Sanne Angel

Associate Professor

Sanne Angel

Associate Professor

  • Department of Public Health - Department of Science in Nursing
Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 2
1260, 330
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark

Email: angel@ph.au.dk

Mobile: +4551358576

Phone: +4551358576

Employment history

2017-: Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Care, Molde University College, Norway
2015-2017: Assistant Professor 10%, Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Care, Molde University College, Norway
2013-2016: Handling Editor, International Journal of Nursing Studies
2013-2014: Head of Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University
2012-: Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University
2009-2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University
2009-2017: PhD counsellor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University
2008-2008: Visitator in primary health care, The municipality of Aarhus
2005-2008: Doctoral student, Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University
2003-2004: Scholarship, The Center of Innovation in Nursing Education in the Municipality of Aarhus
2002-2004: Teacher, Silkeborg Nursing School
1991-2002: Head nurse, Gynaecology/ Obstetrics. Randers Central Hospital. The first two years, Paediatrics incl.
1990-1991: Clinical nurse, Cardial Ward for children. Skejby Hospital
1988-1990: Clinical nurse, Neonatal Ward. Aarhus Kommunehospital
1987-1988: Clinical nurse, Neurosurgical IR. Aarhus Kommunehospital
1986-1987: Clinical nurse, Nursing Home Møllegården
1986-1986: Clinical nurse, Daghospitalet. (outpatient clinic) Marselisborg Hospital

Education
2008: PhD, Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University
2002: Master in Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University
1991: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (organisation and management), Aarhus School of Economics & Business Administration
1988: Diploma in Accountancy and Business Economics (HH), Aarhus School of Commerce
1987: 12 month course in mass communication. Open University of Jutland
1986: Registered Nurse, Aarhus Amtssygehus´ School of Nursing
1981: Mathematics/ physics “studentereksamen” (A-levels), Viby Municipality Grammar School

Publications

Co-creation and prototyping of an intervention focusing on health literacy in management of malaria at community-level in Ghana

Boateng, M. A., Agyei-Baffour, E., Angel, S., Asare, O., Prempeh, B. & Enemark, U., Aug 2021, In: Research Involvement and Engagement. 7, 55.

When the Illness Originates in the Mind

Angel, S. & Damsgaard, J. B., 18 Jun 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Nordisk Sygeplejeforskning.

Living A Meaningful Life While Struggling with Mental Health - Challenging aspects regarding personal recovery encountered in the mental health system

Damsgaard, J. B. & Angel, S., Mar 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 5, 10 p., 2708.

Effect of relatives’ intensive care unit diaries on post traumatic stress in patients and relatives (DRIP-study): A mixed methods study

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S. & Egerod, I., Feb 2021, In: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 62, 8 p., 102951.

Experience of cardiac tele-rehabilitation: Analysis of patient narratives

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Petersen, A. K., Hjortdal, V. E. & Angel, S., Feb 2021, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 43, 3, p. 370-377 8 p.

Action research as a catalyst for change: Empowered nurses facilitating patient participation in rehabilitation

Steensgaard, R., Kolbaek, R., Jensen, J. B. & Angel, S., Jan 2021, In: Nursing Inquiry. 28, 1, 10 p., e12370.

Translation, cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Ghanaian language (Akan; Asante Twi) version of the Health Literacy Questionnaire

Boateng, M. A., Agyei-Baffour, P., Angel, S. & Enemark, U., Nov 2020, In: BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, 15 p., 1064.

Tele-rehabilitation and hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation are comparable in increasing patient activation and health literacy: A pilot study

Knudsen, M. V., Petersen, A. K., Angel, S., Hjortdal, V. E., Maindal, H. T. & Laustsen, S., Jun 2020, In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19, 5, p. 376-385 10 p.

An ICU diary written by relatives: Who is it really written for?

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S. & Egerod, I., Apr 2020, In: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 57, 102813.

Sex Life During the First 10 Years After Spinal Cord Injury: A Qualitative Exploration

Angel, S. & Kroll, T., Mar 2020, In: Sexuality and Disability. 38, p. 107-121 15 p.

The effect of family-authored diaries on posttraumatic stress disorder in intensive care unit patients and their relatives: A randomised controlled trial (DRIP-study)

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Egerod, I., Lund, T. H., Renberg, M. & Hansen, T. B., Mar 2020, In: Australian Critical Care. 33, 2, p. 123-129 7 p.

