Psychosocial Conditions for Professional Relations in the Breast Cancer Trajectory (2016-ongoing)

In this post-doc-project, Birgitta Haga Gripsrud explores psychosocial conditions for modern breast cancer treatment, discussing how these may inform health care professionals' ability to care for patients.

This theoretical project explores and discusses psychosocial conditions for inter-personal clinical and care practice in the light of neoliberal healthcare policy directions and new national guidelines for breast cancer treatment trajectories (“Pakkeforløp for brystkreft”) in Norway. What thus motivates the study is a desire to understand more about the relationship between contemporary healthcare policy and healthcare praxis, and its potential impact on caring relationships and ethics.