Disputas – cand. psychol Silje Vagli Østbye

disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen: 
“Terrains of Uncertainty. Communicative Challenges of Medically Unexplained Illness in Youth”



Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig her!
The doctoral thesis!

På grunn av koronautbruddet er auditoriet stengt for publikum.
The auditorium will be closed to the public because of the corona outbreak. 

Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne
holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted:
"What is the current status of multidisciplinary clinical care for young people experiencing «MUS», and how can socio-cultural perspectives be applied to develop a more humane health service?"

Prøveforelesningen strømmes her!
The trail lecture will be streamed!

Disputasen strømmes her, og opptak av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i en måned.
The defense will be streamed here. A recording of the disputation will be available for one month.


Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:

Persistent bodily symptoms without medical clarity creates many layers of uncertainty both for health professionals and patients. Clinical encounters are shown in primary care studies to be highly contentious, sometimes causing adverse effects. However, little is known about communicative challenges for adolescents in specialist health care settings; how they give meaning to their experiences, and how they handle social, moral and existential concerns. This study explores these questions in order to understand young people’s experiences and direct attention to how health care practices can support them in their developmental processes. Using multi-sited fieldwork and different participatory qualitative methods, I demonstrate how health professionals and adolescents struggle to create meaning in three sites marked by uncertainty. For the young participants, the search for meaning was not contingent on clinical settings, but rather a continuous process of everyday life in which they sought accountability and future prospects. To develop health care systems that enable professionals to stay engaged and supportive of these processes should be of focus when seeking to adhere to the ideals of patient-centered care. The study contributes to a nuanced and contextualized understanding of illness and healing and makes visible the active processes of coping that young sufferers engage in together with their social environments.


Professor Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.


Professor Mette Bech Risør, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Førsteamanuensis Trond Waage, Institutt for samfunnsvitenskap, Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Hanne Haavind, professor emeritus ved Psykologisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.


Professor Charlotte Ulrikka Rask - Institut for Klinisk Medicin – Børne- og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Regionscenter, Universitetet i Aarhus  - 1. opponent.
Forsker II Mona-Iren Hauge - Seksjon for kunnskap og analyse ved Barne- og familieetaten i Oslo kommune – 2. opponent.
Førsteamanuensis II Thor Eirik Eriksen, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité.

Professor Martin Eisemann, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

De som ønsker å opponere ex auditorio kan sende e-post til leder av disputasen: martin.eismann@uit.no
Opponents ex auditorio should sign up the leader of the defense by: martin.eisemann@uit.no





Når: 29.09.20 kl 12.15–16.15
Hvor: Strømmes fra auditorium Cortex
Sted: Digitalt
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne, Inviterte
Kontakt: Andrea Jennerwein
E-post: andrea.jennerwein@uit.no
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