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Name: Doris Frilund Christensen


Title:RN, MHSc


Current position:

Educator, project manager - research of Intensive Care Nursing. Dept. of Anaesthesiology. ICU. Nordsjællands Hospital.



Education:    State Registered Nurse (1972, National Board of Health, DK)

Nurse Educator (1995, University Nursing Science, Aarhus).

Specialist in Intensive Care Nursing (2002, National Board of Health, DK)

Master of Health Science (2002, Odense University, DK)


Research Experience: Master thesis:

                     Anxiety and view of life - ten qualitative interviews in cardiac arrest patients.

                     Project manager of multinational and multistage ICU studies:

                     ICU diaries reduce posttraumatic stress disorder after critical illness: a Randomized, controlled

                     Trial, 2008.

       A Comparative Study of ICU Patient Diaries vs. Hospital Charts. Qualitative Health Research. 2010.

Constructing the illness narrative: a grounded theory exploring patients' and relatives' use of intensive care diaries. 2011

Fluctuations in sedation levels may contribute to delirium in ICU-patients. 2012

Intensive care delirium. Effect on memories and health-related quality of life – a follow-up study. 2012

Member of Hospital Research Committee, 2008-2015

                     Reviewer of Research Pool, Nordsjællands Hospital, 2008-2015

Supervisor Ph.D. project: Recovery and Aftercare in Post Intensive care Therapy

Patients. RAPIT, 2012-15




Research Interest:Diaries and ICU Aftercare. Improving the patient quality of life during the follow-up

                     period after Intensive Care Therapy.  

Delirium in ICU patients: Fluctuations in sedation level. Effect on Memories and Health-related Quality of Life.


Ongoing Research:Recovery and Aftercare in Post Intensive care Therapy Patients. RAPIT, 2012-15.

The effectiveness of a follow-up program for Danish mechanically ventilated ICU patients; a multistage intervention framework: a mixed methods study’.


Communication: Doris Christensen, Dept. of Anaesthesiology, ICU, Nordsjællands Hospital,

                     Dyrehavevej 29, DK-3400 Hillerød.

                     E-mail: doris.frilund.christensen

                     Mobile: +45 40560135


Doris Christensen, 5th Marts, 2015


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