Vulnerability in Nurses: A Phenomenon That Cuts Across Professional and Private Spheres

Angel, S., Vatne, S. & Martinsen, B., Jan 2020, In: Advances in Nursing Science. 43, 1, p. E46-E56 11 p.

Living A Good Life Despite Limitations 5 Years Post Spinal Cord Injury

Angel, S., 2020, In: Spine and Surgery. 6 p.

Mutual vulnerability of patients and nurses contextualised by a broader understanding of the phenomenon

Angel, S., 2020, In: Nordisk Sygeplejeforskning. 10, 2, p. 139-144 6 p.

Narrativ tilgang: Adgang til at forstå patienten og støtte til patientens forståelse

Angel, S., Dec 2019, In: Klinisk Sygepleje. 33, 4, p. 284-295 12 p.

Patients' perceptions of an intensive care unit diary written by relatives: A hermeneutic phenomenological study

Højager Nielsen, A., Egerod, I. & Angel, S., Dec 2019, In: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 55, 6 p., 102751.

ESICM LIVES 2019: Relatives' diaries for critically ill patients prevents distress in relatives. A mixed methods analysis

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Hansen, T. B. & Egerod, I., Sep 2019, In: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental. 7, p. 248-248 1 p., 000154.

Cardiac tele-rehabilitation: A detailed intervention description and feasibility testing

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Maindal, H. T., Angel, S., Hjortdal, V. E. & Petersen, A. K., May 2019, (Submitted) In: Pilot and feasibility studies.

Intensive care unit diaries: Developing a shared story strengthens relationships between critically ill patients and their relatives: A hermeneutic-phenomenological study

Nielsen, A. H., Egerod, I., Hansen, T. B. & Angel, S., Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 92, p. 90-96 7 p.

Finding the Way Forward: The Lived Experience of People With Stroke After Participation in a Complex Psychosocial Intervention

Kitzmüller, G., Mangset, M., Evju, A. S., Angel, S., Aadal, L., Martinsen, R., Bronken, B. A., Kvigne, K., Bragstad, L. K., Hjelle, E. G., Sveen, U. & Kirkevold, M., 1 Jan 2019, In: Qualitative Health Research. 29, 12, p. 1711-1724 14 p.

A narrative approach - A path towards understanding the patient and supporting the patient's understanding

Angel, S., 2019.

Adgangen til den andens livsverden

Angel, S., 2019, Fenomenologi i praktiken: fenomenologisk forskning i ett skandinaviskt perspektiv. Dahlberg, H., Ellingsen, S., Martinsen, B. & Rosberg, S. (eds.). Stockholm: Liber, p. 73-87

Integrated Community Case Management of Malaria-Stakeholders' Assessment From a Health Literacy Perspective

Boateng, M. A., Angel, S. & Enemark, U., 2019.

Martin Heideggers eksistentielle fænomenologi

Angel, S., 2019, Fænomenologi og hermeneutik : anvendelse og argumentation i sygeplejen. Hansen, B. H. (ed.). Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur, p. 125-142

Structure and content of diaries written by close relatives for intensive care unit patients: A narrative approach (DRIP study)

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Hansen, T. B. & Egerod, I., 2019, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75, 6, p. 1296-1305 10 p.

Tele-rehabilitation and hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation are equally efficient in improving aerobic capacity, modifiable lifestyle factors and health-related quality of life: A pilot study

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Angel, S., Hjortdal, V. E. & Petersen, A. K., 2019, (In preparation) In: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.

The effect of family authored diaries on PTSD in ICU patients and their relatives.

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Egerod, I. & Hansen, T. B., 2019, (Unpublished).

The influence of the assessment interviews on control group participants in a complex psychosocial intervention study after stroke

Mangset, M., Kitzmüller, G., Evju, A. S., Angel, S., Aadal, L., Martinsen, R., Bronken, B. A., Kvigne, K., Kildal Bragstad, L., Sveen, U. & Kirkevold, M., 2019.

Tilbage til livet: Når pårørende til patienter på intensivt afsnit skriver dagbog til deres kritisk syge familiemedlem, gavner det både dem selv og senere også patienten

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S. & Egerod, I., 2019, In: Fag og Forskning. 3, p. 64-69 5 p.

