Our research activities focus on the impacts of epidemiologic and demographic change on health care and nursing care. Of particular concern are the challenges for patients with chronic diseases and long-term care needs, and in general, the problems associated with health impairments in old age.
The focus of our research includes issues such as patient-centered care; user-orientation and user-involvement; health literacy, patient information and counseling; self-management support; health promotion in old age; new concepts and models of primary health and long-term care; health care in disadvantaged urban and rural communities, integrated care and continuity of care; and Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP).
- Chronic diseases, old age and care dependency
- Health competence/health literacy, information and counseling
- Primary and long-term care, Public Health Nursing