Partnerships between academic institutions and institutions of praxis – so-called Academic-Practice Partnerships (APP) – are a strategic instrument for networking research, teaching and practice. In January 2015, an APP was founded between the Rudolfiner Association (Rudolfinerhaus Private Clinic GmbH and Campus) and the University of Vienna (Institute for Nursing Science). The APP functions as a platform for joint development of projects and activities that enable patients and their families to deal with their illness in everyday life and nurture their own health.
The first joint project carried out is the implementation and evaluation of a Patient Information and Consulting Centre. Based on a methodological model for development and testing of complex nursing interventions, patient education measures have been developed, refined, systematized and evaluated.