Movement perceived as chores or a source of joy: a phenomenological-hermeneutic study of physical activity and health

Angel, S., 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 13, 1, 10 p., 1516088.

The effect of diaries written by relatives for intensive care patients on posttraumatic stress (DRIP study): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial and mixed methods study

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Egerod, I. & Hansen, T. B., 16 Aug 2018, In: BMC Nursing. 17, 1, 37.

Intensive Care Unit Diaries: Moving on Together after Critical Illness

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Egerod, I. & Hansen, T. B., 12 Jul 2018.

Nursing roles and functions addressing relatives during in-hospital rehabilitation following stroke. Care needs and involvement

Aadal, L., Angel, S., Langhorn, L., Pedersen, B. B. & Dreyer, P., Jun 2018, In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 32, 2, p. 871-879 9 p.

Sygeplejerskens roller og funktioner målrettet pårørende under hospitalsbaseret neurorehabilitering efter apopleksi: Behov for omsorg og involvering

Aadal, L., Angel, S., Langhorn, L., Pedersen, B. B. & Dreyer, P., 24 May 2018.

Promoting psychosocial well-being following stroke: Study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial

Kirkevold, M., Kildal Bragstad, L., Bronken, B. A., Kvigne, K., Martinsen, R., Gabrielsen Hjelle, E., Kitzmüller, G., Mangset, M., Angel, S., Aadal, L., Eriksen, S., Wyller, T. B. & Sveen, U., 3 Apr 2018, In: BMC Psychology. 6, 1, 12.

Barrier to a stronger focus on patient participation in rehabilitation: – how health professionals’ position urge them to retain status quo

Steensgaard, R., Kolbæk, R. & Angel, S., 26 Jan 2018.

Experiences of multidisciplinary telemonitored cardiac rehabilitation: Analysis of patient narratives

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Petersen, A. K., Hjortdal, V. E. & Angel, S., 2018.

Feasibility of cardiac rehabilitation using tele monitoring

Knudsen, M. V., Petersen, A. K., Angel, S., Hjortdal, V. E. & Laustsen, S., 2018.

Integrated Community Case Management of Malaria-Stakeholders' Assessment From a Health Literacy Perspective

Boateng, M. A., Angel, S. & Enemark, U., 2018.

Narratives of life with long-term low back pain: A follow up interview study

Angel, S., Jensen, L. D., Maribo, T., Gonge, B. K. & Buus, N., Oct 2017, In: Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 17, p. 382-389 8 p.

The use of web2 tools in action research

Kolbæk, R., Steensgaard, R. & Angel, S., 27 May 2017.

Vulnerability in patients, and nurses, and mutual vulnerability in the patient-nurse relationship

Angel, S. & Vatne, S., May 2017, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 26, 9-10, p. 1428-1437 10 p.

The influence of clarification and threats on life situation: Patients' experiences 1 year after TSCI

Noe, B. B., Bjerrum, M. & Angel, S., 6 Apr 2017, In: Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 3, 17006 .

Intensive Care Unit Diaries. Achieving wellbeing through writing

Nielsen, A. H. & Angel, S., 27 Jan 2017.

Polar life perspectives following cardiac tele-rehabilitation; An analysis of patient narratives

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Petersen, A. K., Hjortdal, V. E. & Angel, S., 2017.

Relatives perception of writing diaries for critically ill: A phenomenological hermeneutical study

Nielsen, A. H. & Angel, S., 6 Nov 2016, In: Nursing in Critical Care. 21, 6, p. 351-357 7 p.

Engagement af medarbejdere i forskning - når forskning bliver praksisnær

Steensgaard, R., Kolbæk, R. & Angel, S., 28 Apr 2016.

Nursing Roles and Functions in the Acute and Subacute Rehabilitation of Patients With Stroke: Going All In for the Patient

Dreyer, P., Angel, S., Langhorn, L., Pedersen, B. B. & Aadal, L., Apr 2016, In: The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 48, 2, p. 108-15 8 p.

How diaries written for critically ill influence the relatives: a systematic review of the literature.

Nielsen, A. H. & Angel, S., Mar 2016, In: Nursing in Critical Care. 21, 2, p. 88-96 9 p.

