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Totally Changed, Yet Still the Same
Bariatric surgery provides sustainable weight loss and increased quality of life for most, but not all patients. To increase the knowledge of this complex patient group and their needs duringExpand
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Growing Up and Living With Cystic Fibrosis: Everyday Life and Encounters With the Health Care and Social Services—A Qualitative Study
The purpose of this qualitative study was to illuminate experiences of growing up and living with cystic fibrosis (CF). The patients' and their families' encounters with health care and socialExpand
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Living with Long QT Syndrome: A Qualitative Study of Coping with Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a congenital disorder associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death; LQTS patients and their families are offered diagnostic or predictive genetic testing. TheExpand
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They know!—Do they? A qualitative study of residents and relatives views on advance care planning, end-of-life care, and decision-making in nursing homes
Background: Residents living in long-term care facilities are a vulnerable population. For many residents, a nursing home is their place of death. Palliative care and end-of-life decisions areExpand
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Life After Burn Injury: Striving for Regained Freedom
Focusing beyond survival, the priority of modern burn care is optimal quality of life. Our aim with this study, which was informed by phenomenology, was to describe and identify invariant meanings inExpand
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Negotiating credibility: first-time mothers' experiences of contact with the labour ward before hospitalisation.
OBJECTIVE to explore Norwegian nulliparous women's experiences of communication and contact with midwives at the labour ward in the early phase of labour. DESIGN a qualitative study based onExpand
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FIGHTING BACK—STRUGGLING TO CONTINUE LIFE AND PRESERVE THE SELF FOLLOWING A STROKE
The aim of this longitudinal phenomenological study was to explore how female stroke survivors experienced their life following a stroke and how they managed their altered situation. Twenty-fiveExpand
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Stigmatization and Male Identity: Norwegian Males’ Experience after Identification as BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers
In families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, there is limited knowledge about the reactions of BRCA1/2 mutation positive males. In the present qualitative study, fifteen BRCA1/2 mutationExpand
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Life beyond cancer: women's experiences 5 years after treatment for gynaecological cancer.
The number of long-term survivors after cancer is increasing, mainly as a consequence of more efficient treatment. This creates a need for knowledge about experiences of life after cancer. The aim ofExpand
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Approaching families on the subject of organ donation: a phenomenological study of the experience of healthcare professionals.
The aim of this study was to explore healthcare professionals' experiences and gain a deeper understanding of interactions with families when approaching the subject of organ donation. A hermeneuticExpand
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