Bente Martinsen

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PERSONALIA

Bente Martinsen Woythal
Horsholmstræde 16
2620 Albertslund
Denmark

Phone: +45 2228 5817
E-mail: bm@ph.au.dk

AU-profile: http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/bm@ph.au.dk

Date of birth: August 27th 1966

ORCID: 0000-0002-1072-0453

EDUCATION
2005-2008: PhD in nursing, Aarhus University, Denmark
2000-2003: Master in nursing science, Aarhus University, Denmark
1988-1992: Bachelor in nursing, Rigshospitalets Sygeplejeskole, Copenhagen, Denmark

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2013-: Associate Professor, Section for Nursing, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark
2011-2013: Assistant Professor, Section for Nursing, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark
2009-2011: External lecturer, Section for Nursing, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University
2009-2011: Clinical Reseacher, Epilepsihospitalet Filadelfia, Dianalund, Denmark

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS
Throughout my academic career, I have been interested in the existential meaning of being dependent on help from others and living with functional impairment in different life situations – also when functional impairment is caused by ageing. In 2018, as part of this interest, I initiated a collaboration with The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, where we investigate older people’s experiences of being dependent on help from homecare nurses, other staff and relatives. This is a part of the greater project ‘No place like home’, which I lead.

My methodological approach is based on phenomenology, and together with Danish and Nordic colleagues, I work continuously towards developing phenomenology as a research approach – not only promoting but also criticising it. I see it as my duty to keep the phenomenological tradition alive, preventing it from stagnating in dogmatic convictions or technique, or developing into a tradition where ‘anything goes’.

SUPERVISION OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Present PhD students
Lotte Schelde-Olsen (2021-2024) 'Dementia friendly environment in neurological ward'. University of Copenhagen, co-supervisor.
Aline Dragosits (2020-2023) 'Older people's (patient and relatives) perspectives on hospital-home transitions in very early discharge'. Part of the EU-founded InnovateDignity. Aarhus University, co-supervisor.
Mia Bolther (2020-2023) 'No place like home. A study of Danish homecare culture.' Aarhus University, main supervisor.
Tanja Hansen (2020-2023) 'A complex intervention study in fundamental nursing care - A nursing-led intervention that supports malnourished patients with COPD and their relatives in optimizing the patient's nutritional status and mobility." Aalborg University, co-supervisor.
Emma Jelstrup Balkin (2020-2023) ’Living Well in Care: An Ethnography of Old Age’.Aalborg University, co-supervisor.
Cathrine Hjorth Hansen (2017-2021) ‘Care in a specialised nursing home for people suffering from severe dementia. An ethnographic field study in Dagmarsminde’. Aarhus University, main supervisor.

Completed PhD students
Louise Abildgaard Møller (2017-2021) ‘Unexpected ageing – development of a course model for people ageing with neuromuscular diseases’. Aarhus University, co-supervisor.
Mia Loft (2017): ‘Stroke rehabilitation 24/7. Development, test and feasibility evaluation of a complex nursing intervention’. Co-supervisor.
Malene Beck (2017): ‘Hospital meals. An asylum for people in vulnerable situations’. Co- supervisor.

COURSES
2017-03: Educational IT - Pedagogical Master Class. Course in Flipped Class Room Aarhus University 5 ECTS, Duration: 1/2 year
2013-06: Supervising PhD students, Aarhus University, Duration: 3 days
2011-01: Teaching Training, Aarhus University. Duration: 150 lessons
2010-03: Researching Complex Interventions: From Framework to Implementation, University of Exeter, UK. Duration: 5 days
2007-06: The home as institution, the institution as home. University of Tromsø, Norway. Duration: 5 days
2006-08: Phenomenology as research approach, Växjö University, Sweden. Duration: 10 days
2006-08: European Academy of Nursing Science, enrolled as PhD student

INTERNATIONAL LECTURES & KEY NOTES
2020: 'Det er en myte, at alle kan yde grundlæggende pleje' [It is a myth that everyone is able to provide basic care]. Key note at the National Conference for Community Nurses", Svendborg, Denmark
2019: 'How to supervise master students', One-day lecture for researchers and teachers at The Arctic University', Tromsø, Norway
2018: ‘Dependency on care’, Conference key note, Human Caring Institute, Brighton, UK
2018: ‘The Critique of Phenomenology as Research Method’, one day lecture for researchers at The Arctic University’, Tromsø, Norway
2013: ‘Achieving goals in nutrition – the nurse perspective’. Congress key-note 34rd European Association of Nutrition and Metabolism Congress, Barcelona, Spain
2009: ‘Phenomenology as research method’, 8 hours teaching at a PhD course, Växjö University, Sweden

