Projects per year
In this Ph.D.-project, we study chronic ill patients’ existential, spiritual, and religious needs in a Danish culture in relation to their disease and treatment satisfaction. In addition, we investigate, how physicians and psychologists experience and communicate about the existential, spiritual, and religious needs with their chronic ill patients. Our approach is qualitative mainly with semi-structured interviews. The data collection takes place at departments treating patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain respectively.
The first impressions from interviews with physicians and video-records of consultations are that the physicians prioritise physiological aspects and lack a systematic approach considering the existential needs. This can be due to time pressure, a lack of knowledge or lack of training. Nevertheless, it contradicts the recommendations to a patient-centred approach in health care where biological, psychological, social, and existential needs are investigated and incorporated in treatment when relevant. Our study contributes to deepen the physicians’ approach, needs, and challenges in the existential communication.
The results of this project can be used in practice as well as for educational purposes. As a pilot-study the health professionals will be offered a training session to enhance knowledge and practice in existential communication. We will evaluate this intervention afterwards in relation to the health professionals’ experience of competence and relevancy in practice.
|Translated title of the contribution||Læger og psykologers eksistentielle kommunikation|
|Publication date||20. Oct 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 20. Oct 2018|
|Event||Nordic Network-Meeting for Research in Faith and Health - Honne hotell og konferansesenter, Biri, Norway|
Duration: 23. Oct 2018 → 24. Oct 2018
|Seminar||Nordic Network-Meeting for Research in Faith and Health|
|Location||Honne hotell og konferansesenter|
|Period||23/10/2018 → 24/10/2018|
- 1 Finished