Kirchner-Heklau, Uta

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Scientific employment

  • Since 2018 Scientific staff member at the Institute for Health and Nursing Sciences, Halle (Saale)

Employment as occupational therapist

  • 2007-2008 occupational therapist, department for neurological rehabilitation, Berlin
  • 2006-2007 occupational therapist, department for, neurological rehabilitation Halle (Saale)
  • 2005-2006 outpatient occupational therapist, neurological rehabilitation and pediatrics, Halle (Saale)
  • 2003-2005, outpatient occupational therapist, neurological rehabilitation and geriatrics, Hauzenberg
  • 2002-2003, occupational therapist, nursing home, Munich

Vocational training & certificates

  • 2016 Master of Science in Health and Nursing Sciences
  • 2012-2016: Master’s course in Health and Nursing Sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2009-2012: Bachelor’s course in Health and Nursing Sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (degree: Bachelor of Science in Health and Nursing Sciences)
  • 1999-2002: Vocational training in occupational therapy (Registered occupational therapist), Halle (Saale)

Current research projects

  • PPE: Nursing care intensity and nursing-sensitive outcome indicators in German hospitals. Analyzing the Impact of Differences in Nursing Staff Ratios on the Quality of Care of Hospital Services.
  • RehaTransHome: Development and piloting of a smart home assessment to improve the participation-oriented transition from rehabilitation facility to home.
  • Workplace violence and aggressive behavior towards professional nurses in general hospital settings. Study on preventive interventions in hospitals and experiences in dealing with workplace violence.