Dr. Dr. rer. medic. Saskia Jünger

Curriculum Vitae

 

Academic Background

06/2017

Attainment of a Ph.D. in Health Research (Lancaster University, UK). Subject: „Exploring the use of international consensus building processes for knowledge production in palliative care“

07/2006

Attainment of the doctoral degree in Theoretical Medicine (Dr. rer. medic.). Subject: „Success criteria of multi-professional cooperation in a palliative care team“

08/1993-04/1998

Academic studies at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maastricht (the Netherlands); specialisation in clinical psychology

Master’s thesis: Psychosocial care for people with opioid agonist treatment; a comparative study in the Dutch-German border region

 

Professional career

Since 01/2017

Postdoc at the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics and Social Sciences of Health (ceres) at the University of Cologne

12/2014-03/2017

Research Associate and Junior Research Group Leader, Institute of General Practice, Hannover Medical School

02/2014-12/2014

Postdoc, German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), site Witten

04/2011-11/2014

Research associate, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn

05/2007-03/2011

Research associate, Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital

12/2006-09/2007

Psychological assistance and supervision; implementation of a new TV format for couple- / family consultation

05/2006-08/2006

Psychologist at the Therapeutic Centre for Eating Disorders (TCE), Munich

01/2004-04/2006

Research associate at the Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University

01/1999-12/2003

Research associate and psychologist, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital

11/1998-12/1998

Research assistant, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital

 

Scholarships and awards

10/2015

Poster award (first place) of the German Network for Health Services Research (DNVF) (10/2015).
Proactive care planning for frail older people – results from a focus group study on general practitioners’, nurses’, and medical assistants’ perspectives

02/2011

Young Investigator Award of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) (second place) (02/2011)

10/2009

Recognition award for palliative home care of the German Palliative Care Association (DGP) (10/2009):
Jünger S, Zernikow B et al. Paediatric palliative home care centres in North Rhine-Westphalia – the long road to an extensive palliative home care service delivery for children, adolescents and young adults

 

Memberships, positions, and freelance work

  • Working group on qualitative methods of the German Network for Health Services Research
  • Working group on health literacy of the German Network for Health Services Research
  • Editorial Board of the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC)
  • Contribution to national and international guidelines and position papers
  • Reviewer for scientific journals
  • Methodological consultation, teaching, and project monitoring

 

Continuing education

  • Training in transactional analysis
  • Continuing education in the theoretical and methodological foundations of scientific research

 

 


Publications

Original papers

Jünger S, Payne SA, Brine J, Radbruch L, Brearley SG. Guidance on Conducting and REporting DElphi Studies (CREDES) in palliative care: Recommendations based on a methodological systematic review. Palliative Medicine 2017; 1-23. DOI: 10.1177/0269216317690685.

Vranken MJM, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK, Jünger S, Radbruch L, Scholten W, Lisman JA, Subataite M, Schutjens MH D.B. Barriers to access to opioid medicines for patients with opioid dependence: a review of legislation and regulations in eleven Central and eastern European countries. Addiction 2017; 1-8. DOI: 10.1111/add.13755.

Geiger K, Schneider N, Bleidorn J, Klindtworth K, Jünger S, Müller-Mundt G. Caring for frail older people in the last phase of life – the general practitioners’ view. BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:52.

Vranken MJ, Lisman JA, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK, Jünger S, Scholten W, Radbruch L, Payne S, Schutjens MH. Barriers to access to opioid medicines: a review of national legislation and regulations of 11 central and eastern European countries. Lancet Oncology 2016 17(1):e13-22.

Palm R, Jünger S, Reuther S, Schwab CGG, Dichter MN, Holle B, Halek M. People with dementia in nursing home research: a methodological review of the definition and identification of the study population. BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:78.

Jünger S, Klose J, Brearley S, Hegedus K, Payne S, Radbruch L. Palliative Care Information Needs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Journal of Palliative Care 2015 31(2): 109–117.

van der Steen J, Radbruch L, de Boer M, Jünger S, Hughes JC, Larkin P, Gove D, Francke AL, Koopmans RTCM, Firth P, Volicer L, Hertogh CMPM, on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). Achieving consensus and controversy around applicability of palliative care to dementia. International Psychogeriatrics 2016 28(1): 133–145.

