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Integrative Medicine in Nursing - Development of an Anthroposophic Nursing and Therapy Concept

Contact: Wiebke Stritter, Britta Rutert
Funding: MAHLE Foundation & Software AG Foundation
Funding phase: 2016-2019
Project leader: Prof. Dr. med. Georg Seifert (Department of Paediatrics), PD Dr. med. Christine Holmberg (Institute of Public Health)
With the help of methods from mixed-methods health services research, the actual condition of the current care situation on pediatric oncology is first of all collected and evaluated through participatory observation and interviews. Based on the results, a training program will be developed, taken over into the clinical routine and finally evaluated. The main focus of the training for nurses, doctors and parents is on certain anthroposophic nursing applications such as oil wraps and rhythmic rubbings. The entire process will be scientifically monitored and evaluated by the Charité Institute for Public Health, Holmberg Group, and the Seifert working group at the Department of Oncology and Hematology, Paediatrics.

Intentional Contact in Geriatric Care in Geriatric Patients with Chronic Pain Disorders

Contacts in the network: Barbara Stöckigt, Michael Teut
Funding: Center for Quality in Nursing (ZQP), Berlin
Funding period: 2015-2016
Project leader: Benno Brinkhaus

In the complementary medical field, physical contact, e.g. used for pain, stress and anxiety reduction and to improve general well - being. Primary questions of the present project are: How do carers and patients experience intentional contact? How do patients and caregivers describe their therapeutic experiences in terms of changes in pain perception? Open, semi-structured interviews are carried out with Nursing Care Assistants who use Intentional Touch (n = 3) and their pain patients (n = 5) to be cared for. The interviews are supplemented by participant observations (with video recordings) and evaluated inductively and deductively on the basis of a qualitative content analysis.

World Café - Medical Care - What do seniors want?

Contacts in the network: Barbara Stöckigt, Michael Teut
Funding: Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation
Funding period: 2010-2011
Project leader: Claudia Witt

The aim of this study was to explore exploratively the reasons and motives for the use of complementary medicine by seniors. To capture the opinion of seniors, the discourse method of the World Café is used, in which the participants in mutually changing small groups develop ideas and opinions on the question of why seniors wish complementary therapies in Germany. In a second step, the discourses can be qualitatively evaluated in terms of group discussions.

Notions of Aging and Settings (inpatient) Care for People with a Migration Background

Contact: Liane Schenk
Funding: Foundation "Center for Quality in Nursing - ZQP"
Duration: 2010-2011

The proportion of the over 65-year-old population with a migration background, which is projected to increase from the current 1.4 million by the year 2030 to 2.8 million, is one of the fastest growing population groups in Germany. It will therefore be a challenge for nursing care to take into account the social, cultural, religious and linguistic needs of migrants. The aim of the study, which was funded by the Center for Quality in Nursing (ZQP), was to reconstruct typical age pictures and care concepts of persons with a migration background by means of guideline interviews.

Lebenswelt Pflegeheim - Conceptualization, Measurement and Analysis of Quality of Life in Inpatient Care (QUISTA)

Contact: Liane Schenk, Roger Meyer
Funding: Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Berlin e.V.
Funding period: 2008-2009

The subject of the research project is the development of a survey instrument for measuring the quality of life in inpatient care. The peculiarity of this instrument lies in the fact that the interviewees themselves name those areas of life and weight them in their subjective significance, on which the assessment of their quality of life is based. These dimensions relevant to the quality of life of residents and to be operationalized are determined deductively by means of participant observation and guided interviews. This qualitative reconstructive approach is combined with a quantitative research approach.

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Emergency Care for Multimorbid, Geriatric Patients (EMAAge)

Contact: Liane Schenk, Johannes Deutschbein
Funding: BMBF
Funding period: 2016-2019

EMAAge is a research project of the Network for Health Services Research in Emergency and Active Medicine EMANet. In a mixed-methods study, patients with proximal femur fractures are interviewed in the 8 emergency rooms in Berlin-Mitte during their inpatient stay and 6 months later face-to-face or telephone standardized. The primary data is linked to secondary data from the hospital information systems. In addition, expert interviews with professional care providers from all relevant sectors and occupations collect qualitative data on the (emergency) care of geriatric patients. The aim is to identify optimization potential in the care of multimorbid, geriatric patients.

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Good Sleep - Subjective Concepts and Experiences of Nursing Home Residents

Contact: Wolfram Herrmann
Funding: Robert Bosch Foundation

In this thesis I examined the subjective concepts and experiences of nursing home residents to good sleep by means of episodic interviews. From the results on resources and barriers from the perspective of nursing home residents, implications for primary care practice could be derived.