Background and activities
Professor Gørill Haugan is part of NTNU Center for health promotion research, the research group on Aging and Older Adults' Health, as well as Global Health; Haugan is supervising students (MA and PhD) conducting research in Uganda and Nepal.
She is widely published in the field of health promotion among nursing home patients, adolescents and postnatal women. In particular, she has investigated the influence of nurse-patient interaction, self-transcendence, meaning-in-life and spirituality on nursing home residents’ well-being and quality of life. In collaboration with Warsaw Medical University, Haugan has been part of a study on active aging in Poland. Currently, she is leading a research project on joy-of-life in Norwegian nursing homes.
Haugan is supervising a number of PhD-projects focusing on differing aspects of nursing home care, as well as pedagogical research on students' clinical studies in nursing homes.
She is also supervising a research project exploring inner strength and willpower as salutogenic resources among long-term intensive care patients, as well as a study on pedagogichal methods based in student activity in nursing education.
Her research orientation includes qualitative and quantitative methods. Specifically, her research has contributed to the validation and investigation of the psychometric properties of a number of scales central to nursing, health and well-being, as well as to the development of new scales measuring nurse-patient interaction and joy-of-life in nursing home patients, and relational continuity in the antenatal care.
Furthermore, she is the main editor of a scientific anthology on Health Promotion in Health Care published by Springer Publisher (Haugan & Eriksson, 2021), and two Norwegian scientific anthologies on health promotion in the municipal health services and the hospital health services (Haugan & Rannestad 2014, 2016).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) ‘I want to get back!’ A qualitative study of long-term critically ill patients’ inner strength and willpower: Back home after long-term intensive care. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN). vol. 30 (23-24).
- (2021) "Joy of life” in nursing homes. Healthcare personnel experiences of the implementation of the national strategy. A qualitative study with content analysis of interviews. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 21 (771).
- (2021) Will an implementation of “Joy of Life in Nursing Homes” have positive effect for the work culture? A comparison between two Norwegian municipalities. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 11:607943.
- (2021) The Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale: Translation and Psychometric Properties Among Hospitalized Cancer Patients in Turkey. Journal of Nursing Measurement.
- (2021) Turkish midwives’ experiences and opinions in promoting normal births: A grounded theory study. Midwifery. vol. 99.
- (2021) Associations between nurse–patient interaction and loneliness among cognitively intact nursing home residents – a questionnaire survey. Geriatric Nursing. vol. 42 (4).
- (2021) Prevalence, risk factors and impact of delirium on hospitalised older adults with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
- (2021) Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Impact of Delirium on Hospitalized Older Adults With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
- (2021) Self-transcendence among adults 65 years and older: A meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.
- (2021) Meaning-making: A underestimated resource for health? a discussion of the value of meaning-making in the conservation and restoration of health and well-being. Encyclopaideia. Journal of phenomenology and education. vol. 25 (59).
- (2021) Development and psychometric testing of the ‘Mindful Breastfeeding Scale’ (MINDF-BFS) among postpartum women in Turkey. Current Psychology.
- (2021) Meaning making for psychological adjustment and quality of life in older long-term breast cancer survivors. Frontiers in Psychology.
- (2021) Intensivsykepleieres opplevelser med langtids-intensivpasienters indre styrke og vilje til overlevelse. Inspira- Journal of Anesthesia, Operating Room and Critical Care Nursing.
- (2021) Despite symptom severity, do nursing home residents experience joy-of-life? The associations between joy-of-life and symptom severity in Norwegian nursing home residents. Journal of Holistic Nursing.
- (2021) Preceptorship of clinical learning in nursing homes – A qualitative study of influences of an interprofessional team intervention. Nurse Education Today.
- (2021) Learning Nursing During the Covid-19 Pandemic; Teacher-Support is Exceptionally Important. Journal of Nursing and Practice. vol. 4 (2).
- (2021) Learning nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic: The importance of perceived relatedness with teachers and sense of coherence. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (JNEP). vol. 11 (10).
- (2021) The effect of Dance Interventions on Cognition, Neuroplasticity, Physical Function, Depression, and Quality of life for older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
- (2020) A qualitative study of long-term ICU patients` inner strength and will-power: Family and health professionals as a health promoting resource. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN).
- (2020) Associations Between Nurse–Patient Interaction and Sense of Coherence Among Cognitively Intact Nursing Home Residents. Journal of Holistic Nursing.