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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Nathalie Heinz

Nathalie Heinz

  • PhD Student

Short Bio

Nathalie Heinz obtained a Bachelor degree in Nursing and Health Promotion and a Master degree in Nursing and Health Sciences at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt. During the two study programmes she focused on the following topics/target gropus:

  • nursing staff (project planning and implementation: subjective health perceptions of professional nurses in acute care settings)
  • patients with dementia and their relatives (support options for caring relatives; education and training programmes for hospital staff)
  • people with visual impairment (life situation and living environment)•students (student health management – mixed-methods approach: aspects of university-specitic and subjective-related data) •primary school children (health promotion, training, counselling: planning a health intervention during COV-19 pandemic).

In addition she completed a 14-week research internship at the University Hospital Zurich (Centre for Clinical Nursing Sciences) in the project «PAM-Kog Phase 2» (Development and implementation of a multimodal care programme for persons with cognitive impairments and their families in an acute care setting). During her Master´s degree, Nathalie Heinz worked for two years as a research assistent in the project POINTED (Participative Occupational Intervision Enabling Diversity) at the Hessian Institute of Nursing Research. Currently, she is investigating the impact of non-pharmaceutical protective measures against COVID-19 in nursing homes.

Research Interest

  • Bio-Psycho-Social Foundations of Nursing 
  • Target Group Related Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Implementation Research 
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Advance Care Planning