• ‘Brain fog’, guilt, and gratitude: experiences of symptoms and life changes in older survivors 6 months after hospitalisation for COVID-19 

      Heiberg, Kristi Elisabeth; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Jøranson, Nina; Lausund, Hilde; Breievne, Grete; Myrstad, Marius; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen; Walle-Hansen, Marte; Bruun-Olsen, Vigdis (European Geriatric Medicine;13 (2022), Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-03-10)
      Purpose: Several of those who have been infected with COVID-19 suffer from the post-COVID-19 condition months after the acute infection. Little is known about how older survivors have experienced the consequences and how ...
    • Clinical Application Research through reflection, interpretation and new understanding - a hermeneutic design 

      Lindwall, Lillemor; Råholm, Maj-Britt; Lohne, Vibeke; Caspari, Synnøve; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Sæteren, Berit; Slettebø, Åshild; Høy, Bente; Nåden, Dagfinn (Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences;Volume 33, Issue 3, Journal article; Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-10)
      The implementation of theoretical knowledge in clinical practice and the implementation of good clinical practice into theory have been of interest in caring science for the last 30 years. The aim of this article was to ...
    • Developing mature empathy among first-year students: The learning potential of emotional experiences 

      Konow-Lund, Anne-Sophie; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Nortvedt, Per; Christiansen, Bjørg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Nursing students’ ability to develop mature empathy requires emotional work, usually associated with caring experiences in relation with patients and next of kin. This article is based on qualitative in-depth interviews ...
    • Dignity and care for people with dementia living in nursing homes 

      Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Nortvedt, Per; Slettebø, Åshild (Dementia;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-12-18)
      This article presents and discusses findings from a qualitative study on how the dignity of patients with dementia is preserved or harmed when they live in a nursing home. The results build on participant observation in ...
    • Dignity and existential concerns among nursing homes residents from the perspective of their relatives 

      Caspari, Synnøve; Lohne, Vibeke; Rehnsfeldt, Arne Wilhelm; Sæteren, Berit; Slettebø, Åshild; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Lillestø, Britt; Høy, Bente; Råholm, Maj-Britt; Lindwall, Lillemor; Aasgaard, Trygve; Nåden, Dagfinn (Clinical Nursing Studies;2(3), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Aims and objectives: The aim of this cross-country Scandinavian study was to explore how residents in nursing homes experience that their dignity is promoted and attended to. This is one part of the Scandinavian project ...
    • Family Caregivers' Experiences in Nursing Homes: Narratives on Human Dignity and Uneasiness 

      Lohne, Vibeke; Rehnsfeldt, Arne; Råholm, Maj-Britt; Lindwall, Lillemor; Caspari, Synnøve; Sæteren, Berit; Høy, Bente; Lillestø, Britt; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Slettebø, Åshild; Aasgaard, Trygve; Nåden, Dagfinn (Research in gerontological nursing;7(6), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-11)
      This qualitative study focused on dignity in nursing homes from the perspective of family caregivers. Dignity is a complex concept and central to nursing. Dignity in nursing homes is a challenge, according to research. ...
    • How individuals with dementia in nursing homes maintain their dignity through life storytelling - A case study 

      Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Slettebø, Åshild (Journal of Clinical Nursing;24(15-16), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-04-20)
      Aims and Objectives The aim of this article is to present and discuss findings on what individuals with dementia do themselves to maintain or promote their dignity of identity when they live in a nursing home. Background ...
    • The importance of moral sensitivity when including persons with dementia in qualitative research 

      Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Nortvedt, Per; Slettebø, Åshild (Nursing ethics;20(1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012-11-19)
      Abstract The aim of this article is to show the importance of moral sensitivity when including persons with dementia in research. The article presents and discusses ethical challenges encountered when a total of 15 persons ...
    • 'Like a prison without bars': Dementia and experiences of dignity 

      Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Nortvedt, Per; Slettebø, Åshild (Nursing ethics;20(8), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-23)
      The aim of this article is to investigate how life in Norwegian nursing homes may affect experiences of dignity among persons with dementia. The study had a qualitative design and used a phenomenological and hermeneutic ...
    • Maintaining dignity in vulnerability: A qualitative study of the residents' perspective on dignity in nursing homes 

      Høy, Bente; Lillestø, Britt; Slettebø, Åshild; Sæteren, Berit; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Caspari, Synnøve; Aasgaard, Trygve; Lohne, Vibeke; Rehnsfeldt, Arne Wilhelm; Råholm, Maj-Britt; Lindwall, Lillemor; Nåden, Dagfinn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-03-19)
      Background . Older people, living in nursing homes, are exposed to diverse situations, which may be associated with loss of dignity. To help them maintain their dignity, it is important to explore, how dignity is ...
    • Older patients’ perspectives on illness and healthcare during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic 

      Jøranson, Nina; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Lausund, Hilde; Breievne, Grete; Bruun-Olsen, Vigdis; Heiberg, Kristi Elisabeth; Myrstad, Marius; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen (Nursing Ethics;Vol 29, Issue 4, 2022, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-03-03)
      Background: Equal access to healthcare is a core principle in Norway’s public healthcare system. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged healthcare systems in the early phase – in particular, related to testing and hospital ...
    • “This path I must walk alone”. Challenges experienced by older patients while recovering from severe COVID-19 – a qualitative study 

      Heiberg, Kristi Elisabeth; Jøranson, Nina; Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Breievne, Grete; Lausund, Hilde; Myrstad, Marius; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen; Walle-Hansen, Marte; Bruun-Olsen, Vigdis (BMC Geriatrics;22, Article number: 253 (2022), Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-03-28)
      Background: In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic challenged both the Norwegian population and healthcare system. In this study we explored how older men and women experienced rehabilitation and recovery after hospitalisation ...
    • A vulnerable journey towards professional empathy and moral courage 

      Heggestad, Anne Kari Tolo; Konow-Lund, Anne-Sophie; Christiansen, Bjørg; Nortvedt, Per (Nursing Ethics;Volume: 29, issue: 4, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-06-01)
      Background: Empathy and moral courage are important virtues in nursing and nursing ethics. Hence, it is of great importance that nursing students and nurses develop their ability to empathize and their willingness to ...