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Dr. Astrid Fink

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Institut für Medizinische Soziologie

room -019 (Untergeschoss)
Magdeburger Str. 8
Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 557 1170

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

research interests

  • Social participation in children and youth in chronic conditions
  • Health service research
  • Professional-patient interaction
  • Evidence-based healthcare

Curriculum vitae

  • 2011
    Ph.D. in rehabilitation science at the Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2005 to present
    Research associate, Institute of Medical Sociology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
  • 2004 - 2005
    Graduate Assistant, Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
    - Scholarship holder of the LEUCOREA Foundation, Department of Health Science, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
  • 1999 - 2004
    Extra occupational study of Nursing- and Health Sciences at the Martin Luther University  Halle-Wittenberg (Degree corresponds to a M.Sc. in Health Sciences and Nursing)
  • 1995 - 2002
    Employment as dietitian in

    - KGS GmbH, „Waldkrankenhaus Rudolf Elle“ in Eisenberg/Thuringia, Germany
    - „Kinder-Reha-Klinik Am Nicolausholz” in Bad Kösen, Germany, Spezialist Hospital for the Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents
    -
    Ostseeklinik Holm” in Schönberg, Germany, Spezialist Hospital for the
    Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases, Diseases of the Respiratory Tract and the Musculoskeletal System
    -
    KGS GmbH, Fachklinik Schweriner See” in Lübstorf, Germany, Spezialist Hospital for Substance-Related Disorders and Psychosomatic Disorders
  • 1995
    Degree in Dietetics, State-approved School of Dietitians, Christian-Albrecht-Universität, Kiel, Germany

Research

  • Financial impact of cancer (KMA)
  • Nutritional interventions for patients with dementia
  • Impact of social inequalities on care and treatment process in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 and coronary heart disease (BeHerzt)
  • How social inequalities impact the course of treatment and care for  patients with diabetes mellitus type 2. A qualitative study from the  patient’s perspective. (SODIA)

Teaching

Course of studies in human medicine:

  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Health economics, health care system, public health
  • Elective course: Patient expectations and patients satisfaction in medical care
  • Courses in medical sociology
  • Seminar professional-patient interaction
  • Integrated seminars with clinicians

Publication

Selected publications:

Burckhardt, M., Herke, M., Wustmann, T., Watzke, S., Langer, G., & Fink, A. (2016). Omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of dementia. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 4, CD009002.

Fink, A., Gebhard, B., Erdwiens, S., Haddenhorst, L., & Nowak, S. (2016). Reliability of the German version of the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) and Preferences for Activities of Children (PAC). Child: care, health and development, 42(5), 683–691.

Martin, O., Fink, A., & Richter, M. (2017). Kommunikative Fertigkeiten mit E-Learning. Die Medizinische Welt – aus der Wissenschaft in die Praxis, 6(1), 11–16.

Schröder, S. L., Fink, A., Hoffmann, L., Schumann, N., Martin, O., Frantz, S., & Richter, M. (2017). Socioeconomic differences in the pathways to diagnosis of coronary heart disease: a qualitative study. European journal of public health, 27(6), 1055–1060.

Schröder, S. L., Richter, M., Schröder, J., Frantz, S., & Fink, A. (2016). Socioeconomic inequalities in access to treatment for coronary heart disease: A systematic review. International journal of cardiology, 219, 70–78.

Full list of publications
Publikationsliste_Fink.pdf (700.4 KB)  vom 15.12.2017

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