Welcome to the site of Department für Health Care Research. The Department was founded in April 2014 and has extended its projects and number of team members since then. Successfully, research projects with third party funding have been conducted. Please inform in the following about our focus points in research and our main responsibilities. Do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiries.
The research of Department 7 is aiming at the investigation of structures, processes and results in health care. Head of the department is Prof. Dr. Karin Wolf-Ostermann. The focus of our investigations is particularly put on the needs of elderly people due to the demographic development in Germany. Innovative health care concepts are developed and assessed in close collaboration with health care facilities. Their effects are evaluated in existing health care structures and settings. The research involves the description of existing health care situations as well as the corresponding knowledge transfer into practice. In general our interests are open to all fields that are related to (Public) Health, Nursing and the Life- and Social Sciences and that are not solely connected to medicine. We highly support to work with other research institutions and appreciate to explore collaboration opportunities in the fields mentioned above.
Quality assurance and Quality development
Research of living quality, social situation and societal inclusion of people who need health care. Further, developing and evaluating instruments and indicators to assess the quality of supply in various settings.
Ongoing Development of alternative supply structures
Research of alternative and interdisciplinary supply settings to continually develop and evaluate alternative forms of living for (older) people with needs for care and support.
New technologies in Health Care
Research of needs, possible applications and implementation of modern and innovative technologies to support people with need for Health Care, caring relatives and professional nurses.
Research for continuous development and professionalization in Health Care with the aim to use scientific basics for developing new concepts and instruments as well as for transfer of research results to Health Care and supply institutions.
Analysis of network structures
Analyses of formal and informal supply networks with the focus on providing chronically sick people of various ages and in different life and supply situations with Health Care.