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Effecting change through dialogue: Habermas’ theory of communicative action as a tool in medical lifestyle interventions
Adjustments of everyday life in order to prevent disease or treat illness afflict partly unconscious preferences and cultural expectations that are often difficult to change. How should one, inExpand
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[Salutogenesis and empowerment in the perspective of general practice].
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder’s Impact on Partner Relationships: A Qualitative Study
ABSTRACT There is need for more knowledge concerning couple relationships and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In this study, patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder were interviewed in focusExpand
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Patients' experiences with lifestyle counselling in general practice: A qualitative study
Abstract Objective. (1) To elucidate the relevance of Habermas's theory as a practical deliberation procedure in lifestyle counselling in general practice, using a patient perspective. (2) To searchExpand
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Lifestyle, health and the ethics of good living. Health behaviour counselling in general practice.
OBJECTIVE To present theory that illustrates the relevance of ethics for lifestyle counselling in patient-centred general practice, and to illustrate the theory by a qualitative study exploring howExpand
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Lifestyle consultation in general practice--the doctor's toolbox: a qualitative focus group study.
BACKGROUND GPs consider individual lifestyle counselling as part of their obligation. There is a lack of knowledge about how such counselling is done. OBJECTIVE To investigate what tools GPsExpand
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Power and powerlessness: GPs' narratives about lifestyle counselling.
BACKGROUND Power in doctor-patient relationships is asymmetrically distributed. The doctor holds resources the patient needs and has a mandate to promote healthy living. Power may benefit or harm theExpand
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A long-term follow-up of group behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in a general outpatient clinic in Norway
Abstract There is a lack of knowledge regarding the long-term effect of evidence-based CBT/ ERP treatment for OCD that is delivered in routine clinical care. The aim of this study was to examine theExpand
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Change through ethical dialogue. A theoretical and qualitative study of lifestyle counselling in general practice
Many patients meet the challenge of reordering fundamental priorities in life. The reordering can entail lifestyle changes for preventing disease, carrying out extensive treatment plans, or adaptingExpand
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Salutogenese og empowerment i allmennmedisinsk perspektiv
Som allmennpraktikere møter vi pasienter med kroniske sykdommer og langvarige sykmeldinger. Møtet mellom lege og pasient preges lett av begrensninger i stedet for muligheter. Dette kan bidra tilExpand
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