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Public Service Research: Municipal health and care services in an ageing society

We conduct research related to municipal health and care services in primary care. We focus on the content of, conditions for and development of services provided.

The role of the municipal and community health and care services is becoming increasingly important. However, the need for new research in the sector is great and the knowledge about the services is insufficient. We focus on comparative research, nationally and internationally.

Examples of main research themes are the user perspective related to the care services, inequality in health services provision (such as gender, class, and ethnicity), leadership, prioritizing, recruitment, learning organizations, work cultures, the importance of natural and man-made environment, the services relationship to local community, family and voluntarism, finances, ownership, and service innovation.

The cross-cutting perspectives across all these themes are the structures, premises and conditions of the services, as well as their relationship to civil society and an emphasis on health and care services in an ageing society.

The research group is cross-disciplinary and has since 2010 completed several research projects funded by The Norwegian Research Council and other funding agencies. We are part of national and international networks of researchers.


The Voss model - reablement 

The Effectiveness of Reablement in Home Dwelling Adults. A Clinical Controlled Trial.

Caring, negotiation and cooperation in the field of familybased and municipal eldercare

Telecare in the municipalities 


Alarmmottak som sentral utfordring og mulighet i et kommunalt omsorgsteknologi-tilbod (Lindås II)

Forebyggende hjemmebesøk til eldre i Norge

Relasjonell tilnærming: Kunnskapsutvikling i praksisfelt og utdanning

First line leaders in nursing homes: Psychosocial work conditions, continuity and presence at work. 

Multicultural workforce in Nursing Homes: Contemporary challenges, opportunities and potentials for the future in the Norwegian municipal care sector (MULTICARE)

Institutional conditions for use of restraint and knowledge utilization in nursing homes (Concluded)

Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices

Hvordan styrke hjemmesykepleien til bedre ivaretakelse av mennesker som ønsker å tilbringe siste tiden hjemme (Concluded)

Modeling and evaluating evidence based continuing education in nursing home dementia care (MEDCED) 

The Institutional Practice: A study on variations of hospitalizations from nursing homes