Perspectives
NO IMAGE
06.06.2017
When a child is diagnosed with a life-shortening disease, this has a profound effect on the entire family. How do parents react to receiving such news? What can we as health professionals do to...
NO IMAGE
21.02.2017
New possibilities in cancer treatment mean better health, but also involve a risk of increased costs and more dilemmas in setting priorities. A critical discussion of the future projections made by...
NO IMAGE
21.02.2017
When giving dietary recommendations, the authorities state reference limits. Norwegian studies have identified negative health effects in children even though their mothers have an intake below the...
NO IMAGE
07.02.2017
Patient participation is a key element of health policy design. Today, requirements for patient participation also apply to research. The experience of patients and users shall be acknowledged and...
NO IMAGE
08.12.2016
The position paper on overdiagnosis from the Norwegian College of General Practice is the first of its kind to be adopted by a national medical college. In terms of a critique of the profession, it...
NO IMAGE
06.12.2016
The manner in which the therapeutic relationship should be used in psychotherapy is a hot topic both in Norway and internationally. The importance of the relationship receives different emphasis in...
NO IMAGE
22.11.2016
Body mass index (BMI) is used to diagnose overweight and obesity. Charts for sex- and age-adjusted body mass index, based on data from the Bergen Growth Study, have been published previously. We now...
NO IMAGE
13.09.2016
The Norwegian Laboratory Coding System was intended to ensure unambiguous communication between requisitioners and laboratories. The purpose of this was to raise the quality of laboratory medical...
05.05.2015
The Causes of Death Registry is a key basis for health monitoring and preparedness, production of statistics and research. It is therefore crucial that death certificates are of adequate quality. The...
30.09.2014
Microscopy of urine sediment is a simple and inexpensive, but often overlooked procedure. With practice, it can contribute to swift, correct diagnosis of suspected kidney and urinary tract disease...