Hilde Wøien

Associate Professor - Department of Nursing Science
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Phone +47 22850572
Mobile phone +47 91380768
Visiting address Nedre Ullevål 9 Stjerneblokka 0850 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Intensive care pain treatment, sedation and delirium
  • Implementation Research

Courses taught

  • Preparing and responsible for course GERSYK4102 – Advanced Clinical Geriatric Nursing – unstable patients, autumn 2016


  • Postdoc 2013-dd
  • PhD 2013 ‘The significance of a systematic approach in intensive care pain treatment and sedation’
  • MNSc (2003) Master thesis ‘Nutrition of the critically ill patient and effects of implementing a nutritional support algorithm in ICU.
  • Intensive care nurse from 1990
  • Positions: From 2013 postdoc 50% at the Division of Emergencies and Intensive. PhD student 50% at the same place between 2008-2012, together with working as an ICU nurse and research nurse from 1994 at the same department.


  • ICU nurse of the year 2008 in Norway

Positions held

  • Member of the Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics, Committee B since 2013


  • Centre for Research in Intensive Care (CRIC) Copenhagen, Denmark

Main supervisor

  • PhD student Helene Berntzen:  Pain and wakefulness during a strategy of analgo-sedation:  nurses` assessments and interventions and patients` experiences – a  field study
  • PhD student Antonija Petosic:  The effect of ICU quality indicators as A&F by using social media to approach intensive care practice according to international recommendations
  • PhD student Kari Sørensen:  “Just a little needle stick” Pain and fear in children (5-12 y) with rheumatic diseases that requires medical treatment with repeated needle-injections
  • Master student Ruth Kristine Vik: Juvenile Idiopatic  Arthritis”  and quality of life in children


  • Petosic, Antonija; Sunde, Kjetil; Beeckman, Dimitri; Flaatten, Hans & Wøien, Hilde (2019). Use of social media for communicating about critical care topics: A Norwegian cross-sectional survey. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica.  ISSN 0001-5172.  63(10), s 1398- 1405 . doi: 10.1111/aas.13449 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Berntsen, Helene; Bjørk, Ida Torunn & Wøien, Hilde (2018). "Having the compass - drawing the map": Exploring nurses' management of pain and other discomforts during use of analgosedation in intensive care. Nursing Open.  ISSN 2054-1058. . doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.227 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Berntzen, Helene; Bjørk, Ida Torunn & Wøien, Hilde (2018). Pain relieved, but still struggling”—Critically ill patients experiences of pain and other discomforts during analgosedation. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN).  ISSN 0962-1067.  27(1-2), s e223- e234 . doi: 10.1111/jocn.13920
  • Collet, Marie O.; Caballero, Jesús; Sonneville, Romain; Bozza, Fernando A.; Nydahl, Peter; Schandl, Anna; Wøien, Hilde; Citerio, Giuseppe; van den Boogaard, Mark; Hästbacka, Johanna; Haenggi, Matthias; Colpaert, Kirsten; Rose, Louise; Barbateskovic, Marija; Lange, Theis; Jensen, Aksel; Krog, Martin B.; Egerod, Ingrid; Nibro, Helle L.; Wetterslev, Jørn & Perner, Anders (2018). Prevalence and risk factors related to haloperidol use for delirium in adult intensive care patients: the multinational AID-ICU inception cohort study. Intensive Care Medicine.  ISSN 0342-4642.  44(7), s 1081- 1089 . doi: 10.1007/s00134-018-5204-y
  • Wøien, Hilde; Værøy, Henning; Aamodt, Geir & Bjørk, Ida Torunn (2014). Improving the systematic approach to pain and sedation management in the ICU by using assessment tools. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN).  ISSN 0962-1067.  23(11-12), s 1552- 1561 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04309.x
  • Wøien, Hilde; Balsliemke, Stephan & Stubhaug, Audun (2013). The incidence of delirium in Norwegian intensive care units; deep sedation makes assessment difficult. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica.  ISSN 0001-5172.  57(3), s 294- 302 . doi: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2012.02793.x
  • Wøien, Hilde & Bjørk, Ida Torunn (2012). Intensive care pain treatment and sedation: Nurses' experiences of the conflict between clinical judgment and standardized care: An explorative study. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing.  ISSN 0964-3397. . doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2012.11.003
  • Wøien, Hilde; Stubhaug, Audun & Bjørk, Ida Torunn (2012). Analgesia and sedation of mechanically ventilated patients - a national survey of clinical practice. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica.  ISSN 0001-5172.  56(1), s 23- 29 . doi: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02524.x
  • Sørensen, Kari & Wøien, Hilde (2011). Vurdering av smertelindring og sedasjon hos barn på respirator ved hjelp av Comfort Scale :. Sykepleien Forskning.  ISSN 1890-2936.  (1), s 80- 89 . doi: 10.4220/sykepleienf.2011.0070
  • Wøien, Hilde & Bjørk, Ida Torunn (2006). Nutrition of the critically ill patient and effects of implementing a nutritional support algorithm in ICU. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN).  ISSN 0962-1067.  15, s 168- 177

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