Sigrun Vehling

Postdoctoral Researcher

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Sigrun Vehling, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher working at the Department of Medical Psychology of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. Sigrun completed her PhD in 2013, studying existential distress and its role for psychosocial adaptation in patients with cancer. With a specific focus on demoralization, loss of dignity, and personal meaning, her research aims to delineate the relationships between different concepts of existential distress and existential resources. She has a particular interest in the dynamics of meaning-focused coping processes, meanings made and psychological distress in advanced cancer patients. Her research project involving evaluation of daily coping with a shortened life expectancy and development of a daily diary measure for loss and restoration orientation in terminally ill patients with cancer.



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