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Existential perspectives and existential competence in professional practice

Research group manager

Tove Giske
Oddgeir Arne Synnes

Responsible units(s)

Faculty of Health Studies
Centre of Diaconia and Professional Practice

Description

The EXISTENTIAL-research group will develop knowledge about the basis for human existential/spiritual being, and how such basic fundamental conditions may be related to health and wellbeing. We explore phenomena across the life-span such as dignity, suffering, vulnerability, shame, guilt, hope, love, belonging, meaning, the holy/sacred, death, aesthetics, art, and more. We also look into how humans experience and interpret this in relation to world-view, culture, values and traditions. EXISTENTIAL-research is interested in how such fundamental phenomena may appear in different settings where patients/clients and their relatives receive healthcare and social support. We are also concerned with the implications this has for the education of professional practice. The VID existential-research group is open to persons throughout VID with a research interest in this area.

Publications

Love in connectedness: A theoretical study (2015)
Rykkje, Linda;Eriksson, Katie;Råholm, Maj-Britt
Sage Open
Discerning the healing path - how nurses assist patient spirituality in diverse health care settings (2015)
Giske, Tove;Cone, Pamela H
Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN)
Tru og bibelbruk som meistring ved alvorleg sjukdom. (2016)
Lavik, Marta Høyland;Braut, Geir Sverre
Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin
Sjelesorg på plass : på sporet av dagens sjelesorgpraksis i Den norske kirke (2016)
Grung, Anne Hege;Danbolt, Lars Johan;Stifoss-Hanssen, Hans
Tidsskrift for praktisk teologi
Dignity in cancer care : a discussion based on three narratives written by nurses (2016)
Mæland, Marie Kvamme;Eriksen, Elin Overaa
Daring involvement and the importance of compulsory activities as first-year students learn person-centred care in nursing homes (2016)
Haugland, Britt Øvrebø;Giske, Tove
Nurse Education in Practice
Storytelling as a dignity-preserving practice in palliative care (2016)
Synnes, Oddgeir
"Vi er tre når vi er to" Ansvar og rettferdighet i Emmanuel Levinas' filosofi (2016)
Thomassen, Magdalene
Fontene forskning
Searching for Life Meaning: Spiritual Discourses in Dementia Leadership Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (2016)
McSherry, Wilfred;Suckling, Steve;Boughey, Adam
Journal for the Study of Spirituality
To Make Room or Not to Make Room: Clients’ Narratives About Exclusion and Inclusion of Spirituality in Family Therapy Practice (2017)
Holmberg, Åse;Jensen, Per;Ulland, Dagfinn
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
Nyere sorgforståelse og ulike sorgmodeller (2017)
Austad, Anne
Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin
Tilknytning og bønn : sammenhenger mellom tilknytningserfaringer og opplevd relasjon til Gud i bønn (2017)
Mæland, Elisabeth
Tidsskrift for sjelesorg
Er det rom for livssynstemaer i dagens psykisk helsearbeid? (2017)
Borge, Lisbet;Mæland, Elisabeth
Klinisk Sygepleje