Background and activities
Professor Gørill Haugan is an active researcher at the NTNU Center for health promotion research, part of HEIKO and the clinical research in nursing homes-group. Haugan is widely published in the fields of health promotion among nursing home patients, among 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 patients’ 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. She is also supervising a research project exploring the will to live/survive among seriously ill patients during advanced medical treatment and intensive care at intensive care units in Mid-Norway. 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 for two Norwegian scientific anthologies on health promotion in the municipal health services and the specialized health services (Haugen & 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
- (2017) Bedre arbeidsmetoder og holdninger? Implementering av livsglede for eldre? [The impact of certification of the “Joy of Life” in Nursing homes on the improvement of working methods and attitudes among staff in Nursing Homes]. Geriatrisk sykepleie.
- (2017) Health-promoting influences among women following early postnatal home visit by a midwife. Nordic journal of nursing research.
- (2017) The role of gender in the active attitude toward treatment and health among patients in primary health care - self-assessed health status and sociodemographic factors as moderators. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 17 (284).
- (2017) Crucial aspects promoting meaning and purpose in life: perceptions of nursing home residents. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 17 (1).
- (2017) Å mestre livet ved alvorlig sykdom - Antonovskys helseteori som guide til helsefremming i sykehus. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning. vol. 7 (4).
- (2017) Validation of the Norwegian version of the work-related sense of coherence scale. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
- (2017) Livsglede og self-transcendence hos sykehjemspasienten - to sider av samme sak? [Joy-of-life and self-transcendence in nursing home patients – do they signify the same phenomenon?]. Geriatrisk sykepleie.
- (2017) Hva betyr turnus for arbeidssituasjon og livskvalitet?. Geriatrisk sykepleie.
- (2017) Primary Care Patients’ Expectations Towards Medical Appointments and Their Experiences During the Visit: Does Age Matter?. Patient Preference and Adherence.
- (2017) Validation of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ) in Norwegian adolescents 13 - 18 years. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.
- (2017) Activation of older patients through PRACTA intervension for primary healthcare doctors; does the method matter?. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 1.
- (2017) Enhancing GPs’ competencies in communication and activation of the elderly: results from the PRACTA computer-based intervention study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. vol. 19 (2).
- (2016) Sense of coherence among healthy Norwegian women in postnatal care: dimensionality, reliability and construct validity of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire. Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare. vol. 8.
- (2016) Women's experiences of home visits by midwives in the early postnatal period. Midwifery. vol. 39.
- (2016) Psychometric properties of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire in nursing home residents. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. vol. 30 (3).
- (2016) Intrapersonal self-transcendence, meaning-in-life and nurse–patient interaction: powerful assets for quality of life in cognitively intact nursing-home patients. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. vol. 30 (4).
- (2016) Hvordan påvirker turnusarbeid i sykehjem sykepleieres helse og livskvalitet?. Geriatrisk sykepleie. vol. 8 (2).
- (2016) The Academic Motivation Scale: Dimensionality, Reliability, and Construct Validity Among Vocational Students. Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training. vol. 6 (2).
- (2015) Langtidspasienter i sykehjem: Pleier-pasient-interaksjonens betydning for velvære. Geriatrisk sykepleie.
- (2015) The FACIT-Sp spiritual well-being scale: an investigation of the dimensionality, reliability and construct validity in a cognitively intact nursing home population. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. vol. 29 (1).