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Research into the treatment of brain damage boosted by grant

Associate Professor and PhD Mette Terp Høybye from Aarhus University and Silkeborg Regional Hospital receives the Carlsberg Foundation's Distinguished Fellowship and a grant of almost DKK three million towards her research into the treatment potential of patients with serious brain damage.

2018.12.13 | Sabina Bjerre Hansen

Mette Terp Høybye from the Department of Clinical Medicine receives a fellowship and a million kroner grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to further strengthen her research into the treatment of patients with brain damage following cardiac arrest. Photo: Agata Lenczewska-Madsen/Regional Hospital Central Jutland.

Mette Terp Høybye is receiving the grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to follow an experimental study of patients in treatment for serious brain damage following cardiac arrest. Mette Terp Høybye's study, which is an anthropological field study, takes place at Silkeborg Regional Hospital. Here she will examine the interaction between medical doctors and researchers – with focus on their mutual negotiations on the knowledge they develop when there is uncertainty about the patient's rehabilitation chances and consciousness.

The purpose of Mette Terp Høybye's research project is to investigate how uncertainties about prognosis and potential for rehabilitation are negotiated in the search for clear signs of consciousness. Her results will be able to contribute to the ethical discussion of consciousness and hope in relation to medical technology and methodological innovation.


Associate Professor, PhD Mette Terp Høybye
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine – Interacting Minds Centre and

Silkeborg Regional Hospital, Centre for Planned Surgery
Mobile: (+45) 6110 6066
Email: hoybye@clin.au.dk

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