Project Details

Development of gender- and diversity-sensitive guidelines and evidence-based decision aids – concept development and piloting (GenDivInfo)

Duration: 01.04.2022 - 31.03.2025
Research Team:

Prof. Dr. Birte Berger-Höger;


Christina Hartig;


Jana Kaden;

Project Partner: Dr. Margrit E. Kaufmann (Universität Bremen, Fachbereich 9, Institut für Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft ); Prof. Dr. phil. Anke Steckelberg (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Health and Nursing Science, Halle (Saale), Germany)
Project Type: Third-party funded project
Funding: BMG - Bundesministerium für Gesundheit


In this project, a concept for the development of medical guidelines including evidence-based decision aids for lay people is being developed that takes into account the various dimensions of gender and diversity. Medical guidelines are intended to support healthcare professionals in making decisions, e.g. about different treatment alternatives. At present, guideline development processes do not generally result in evidence-based decision aids that are understandable to lay people and enables them to participate in decisions about their health. Furthermore, gender and diversity-specific dimensions have been given too little consideration in previous guidelines.

In the "GenDivInfo" project, the methods for developing medical guidelines with the highest methodological standard (S3) are to be further developed in order to provide gender- and diversity-sensitive guidelines and decision aids for lay people. The methods can be adapted to other guideline processes in the future.