Beutner, Katrin


Dr. rer. medic. Katrin Beutner

Vocational training & certificates

  • 2022: Promotion zum Dr. rer. medic.
  • 2009: Diploma in nursing and health science
  • 2004-2009: Diploma programme "Nursing and Health Science", Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Halle (Saale)
  • 1996-1999: Vocational training in physiotherapy (Medical School, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)

Professional career

  • Since 2009: Scientific staff member at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale)
  • 2005-2009: Academic assistant at the Institute of Health and Nursing Sciences, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale)
  • 1999-2004: Occupation at an outpatient psychotherapeutic practice in Leipzig

Research focus

  • Diploma thesis: Development of a literature and expert-based item pool as a basic data set for a Sarcopenia-risk scale
  • Care and support of older, chronically ill people
  • Treatment and care of oncology patients across sectors
  • Promoting exercise and activating oncology patients in acute inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation settings  

Current and former research projects

  • Growing old at home - a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of preventive home visits to reduce nursing home admissions
  • Nursing intervention for cancer patients: Improvement of pain related self management for oncology patients through a trans-institutional, modular nursing intervention: a cluster randomized multicenter trial
  • GesinEGesinE: Appraisal of the educational programmes and qualifications in healthcare professions: a European comparison
  • OPTIREHA – Optimization of the rehabilitation transition of oncology patients in acute care hospitals
  • JointCon-IMPROVE - Improving the quality of life and social participation of people with joint contractures in nursing homes


  • German Association for Physiotherapy - Central Association for Physiotherapists (Deutscher Verband für Physiotherapie - Zentralverband für Physiotherapeuten/Krankengymnasten (ZVK) e.V.)
  • German Network for Evidence-based Medicine (Deutsches Netzwerk Evidenzbasierte Medizin e.V. (DNEbM)
  • German Cancer Scoiety (DKG)
  • Working group for supportive measures in oncology, rehabilitation and social medicine in the German Cancer Society (ASORS)
  • German Society for Physiotherapy Science (DGPTW)