Tornøe phd defense MF 5 May 2017

Kirsten Tornøe's public defense

Kirsten Tornøe will give the trial lecture and her public defense for the degree of PhD, 5th May.


05.05.2017 - 10:15

Trial lecture for the degree of PhD: Friday 5th of May 2017 10:15 a.m. on the given topic​: 

Spiritual competence and nursing skills needed in institutional care for the dying in contemporary multi-religious Norway. 


Friday 5th of May 12:15 p.m. will start the public defense by the doctoral candidate of the thesis:

The Challenge of Consolation: A qualitative study of nurses’ experiences with practicing and teaching spiritual and existential care for the dying. 

Abstract (pdf)
Full text (pdf)
Paper 1 The power of consoling presence 
Paper 2 The challenge of colsolation
Paper 3 A mobile hospice nurse teaching team

Ordinary examiners will be​ Professor Dr. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen (1) and Professor Dr. Astrid Norberg, Umeå University (2). Associate Professor Dr. Gry Stålsett is the third member of the examination committee​.

The public defense will be chaired by rector​ Vidar L. Haanes.

The lectures and the public defense will be in Auditorium I, Gydas vei 4, Majorstua.