Rebecca Palm appointed
Professor Dr Rebecca Palm has been appointed Professor of Nursing Science at the Department of Health Services Research.
She will also lead the new master's degree programme Advanced Nursing Practice, which will be launched in the winter semester 2024/25. Before joining Oldenburg, she was a professor at Witten/Herdecke University.
After training as a nurse at the German Heart Centre Berlin (DHZB) she studied nursing science at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and at Witten/Herdecke University, where she also completed her doctorate in 2016.
Professor Palm's research activities focus on the care of older adults with a dementia illness and gerontopsychiatric care needs. She is particularly interested in investigating the structural conditions that care facilities should provide to meet the care needs of people with dementia. She is currently also researching the topic of delirium in geriatric care facilities. Palm is a strong proponent of the academisation of nursing education.