• Aspects of well-being when struggling with obesity 

      Haga, Britt Marit; Furnes, Bodil; Dysvik, Elin; Ueland, Venke Irene (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-12)
      Purpose: We aimed to gain deeper insight into how people struggling with obesity handle their life situation by addressing how well-being might unfold. For many people, obesity becomes a lifelong condition characterized ...
    • Health professionals' reflections on existential concerns among people with obesity 

      Haga, Britt Marit; Furnes, Bodil; Ueland, Venke Irene (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-07-05)
      Abstract Purpose This study aimed to describe health professionals' reflections on existential concerns among people with obesity when attempting to support them in their lifestyle change processes. For many of those ...
    • Homeworld/Alienworld: a qualitative study about existential experiences after cancer treatment 

      Ueland, Venke Irene; Dysvik, Elin; Rørtveit, Kristine; Furnes, Bodil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-07)
      Background As a group, cancer survivors experience significant vulnerability and existential challenges. The biomedical approach dominating health care is insufficient to meet such existential challenges in an individualistic, ...
    • How elderly residents in nursing homes handle loneliness – from the nurses’ perspective 

      Naik, Prathima; Ueland, Venke Irene (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-11)
      Introduction: Elderly people who leave their home environment and move to a nursing home enter a phase in life with diminishing contact with family and friends. This situation often results in a feeling of loneliness with ...
    • Life after cancer treatment – existential experiences of longing 

      Ueland, Venke Irene; Rørtveit, Kristine; Dysvik, Elin; Furnes, Bodil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-10)
      Purpose: The study aimed to gain insight into existential longing as experienced by people treated for cancer. Method: An exploratory phenomenological–hermeneutical design was used, and data were collected through in-depth ...
    • Living with obesity — existential experiences 

      Ueland, Venke Irene; Furnes, Bodil; Dysvik, Elin; Rørtveit, Kristine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08)
      Aims and objectives: The aim was to gain in-depth understanding about individuals’ existential experiences of living with obesity. Background: People living with obesity face great vulnerability and existential challenges. ...
    • Living With Obesity: Expressions of Longing 

      Ueland, Venke Irene; Dysvik, Elin; Furnes, Bodil (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-01)
      Abstract Those who are obese experience complex moral distress. The norm in Western societies is to be slim, and people living with obesity experience challenges under the gaze of society. They feel great vulnerability and ...
    • Patients' experience of attending a binge eating group treatment program - qualitative evaluation of a pilot study 

      Rørtveit, Kristine; Furnes, Bodil; Dysvik, Elin; Ueland, Venke Irene (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-06)
      We developed a group program for patients with binge eating disorders (BED), comprising cognitive therapy, affect consciousness, and therapeutic writing. We wished to investigate how therapeutic writing and affect consciousness ...
    • Putting life on hold: lived experiences of people with obesity 

      Haga, Britt Marit; Furnes, Bodil; Dysvik, Elin; Ueland, Venke Irene (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-10)
      Obesity presents challenges in everyday life, one of which involves the existential aspects of living life as a person with obesity. There is a need for understanding the existential experiences, but there is limited ...
    • Therapeutic writing in a programme for binge eating disorder - A tool to come closer to clarifying feelings 

      Oftedal, Eileen; Ueland, Venke Irene; Rørtveit, Kristine (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022-06-23)
      Introduction Therapeutic writing involving affect consciousness (AC) can be used to put difficult topics into words. In this study, we investigated how patients with binge eating disorder (BED) experienced therapeutic ...