Frank Hansen

Hansen disputerer for ph.d.-graden - graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

“On the path to healing -A qualitative longitudinal study of colorectal cancer patients’ accounts of trajectories to healing in Norway”

Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig her! / The doctoral thesis is available here!

Auditoriet er åpent for publikum. Disputasen vil strømmes og et opptak vil være tilgjengelig i et døgn.
The auditorium is open to the public. The defense will still be streamed, and a recording of the disputation will be available for 24 hours.

Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne starter kl. 10.15 / The trial lecture starts at 10.15
Tittel/Title: “Cancer as field of anthropological research  – Methodological and ontological reflections.”
Prøveforelesningen strømmes her / The trial lecture will be streamed here

Disputasen starter kl. 12.15 / The defense starts at 12.15
Disputasen strømmes her / The defense will be streamed here

De som ønsker å opponere ex auditorio kan sende en e-post til leder av disputasen innen kl. 13:00 disputasdagen:  Miek Jong:
If you want to oppose ex. auditorio, send an e-mail to the leader of the defence before 13:00 on the day of the defence:  Miek Jong:

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen/ Summary of the thesis

Survival rates for cancer are increasing, although survivors’ quality of life may be decreased following cancer treatment. Since many people suffer from cancer and various conditions after treatment, it is important to learn more about what matters to patients. What does a cancer pathway look like, and which action do people undertake to heal?
To learn more about life with illness, we followed 9 people diagnosed with cancer over a period of 1 year. We interviewed the same people every quartal with a main focus on what mattered most to them last period. In the beginning, many got subtle symptoms. When they got cancer diagnosis, many experienced this as a shock. At this moment, biomedical cancer treatment mattered most, but later many other kinds of actions, such as being in nature and travel, were emphasized as most important.
The result was a model of cancer as journey through different phases. I think that the findings and the patients´ voices in this thesis may contribute to a better understanding of life with illness from patients´ point of view. The information from the patients may change cancer care to be more in line with patients´ needs, values and goals.

Veiledere/ Supervisors:
Hovedveileder/Main supervisor:
Professor Gro Berntsen, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Professor Anita Salamonsen, RKBU Nord, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Førsteamanuensis Mats Jong, Mittuniversitet – 1. opponent.
Postdoktor Hanne Bess Boelsbjerg, Aarhus universitet – 2. opponent.
Professor Arne Johan Norheim, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité.

Disputasleder/ Leader of defense:
Professor Miek Jong, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Når: 18.10.23 kl 10.15–16.00
Hvor: Auditorium Cortex, plan 7, MH Vest
Sted: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne, Inviterte, Enhet
Kontakt: Andrea Jennerwein
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