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Katalin Hegedűs PhD

Present function: associate professor

Office Address: Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Budapest POB 370-H 1445

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Education and degrees

1976: Faculty of Arts, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, MSc in Education

1993: Hospice counsellor

1994: PhD in Medical History

1997: Mental-Health counsellor

1999: Bereavement counsellor

2006: Williams LifeSkills Training Facilitator

2015: Habilitation in Health Psychology

2015-: Family therapy


Teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate level (from1990)

- bioethics courses (lectures and practices)

- medical communication (lectures and trainings)

- thanatology and palliative therapy courses and trainings


Scientific interest, research programs

1. Sociological and ethical aspects of palliative care, mental-health and rights of the dying

2. Physical and mental state of health care workers dealing with terminally ill patients


Publications: 172 original papers, including 44 books or book chapters.

Clinical practice

1992-1993: Hospital of Ujpest (hospice volunteer)

1994-1995: St. Istvan Hospital, Budapest (mental health volunteer)

1996-1998: St. Laszlo Hospital, Hospice, Budapest (mental health specialist)

2001-2004: Jewish Charity Hospital, Budapest, Hospice mobile team (leader)

2004-: Individual hospice- and bereavement counselling


Expert, consultant activity

national and international expert in hospice and palliative care

(Ministry of Health, European Association for Palliative Care, Hungarian Hospice and Palliative Association, Palliative Professional College)


Membership in professional associations

European Association for Palliative Care (Former Member of Board)

Hungarian Hospice-Palliative Association (Former President)

Hungarian Society of Psycho-oncology

Hungarian Family Therapy Association



Kharon (editor-in-chief)

Lege Artis Medicinae

Palliative Medicine in Practice


Health Psychology Report



English and French


Awards and honours

Széchenyi Professor Scholarship 1997-2001(for the hospice/palliative research activities) 

Award of the journal Lege Artis Medicinae (2008)

Batthyány Strattmann László award  (2012),

Polcz Alaine medal (2014).