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Jorun Rugkåsa

Jorun Rugkåsa


Jorun Rugkåsa is Professor of Mental Health Care at  the Faculty of Health Sciences. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Queen’s University, Belfast (2010). She specialises in health services research, and in particular mental health care. She has researched the effects and experiences of involuntary care, the continuity and collaboration between primary and specialist mental health care, and the role of family caregivers.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Social anthropology   Sociology

Subject areas

Health services research   Medical Anthropology   Mental Health   Health Services Research   Mental Health Services   Sociology, Medical


United Kingdom   Norway

Research groups

Scientific publications

Nyttingnes, Olav; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Hofstad, Tore; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2023). The relationship between area levels of involuntary psychiatric care and patient outcomes: a longitudinal national register study from Norway. BMC Psychiatry. Vol. 23:112.

Hofstad, Tore; Nyttingnes, Olav; Markussen, Simen; Johnsen, Erik; Killackey, Eoin; McDaid, David; Rinaldi, Miles; Dean, Kimberlie; Brinchmann, Beate; Douglas, Kevin Stewart; Gröning, Linda; Bjørkly, Stål Kapstø; Palmstierna, Tom Krisman Kule; Strømme, Maria Fagerbakke; Blindheim, Anne Alnes; Rugkåsa, Jorun; Hofmann, Bjørn Morten; Pedersen, Reidar; Widding-Havnerås, Tarjei; Rypdal, Knut; Mykletun, Arnstein (2023). Long term outcomes and causal modelling of compulsory inpatient and outpatient mental health care using Norwegian registry data: Protocol for a controversies in psychiatry research project. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research.

Häikiö, Kristin; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2023). Seeking a care–life balance: family carers’ perspectives on how quality of life can improve when caring for an older person living with dementia. International Journal of Care and Caring.

Hofstad, Tore; Husum, Tonje Lossius; Rugkåsa, Jorun; Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2022). Geographical variation in compulsory hospitalisation – ethical challenges. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 22.

Wormdahl, Irene; Hatling, Trond; Husum, Tonje Lossius; Kjus, Solveig Helene; Rugkåsa, Jorun; Brodersen, Dorte; Christensen, signe Dahl; Nyborg, Petter Sundt; Skolseng, Torstein Borch; Ødegård, Eva Irene; Andersen, Anna Margrethe; Gundersen, Espen; Rise, Marit By (2022). The ReCoN intervention: a co-created comprehensive intervention for primary mental health care aiming to prevent involuntary admissions. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 22.

Mulder, Niels; Hamilton, Bridget; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2022). Coercion in Psychiatry: Epidemiology, Effects and Prevention. ISBN: 978-2-83250-122-1. 177 p. Frontiers Media.

de Waardt, Dieuwertje Anna; van Melle, Anne Laura; Widdershoven, Guy Antoine Marie; Bramer, Wichor Matthijs; van der Heijden, Franciscus; Rugkåsa, Jorun; Mulder, Cornelis Lambert (2022). Use of compulsory community treatment in mental healthcare: An integrative review of stakeholders’ opinions. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Vol. 13.

Høyer, Georg; Nyttingnes, Olav; Rugkåsa, Jorun; Sharashova, Ekaterina; Simonsen, Tone Breines; Høye, Anne; Riley, Henriette (2022). Impact of introducing capacity-based mental health legislation on the use of community treatment orders in Norway: case registry study. BJPsych Open. Vol. 8.

Hofstad, Tore; Rugkåsa, Jorun; Ose, Solveig Osborg; Nyttingnes, Olav; Kjus, Solveig Helene Høymork; Husum, Tonje Lossius (2021). Service Characteristics and Geographical Variation in Compulsory Hospitalisation: An Exploratory Random Effects Within–Between Analysis of Norwegian Municipalities, 2015–2018. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Vol. 12.

Nyttingnes, Olav; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2021). The Introduction of Medication-Free Mental Health Services in Norway: An Analysis of the Framing and Impact of Arguments From Different Standpoints. 14 p. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Vol. 12.

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