfelt (All that lives must die: Death as an interdisciplinary research field).
The book is edited by Birgitta Haga Gripsrud and Lisbeth Thoresen. In addition to Birgitta, several members of our research group contributed with book chapters: Marta Høyland Lavik, Kjetil Moen, Nora Simonhjell and Ellen Ramvi.
This book project was conceived under the symposium "Professional in the face of death?" organized by our research group in January 2018, where we also established a Nordic network Death: Emotions, Relations and Constructions (DERC), a network for interdisciplinary research on death and dying. This book is our first joint project.
The book is available at:
Scandinavian Academic Press.
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Kjetil Moen's book Death at Work: Existential and Psycho-Social Perspectives on End-of-Life-Care in the Palgrave Macmillan series Studies in the Psychosocial, edited by Stephen Frosh, Peter Redman and Wendy Hollway. Moen is a member of our research group and the book is based on his PhD-monograph (University of Stavanger, 2016). Death at Work has been reviewed by The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.
We are happy and proud to share the news that our research group member, Associate Professor Nora Simonhjell, has been appointed the four-year editorship of Norsk litterær årbok (the annual Norwegian literary yearbook), alongside her colleage Benedikt Jager at the University of Stavanger.
Member of Professional Relations, Nora Simonhjell, has written a chapter entitled "Gavene og sinnets gåter. Cecilie Engers Mors gaver som demensfortelling" [The gifts and the riddles of the mind – Cecilie Enger's Mother's gifts as a narrative of dementia]. You can find the chapter in the Norwegian anthology, Lidelsens estetikk. Sår, sorg og smerte i litteratur, film og medier [The aesthetic of suffering: Wounds, mourning and pain in literature, film and media], edited by Christine Hamm, Siri Hempel Lindøe, Bjarne Markussen. Alvheim & Eide. 2017, pp. 159-182.
Birgitta Haga Gripsrud just published a chapter on genetic testing and inherited breast cancer – previvorship and survivorship in a Norwegian context with associate member of the research group, Kari Nyheim Solbrække.
Birgitta Haga Gripsrud & Kari Nyheim Solbrække. ‘Gentestingens framvekst. Om arvelig brystkreft, førlevelse og overlevelse i en norsk kontekst’. Snart er vi alle pasienter. Medikalisering i Norden, eds. Hilde Bondevik, Ole Jacob Madsen, Kari Nyheim Solbrække. Spartacus forlag/Scandinavian Academic Press. 2017: 223–262.
Birgitta Haga Gripsrud is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professional Relations. She has just published a chapter on an in-depth hermeneneutic approach to investigating and understanding difficult learning situations, co-written with Karsten Mellon. See: Dubrovnik-metoden – et analytisk værktøj til undersøgelse og forståelse af læreprocesser, in the Danish antology Læring eller ikke-læring? (2017), edited by Karsten Mellon, pp. 71-80.
Gerd Abrahamsen is a longstanding member of Professional Relations and the woman behind the interaction observation method. Her book is on attachment-based nurseries.
Professor Ellen Ramvi, the Director of Professional Relations, has written a chapter on "Inner and Outer Room for Care" in the Norwegian anthology Rom for omsorg? (2014), edited by Herdis Alvsvåg and Frode Jacobsen.