User participation among hospitalized older people and their relatives

The overall purpose of this project is to explore user participation among older hospitalized people and their relatives. The aims are published in three peer-reviewed articles:

  1. To describe the difficulties experienced by older patients on acute geriatric wards when involving themselves with their own treatment and care. Nyborg I, Kvigne K, Danbolt LJ & Kirkevold M (2016): Ambiguous participation in older hospitalized patients: gaining influence through active and passive approaches-a qualitative study. BMC Nursing 15, 1-11. doi:10.1186/s12912-016-0171-5
  1. To compare and contrast older people’s and their relatives’ experience of participation in decision-making processes regarding the planning of everyday life after discharge from hospital. Nyborg I, Kvigne K, Danbolt LJ & Kirkevold M (2017): User participation is a family matter: A multiple case study of the experiences of older, hospitalized people and their relatives. Journal of Clinical Nursing, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/jocn.13765
  1. To explore relatives’ experiences of opportunities to participate in decisions about the care and treatment of older hospitalized family members and analyse whether there are different experiences of influence related to the relatives’ age. Nyborg I, Danbolt LJ & Kirkevold M (2017): Few opportunities to influence decisions regarding the care and treatment of an older hospitalized family member: a qualitative study among family members. BMC Health Services Research 17, 619. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2563-y


Research group
Ingrid Nyborg, PhD-student, Innlandet Hospital Trust
Lars Johan Danbolt, professor, Norwegian School of Theology.
Marit Kirkevold, professor, Department of Nursing Science, University of Oslo.
Kari Kvigne, professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences