Associate Professor, RN, MPH, PhD
Honorary Associate Professor
Faculty of Health
School of Nursing and Midwife
Deakin University (VIC)
Vibeke Zoffmann (VZ) is head of the research department of Women’s and Children’s Health, JMC, at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Through her grounded theory studies in difficult diabetes care, VZ has explained barriers to empowerment in patient-provider relationships. Based on the theories and participatory research VZ developed an empowerment-based decision-making and problem-solving method, Guided Self-Determination which is able to overcome the barriers and effective in the care of people with long-term conditions. Ongoing research: Dissemination of GSD, development of Blended GSD learning, a digital GSD at the Danish national platform, Sundhed.dk