Linge-Dahl L, Vranken MJM, Jünger S, North K, Scholten W, Payne S, Radbruch L. Identification of Challenges to the Availability and Accessibility of Opioids in Twelve European Countries: Conclusions from Two ATOME Six-Country Workshops. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2015 18(12).

Vranken M, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK, Jünger S, Radbruch L, Lisman J, Scholten W, Payne S, Lynch T, and Schutjens MH. Results of the ATOME Quick Scan of National Legislation of Eastern European Countries. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2014 48(6): 1135-44.

van der Steen JT, Hertogh CMPM, de Boer ME, Hughes JC, Larkin P, Francke AL, Jünger S, Gove D, Firth P, Koopmans RTCM, Volicer L, on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). White paper defining optimal palliative care in older people with dementia: A Delphi study and recommendations from the European Association for Palliative Care. Palliative Medicine 2014 28(3): 197-209.

Jünger S, Brearley S, Payne S, Mantel-Teeuwisse AK, Lynch T, Scholten W, Radbruch L. Consensus building on access to controlled medicines: a four-stage Delphi consensus procedure. Journal of Pain and Symtpom Management. 2013 46(6): 897-910.

Klindtworth K, Schneider N, Radbruch L, Jünger S. Versorgung am Lebensende: Haltungen und Einstellungen in der Bevölkerung. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2013 14(01): 22-28.

Kremeike K, Eulitz N, Jünger S, Sander A, Geraedts M, Reinhardt D. Paediatric palliative home care in areas of Germany with low population density and long distances: a questionnaire with general paediatricians. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:498.

Behmann M, Jünger S, Radbruch L, Schneider N. Public health actions to improve palliative care in Germany: Results of a three-round Delphi study. Health Policy 2012 106(3): 303-312.

Jünger S, Payne S, Brearley S, Ploenes V, Radbruch L. Consensus building in palliative care – a Europe-wide Delphi study on common understandings and conceptual differences. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2012 44(2):192-205.

Behmann M, Jünger S, Radbruch L, Schneider N. Kernmaßnahmen zur Entwicklung der Palliativversorgung aus Public-Health-Perspektive. Bundesgesundheitsblatt 2011 54: 642-648.

Jünger S, Vedder AE, Milde S, Fischbach T, Zernikow B, Radbruch L. Paediatric palliative home care by general paediatricians: a multimethod study on perceived barriers and incentives. BMC Palliative Care 2010 9(1): 11.

Jünger S, Pastrana T, Pestinger M, Kern M, Zernikow B, Radbruch L. Barriers and needs in paediatric palliative home care in Germany: a qualitative expert study. BMC Palliative Care 2010 9(1): 10.

Hahnen M, Jünger S, Grumbach-Wendt M, Reichling S, Radbruch L. Die Palliativversorgung von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Nordrhein-Westfalen aus der Sicht der Eltern. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2009 10: 199-205.

Pastrana, T, Jünger S, Ostgathe C, Elsner F, Radbruch L. A matter of definition - key elements identified in a discourse analysis of definitions of palliative care. Palliative Medicine 2008 22(3): 222-232.

Schartmann-Unrath D, Elsner F, Jaust V, Joppich R, Jünger S, Radbruch L. Historische Entwicklung und heutiger Stand der Palliativversorgung in der Region Aachen. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2007 (8): 162-167.

Jünger S, Pestinger M, Elsner F, Krumm N, Radbruch L. Criteria for successful multiprofessional cooperation in palliative care teams. Palliative Medicine 2007; 21: 347-354.

Flatten G, Jünger S, Gunkel S, Sing J, Petzold ER. Traumatische und psychosoziale Belastungen bei Patienten mit akuter Tumorerkrankung. Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie 2003 53 (3/4): 191-201.

Jünger S, Jagdfeld F, Petzold ER. Erwartungen von Medizinstudenten gegenüber einem psychosomatischen Praktikum. Medizinische Ausbildung (Supplement der Zeitschrift ‚Das Gesundheitswesen’) 2002 19 (2): 199-201.

von Wachter M, Jünger S, Renz D, Wollthan S, Sim H, Hendrischke A, Hoff B, Schöndube F, Kröger F, Petzold ER. Psychosoziale Belastung und Inanspruchnahme medizinischer Leistungen nach koronarer Bypassoperation. Das Gesundheitswesen 2000 62: 1-6.

