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Copenhagen University Hospital


October 22nd 2006
last updated January 17th 2007

The Department of Psychology, Play Therapy & Social Work and ‘Psychological and Psychosocial Research Unit’ is a part of The Juliane Marie Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. In the ‘Psychological and Psychosocial Research Unit’ pt. 11 academic psychologists and 3 social researchers are employed under the head of Svend Aage Madsen. This unit has produced several research theses and developmental guidelines especially concerning men and fatherhood as well as it has arranged several conferences with international lecturers and participants.

Since 1995, Copenhagen University Hospital has been an integrated part of the Copenhagen Hospital Corporation and is responsible for many functions and service complexes in the hospital and health care system for the entire country.

Those who would like further information about Copenhagen University Hospital and its facilities and treatment and care delivery services are welcome to contact the relevant hospital personnel or centers. The homepages of the Danish Ministry of Health and the Danish National Board of Health carry information about the Danish health care system with relevant addresses and links as well as general information about Denmark.




With support from the European Community - Programme relating to the Community Framework Strategy on Gender Equality (2001-2006).The information contained in this website does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.