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Jessica Stöger

Medical Staff

Jessica Stöger, MD, PM.ME

Ward Physician

Medical University of Vienna
Department of Internal Medicine I
Vienna General Hospital
Division of Palliative Medicine
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna

T: +43 (0)1 40400-77790

  • General Practitioner
  • Specialisation in Palliative Care
  • Professional Master of Ethics (Medical Ethic)
  • ÖÄK Diploma in Palliative Medicine
  • ÖÄK Diploma in Specialised Pain Management
  • Professional Master of Ethics (Medical Ethic)

Veronika Fialka Moser Diversity Award 2024 for outstanding contributions to diversity

Diploma/Master's Thesis Category

First place: Jessica Dyna Stöger
Supervisor: Hans Popper

Obstacles to and opportunities for palliative medical care for marginalised people - a care ethics perspective

In the course of her master's thesis, Jessica Dyna Stöger was interested in finding out why access to adequate palliative care is more difficult for marginalised people. Qualitative interviews were conducted with physicians, qualified nurses and social workers to shed light on the barriers to admission to a tertiary centre (palliative care unit, hospice). On the one hand, there are experts in palliative care, on the other hand, there are experts in the care of marginalised people. Through the qualitative study, contacts were established that already take into account valuable (time) resources in the course of caring for marginalised palliative patients. By writing the master's thesis, contacts were established with physicians, nurses and social workers who mainly deal with marginalised people. It was possible to raise awareness of the special needs of patients in a palliative setting. This should also provide those affected with easier access to adequate palliative care in the future.

The effect of our efforts will be researched in the future with another qualitative study. Namely, whether the special needs of our patients could be adequately met AND whether the palliative care team is up to these challenges without developing a loss of quality of life that could have a negative impact on the doctor-patient relationship.  

Find out more about the awards ceremony. Click here.



  • Austrian Association of Palliatve Care (OPG)
  • European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)
  • Austrian Society for Pain Relief (ÖSG)