Angel, S. Patient participation during rehabilitation after spinal cord injury.

Angel, S., 2016.

Consolation or confrontation when interacting through an ICU diary: A phenomenological–hermeneutical study

Nielsen, A. H. & Angel, S., 2016, In: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 37, p. 4-10 7 p.

Effect of Multidisciplinary Cardiac Tele-Rehabilitation

Knudsen, M. V., Petersen, A. K., Angel, S., Hjortdal, V. E. & Laustsen, S., 2016.

Feasibility of Multidisciplinary Cardiac Tele-Rehabilitation

Knudsen, M. V., Petersen, A. K., Angel, S., Hjortdal, V. E. & Laustsen, S., 2016.

Nursing Roles and Functions in the Acute and Subacute Rehabilitation of Patients With Stroke: Going All In for the Patient

Langhorn, L., Angel, S., Aadal, L. & Sander, P., 2016, Nursing Roles and Functions in the Acute and Subacute Rehabilitation of Patients With Stroke: Going All In for the Patient. p. 111-118

Assessing basic needs in frail older persons calls for aesthetic nursing skills – an ethnographic approach

Kollerup, M. G. & Angel, S., 29 Nov 2015, In: SOJ Nursing & Health Care . 1, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Challenges in achieving patient participation: A review of how patient participation is addressed in empirical studies

Angel, S. & Frederiksen, K. N., Sep 2015, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52, 9, p. 1525-38 14 p.

Being the Mother of an Adolescent Suffering From a Spinal Cord Injury: Possibilities of a Personal Narrative in Phenomenology

Angel, S., 6 Aug 2015, In: Advances in Nursing Science. 38, 3, p. 252-64 13 p.

Spinal-Cord-Injured Individual's Experiences of Having a Partner: A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Study

Angel, S., Jun 2015, In: The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 47, 3, p. E2-8; quiz E1

Relatives experience of writing diaries for critically ill. A phenomenological-hermeneutical study.

Nielsen, A. H. & Angel, S., 19 Mar 2015.

Life is lived forwards and understood backwards - Experiences of being affected by acute coronary syndrome: Commentary on Fors et al. (2013)

Angel, S., Jan 2015, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52, 1, p. 492-494 3 p.

Som partner til et rygmarvsskadet menneske er man også ramt: Et fænomenologisk-hermeneutisk studie: (Translated from The experience of being a partner to a spinal cord injured person: A phenomenological-hermeneutic study)

Angel, S. & Buus, N., 2015, In: Sygeplejersken. 10, p. 56 67 p., 10.

The Beginning of a New Life Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury- Patient’s Experiences One Month Post-Discharge

Noe, B. B., Bjerrum, M. & Angel, S., 2015, In: International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 3, 1, p. 250 5 p.

Low back pain patients' beliefs about effective/ineffective constituents of a counseling intervention: a follow-up interview study

Buus, N., Jensen, L. D., Maribo, T., Gonge, B. K. & Angel, S., 8 Aug 2014, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. p. 1-6 6 p.

Experienced nursing roles and functions in rehabilitation after stroke

Aadal, L., Angel, S., Pedersen, B. B., Langhorn, L. & Dreyer, P., Apr 2014.

Expectations, Worries and Wishes: The Challenges of Returning to Home after Initial Hospital Rehabilitation for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Noe, B. B., Bjerrum, M. & Angel, S., 2014, In: International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2, 5 p.

Lifestyle after Cardiac Rehabilitation: Did the Message Come across, and Was It Feasible? An Analysis of Patients’ Narratives

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Petersen, A. K. & Angel, S., 2014, In: Health. 6, 19, p. 2641-2650

Lifestyle after cardiac rehabilitation: Did the message come across, and was it feasible? An analysis of patients’ narratives

Knudsen, M. V., Laustsen, S., Petersen, A. K. & Angel, S., 2014.

Nursing roles and functions in the inpatient neurorehabilitation of stroke patients: a literature review

Aadal, L., Angel, S., Dreyer, P., Langhorn, L. & Pedersen, B. B., Jun 2013, In: The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 45, 3, p. 158-70 13 p.

Grasping the experience of the other from an interview: Self-transposition in use

Angel, S., 2013, In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 8, p. 1-7 7 p.

