Professor

Oddvar Førland

Field of work

Oddvar Førland is a professor within elderly care, long-term care and comparative healthcare and care services research. He is a researcher at Centre for Care Research, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and chief editor of the Journal for Care Research/Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning (Scandinavian University Press).

Førland has comprehensive experience in long-term care research since 2005 and competence and experience both in qualitative and quantitative methods. He has led and participated in several projects directed by the Research Council of Norway, ministries, directorates, and municipalities. 

Research areas

  • comparative service research within the healthcare and welfare sector
  • public organization and service development
  • analyzes of new public reforms and new knowledge
  • variations in municipal care services
  • long-term care, elderly care and rehabilitative services
  • needs for care, access to care services and early interventions
  • prioritizing in care, ethics, care philosophy, professionalism, trust studies
  • mixed-method studies

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