MULTICARE (2016-2019)

MULTICARE is a large research project, funded by the Research Council of Norway's HELSEVEL program. The Professional relations research group contributes to MULTICARE with a work package, which investigates communication around death and dying in nursing homes which have a multi-cultural and multi-religious staff composition.

Project title: «Multicultural workforce in Nursing Homes: Contemporary challenges, opportunities and potentials for the future in the Norwegian municipal care sector” (MULTICARE)

MULTICARE is a research project funded by the Research Council of Norway through the HelseVel program. The project is run by the Center for Care Research (CCR West), Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), and is a cross-sectorial and multi-disciplinary project with participant researchers from Center for Care Research (CCR West and East), Uni Research Rokkan, University of Stavanger, Stavanger University Hospital and The Netherlands Institute for Health Service Research (NIVEL).

The MULTICARE project does research on the development of, and work in, the Municipal health and care services in Norway with a specific focus on work as an arena for integration and inclusion for immigrants. The project will study the ways nursing homes organize care work, care services and their multicultural staff. Thus, it views nursing homes as valuable ethnographical case sites on which analyses of broader dynamics of inclusion, marginalization and social inequality in Norwegian society will be based.

Professional relations contributes with Work Package 4 (WP4), which explores communication of, and practices tied to, patient death in multicultural and multi-religious work communities. The following researchers are involved in WP4:

Principal Investigator, Work Package 4: Professor Ellen Ramvi

Co-researcher: Professor Marta Høyland Lavik

PhD-Fellow: Anne Kristine Ådland