Placing Rehabilitation and Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury Into a Biographical Context: A U.S. Versus Danish Case Comparison

Angel, S. & Kroll, T., Dec 2012, In: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 44, 6, p. 298-306 9 p.

Patients' interpretations of a counselling intervention for low back pain: a narrative analysis

Angel, S., Jensen, L. D., Gonge, B. K., Maribo, T., Schiøttz-Christensen, B. & Buus, N., Jul 2012, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 49, 7, p. 784-92 9 p.

Borgerinddragelse og borgercentrering

Angel, S., Birtø, K., Aadal, L., Holmgaard, P-M., Lise, V. & Nielsen, F., 2012, Udfordringer til rehabilitering i Danmark. Rehabiliteringsforum Danmark. Hjortbak, B. R., Bangshaab, J., Johansen, J. S. & Lund, H. (eds.). Rehabiliteringsforum Danmark, p. 41-56 16 p.

What is succesful PhD Supervision: according to students?

Wichmann-Hansen, G., Thim, T., Angel, S. & Mulvany, M. J., 2012. 32 p.

Psychiatric nursing menbers' reflections on participating in group-based clinical supervision: a semistructured interview study

Buus, N., Angel, S., Traynor, M. & Gonge, H. G., Apr 2011, In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 20, 2, p. 95-101

Forskning i rehabilitering

Nielsen, C. V., Hjortbak, B. R., Angel, S., Biering-Sørensen, F., Gilså Hansen, D. & Jensen, C., 2011, Udfordringer til rehabilitering i Danmark. Hjortbak, B. R., Bangshaab, J., Johansen, J. S. & Lund, H. (eds.). Rehabiliteringsforum Danmark, p. 185-200

Getting on with life Following a Spinal Cord Injury: Regaining Meaning Through Six Phases.

Angel, S., Kirkevold, M. & Pedersen, B. D., 2011.

Rehabilitation after spinal cord injury and the influence of the professional's support (or lack thereof)

Angel, S., Kirkevold, M. & Pedersen, B. D., 2011, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 20, 11-12, p. 1713-22 10 p.

The experience of being a partner to a spinal cord injured person: A phenomenological-hermeneutic study

Angel, S. & Buus, N., 2011, In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 6, 4, p. 1-11 11 p.

Opnåelse af konsensus i relation til rehabiliteringsoplægget, som middel til reel patientdeltagelse. Eksemplet er udskrivelse fra rehabiliteringsinstitutionen efter en rygmarvsskade.

Angel, S., Nov 2010

Psychiatric hospital nursing staff's experiences of participating in group-based clinical supervision: An interview study

Buus, N., Angel, S., Traynor, M. & Gonge, H. G., Oct 2010, In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 31, 10, p. 654-661

Kampen for at komme videre i livet.

Angel, S., 2010,  Patientologi.:  At være patient.. Graubæk, A-M. (ed.). 1 ed. København: Gad, p. 106-127 21 p.

Patientdeltagelse under rehabilitering efter en rygmarvsskade

Angel, S., 2010, In: Tidskrift for Sygeplejeforskning. 26, 1, p. 20-25 5 p.

Pårørendes behov for omsorg, medinddragelse og deltagelse under deres partners rehabilitering

Angel, S., 2010

Vejen fra forskning til anvendelse kan være kort

Angel, S., Bjørkman, B. & Sørensen, J. B., 2010.

Vulnerable, but strong: The spinal cord-injured patient during rehabilitation

Angel, S., 2010, In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 5, 3, p. 1-9 10 p.

Fra nærmeste til pårørende

Angel, S., 1 Nov 2009, Pårørende - tæt på rygmarvsskade. Bjørkman, B. (ed.). RYK - Rygmarvsskadede i Danmark, Dansk Handicap Forbund, p. 17-22 6 p.

At komme sig efter et trauma

Angel, S., 2009, Akut, kritisk og kompleks sygepleje, samfunds- og humanvidenskabelige perspektiver. Holen, M. & Winther, B. (eds.). 1 ed. København: Munksgaard , p. 143-158 15 p.

Getting on with life following a spinal cord injury: Regaining meaning through six phases

Angel, S., Kirkevold, M. & Pedersen, B. D., 2009, In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 4, 1, p. 39-50 11 p.

