Background and activities

Post.doc. i Trondheim Cancer Survivorship Group/European Palliative Care Research Centre Communication researcher. Department group: Unit for Cancer and Patie

Information officer and researhcer in European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC). Working with the web-based symptom registration tool Eir (www.eirhealth.com) and the NTNU/EAPC's (European Assiciation for Palliative Care) deliverable in European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC): Classification, assessment and guidelines for management of pain, cachexia and depression in palliative cancer care.

PhD candidat at the PRC og in the pain and palliation research group (Department of cancer research and molecular medicine) 2006-2012. 

My PhD thesis dealt with the informed consent documents (ICDs) patients receive when they are asked to take part in a clinical trial. This document is a crucial part of the information the patient might use when making his decision regarding participation or not in the trial, i.e. whether or not to give an informed consent. One part of the consent process is that patients actually understand the information they get. However, previous studies show that  several patients do not understanding the information sufficiently. In my PhD project I investigated some textual and contextual factors that might be of relevance for the reader's understanding of the ICDs. .

Assistant professor at the Department of language and communication studies 2003-2005, teaching bachelor and master students in discourse analysis, converstation analysis and document analysis. 

Master of arts (Applied Linugistics) 2003

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Sand, Kari. (2006) Analyse av pasientinformasjonsskriv for kliniske studier. Utfordringar for skriveopplæring og skriveforsking i dag.
  • Sand, Kari. (2005) Elevsamtaler: Global asymmetri og lokal symmetri. Ulike perspektiver på læring.

Report/dissertation

  • Sand, Kari. (2012) Informed consent documents for cancer research - Textual and contextual factors of relevance for understanding (doctoral thesis). 2012. ISBN 978-82-471-3880-9.
  • Sand, Kari. (2003) Elevsamtalen som fenomen og prosess. En deskriptiv studie av fem elevsamtaler i videregående skole. 2003.

Others

  • Helgås, Ragnhild Green; Løhre, Erik Torbjørn; Sand, Kari. (2016) Uhelbredelig kreft - hva er viktig for pasienten?.
  • Sand, Kari; Lie, Hanne Cathrine; Kiserud, Cecilie E.; Loge, Jon Håvard; Lund, Jo-Åsmund. (2016) Barriers and opportunities for long-term follow-up care of cancer survivors. A focus group study among Norwegian general practitioners and oncologists. The 14th Acta Oncologica Symposium: The European Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Symposium (ECRS) 2016 . Acta Oncologia; København. 2016-09-19 - 2016-09-20.
  • Sundt-Hansen, Stine Marie; Kaasa, Stein; Sand, Kari. (2016) Pasienters og legers opplevelse av Eir – et dataverktøy for symptomhåndtering i kreftomsorg. Landskonferansen i palliasjon . Norsk palliativ forening/Norsk forening for palliativ medisi; Stavanger. 2016-09-14 - 2016-09-16.
  • Sundt-Hansen, Stine Marie; Kaasa, Stein; Sand, Kari. (2016) Usability and users’ experience of Eir – a computerized tool for symptom assessment and decision support in cancer care. 9th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care . European Association for Palliative Care; Dublin. 2016-06-09 - 2016-06-11.
  • Berger, Ola; Sand, Kari; Johansen, Ingunn; Kaasa, Stein; Loge, Jon Håvard; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning. (2014) What Do Cancer Patients and Members of Ethical Review Boards in Norway Consider Important Elements in Informed Consent Documents?. 8th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) . European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC); Lleida. 2014-06-05 - 2014-06-07.
  • Knudsen, Anne Kari; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Sand, Kari; Kaasa, Stein. (2014) Smertekartlegging. Den 13. landskonferansen om utfordringer ved livets slutt . Norsk forening for palliativ medisin og Norsk palliativ for.; Trondheim. 2014-09-17 - 2014-09-19.
  • Sand, Kari. (2012) Skal forenkle pasientinformasjon. Adresseavisen [Avis]. 2012-01-10.
  • Sand, Kari. (2012) Utforming av informasjonsskrivet - en balansekunst?. Storfellesmøte for Regionale komiteer for medisinsk og helsefaglig forskningsetikk (REK) og Den nasjonale forskningsetiske komité for medisin og helsefag (NEM) . REK Sør-Øst; Sandefjord. 2012-10-08 - 2012-10-10.
  • Sand, Kari; Eik-Nes, Nancy Lea; Loge, Jon Håvard. (2012) Readability of Informed Consent Documents (ICDs) in Clinical Trials (1987-2007) - A Linguistic Approach. The 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) . the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC); Trondheim. 2012-06-07 - 2012-06-09.
  • Sand, Kari; Eik-Nes, Nancy Lea; Loge, Jon Håvard. (2010) Content, structure and relations in informed consent documents (ICDs) for clinical trials. 6th Research Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care . European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC); Glasgow. 2010-06-10 - 2010-06-12.
  • Sand, Kari; Kaasa, Stein; Loge, Jon Håvard. (2009) The understanding of informed consent information – definitions and measurements in empirical studies. 4th International Trondheim Conference on palliative care . NTNU/St Olavs hospital; Trondheim. 2009-10-15 - 2009-10-16.
  • Sand, Kari; Kaasa, Stein; Loge, Jon Håvard. (2008) The understanding of informed consent information. Definitions and measurements in empirical studies. 2008 International Conference on Communication in Health Care . European Association for Communication in Health Care; Oslo. 2008-09-02 - 2008-09-05.
  • Sand, Kari; Loge, Jon Håvard; Berger, Ola; Grønberg, Bjørn H.; Kaasa, Stein. (2008) Consent documents for a palliative chemotherapy trial – what do the patients actually perceive?. 5th Research Forum of the EAPC . European Association for Palliative Care; Trondheim. 2008-05-29 - 2008-05-31.
  • Sand, Kari; Loge, Jon Håvard; Berger, Ola; Grønberg, Bjørn H.; Kaasa, Stein. (2008) Consent documents for a palliative chemotherapy trial – what do the patients actually perceive?. Faglig og sosialt nettverksmøte ved Institutt for språk- og kommunikasjonsstudier . Institutt for språk- og kommunikasjonsstudier; Trondheim. 2008-12-06 - 2008-12-06.
  • Sand, Kari; Berger, Ola. (2006) Presentasjon av prosjekt: Analyser av pasientinformasjonsskriv for kliniske studier. REK og NEMs storfellesmøte . NEM; Stavanger. 2006-10-10 - 2006-10-11.
  • Sand, Kari; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Berger, Ola; Loge, Jon Håvard; Loge, Jon Håvard; Kaasa, Stein. (2006) What information do patients eligible for a clinical study consider essential in a consent form?. EACH 2006 Conference. International Conference on Communication in Health Care . European Association for Communication in Health Care (EACH); Basel. 2006-09-05 - 2006-09-08.
  • Sand, Kari. (2005) Elevsamtalen - en læringssamtale?. Voksenopplæringskonferansen i Trondheim 14.-15.mars 2005 . Senter for Voksenopplæring i Trondheim; Trondheim. 2005-03-14 - 2005-03-15.