Hilde Laholt disputerer for ph.d.-graden i Helsevitenskapelige fag og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:
“Visual methods in health dialogue and public health work
An action research approach to improve school nurses’ work with adolescents”
Kort populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:
Visual methods in health communication draw on existing practices and are well documented as research methods to elicit experiences of illness, health behaviour, emotions and other unarticulated aspects of life. Our aim was to explore whether visual methods could improve the health dialogue and work of public health nurses (PHNs) in schools. We were particularly interested in examining how PHNs could relate to adolescents in terms of the challenges of using visual technologies and social media in a school nursing context. We used a qualitative action research approach with a critical design involving focus groups in combination with participant observations and workshops on the use of visual methods. Forty of approximately sixty PHNs in Tromsø participated in the study. We found that visual methods could improve the school health dialogue and school nurses’ public health work. PHNs’ ethical practice included being aware of new ethical issues that arose from adolescents’ use of visual technologies and social media. The provision of training in visual methods would enhance PHNs’ professional toolbox and improve their efforts to promote adolescent health in a school nursing context.
Hovedveileder professor Geir Fagerjord Lorem, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Biveileder professor Marilys Guillemin, University of Melbourne og ph.d. Kim McLeoud, University of Tasmania
Professor Kristin Heggen, Universitetet i Oslo - 1. opponent
Forsker Filip Drozd, RKBU sør øst – 2.opponent
Professor Anne Clancy, Institutt for helse og omsorgsfag, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité
Disputasleder: Førsteamanuensis Vår Mathisen, Institutt for helse og omsorgsfag, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted: "Reliabilitet og validitet i kvalitativ forskning"