Kampen for et meningsfuldt liv

Angel, S., 2009, In: Sygeplejersken. 109, 17, p. 48-53 6 p.

Rehabilitation as a fight: A narrative case study of the first year after a spinal cord injury

Angel, S., Kirkevold, M. & Pedersen, B. D., 2009, In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 4, 1, p. 28-38 10 p.

Rehabilitation as a fight: The process towards a meaningful life after a traumatic spinal cord injury

Angel, S., 2008, Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Public Health, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University. 93 p.

Activities

At få adgang til den andens livsverden

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2019 → …

How can Heidegger’s methodological approach inform empirical studies

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2019 → …

Working the night shift – nurses’ lived experience.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2019 → …

International Human Science Research Conference 2018 Phenomenology and Dialogue: Exploring questions of language, inclusivity, and accessibility.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

27 Jun 2018

Structure and Content of ICU Diaries Written by Relatives – A Narrative Approach inspired by Ricoeur

Anne Højager Nielsen (Lecturer), Sanne Angel (Other) & Ingrid Egerod (Other)

14 Jun 2018

The content and structure of ICU diaries written by relatives - A narrative analysis

Anne Højager Nielsen (Lecturer), Sanne Angel (Other), Torben Bæk Hansen (Other) & Ingrid Egerod (Other)

26 Jan 2018

Human First. People in need of rehabilitation (External organisation)

Sanne Angel (Member)

2018 → …

Participant participation in lifeworld Research

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

Oct 2017

Life 5 years after spinal cord injury

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

Jul 2017

How nurses’ involvement in research can support patient participation in rehabilitation

Randi Steensgaard (Lecturer), Raymond Kolbæk (Other) & Sanne Angel (Other)

10 May 2017

Being the mother of an adolescent suffering from a spinal cord injury: What can we learn from a single narrative?

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

May 2017

Getting on with life 5 years after spinal cord injury, and living a life with qualities despite limitations

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

May 2017

Movement related to chores or a source of joy: A phenomenological-hermeneutic study of physical activity and health

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

Jul 2016

Dealing with pre understanding and preconception - the influence of culture and moral.

Sanne Angel (Invited speaker)

12 Aug 201514 Aug 2015

Differences in ways the professional recommendations come across.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

18 Mar 2015

Rehabilitating nursing - a new perspective?

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

14 Oct 2014

Graphing the experience of the other from an interview: Self-transposition in use” (with focus on the analysis of existential phenomena

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2014

Well-being or feeling worse, both results of professional intervention

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2014

Getting insight in the meaning of sexuality after a spinal cord injury.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2013

SEVERIN Danish National Network of Research in Rehabilitation (External organisation)

Sanne Angel (Member)

2013 → …

Well-being or feeling worse, both results of professional intervention.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2013

What does it mean to have resources in relation to cardiac health problems?

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2013

Tværgående forskningsprogram i rehabilitering, Institut for Folkesundhed (External organisation)

Sanne Angel (Member), Claus Vinther Nielsen (Member), Thomas Maribo (Member), Merete Bjerrum (Member), Nanna Rolving (Member), Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt (Member) & Pernille Pedersen (Member)

1 Aug 2012 → …

The European Academy of Caring Science (External organisation)

Sanne Angel (Member)

2012 → …

Patient participation during rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2011 → …

The experience of being a partner to a spinal cord injured person.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2011

Vulnerability, an outer appearance or/ and an inner experience.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

5 Aug 2010

Dependency after traumatic spinal cord injury.: When loss of ability creates dependency and the physical dependency has consequences for the mental independency.

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

28 May 2010

Relatives and rehabilitation- and the impact of rehabilitation on relatives

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

4 May 2010

Applying a narrative approach to achieve in-depth knowledge about the patient-perspective

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

5 Nov 2009

The Process of Regaining Meaning after Spinal Cord Injury

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

19 Jun 2009

The European Academy of Nursing Science (External organisation)

Sanne Angel (Member)

2008 → …

Negotiating Identity: A Qualitative Study of How Spinal Cord Injury Patients regains Meaning during the Rehabilitation period

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2007

ISCoS - International Spinal Cord Society (External organisation)

Sanne Angel (Member)

2006 → …

To get on with your Life after a Major Change: A Qualitative Study of How Spinal Cord Injury Patients Recreate Meaning during the Rehabilitation Period

Sanne Angel (Lecturer)

2006

Projects

DRIP: Diaries written by relatives for critically ill patients - meaning and effect

Nielsen, A. H., Angel, S., Egerod, I. & Hansen, T. B.