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
Nov 16th 2021: "Handling på plejecentrene nu" [Take action in residential care now]. https://www.berlingske.dk/laesere/handling-paa-plejecentrene-nu 
Oct 2021: Interview by 'Kommunal Sundhed' about the challenges in Danish homecare: https://kommunalsundhed.dk/to-eksperter-rekruttering-og-fastholdelse-i-aeldreplejen-bliver-kommunalpolitikernes-stoerste-problem/
Oct 2021: Interview by 'Vid & Sans' about ageing and ageism: Perfekthedskulturen presser de gamle. https://vidogsans.dk/perfekthedskulturen-presser-de-gamle/March 28th 2020: "The authorities do not limit older people unnecessarily". Comment in Politiken.
Sep 11th 2019: Interview for 'Viden på tværs', https://vpt.dk/hjemmepleje/hjemmeplejens-sorte-boks-her-er-den-viden-vi-mangler
August 9th 2018: Interview in TV Nord about savings in Danish homecare nursing
April 27th 2018: Answer to Steffen Jacobsen, letter to the editor in Weekendavisen
Nov 12th 2017: Interview about ageing at Bogforum, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 23rd 2017: Interview about my book ‘Lange Liv. En ærlig bog om at blive gammel’ [Long lives. An honest book about ageing] in ’Godmorgen Danmark' at Danish Broadcast Corporation
March 17th 2017: Interview about my book ‘Lange Liv. En ærlig bog om at blive gammel’ [Long lives. An honest book about ageing] in ’P1 Morgen’ at Danish Broadcast Cooperation
March 20th 2017: Interview about my book ‘Lange Liv. En ærlig bog om at blive gammel’ [Long lives. An honest book about ageing] in ’Godaften Danmark’ at Danish Broadcast Cooperation
April 27th 2016: Dreyer, P, & Martinsen, B. Piiift … Er der en erhvervsleder til stede? [Piiift…Do we have a businessperson among us?] Feature in Jyllands-Posten
March 10th 2013: Martinsen, B. & Dreyer, P. De urørlige hjælpere [The untouchable helpers] Feature in Berlingske

OTHER ACTIVITIES
2016-: Diakonissestiftelsen’s committee for education, Denmark
2013-: Editor-in-chief for ’Clinical Nursing’ published by Idunn, Norway
2010-: Member of the advisory board for nursing at Munksgaard, Denmark
2009-: Referee for Journal of Advanced Nursing, Phenomenology and Practice, Nursing Inquiry, and International Journal of Nursing Studies

MEMBERSHIPS
2021-: International Philosophy of Nursing Society
2017-: National research school for research into the municipal health care services, Norway. Member of the ‘Supervising supervisors’ group
2016-: Danish Gerontological Society
2010-: Scandinavian network for phenomenology
2010-: Livsverden.dk
2010-: European Academy of Nursing Science, member of the scholar group
2009-12: Association for neurological nurses, the educational group
2009-13: Danish Nursing Research Society. Board member and member of the committee for conferences and development

Presentations at international scientific conferences
2021 
Symposium: 'Nursing Philosophy in the Nordic Context', Danish representative. The 24th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference 'Personhood: Philosophies, Applications and Critiques in Healthcare', June 16-18.

2018
Norlyk A, Haahr A, Dreyer P, Martinsen B. 'Dialogue with the vulnerable: Phenomenological interviewing.' 36th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2018, South Carolina, USA.
Norlyk A, Martinsen B. 'Seriously? John Paley's critique of empirical phenomenological research.' 36th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2018, South Carolina, USA.

2017
Norlyk A, Haahr A, Dreyer P, Martinsen B. 'A discussion of the need for reviving ethics of care in today's evidence-based practice to avoid McDonaldization of nursing.' The 23rd International Caritas Consortium, October 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Haahr A, Norlyk A, Martinsen B, Dreyer P. 'Ethical and moral dilemmas experienced by nurses in today's health care system.' 35th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2017, July 2017, Poland.

2015
Norlyk A, Haahr A, Martinsen B, Dreyer P. 'Lost in transformation. Reviving ethics-of-care in hospital cultures of evidence-based healthcare.' 34th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2015, Trondheim, Norway.

2014
Haahr A, Dreyer P, Martinsen B, Norlyk A. 'Acting slow in a fast world - Nursing practice and the context for care.' 33rd International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2014, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2013
Dreyer P, Haahr A, Norlyk A, Martinsen B. 'Creativitiy in methodologies derived from phenomenological philosophy in empirical nursing studies - respectful renewal of research traditions or creativity gone wild?' 32nd International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2013, Aalborg, Denmark.

2012
Martinsen B, Dreyer P, Haahr A, Norlyk A. 'Are men from Mars and women from Venus? Views from a phenomenological perspective.' 31st International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2012, Montreal, Canada.

2011
Martinsen B, Dreyer P. 'Physical dependence on care experienced by people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal cord injury', 30th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2011, Oxford, United Kingdom.

2010
Norlyk A, Martinsen B, Dreyer P, Haahr A. 'Life philosophy as an epistemological foundation of doing justice to patients' experiences', 29th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2010, Seattle, USA.

2008
Martinsen B. 'The meaning of assisted feeding. A phenomenological study', 27th International Human Science Research Conference, IHSRC 2008, New Jersey, USA.