Research programmes - Department of Health Sciences in Ålesund
Our department delivers three research and scholarship programmes:
- Clinical Care: advanced nursing practice, innovation and ethics
- Simulation and welfare technology, innovation in pedagogics and rehabilitation
- Health care systems: Organizational health and coordination of care
Research is conducted in different clinical settings such as the community services, the specialist services, and from the points of view of patients, next of kin and nurses. The links between somatic illness and mental health has been acknowledged and incorporated into most of the research. Due to the changes in policy to treat patients in the community services rather than in the hospital settings our research focuses on pathways of care between the different services in health, the nurses role in providing advanced health care in challenging settings and organizational health. The research improves our nursing teaching in the new areas by developing simulation techniques in teaching and seeks to underpin how welfare technology can be used in health rehabilitation.