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    Patients' Dignity in a Rehabilitation Ward: Ethical Challenges for Nursing Staff.Aase Stabell & Dagfinn Nåden - 2006 - Nursing Ethics 13 (3):236-248.
    The purpose of this study was to explore the challenges met by nursing staff in a rehabilitation ward. The overall design was qualitative: data were derived from focus interviews with groups of nurses and analyzed from a phenomenological-hermeneutic perspective. The main finding was that challenges emerge on two levels of ethics and rationality: an economic/administrative level and a level of care. An increase in work-load and the changing potential for patient rehabilitation influence the care that nurses can provide in rehabilitating (...)
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    Aspects of Indignity in Nursing Home Residences as Experienced by Family Caregivers.Dagfinn Nåden, Arne Rehnsfeldt, Maj-Britt Råholm, Lillemor Lindwall, Synnøve Caspari, Trygve Aasgaard, Åshild Slettebø, Berit Sæteren, Bente Høy, Britt Lillestø, Anne Kari Tolo Heggestad & Vibeke Lohne - 2013 - Nursing Ethics 20 (7):0969733012475253.
    The overall purpose of this cross-country Nordic study was to gain further knowledge about maintaining and promoting dignity in nursing home residents. The purpose of this article is to present results pertaining to the following question: How is nursing home residents’ dignity maintained, promoted or deprived from the perspective of family caregivers? In this article, we focus only on indignity in care. This study took place at six different nursing home residences in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Data collection methods in (...)
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    The Lonely Battle for Dignity: Individuals Struggling with Multiple Sclerosis.Vibeke Lohne, Trygve Aasgaard, Synnøve Caspari, Åshild Slettebø & Dagfinn Nåden - 2010 - Nursing Ethics 17 (3):301-311.
    Much is known about the phenomenon of dignity, yet there is still a need for implementing this understanding in clinical practice. The main purpose of this study was to find out how persons suffering from multiple sclerosis experience and understand dignity and violation in the context of a rehabilitation ward. A phenomenological-hermeneutic approach was used to extract the meaningful content of narratives from 14 patients with multiple sclerosis. Data were collected by personal research interviews. The findings revealed three main themes: (...)
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    How Do We Close the Hermeneutic Circle? A Gadamerian Approach to Justification in Interpretation in Qualitative Studies.Jonas Debesay, Dagfinn Nåden & Åshild Slettebø - 2008 - Nursing Inquiry 15 (1):57-66.
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    Dignity-Preserving Dementia Care: A Metasynthesis.Oscar Tranvåg, Karin A. Petersen & Dagfinn Nåden - 2013 - Nursing Ethics 20 (8):861-880.
    Research indicates the essentiality of dignity as a vital component for quality of life, reconfirming the emphasis on dignity preservation in the international code of nursing ethics. Applying Noblit and Hare’s meta-ethnography, the aim of the study was to develop a theory model by synthesizing 10 qualitative articles from various cultural contexts, exploring nurse and allied healthcare professional perception/practice concerning dignity-preserving dementia care. “Advocating the person’s autonomy and integrity,” which involves “having compassion for the person,” “confirming the person’s worthiness and (...)
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    Cancer Patients' Perception of Being or Not Being Confirmed.Dagfinn Nåden & Berit Sæteren - 2006 - Nursing Ethics 13 (3):222-235.
    The aim of this study was to obtain in-depth knowledge about caring confirmation of patients with cancer, from the patients’ point of view. The research topic was: what is the significance for patients of their being confirmed by nursing personnel? Fifteen men and women between 43 and 80 years of age participated in this study. The method of data collection used was qualitative research interviewing. A hermeneutic approach was used to interpret the data, in which Kvale’s self-perception, the ‘common sense’ (...)
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    Hermeneutics and Observation - a Discussion.Dagfinn Nåden - 2010 - Nursing Inquiry 17 (1):75-81.
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    Crucial Resources to Strengthen the Desire to Live.May Vatne & Dagfinn Nåden - 2016 - Nursing Ethics 23 (3):294-307.
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    The Paradoxical Body: A Glimpse of a Deeper Truth Through Relatives’ Stories.Vibeke Bruun Lorentsen, Dagfinn Nåden & Berit Sæteren - 2019 - Nursing Ethics 26 (6):1611-1622.
    Background: People with progressive cancer experience that their bodies change due to disease and/or treatment. The body is integral to the unity of the human being, a unity that must be perceived as whole if dignity shall be experienced. Relatives are in touch with the suffering bodies of their dear ones, physically, socially, mentally, and existentially, and thus the relatives’ experiences of the bodies of their dear ones might yield insight into the concept of dignity. Aim: The aim of this (...)
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    Patients’ Experiences of Waiting for a Liver Transplantation.Ida Torunn Bjørk & Dagfinn Nåden - 2008 - Nursing Inquiry 15 (4):289-298.
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    Experiences That Inspire Hope.May Vatne & Dagfinn Nåden - forthcoming - Nursing Ethics:096973301665879.
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