Region Midtjyllands Sundhedsvidenskabelige Forskningsfond, Aarhus University

01/01/201531/12/2018

Getting on with life after spinal cord injury

Angel, S.

01/04/2005 → …

HUMANIC: Humanisering af intensivsygepleje

Nielsen, A. H., Kvande, M. & Angel, S.

01/10/2019 → …

Hvordan foregår ph.d.-vejledningen ifølge de studerende?

Wichmann-Hansen, G., Mulvany, M. J., Thim, T., Angel, S. & Maniecki, M. B.

01/09/201001/02/2012

ICU diaries written by relative for critically ill patients

Nielsen, A. H. & Angel, S.

01/01/201331/12/2013

Interprofessional and Cross-sectorial Research Programme on Rehabilitation

Nielsen, C. V., Maribo, T., Bjerrum, M. & Angel, S.

01/02/2016 → …

Museumsbesøg til unge med depression - betydning for humør, selvrefleksion og forestillingsevne

Højgaard, A., Angel, S. & Damsgaard, J. B.

Promoting psychosocial well-being following stroke

Angel, S.

01/01/2014 → …

SEVERIN - Nationalt forskningsnetværk i rehabilitering

Nielsen, C. V., Maribo, T., Bjerrum, M., Lund, H., Angel, S., Østergaard, L. G., Poulsen, I., Nielsen, J. F., Eplov, L., Thuesen, J., Petersen, M. K., Hansen, H. P., Kristensen, H. K., Laustsen, S., Schiøttz-Christensen, B., Thielen, K., Hansen, D. G., Petersen, K. S., la Cour, K., Wæhrens, E. E. E., Zwisler, A. D. O., Tang, L. H., Biering-Sørensen, F., Pallesen, H., Larsen, K., Primdahl, J., Rosenbek Minet, L. K. & Sampedro Pilegaard, M.

15/08/2012 → …

Towards a meaningful life after Spinal Cord Injury - rehabilitation based on patient participation

Steensgaard, R., Angel, S. & Kolbæk, R.

01/10/201512/02/2020

Profile

After many years in clinical practice as a nurse and a manager, and a teacher on the bachelor degree in Nursing, I currently teach on Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Master in Nursing, Master in Health Sciences at Public Health, Aarhus University, and Master in Nursing and Social Science, and APN-program at Molde University College. In addition Ph.D. programme in Public Health, Aarhus University and the programme at Bergen University/ Molde University College.

Recovery during rehabilitation

My area of research is recovery during rehabilitation from the patients’ and relatives’ perspective and focuses on how people get on with their lives when health problems challenge their normal existence. In my PhD, I followed people with spinal cord injuries two years after their accident. Since then, I have developed the knowledge gained by further studies about people with spinal cord injury and in studies about people with low back pain, stroke and heart disease. 

The aim of the focus on recovery is to develop clinically relevant knowledge about patients’ rehabilitation. Recovery is captured best in the Danish phrase "at komme sig", which could be translated as the person-experienced healing process, that is, the person's own experience of getting on with living a satisfactory daily life. It is the person's own assessment that is essential. The overarching key research question is: "What does it take for a life to be experienced as satisfactory?" This is basis for the question: "How can a person best be supported in the process following an accident and illness in order to be able to resume everyday life?" The intention is to uncover knowledge that can help to promote and ease the process towards a meaningful life.

The starting point was a doctoral study of 12 people with spinal cord injuries, entitled "The fight for a life that is worth living: The process towards a meaningful life after a traumatic spinal cord injury". This prolonged study pointed to the complexity of the process and to a number of important areas in the patient's recovery process and the experience thereof: phenomena such as meaning, self-understanding, and understanding of the disease, patient participation, vulnerability, the significance of professionals and relatives, loss of sex life, and the importance of a working life. All are phenomena of great importance to the perceived quality of everyday life. This study continues with follow-up after 5 and 10 years.

