Symptoms and acute and critical illness

Tone RustøenGroup leader
Tone Rustøen
Group leader

The members of the research group consists mainly of nurses from Division of Emergencies and Critical Care. Intensive care nurses do most of the research, but we also have two anesthesia nurses and two operating room nurses as members of the research group.

Members of the research group participates also in initiating and strengthening research in the other divisions in OUS. Nurses from several clinics at OUS are associated members in our group, as well as nurses from outside OUS.

Our research covers different topics, but most of the research is on symptoms related to ICU patients and their family caregivers. The members of the research group cover different methodological approaches.

In addition to many individual studies, we have two big projects with sub-studies, and a regional network about symptoms and symptom management connected to the group (NORSMAN).