Disputas - Master i helsefag Jan-Thore Lockertsen

Master i helsefag Jan-Thore Lockertsen disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen

“We Ran a Hospital. The Norwegian Nurses efforts During the Korean War and the Impact of their Experiences on Norwegian Nursing and Theatre Nursing”

Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig her
The doctoral thesis

Disputasen vil bli strømmet her

Opptak av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i en måned.

A recording of the disputation will be available for one month.

The defense will be streamed


Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted:

“Nursing: an expression of humanitarian engagement or vocation?”


Prøveforelesningen vil også bli strømmet/the trail lecture will also be streamed


Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:

During the Korean War (1951-53), Norway operated and staffed a surgical field hospital at the front along the 38th parallel. The Norwegian Mobile Army Surgical Hospital – NORMASH – was a part of the United Nations peace-enforcing force to stop aggression from North-Korea towards South-Korea.

NORMASH was staffed only with civilian volunteers. Without any training as a military group or in war surgeries, the 111 nurses, 22 deacons (male nurses) and 80 physicians, ran an advanced hospital that performed rather sophisticated surgery and treatment as close as 15 – 30 kilometers from the front. Approximately 9,600 operations were performed, and 90,000 patients are believed to have been treated at NORMASH.

Most of the nurses were trained theatre nurses.  Nursing procedures, new surgical technics and experiences with new technology as medevac with helicopters, was after the war introduced in Norwegian health care and nursing by theatre nurses, nurses and surgeons from NORMASH. Many of them went back to Korea after the war and contributed to the reconstruction of Koreas own health care.


Førsteamanuensis Åshild Fause, Institutt for helse- og omsorgsfag

Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet


Professor Christine E. Hallet, University of Huddersfield


Professor Gerard Fealy, University College Dublin, Ireland – 1. Opponent

Førsteamanuensis Kristin Kavli Adriansen, Universitetet i Stavanger, Norway - 2.opponent

Førsteamanuensis Ingrid Marie Saga Drageset, Institutt for helse- og omsorgsfag,

Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité


Disputasleder: Professor Nina Emaus, Institutt for helse- og omsorgsfag, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet


De som ønsker å opponere ex auditorio kan sende e-post til leder av disputasen.
Opponents ex auditorio should sign up to leader of defense by e-mail to: nina.emaus@uit.no




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When: 23. April 2021 kl. 10.15–16.15
Where: Strømmes fra Auditorium Cortex
Location / Campus: Digital
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Andrea Jennerwein