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Research areas

Activity, Cancer in palliative stages, and Quality of life when Living at Home

Cancer rehabilitation with involvement of patients and next of kin

Human activity and everyday life studies

Palliative Care and daily living with advanced cancer

Community based cancer rehabilitation

Research information

Peer reviewed publications:

la Cour, K. & Cutchin, M. Developing Community Based Rehabilitation for Cancer     
        Survivors: Coordination and coherence. BMC Health Service Research (Accepted, 2013)

lott, I., Kottorp, A., la Cour, K., van Ness, F., Jonsson, H. & Sadlo, G. (2013) Sustanining International Partnerships: The European Master of Science Programme in Occupational Thearpy, a Case Study. Occupational Therapy International, published online 5April

Matovu SN, La cour K, Hemmingsson H: Narratives of Ugandan women adhering to HIV/AIDS medication. Occupational therapy international 2012, 19(4):176-184. 

 la Cour, K. & Hansen, HP. Aesthetic engagements: (2012) ‘Being’ in everyday life with 
 incurable cancer. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicin  29(2):126-133

Gantschnig, B. Hemmingsson, H. & la Cour, K. (2011). Feeling and being involved? 
Participation experienced by children with disabilities at mainstream schools. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention 4:260-275 

Pereira, E., la Cour, K., Jonsson, H., & Hemmingsson, H., 12-2010. The participation 
  experience of children with disabilities in Portuguese mainstream schools. British 
  Journal of Occupational Therapy. 73/12, s 1- 9.

la Cour, K., Johannessen, H. & Josephsson, S. (2009). Activity and meaning-making in 
  everyday life of people with advanced cancer. Palliative & Supportive Care 7 (4): 469- 479.

la Cour, K., Nordell, K. & Josephsson, S. (2009). Everyday life of people with advanced cancer: 
   Activity, time, location & experience Occupational Therapy Journal of Research 29 (4): 154-162.

la Cour, K., Josephsson S., Tishelman C. & Nygård L. (2007). Experiences of engaging in 
   creative activity at a palliative care facility. Palliative & Supportive Care 5, 241-50.

la Cour, K., Josephsson S. & Luborsky M. (2005). Creating Connections to Life during 
   Life-Threatening llness: Creative Activity Experienced by Elderly People 
   and Occupational Therapists. Scand J Occup Ther 12 (3):98-109.


la Cour, K & Johannessen, H. (2010). Communit-Based Cancer Rehabilitation [Kommunal Kræftrehabilitering - Erfaringsopsamling  fra 11 kommuner], University of Southern Denmark, Institut of Public Health, Odense: Grafisk Produktion Odense 

la Cour, K. (2008). Activities as resources when living with advanced cancer, PhD Thesis, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm: Reproprint AB.

Josephsson, S., la Cour, K. & Jonsson H. (2007). Possibility spaces in everyday life: On creative
potentials in interventions for persons with life-threatening incurable illness. In: Positive
Approaches to Health C.Dumont, G. Kielhofner Eds pp 37-46. New York: Nova Science

Other relevant activities:

Reviewer Journal of Rehabilitation Medicin

Editorial Board of Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

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Research Output 2005 2019

Ergoterapi inden for det palliative område

Pilegaard, M. S., la Cour, K. & Peoples, H., 14. Aug 2019, Basisbog i ergoterapi. Brandt, Å., Peoples, H. & Pedersen, U. (eds.). 4. ed. Munksgaard , p. 373-388

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

Forskning inden for ergoterapi

Helle, T., la Cour, K. & Østergaard, L. G., 2019, Basisbog i ergoterapi. Brandt, Å., Peoples, H. & Pedersen, U. (eds.). 4. ed. Munksgaard , p. 405-419

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterEducationpeer-review

Fremskreden kræft- hjælpemidler, ADL-evne og livskvalitet

Overgaard, A. F., Wæhrens, E. E. E., Benigna Kruse, N., la Cour, K. & Peoples, H., 20. Jun 2019, In : BestPractice, Onkologi, faglig dialog mellem specialister.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Occupational Therapy
Research Personnel

Lessons Learned About Occupation-Focused And Occupation-Based Interventions: A Synthesis Using Group Concept Mapping Methodology

Jonsson, H., Nielsen, K. T., la Cour, K., Christensen, J. R., Pilegaard, M. S., von Bülow, C., Brandt, Å., Peoples, H. & Wæhrens, E. E. E., 30. Aug 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Activities 2009 2018

Præsentation af fremadrettede tendenser og visioner for ældre rehabilitering

Jette Thuesen (Advisor), Karen la Cour (Advisor)
13. Nov 2018

Activity: Public and private sector consultationConsultancy

Temadag i Regional Kompetansetjeneste for Rehabilitering (RKR) i Norge

Annette Rasmussen (Organizer), Karen la Cour (Organizer)
22. Oct 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Programteori og bevidst metodevalg

Karen la Cour (Lecturer)
6. Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Ergo Symposium 2018

Cecilie von Bülow (Organizer), Eva Elisabet Ejlersen Wæhrens (Organizer), Karen la Cour (Organizer)
8. Mar 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Press / Media


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Mennesker skal have mening og indhold i sidste del af livet

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Ny SDU-professor skal arbejde med livet efter livstruende sygdom

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ROPOX prisen 2014

Karen la Cour (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teaching & Supervision

Happiness and advanced cancer

Karen la Cour


Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

Experiences connected to participating in occupations in nature - From men’s perspective

Karen la Cour


Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

Rehabiliterende indsatser til mennesker med fremskreden kræft

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Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Forandringsprocesseri rehabiliteringsforløb

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Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching