Education research in palliative medicine

Palliative Medicine

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Ostgathe

Education research in palliative medicine

In 1999, the first chair of palliative medicine in Germany was established. Since 2012, training in palliative medicine has been mandatory for medical students at German universities. The implementation of palliative medicine as a new subject in student education is to be accompanied and optimized by teaching and learning research.

The projects in our department include studies on teaching formats in palliative medicine (conference paper)

Students' attitudes towards palliative medicine are also investigated (conference paper)

as well as unconscious factors that influence decisions on therapy (conference paper)


Part I: Teaching formats in palliative medicine

Part II: Challenges in palliative medical teaching