Dorthe Susanne Nielsen RN, PhD

Professor in Vulnerability
Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark


Dorthe Nielsens profile is based on a solid background in clinical nursing, in teaching and in research. In 2014 she became head of a new master program in clinical nursing, in that connection she also got experience in leadership.

Her research focuses on vulnerability, intercultural nursing, ageing, compassionate care and patients’ everyday life with chronic illnesses and diseases. She works with a multidisciplinary practice lead research approach and take patients narratives, everyday life, communication and culture into account. The research involves qualitative as well as quantitative methods for identifying and developing practice-oriented nursing and treatment for vulnerable patients. The research involves national as well as international collaborators.


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