 

Reviews

Lynch T, Payne S, Scholten W, Jünger S, Radbruch L. ATOME training of lawyers and national counterparts workshop: a report. European Journal of Palliative Care 2011 18(6):293-297.

Jünger S, Payne S. Guidance on postgraduate education for psychologists involved in palliative care. European Journal of Palliative Care 2011 18(5):238-252.

Jünger S. Die Delphi-Methode: Teil 2. Serie Methodik in der palliativmedizinischen Forschung. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2011 12(6): 245-247.

Jünger S. Die Delphi-Methode: Teil 1. Serie Methodik in der palliativmedizinischen Forschung. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2011 12(5): 200-202.

Radbruch L, Payne S, übersetzt von Büche D, Schmidlin E, Jünger S. Standards und Richtlinien für Hospiz- und Palliativversorgung in Europa: Teil 2. Weißbuch zu Empfehlungen der Europäischen Gesellschaft für Palliative Care (EAPC). Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2011 12(6): 260-270.

Radbruch L, Payne S, übersetzt von Büche D, Schmidlin E, Jünger S. Standards und Richtlinien für Hospiz- und Palliativversorgung in Europa: Teil 1. Weißbuch zu Empfehlungen der Europäischen Gesellschaft für Palliative Care (EAPC). Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2011 12(5): 216-227.

Radbruch L, Bausewein C, Simon ST, Sipp W, Wodarg W, Jünger S. Europäische Empfehlungen zur Palliativversorgung und Hospizarbeit und ihre Umsetzung in Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2011 12: 175-183.

Jünger S, Payne SA, Costantini A, Kalus C, Werth JL Jr. EAPC Task Force on Education for Psychologists in Palliative Care. European Journal of Palliative Care 2010 17(2): 84-87.

 

Letters / editorials

Jünger S, Radbruch L. Cartographers in an uncharted terrain—the importance of going the extra mile. European Journal of Pediatrics 2012 172(1): 1-3.

Radbruch L, Jünger S, Mantel-Teeuwisse A, Gilson A, Cleary J, Payne S, Scholten W. Ensuring patient access to essential medicines while minimizing harmful use: a revised World Health Organization tool to improve national drug control policy. Letter to the editor. Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy 2012 26(2): 200-201.

 

Abstracts (selection)

Jünger S, Schneider N, Wiese B, Vollmann J, Schildmann J. Haltungen zur Palliativversorgung und zur ärztlich assistierten Selbsttötung – eine repräsentative Bevölkerungsumfrage. 11. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin. Qualität braucht Miteinander – Mut und Kompetenz. Leipzig, 7.-10. September 2016. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin 2016 17(5): 141.

Jünger S, Payne SA, Brine J, Radbruch L, Brearley SG. Verwendung der Delphi-Technik zur Entwicklung von Best-Practice-Leitlinien in der Palliativversorgung – eine methodologische systematische Übersichtsarbeit. 15. Deutscher Kongress für Versorgungsforschung. Berlin, 05.-07.10.2016. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House 2016.

Jünger S, Schneider N, Wiese B, Vollmann J, Schildmann J. Attitudes towards Dying with Dignity and Physician-assisted Suicide – A Representative Population Survey in Germany. Abstracts of the 9th World Research Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC). Dublin, Ireland, 9–11 June 2016. Palliative Medicine 2016:  P261.

Jünger S, Geiger K, Klindtworth K, Müller-Mundt G, Bleidorn J, Schneider N. Ensuring Adequate Care for Frail Older People in General Practice – A Focus Group Study on General Practitioners‘, Nurses‘, and Medical Assistants‘ Perspectives. Abstracts of the 9th World Research Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC). Dublin, Ireland, 9–11 June 2016. Palliative Medicine 2016 P381.

Jünger S, Geiger K, Klindtworth K, Müller-Mundt G, Bleidorn J, Schneider N: Vorausschauende Versorgungsplanung bei gebrechlichen älteren Menschen – Ergebnisse aus Fokusgruppendiskussionen mit Pflegenden, Hausärzten und medizinischen Fachangestellten. 14. Kongress für Versorgungsforschung: Systeminnovationen für eine bessere Gesundheit“, Deutsches Netzwerk für Versorgungsforschung, Berlin 07.- 09.10.2015. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2015. DocP169.

