Wegleitner Klaus

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In research and teaching I am dedicated to questions of social development and transformation needs of health systems, solidarity and care networks in old age and at the end of life, in linking palliative care, public health, and care ethics as a conceptual background.

The questions of social justice, the democratization of care, as well as the multi-layered design of places for our future living and caring - in short: the future of aging and dying - requires an interdisciplinary approach that transcends borders and expands horizons.The Age and Care Research Group offers the perfect setting for this concern.

Keywords: end-of-life care, public health, sociology of aging and dying, care ethics, care policy


  • 16.12.1973, married, 3 children
  • Carpentry technician (HTL)
  • Sociologist and care researcher, venia docendi in Public Health & End-of-Life Care
  • Scientific collaboration at the LBI for Medical and Health Sociology Vienna, as well as in the General Secretariat of the Austrian Red Cross
  • 2001 – 2018  research associate and Ass.-Prof. at the Institute for Palliative Care and Organizational Ethics / IFF Vienna / University of Klagenfurt
  • Since March 2018 at the Public Care department at the Institute for Pastoral Theology and Psychology / Catholic Theol. Faculty / University of Graz
  • Habilitation in October 2018 at the University of Klagenfurt / venia docendi in Public Health & End-of-Life Care
  • Since February 2019 Assoc. Prof. at the University of Graz
  • Board member of the charitable association Sorgeetz,  www.sorgenetz.at
  • International research and teaching activities at the Institute of Palliative Medicine and World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care, Khozikode / Kerala, at the University of Bradford, the University of Ottawa, Western Sydney University, as well as teaching at the Paracelsus Medical Private University (PMU) and the University of Applied Science in St. Gallen.

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Assoz. Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.phil.

Klaus Jürgen Wegleitner

Institut für Pastoraltheologie und Pastoralpsychologie

Phone:+43 316 380 - 6155

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