Nursing Science and Gerontology

Research area for gerontology

The research area focuses on behavioral gerontology with an emphasis on social and cultural influences and conditions on the individual and societal aging process. The research approach to social and cultural gerontology is orientated on qualitative research. The connex to nursing science is a shared concept of gerontologic nursing.

current areas of research

  • significance of religiousness in the course of ageing
  • childhood memories of very old people and their present meaning
  • Concept development for a gerontologically oriented nursing model



Prof. Dr. Ismail Tufan
Associate Professor


Dr. phil. David Rester
Associated Researcher