Helle Vendel Petersen


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    1985:  RN. School of Nursing, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre.

    1997:  Diploma, Management in nursing, The School of Advanced Nursing Education at Aarhus University

    2003: One-year cource in Research, University Hospitals Centre for Nursing and Care Research.

    2007: Master of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Science.

    2012: Ph.D, University of Lund, Faculty of Medical Scienses, Sweden.


    1985 - 1992:  Clinical Nurse, working within the following areas: Neurology, Nephrology, Diabetes and Geriatrics.

    1992 - 1994:  Ward sister. Nursing Home, Frederiksberg.

    1994 - 1995:  Assistant Ward sister, Geriatric department, Kommunehospitalet, Copenhagen.

    1995 - 1997: Ward sister, Geriatric department, Kommunehospitalet, Copenhagen.

    1999 - 2007: Ward sister, Geriatric department, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre.

    2004 - 2005: Research Nurse, part time (28,5h/week). Clincal research Centre.

    2006 -2007 : Consultant Research Nurse, (28,5h/week). Clincal research Centre.

    2007-2008 :  Substitute for Director of nursing and rehabilitation research, Clincal research Centre.

    2009-2012 : Ph.D. student.

    2012-        : Senior Researcher, Clinical Research Centre. 


    Hereditary colorectal cancer;Genetics and patient perspectives; Patient communication; Geriatric nursing and elderly medical patients; Qualitative research

    Main research areas

    Patient communication and life perspectives on hereditary colorectal cancer;

    Cross sectorial communication between nurses

    Current research

    Communication between nurses in relation to admission and discharge of elderly patients; Patient perspectives on unsolicited letters from the HNPCC register


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