Fleischer, Steffen


Dr. Steffen Fleischer

Vocational training & certificates

  • 2012: Conferring of a doctorate, Doctor rerum medicarum (Doctor of Medical Sciences)
  • 2003: Diploma in nursing and health science
  • 1998-2003: Diploma programme “Nursing and Health Science”, Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1996: Registered nurse
  • 1993-1996: Vocational training in nursing and health care, Center for Psychiatry, Weinsberg

Professional career

  • Since 2007: Scientific staff member at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2004-2007: Scientific staff member at the University Hospital Gießen and Marburg GmbH, Marburg
  • 2006: Lecturer at the Academy of Nursing and Social Care Professionals, Marburg
  • 2003-2005: Academic assistant and scientific staff member at the Institute of Health and Nursing Sciences, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1996-2007: Male nurse, Center for Psychiatry, Weinsberg

Research Focus

  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Clinical nursing research

Current and former research projects

  • Survey on the perspectives of office-based pediatricians, obstetricians and family doctors as well as free-lance midwives regarding their cooperation in local/regional networks of early preventive care - pdf
  • Growing old at home - a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of preventive home visits to reduce nursing home admissions
  • Information on ICU: Structured information during the ICU stay to reduce anxiety
  • Cochrane LTx: Prevention of infection for liver-transplanted patients. Three Cochrane Reviews
  • NÄP-DMP: Non-physician health care providers for the treatment and care of the chronically ill (focusing on DMP diagnoses)
  • RCT ICU: Preoperative information for ICU patients to reduce anxiety during and after the stay in the ICU
  • WOUNDSS: Wound Dressing vs. no Dressing for Surgical Sites: Quantitative Systematic Review
  • SFB 580 -C5: Rehabilitation after stroke
  • BraFaP: The Brandenburg skilled labour trial, section "care"


  • Instructor at the German Center for Evidence-based Nursing, Halle
  • German Network for Evidence-Based Medicine (Deutsches Netzwerk Evidenzbasierte Medizin e.V., DNEbM) - section nursing and health promotion
  • Nursing Research Network Central-South (Pflegeforschungsverbund Mitte-Süd)
  • Network for Language in Nursing Knowledge Systems (NLINKS)
  • German Society of Nursing Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft, DGP)