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PPZ – Nursing Practice Center for geriatric digital assistance - Berlin

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PPZ – Nursing Practice Center for geriatric digital assistance - Berlin 


The PPZ Berlin integrates innovative technology into everyday care. From acute hospital care to home care, technology will support the care process. The aim is to reduce oversupply, undersupply, and improper care, especially in the transition between different forms of care. The active involvement of caregivers ensures that technology supports and does not dominate care. At the same time, necessary skills in dealing with IT solutions for informal and professional caregivers are identified and continuing education as well as training concepts are developed and evaluated. In a first step, central care problems will be considered: confusion, dementia, fall, mobility, diabetes and pressure ulcers. Based on the given findings, further research questions will be addressed. In total, four nursing practice centers in Hanover, Freiburg, Nuremberg and Berlin are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the "Future of Care" funding line in the coming years. At the start of the nationwide project in January 2018, the then Federal Minister of Research Johanna Wanka emphasized the opportunities for technical solutions in nursing: "We want to improve care in Germany. People in need of care require more support, and research can help to improve their quality of life. At the same time, we would like to relieve professional nursing staff of their hard work. With the nursing practice centers, we create the opportunity to pursue new paths together in everyday care. Technology should support care and enlarge the scope for dealing with patients."

Project duration

03/2018 - 02/2023

Project Coordination

Dr. Nils Lahmann

Deputy Director FGG, Head of Department: Digitization and Nursing Research

Staff members

PhD Simone Kuntz

Research Associate

Peggi Lippert

Research Associate

Björn Naumann

Research Associate

PhD Sandra Strube-Lahmann

Coordinator Working Group Nursing Research, QM Representative

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Research Group Geriatrics