Jünger S, Larjow E, Linge-Dahl L, Papavasiliou E, Mantel-Teeuwisse A, Scholten WK, Payne S, Radbruch L. Access to Opioid Medicines: A Methodological Framework for Analysing Policy Barriers. European Journal of Palliative Care, Abstract Book of the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 May – 10 May 2015. Abstract Nr. P2-360: 247.

Jünger S. The ATOME Project: Improving Access to Opioid medication in Central and Eastern Europe. 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 May – 2 June 2013. European Journal of Palliative Care 2013 Abstracts: 38.

Jünger S, Klose J, Hegedus K, Lynch T, Greenwood A, Payne S, Radbruch L. Barriers to Palliative Care Information in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 May – 2 June 2013. European Journal of Palliative Care 2013 Abstracts: 51.

Jünger S, Vranken M, Lynch T, Payne S, de Joncheere K, Scholten W, Radbruch L. Legal and Policy Barriers to Opioid Availability in 12 European Countries: Results from a WHO Self-Assessment Checklist for National Situation Analysis. Poster presented at the 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, 7th – 9th June 2012, Trondheim, Norway. Abstract number P185. Palliative Medicine 2012 26(4): 534.

Jünger S, Klose J, Hegedus K, Lynch T, Greenwood A, Payne S, Radbruch L. Palliative Care Information Needs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Poster presented at the 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, 7th – 9th June 2012, Trondheim, Norway. Abstract number P193. Palliative Medicine 2012 26(4): 538.

Jünger S, Lynch T, Payne, S., Greenwood, A., Scholten, W., Radbruch, L.. Consensus Building on Access to Controlled Medicines: A Four-Stage Multimethod Consensus Procedure. 12th Congress o the European Association for Palliative Care, Lisbon, Portugal, 18th – 21st May 2011. European Journal of Palliative Care 2011; Abstracts: 153.

Jünger S, Payne S, Radbruch L Consensus Building on European Standards and Norms for Palliative Care. 6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10 – 12 June 2010. Palliative Medicine 2010: Abstract Supplement to Volume 24, Number 4, June 2010: S14.

Jünger S, Hasan C, Burger A, Garske D, Reichling S, Radbruch L, Zernikow B. Coordination of Paediatric Palliative Home Care Services. 6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10 – 12 June 2010. Palliative Medicine 2010: Abstract Supplement to Volume 24, Number 4, June 2010: S22.

Jünger S, Eggenberger E, Greenwood A, Payne S. Psychologists in Palliative Care in Europe: A Discipline „Under Construction“. 6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10 – 12 June 2010. Palliative Medicine 2010: Abstract Supplement to Volume 24, Number 4, June 2010: S212.

Jünger S, Payne S, Radbruch L. European standards and norms for palliative care: Key areas, common definitions and consensus on basic requirements. 11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Vienna, Austria, 7 – 10 May 2009.

Jünger S, Payne S, Radbruch L. An online Delphi consensus process on European standards and norms in palliative care. 11th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Vienna, Austria, 7 – 10 May 2009.

Jünger S, Pastrana T, Pestinger M, Elsner F, Müller M, Radbruch L. Specialist Palliative Home Care for Children and Adolescents in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). Abstract of the 5th Research Forum of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). Palliative Medicine 2008 22: 399-558.

Jünger S, Pestinger M, Elsner F, Krumm N, Radbruch L. Success criteria for multiprofessional cooperation in palliative care teams. Abstracts of the 4th Research Forum of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). Venice, Italy, 25-27 May 2006. Palliative Medicine 2006 (20): 225.

 

Book chapters

Jünger S, Schneider N, Wiese B, Vollmann J, Schildmann J. Palliativversorgung und Sterbehilfe. In: Böcken J, Braun B, Meierjürgen R (Hrsg.). Gesundheitsmonitor 2016. Bürgerorientierung im Gesundheitswesen. Kooperationsprojekt der Bertelsmann Stiftung und der BARMER GEK. Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung. Gütersloh 2016. S. 253-275.

