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Heidi Gautun

Heidi Gautun


Heidi Gautun is a Research Professor at the department of Ageing Research and Housing Studies, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo Metropolitan University. She is a sociologist with a Dr. Polit degree from the University of Oslo. Her research interests include family care to older people, combining work and care to older parents, community care to older people, as well as coordination between hospital and municipal health and care services for older people.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Informal care   Elderly care services   Coordination hospitals and community care services   Combining work and care for older parents

Research projects

Scientific publications

Gautun, Heidi ; Bratt, Christopher (2024). Caring for older parents in Norway – How does it affect labor market participation and absence from work?. Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 346.

Kvæl, Linda Aimee Hartford ; Gautun, Heidi (2023). Social inequality in navigating the healthcare maze: Care trajectories from hospital to home via intermediate care for older people in Norway. Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 333.

Gautun, Heidi ; Bratt, Christopher (2023). Help and Care to Older Parents in the Digital Society. 20 p. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies. Vol. 13.

Gautun, Heidi ; Hartford Kvæl, Linda Aimee ; Bratt, Christopher (2022). After Hospital: Should Older Care-Needing Patients Be Transferred to Their Homes or to an intermediate Care Institution?. Healthcare. Vol. 10.

Gautun, Heidi ; Hellesø, Ragnhild; Veenstra, Marijke (2021). The association between hospital nurses’ perspectives on their information practices and quality of care transitions in older patients: A nation-wide cross-sectional study. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. Vol. 7.

Gautun, Heidi ; Sørvoll, Jardar (2021). Hjemmetjenester eller institusjonsomsorg? Et forvaltningskommunalt dilemma i norsk eldreomsorg. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. Vol. 24.

Gautun, Heidi (2021). For få på jobb? Sykepleierbemanning i sykehjem og hjemmesykepleien. Søkelys på arbeidslivet.

Veenstra, Marijke ; Gautun, Heidi (2020). Nurses' assessments of staffing adequacy in care services for older patients following hospital discharge. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Gautun, Heidi ; Bratt, Christopher; Billings, Jenny (2020). Nurses' experiences of transitions of older patients from hospitals to community care. A nation-wide survey in Norway. 9 p. Health Science Reports. Vol. 3.

Sørvoll, Jardar ; Gautun, Heidi (2020). Brukermedvirkning i norsk eldreomsorg – følger kommunene opp statens styringssignaler?. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. Vol. 6.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete