Funding for this research was provided by:
Vestfold Hospital Trust
Received: 16 January 2017
Accepted: 21 February 2018
First Online: 2 March 2018
: HMS has many years of practical experience both as a general practitioner and as a medical officer in the NLWA. As a professor of philosophy, ABdS has practical experience in teaching health care ethics, philosophy of social sciences and scholarly writing of essay to, among others, nurses and physicians.
: The Regional Committee for Medical Research Ethics (REK Sør S-07407b 10.06.08), the Norwegian Directorates of Health and of Labour and Welfare, and the Data Protection Official for Research approved the study. The requirement for informed, written consent of the claimants to participate was fulfilled.
: Patients have consented in written form to publication of extracts from medical certificates for social security, written about them, on condition that they are not identified by the extracts.
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