Ingmar Pörn

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The purpose of this paper is to give an explication of the concept of health which does not rely on the concept of disease. The explication is informed by a view of the human individual as an acting subject and it therefore places the abilities of agents in the centre. Abilities may be qualified in different ways. The qualification essential for(More)
In this paper we articulate confirmation and disconfirmation as components in human motivation. We develop a theory of motivation on the basis of a model of human action and we explore aspects of confirmation and disconfirmation in the context of the meeting of dysphagic patients with their physicians. We distinguish four central elements in confirmation(More)
AIM The aim of this case study was to acquire understanding concerning the first-line nurse manager's goal-profile, i.e. prioritization of goals in her work as a first-line nurse manager, through use of an action-theoretic and confirmatory theory. BACKGROUND The first-line nurse manager's pivotal role regarding quality of care and development in relation(More)
The hydrolysis of sphingomyelin from cellular plasma membranes imposes many consequences on cellular cholesterol homeostasis by causing a rapid and dramatic redistribution of plasma membrane cholesterol within the cells (Slotte, J.P. and Bierman, E.L. (1988) Biochem. J. 250, 653-658). The objective of this study was to examine the effects of an(More)
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