Dr. sc. hum. Katja Krug

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin (Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung)



Versorgungsforschung, Palliativversorgung, Lebensqualität

06221 56-8420

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

2004 – 2006

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin

seit 2007

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang


Diplom in Psychologie an der Freien Universität Berlin


B. Sc. (Statistics) im Gemeinsamen Studiengang Statistik der Freien Universität Berlin und der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Promotion (Dr. sc. hum.) in Allgemeinmedizin zur hausärztlichen Versorgung von Palliativpatienten



Nisius K, Hoffmann D, Görig T, Georg S, Krug K, De Bock F, Eichinger M. Perceived shared decision making and satisfaction with care among children and adolescents with special healthcare needs and their parents: Cross-sectional evidence from the PART-CHILD Study. Patient Education and Counseling 2024:108175. 108175,doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2024.108175. In Press, Journal Pre-proof.
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Krug K, Bossert J, Stooß L, Siegle A, Villalobos M, Hagelskamp L, Jung C, Thomas M, Wensing M. Consideration of sense of coherence in a structured communication approach with stage IV lung cancer patients and their informal caregivers: a qualitative interview study. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Apr;29(4):2153-2159. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05724-2.


Schwill S, Reith D, Walter T, Engeser P, Wensing M, Flum E, Szecsenyi J, Krug K. How to ensure basic competencies in end of life care - a mixed methods study with post-graduate trainees in primary care in Germany. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 24;19(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00540-1.


Bossert J, Wensing M, Thomas M, Villalobos M, Jung C, Siegle A, Hagelskamp L, Deis N, Jünger J, Krug K. Implementation of the milestones communication approach for patients with limited prognosis: evaluation of intervention fidelity. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Feb 18;19(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-0527-1.


Krug K, Ballhausen RA, Bölter R, Engeser P, Wensing M, Szecsenyi J, Peters-Klimm F. Challenges in supporting lay carers of patients at the end of life: results from focus group discussions with primary healthcare providers. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jul 13;19(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0816-4.


Krug K, Miksch A, Peters-Klimm F, Engeser P, Szecsenyi J. Correlation between patient quality of life in palliative care and burden of their family caregivers: a prospective observational cohort study. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jan 15;15:4. doi: 10.1186/s12904-016-0082-y.