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1993 Ph.d.-graden, antropologi, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, København, Universitet (KU).
1989 Mag,scient.-graden, antropologi, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, KU.
1973 Autorisation som sygeplejerske


1993-99 Lektor, Institut for Sygepleje, DSH ved Aarhus Universitet.

1999-04 Lektor, Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik, SDU.

2004-05 Lektor, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, SDU.

2005- 10 Professor med særlige opgaver, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, SDU.

2007 - Gæsteprofessor i sygepleje ved Sunnaas Sykehus HF, Nesoddtangen, Norge.

2010- Professor i Humanistisk rehabiliteringsforskning

Research areas

* The daily life of patients' with chronic or life treatening diseases and their relatives in relation to treatment and rehabilitation with a special focus on people who have or have had cancer

* Personal strategies to cope with serious diseases

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, ph.d., mag.scient

Research areas

  • Care in case of long term sickness
  • Language, Text, and Discourse
  • Nursing research


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