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If you would like to learn more about one of the following projects, please contact us.
Further research projects are in preparation.

 

"PAALiativ - New technology support for patients at home in their last year of life"
Method: Research & Development. Cooperation: OFFIS e.V. and six further partners. 2009-2012. Funding: BMBF 16KT0951 (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) (total: 1,5 Mio. Euro)

"SYMPATIE - Symptomverläufe bei Patienten mit einer ernsthaften Erkrankung - Unterstützung im eigenen Zuhause [Symptoms over time of patients with advanced disease - support of home care]"
Method: descriptive, quantitative longitudinalstudy, time period of 12 months. Funding: part of the PAALiativ-Project, funded by BMBF. DRKS00000312 (Deutsches Register für Klinische Studien, www.drks.de)

"Experiences with crises of patients with advanced COPD or lung cancer and their carers - a qualitative interview study"
Method: qualitative in-depth interviews. Funding: part of the PAALiativ-Project, funded by BMBF. DRKS00000476 (Deutsches Register für Klinische Studien, www.drks.de)

"Typical crisis and needs in patients with advanced COPD or lung cancer - a literature scoping exercise"
Method: search of the literature. Funding: part of the PAALiativ-Project, funded by BMBF. 

"Experiences and characteristics of episodic breathlessness - a systematic review"
Method: Systematic Review. Cooperation: Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King's College London. 2009-2010. Funding: part of the PAALiativ-Project, funded by BMBF. 

"Experiences of episodic breathlessness (EB) in patients with advanced disease"
Method: qualitative interviews. Cooperation: Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King's College London and NCRI Breathlessness Subgroup (UK). 2009-2010. Funding: Dr. Werner Jackstädt Stiftung and Cicely Saunders International.

"Characteristics of patients with dyspnoea: results of a national survey (HOPE) 2006-2008"
Method: secondary analysis of HOPE-data. Cooperation: Chair for Palliative Medicine of the University of Göttingen (Prof. Nauck). Project leader: Nadine Altfelder, Dr. Steffen Simon.

"PRISMA – Reflecting the positive diversities of european priorities for research and measurement in end of life care."
EU-project (7th Framework), Department of Palliative Care am King’s College, London/UK (Professor Irene Higginson, Dr Claudia Bausewein WP4). Funding: EU (total: 1,8 Mio. Euro).

"Core attitudes of professionals in palliative care"
Method: qualitative in-depth interviews and postal survey with professionals in palliative care. Collaboration: University of Oldenburg (Institue of Psychology) und Centre of Palliative Care Oldenburg. 2006-2008. Analysis in 2009. Funding: Ministry of Social Affairs in Lower Saxony (40.000 Euro).

"Development of a website about the use of drugs in Palliative Care (German version of www.palliativedrugs.com)"
Collaboration: Nottingham (Palliativedrugs.com Ltd.) 2008-2010. Funding: German Cancer Aid (110.000 Euro). Leader: Dr. Claudia Bausewein, Constanze Remi (München).

 

Completed projects (selection)

  • "Benzodiazepines for the relief of breathlessness in malignant and advanced non-malignant diseases” (Cochrane Systematic Review; Funding: Dr. Werner Jackstädt Stiftung)

  • „Palliative Care in Rheumatology“ (Case reports and review; 2005-2007)
  • „The first implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) in a german hospital – professionals’ experiences“ (focus group with qualitative analysis; 2007)