The Life Sheet: The use of personal life stories in care work (2019- ongoing)

This project maps the use of patients’ personal life stories as part of care work practices in nursing homes in the Rogaland region.

Patients' life stories, or Life Sheets, are short texts or overviews of a person's important life experiences and preferences. The aim of the project is to gain new knowledge about how life stories are collected and how they are put to use in relational care practices. We are also concerned with what kinds of care ethical reflections professionals have when working with life stories.

Involved in the project are researchers and students at the University of Stavanger and the University of Agder, in collaboration with professionals in the health –and care sector in municipalities of Stavanger and Sandnes.

Principal Investigator: Senior Lecturer Ingrid Leiknes