Acupuncture performed by nurses in the recovery room at a Danish biomedical hospital: how patients experience the effect of acupuncture treatment

Anne Bolt Larsen

Research output: Contribution to conference without a publisher/journalAbstractCommunication


The abstract build on a master thesis submitted to Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark.
The thesis aims at investigating a new trend in Danish hospitals, where acupuncture increasingly is used in treating post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and pain.
It is a novelty that patients may receive acupuncture treatment in hospital. No scientific research has been completed to examine patients experience when treated with acupuncture at a modern hospital based on technology and natural science.
This study took place in the recovery room at a regional hospital in Denmark, where acupuncture during the past 3-4 years has been implemented by nurses as an option for patients with PONV and post-operative pain.
The purpose is to analyse the encounter between acupuncture and biomedicine, how patients experience the effect of acupuncture treatment and their view of acupuncture in the hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1 Aug 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • disease, health science and nursing

Cite this