Prof Arndt Büssing
Professor of Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping, University of Witten/Herdecke
Arndt Büssing is professor for Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. His research interests are non-pharmacological interventions and the identification and support of individual resources to cope with chronic disease. Subsequent to his studies in medicine at the RWTH Aachen and his PhD thesis in pediatrics/human genetics, he worked as assistant doctor at the Department of Medical Immunology, RWTH Aachen, followed by an appointment as director of the Department of Applied Immunology, Communal Hospital Herdecke. After his habilitation he was lecturer at the department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke. Since 2010, Arndt Büssing is full professor for Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping at the University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany. He is editor of the Deutsche Zeitschrift für Onkologie and editorial board member of the Journals Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Religions, and Spiritual Care. He is also spokesperson of the Transdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Spiritualität und Krankheitsumgang (TASK), chair of the Internationale Gesellschaft Gesundheit und Spiritualität (IGGS), and non-residential faculty scholar of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University Medical Center, USA.