Hilde Wøien

  • Associate professor; PhD

Research areas and ongoing projects:

Pain, sedation and delirium in intensive care

Implementation research

1.Patient experiences and nurses’ management of pain and discomfort during a strategy of analgosedation in critical care - an exploratory study. Main supervisor for doctoral student Helene Berntzen OUS

2. Childrens’ fear of needle injections - a qualitative study of children with rheumatic diseases, their parents and nurses in training-sessions for home-administration. Main supervisor for doctoral student Kari Sørensen OUS

3. Communicating quality indicators via Social Media as a strategy to optimize Critical Care. Main supervisor for doctoral student Antonija Petosic OUS

4. Intensive care nurses core qualities. Supervisor for doctoral student Kjersti Forbech Henriksen USN 

5. Pain assessment in ICU patients with delirium/cognitive impairment


Helene Berntzen, Kari Sørensen, Antonija Petosic, Kjersti Forbech Henriksen

Ida Torunn Bjørk, Professor Emerita UiO, Helge Skirbekk UiO/ LDH, Gunnvald Kvarstein, overlege OUS/ Professor UiT, Kjetil Sunde, Professor OUS, Torsten Eken, overlege OUS, Hans Flaatten, Professor Haukeland/UiB, Dmitri Beeckman, Professor Ghent University, Belgium

The Pain Research Group at OUS: Audun Stubhaug, Olöf Steingrimsdottir, Christopher Nielsen and Per Hansson

Recent article:



Publications 2019

Petosic A, Sunde K, Beeckman D, Flaatten HK, Wøien H (2019)
Use of social media for communicating about critical care topics: A Norwegian cross-sectional survey
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 63 (10), 1398-1405
DOI 10.1111/aas.13449, PubMed 31286474

Publications 2018

Berntzen H, Bjørk IT, Wøien H (2018)
"Having the compass-drawing the map": Exploring nurses' management of pain and other discomforts during use of analgosedation in intensive care
Nurs Open, 6 (2), 453-462
DOI 10.1002/nop2.227, PubMed 30918696

Collet MO, Caballero J, Sonneville R, Bozza FA, Nydahl P, Schandl A, Wøien H, Citerio G, van den Boogaard M, Hästbacka J, Haenggi M, Colpaert K, Rose L, Barbateskovic M, Lange T, Jensen A, Krog MB, Egerod I, Nibro HL, Wetterslev J, Perner A, AID-ICU cohort study co-authors (2018)
Prevalence and risk factors related to haloperidol use for delirium in adult intensive care patients: the multinational AID-ICU inception cohort study
Intensive Care Med, 44 (7), 1081-1089
DOI 10.1007/s00134-018-5204-y, PubMed 29767323

Publications 2017

Berntzen H, Bjørk IT, Wøien H (2017)
"Pain relieved, but still struggling"-Critically ill patients experiences of pain and other discomforts during analgosedation
J Clin Nurs, 27 (1-2), e223-e234
DOI 10.1111/jocn.13920, PubMed 28618123

Publications 2012

Wøien H, Balsliemke S, Stubhaug A (2012)
The incidence of delirium in Norwegian intensive care units; deep sedation makes assessment difficult
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 57 (3), 294-302
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2012.02793.x, PubMed 23075027

Wøien H, Bjørk IT (2012)
Intensive care pain treatment and sedation: nurses' experiences of the conflict between clinical judgement and standardised care: an explorative study
Intensive Crit Care Nurs, 29 (3), 128-36
DOI 10.1016/j.iccn.2012.11.003, PubMed 23219402

Wøien H, Vaerøy H, Aamodt G, Bjørk IT (2012)
Improving the systematic approach to pain and sedation management in the ICU by using assessment tools
J Clin Nurs, 23 (11-12), 1552-61
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04309.x, PubMed 23186024

Publications 2011

Wøien H, Stubhaug A, Bjørk IT (2011)
Analgesia and sedation of mechanically ventilated patients - a national survey of clinical practice
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 56 (1), 23-9
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02524.x, PubMed 22092294

Publications 2006

Wøien H, Bjørk IT (2006)
Nutrition of the critically ill patient and effects of implementing a nutritional support algorithm in ICU
J Clin Nurs, 15 (2), 168-77
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01262.x, PubMed 16422734

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