Doctoral student

 Lena Stange M.Sc.

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Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Faculty VI - Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Health Services Research
Division of Ethics in Medicine
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


Visting address

Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140 
26129 Oldenburg

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Lena Stange M.Sc.

Lena Stange studied cultural studies and French romance philology (B.A.) in Bremen and Avignon (France), and Public Health (M.Sc.) in Oldenburg. From 2012 to 2019, she was a research assistant at the Jade University of Applied Sciences in the section technology and health. Since April 2019, she is a research assistant in the Medical Ethics division at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

Being a culture and health scientist, her research interest is located in the field of cultural and social understandings of health and illness, especially pertaining to individual conceptions of ageing, dying and death, as well as concepts of time and temporality and the good life (in a teleological point of view). Furthermore, she is engaged in ethics counselling as a member of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Oldenburg. Her PhD project is about teleological aspects of life conceptions and advance directives.

Lena Stange is a member of the DFG-research group Medicine, Time and the Good Life (FOR 5022), where she works on the sub-project 7: “Between resignation and optimization – The time structure of the good life in the context of geriatric medicine”.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 04/2019 Research assistant in the division "Ethics in Medicine", Department of Health Services Research, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
2019/2020 Research assistant University Medicinal Center Göttingen, Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine (Göttingen)
2018/2019 Associate lecturer at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Public Health Services (Wolfsburg)
2012-2019 Research assistant at the Jade University of Applied Sciences, Section Technology and Health (Oldenburg)
  Master of Science in Public Health (Jade University of Applied Sciences, Oldenburg)
  Bachelor of Arts in cultural studies and French romance studies (University of Bremen and University of Avignon)


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Research Focus

  • Cultural and sociological notions of health and disease
  • Advance directive, advance care planning
  • Time and temporality; life course, ageing, dying, death
  • Work related health research, health policy, organisational culture in health care settings
  • Qualitative Research


Articles (selection)

Stange, Lena, Buhr, Eike: Henrike Voß (2022) „Was bindet Menschen mit Demenz an das Leben? Eine erweiterte Perspektive auf Advance Care Planning“, book review. Ethik in der Medizin (2023). DOI: 10.1007/s00481-023-00753-x

Nebel, Lisa, Stange, Lena: [Commentary on a case example about „Refusal of a Left Ventricular Assist Device] „Ablehnung eines Herzunterstützungssystems“: Behandlungsplanung, das gutes Leben und die Frage nach der rechten Zeit. Ethik in der Medizin, volume 35, issue 1 (2023): pp. 129-132DOI: 10.1007/s00481-022-00740-8

Stange, Lena, Schweda, Mark: Gesundheitliche Vorausverfügungen und die Zeitstruktur guten Lebens. Ethik in der Medizin, volume 34, issue 2 (2022): pp. 239-255. DOI: 10.1007/s00481-022-00698-7


Conference contributions (selection)

Stange, Lena: Ethical and health literacy for a good life? Results of a qualitative study on moral values in advance directives, 2023. Talk at the 11th International Conference on Ethics Education “Ethics education, Interdisciplinarity and Pluriperspectivism” in Zagreb, Croatia.

Stange, Lena: „Also, wenn ich dann tot bin…“ – Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Befragung zu gesundheitlicher Vorausplanung für das Lebensende, 2023. Talk at the Transmortality XII – Neue Forschungen zu Sterben, Tod und Trauer. 24th-25th March 2023 in Kassel.

Stange, Lena: „,Kostenlose Patientenverfügung in 3 Minuten‘: Informationen und Angebote zur Erstellung von Patientenverfügungen im Internet – Eine Analyse von Online-Dienstleistern“, 2022. Talk at the Annual Conference of the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine „,Ton ab, Kamera läuft!’ – Medizin- und Pflegeethik in den Medien” in Frankfurt/M.

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