Jünger S, Payne SA. The crossover artist: consensus methods in health research. In: Handbook of Theory and Methods in Applied Health Research. (in press).

Jünger S. Bedarf an psychologischen Fachkräften in der Palliativversorgung. In: Fegg, Gramm, Pestinger (Hrsg.): Psychologie und Palliative Care. Aufgaben, Konzepte und Interventionen in der Begleitung von Patienten und Angehörigen. Kohlhammer GmbH Stuttgart 2012. S. 236-240.

Jünger S. Belastung des Teams in der Versorgung am Lebensende. Empirie, Konzepte, Erkenntnisse. In: Müller, M., Pfister, D. (Hg.): Wie viel Tod verträgt das Team? Belastungs- und Schutzfaktoren in Hospizarbeit und Palliativmedizin. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Göttingen 2012. S. 22-30.

Klindtworth K, Schneider N, Radbruch L, Jünger S. Versorgung am Lebensende: Vorstellungen, Wissen, Haltungen. In: Böcken, J., Braun, B., Repschläger, U. (Hrsg.): Gesundheitsmonitor 2011. Bürgerorientierung im Gesundheitswesen.Kooperationsprojekt der Bertelsmann Stiftung und der BARMER GEK. Verlag Bertelsmannstiftung. Gütersloh 2011. S. 173-192.

Jünger S, Jagdfeld F, Ludwig-Becker F, Petzold ER. Untersuchung der Machbarkeit des problemorientierten Lernens an der RWTH Aachen. In: Ulrich Stößel, Jürgen von Troschke (Hrsg.), Innovative Ansätze zur Lehre in den psychosozialen Fächern der ärztlichen Ausbildung. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Koordinierungsstelle für Gesundheitswissenschaften 2002. German Coordinating Agency for Public Health.

Jünger S, Ludwig-Becker F, Petzold ER. Ansätze zur integrierten Balint-Arbeit. In: Hans-Christian Deter (Hrsg.), Psychosomatik am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Chance einer biopsychosozialen Medizin: 311-316. Verlag Hans Huber, Bern Göttingen Toronto Seattle 2001.

 

 

 


Research

Third-party funds

Grant for a Junior Research Group awarded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF): Primary Palliative Care in General Practice (ALLPRAX) (Grant Number 01GY1610; funding amount 897.045,60 €)

Grant awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for participation at a Scientific Summer School on Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis (GZ: JU 2771/3-1; AOBJ: 577924)

 

Project coordination

Since 2017

Health literacy among persons at risk – from information to action (RisKomp) (Robert Bosch Stiftung)

2016-2017

Junior research group “Primary palliative care in general practice” (BMBF 01GY1016)

2014-2016

Palliative care and physician-assisted suicide – a representative population survey (Health Monitor – a collaboration between Bertelsmann Stiftung and BARMER GEK)

2011-2014

Palliative care information needs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States – a needs assessment survey on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care (Open Society Foundations)

2010-2014

Access To Opioid Medication in Europe (ATOME, EU Grant No. 222994):
Revision of the World Health Organization Policy Guidelines “Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances “ - a consensus Delphi study
Analysis of legal, regulatory and policy barriers to access to opioids in Europe

2009-2011

Standards and norms for hospice and palliative care in Europe – a consensus Delphi study on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care

2007-2009

Scientific evaluation of a pilot project on paediatric palliative home care funded by the Ministry of Work, Health and Social Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesinitiative NRW zur ambulanten Palliativversorgung von Kindern und Jugendlichen)

2004-2006

Team development and multi-professional collaboration in palliative care

 

Project participation

2014-2015

End of life care for frail older patients in family practice (ELFOP) (BMBF 01 GY 1120)

2014-2015

People with dementia in nursing home research: a methodological review of the definition and identification of the study population
Concepts and methods for the assessment of dementia-related cognitive function and cognitive impairment

2011-2013

Palliative care for older people with dementia – a consensus Delphi study on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care

2009-2011

Public health actions to improve palliative care in Germany (DFG SCHN 1146/1-2)

1999-2003

Psychosocial strain and healthcare utilisation following coronary bypass surgery

1999-2003

Traumatic stress and psychosocial strain in patients with acute tumour disease