In addition, I work with method development and disclosure of phenomena in relation to the study of people with low back pain, heart disease and stroke. In these studies, I work together with reseachers that complement my qualitative approach with quantitative research in order to benefit from the mix of methods. Further, intervention research can broaden and disseminate the influence of research results from the exploration of the patient perspective faster than by publication alone. Therefore, I have expanded the research field to include intervention research. I am currently working with the following research groups aimed at different kinds of rehabilitation: 

People with spinal cord injuries

The focus here is on the characteristics of the life situation of patients and people with spinal cord injuries in order to understand their need for support. Besides own studies I work

- in collaboration with senior researcher Bodil Bjørnshave Noe, Associate Professor Merete Bjerrum. Furthermore, I supervise PhD-student Randi Steensgaard. The idea of the PhD project is inspired by and based on my own PhD study. This is an intervention study with the working title: ”Towards a meaningful life after Spinal Cord Injury – rehabilitation based on patient participation”.

People with low back pain 

The low back pain patients’ experiences of the health professional intervention are explored in order to achieve understanding of the effective parts. Besides own studies I have worked

- in collaboration with Professor Niels Buus, Associate Professor, associated professor and physiotherapist Thomas Maribo, psychologist Birgitte Gonge, MD Birgit Schiøtz-Christensen, MD, PhD Poul Frost & MD, PhD Lone Donbæk Jensen.

People with heart disease 

In relation to heart patients with circulatory impairment, I have contributed to an intervention study with an interview section with the aim of gaining insight into the patient experience in order to improve professional intervention. The work is conducted

- in collaboration with Associate Professor Sussie Laustsen & Senior Researcher, Associate Professor Annemette Krintel Petersen, clinical professor Vibeke Hjortdal and PhD-student Marie Veje Knudsen. The working title of the PhD study is “Effect of Multidisciplinary Cardiac Tele-rehabilitation”. 

People with stroke

Recovery is often a very long process. People are often on their own, perhaps without the help that could optimize the process and improve the result. The idea is that support over time may improve psychosocial well-being. The work is conducted

- in collaboration with Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality, Senior Researcher Lena Aadal, and Professor Marit Kirkevold in charge of the Norwegian research group conducting the multi-center study ”Promoting psychosocial well-being following stroke”.

Relatives’ perspective 

Exploring the relatives' situation and role has become part of the research. This is because the relatives’ interplay and experiences are very important, both in terms of helping the patient, and because the relatives themselves are often in a particularly vulnerable situation. The relatives' situations and roles are therefore under on-going exploration. The work is conducted

- in collaboration with Professor Torben Bæk Hansen, Professor Ingrid Egerod, and PhD-student Anne Højager Nielsen. The working title of the study: “Dairies for critical ill patients written by relative: the meaning for the patient and the relatives and the effect in relation to the development of symptoms of posttraumatic stress”.

Vulnerability in patients and in nurses

The vulnerability becomes very clear when the spinal cord is injured; a duality between being vulnerable and strong appears. The attitude of others is very important in this situation. This has led to a multi-annual study of also the nurse’s vulnerability

- Professor Sofrid Vatne is my main collaborator. 

Health and nursing care in primary health care 

As nursing continues increasingly to be practised in primary health care, I aim to make a contribution in the form of participation in an international research project designed to test the effect of a nursing intervention on patient psychosocial health after stroke. This study builds on the other research to which I also have contributed. The work is conducted

- in collaboration with Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality, Senior Researcher Lena Aadal, and Professor Marit Kirkevold in charge of the Norwegian research group conducting the multi-center study ”Promoting psychosocial well-being following stroke”.

Development of programs is central in health care service making it decisive to know how they work and the implied mechanism.

- I am part of the supervisor team for ph.d.-student Millicent Addai Boateng with associate professor Ulrika Enemark (main supervisor) and Dr. Peter Agyei-Baffour.

The study aims at develop and analyze the impact of an intervention (in relation to iCCMm) with an increased focus on health literacy of caregivers with children under 5 on malaria morbidity and its associated costs in Ghana.The title is ”Impact of Integrated Community Case Management of Malaria on health literacy of caregivers, child morbidity and its associated costs”.

The interrelation between the projects

The projects illustrate the complexity of the meeting between the person with the health issue and the optimal health professional intervention. Central is the human existence and promotion thereof when illness and accident changes life. The relation between the projects provides synergy and optimise the contribution to promote research and research-based nursing.