Dr. Dorthe S. Nielsen

Associate Professor

Migrant Health Clinic, Odense University Hospital

Center for Global Health, University of Southern Denmark

Health Sciences Research Center, University College Lillebaelt

Phone:   0045- 27642890

E-mail:   dorthe.nielsen@rsyd.dk

Expertise Areas:

My research focuses on vulnerability and intercultural nursing, and patients’ everyday life with chronic illnesses and diseases. I conduct a 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.

Languages spoken, read/write*:

Read and write English

Read and write Danish

Beginning German

Select Publications:

“Why does the patient not show up? A clinical case study in a Danish migrant health clinic”. Leila Abdulkadir, Ida Mottelson, Dorthe Nielsen, Accepted for publication in the European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare (EJPCH), December 2018.

Cultural competences gained through an education program as Ethnic Patient Coordinator – a qualitative study. D.S. Nielsen, K.M. Korsholm, I. Mottelson, M. Sodemann. Accepted for publication in Journal of Transcultural Nursing, december 2018

“Caught in a Generation Gap”: A Generation Perspective on Refugees Getting Old in Denmark — A Qualitative Study D. Nielsen, L. Minet, L. Zeraiq, DN. Rasmussen, M. Sodemann (2017):. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 07/2017

Attitudes to and Implementation of Video Interpretation in a Danish Hospital – a Cross-sectional Study. I. Mottelson, M. Sodemann, D. Nielsen (2017): Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 06/2017

Older Migrants in Exile: The Past Holding Hands with the Present – A Qualitative Study. D. Nielsen, L. Minet, L. Zeraiq, DN. Rasmussen, M. Sodemann (2017): Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science, 04/2017

Present/Future Directions 

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

My research focuses on vulnerability and intercultural nursing, and patients’ everyday life with chronic illnesses and diseases. I conduct a 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.