Background and activities
Teaching and research area
Health Management with emphasis on organizational competencies of health professionals and themes like inter-professional collaboration, clinical management, change and quality improvement, and on organizational health in health care organizations and themes like occupational health, public health and sustainable leadership.
PhD in sociology and Public Health (Aalborg University) and Cand. Polit. in Health Sciences (University of Bergen), including nursing and diaconal education.
Scientific and technical work (selected)
Aglen, B., Sørø, V., Orvik, A. & Hauan, G. (2018). Preceptorship during health personnel students’ clinical studies in nursing homes - An institutional perspective on an intervention. Nursing Open, 6 (1). Doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/nop2.197
Eriksson, A., Orvik, A., Strandmark, M., Nordsteien, A. & Torp S. (2017). Management and leadership approaches to health promotion and sustainable workplaces: A scoping review. Societies, 7 (14). Doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/soc7020014
Orvik, A. (2017). Values and strategies: management of radical organizational change in a university hospital. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 32 (2): 11, pp. 114-132. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2332
Orvik, A., Nordhus, G.E.M, Bihari Axelsson, S. & Axelsson, R. (2016). Interorganizational collaboration in transitional care – A study of a post-discharge programme for elderly patients. International Journal of Integrated Care, 6; 16 (2):11. Doi: https://www.ijic.org/articles/10.5334/ijic.2226/
Orvik, A., Vågen, S.R., Bihari Axelsson, S. & Axelsson, R. (2015). Quality, Efficiency and Integrity: Value Squeezes in Management of Hospital Wards. Journal of Nursing Management, 23, 65-74. Doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jonm.12084#references-section
Orvik, A., Larun, L., Berland, A. & Ringsberg, K.C. (2013). Situational Factors in Focus Group Studies: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12: 338-358. Doi: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/160940691301200116
Orvik, A., Larun, L., Berland, A. & Ringsberg, K.C. (2014). Factores situacionales en estudios de grupos focales: una revisión sistemática. Paradigmas, 6 (2): 87-127. Doi: https://issuu.com/unitec-cpa/docs/pv6n2
Orvik, A., Dellve, L. & Eriksson, A. (2013). Organisatorisk hälsa och värdebaserat ledarskap – Behovet av systemperspektiv för en hållbar styrning och ledning av hälso- och sjukvården. [Organizational health and value based leadership - The need of a system perspective for sustainable management and leadership in health care services]. Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, 6: 848-856. Doi: http://www.socialmedicinsktidskrift.se/index.php/smt/article/view/1083
Orvik, A. & Axelsson, R. (2012). Organizational health in health organizations – towards a conceptualization. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26: 796-802. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.00996.x
Papers, abstracts, oral presentations and leadership at research conferences etc.:
Orvik, A. (2018). Sustainable management and leadership in health care organizations through organizational health. Oral paper at The 12th NOVO Symposium, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, 15-16 November.
Orvik, A. (2018). Organizational health: A lesson at NIVA (Nordic Council of Ministers) PhD-course: Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership, Stockholm 9th – 11th of October 2018. Invited.
Orvik, A. (2017). Towards sustainable workplaces in health care organizations. Oral paper at The 11th NOVO Symposium, Gothenburg University, 9-10 November
Orvik, A. & Crawford, P. (2017). Promoting sustainable health care through health humanities and organizational health. The 25th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. University of Vienna, Austria, 12-14 April.
Orvik, A. (2016). Sustainable strategies in radical organizational change. Oral presentation at Next Society, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, September 27-29.
Orvik, A. (2015). Sustainable management strategies in a HPH hospital in radical change. Abstract and oral presentation. The 23rd International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. Oslo, June 10-12.
Orvik, A. (2015). Chairing of a session at The 23rd International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. Oslo, June 10-12, 2015: Promoting staff health through comprehensive occupational health management approaches.
Orvik, A. (2014). Health promoting leadership through organizational health in health care institutions. Abstract and oral presentation. Next Health, Health Promotion Research - an International Forum, Trondheim, August 25-27.
Orvik, A. & Vågen, S.R. (2010). Between quality and efficiency: hospital ward managers’ handling of quality deviations. Paper and oral presentation at the European Health Management Association, Annual Conference, Lahti, 30th June - 2nd July.
Orvik, A. (2009). Promoting organizational health in health organizations: a preliminary conceptualization. Poster and oral presentation at The 6th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference: The Role of Health Promotion in the Transition of the Nordic Welfare States, Gothenburg, 20th – 22th August.
Orvik, A. (2008). Organizational health: a public health management issue? Paper and oral presentation at the 3rd Nordic Workshop on Health Management and Organization, NOHRnet, Dec. 4th-5th, Uppsala University.
Orvik, A. (2015). Organisatorisk kompetanse: Innføring i profesjonskunnskap og klinisk ledelse. [Organizational competencies: An introduction to profession knowledge and clinical leadership]. 2. Ed. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
Orvik, A., Fløtten, K. & Haugstvedt, K.T. (2016). Helsefremmende sykehus og helsetjenester – illustrert ved tre eksempler. I: Rannestad, T. & Haugan, G. (red.) Helsefremmende arbeid i spesialisthelsetjenesten. [Health-promoting hospitals and health services - illustrated by three examples. In: Rannestad, T. & Haugan, G. (Eds.) Health promotion in the specialist health service]. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
Axelsson, R., Bihari Axelsson, S., Nordhus, G.E.M. & Orvik, A. (2011). Evaluering av forsøksverksemd med etterbehandlingsavdeling ved Aspøy omsorgssenter. Høgskolen i Ålesund, Rapport nr. 1/2011. [Evaluation of a trial project with intermediate care department at Aspøy Care Center. Ålesund University College, Report No. 1/2011].
- SY300115 - Health Promotion and Preventive Nursing
- SS300115 - Social Science II
- HELA3002 - Sustainable Health Leadership