Horackova Katerina - Researcher Profile

PhDr. Kateřina Horáčková, DiS, RN

Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice

Prumyslova 395, Pardubice 532 10, Czech Republic

Email: katerina.horackova@upce.cz, tel. +420-466-037-523


Professional background:


Katerina Horackova was formally trained in Nursing, completing her BSc at Charles University, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (2005), Master of Geriatric nursing at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic (2008), Doctor of Philosophy, St Elisabeth University of Health Care and Social Work, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (2011). Currently she is PhD student in Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (since 2016). Her PhD research focused on Impact of the Holocaust on the health and life satisfaction of the survivors in its historical context.

She worked as a nurse mainly in Oncology department - Hematological department in Faculty Hospital, Hradec Kralove (2000-2002) and Complex oncology center, Pardubice (since 2008), Geriatric department (2002 – 2005) and Home care agency in Pardubice (2012-2014). She worked as a teacher in the Secondary Nursing School in Pardubice (2002 -2008). In 2010, she moved to the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic where she teaches at the bachelor and master level and conducts oncology nursing and palliative care. She has also presented at nursing conferences in Europe and Asia.


Research Interests:

  • History of Nursing and medicine
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Oncology nursing and Palliative care
  • Hygiene and Epidemiology


Selected Publications (since 2014)



PILNY, J., BACA, V., KOHOUTEK, L., VODOVA, H., HORACKOVA, K., SUKOP, A.  Perilunate injuries to the wrist. Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Cechoslovaca, 2018, vol. 83, no. 5, p. 332-335.

HORACKOVA, K., HRSTKA, Z., GRULICH, P., HLAVACKOVA, E. Infectious diseases and laboratory diagnosis in the Terezin Jewish Ghetto. Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie, 2017, vol. 66, no. 1, p. 8-14.

CERMAKOVA, K., KRCILOVA, M., PILNY, J. The impact of the holocaust on the health of survivors. Prakticky lekar, 2015, vol. 95, no. 1, p. 16-19.

CERMAKOVA, K., PILNY, J. Hygienic and epidemiological care in Terezin ghetto. Vakcinologie, 2015, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 144-148.

PILNY, J., MOLITOR, J., CERMAKOVA, K., HLAVACKOVA, E., MACKOVA M. Arthritis of the wrist and possibilities of surgical treatment. Prakticky lekar, 2014, vol. 94, no. 3, p. 177-179.



HORACKOVA, K., SKAROUPKOVA, L., HISEMOVA KALCIKOVA, M. Precautionary measures of ventilator-associated pneumonia. In Proceedings of ICCESEN 2018. Antalya: ICCESEN, 2018. p. 99-102.

WICHSOVA, J.,HORACKOVA, K., LIDAKOVA, B. Hygiene and Epidemiology Nursing - Student Grant Competition. In Proceedings of ICCESEN 2018. Antalya: ICCESEN, 2018.

HORACKOVA, K. et al. Prevence infekci ve vztahu k osetrovatelske peci. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2018. 63p.

HORACKOVA, K., PILNY, J. Zivot se vzpominkou na holokaust. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2016. 63 p.

CERMAKOVA, K., DUKOVA, I. Impact of the Holocaust on Survivors´ Spirituality. Testimonia theologica, 2015, vol. 9, no. 1, s. 58-71.

CERMAKOVA, K., PILNY, J. Osetrovatelska pece v ghettu Terezin. Ortopedie, 2014, vol. 4, no. 4, p. 202-204.

CERMAKOVA, K., PILNY, J. Specifika terezinskeho zdravotnictvi a osetrovatelstvi. In Bila mista ve vyzkumu holokaustu. Praha: Spolek akademiku Zidu, 2014. 19 s. ISBN: 978-80-260-7335-2.

CERMAKOVA, K., PILNY, J. Ortopedická pece v ghettu Terezin. Ortopedie, 2014, vol. 4, no. 4, p. 202-204.   


Research Projects (since 2014):


Safety nursing care (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Principal Investigator; 2019.

Hygiene and Epidemiology in Nursing Practice. The part of the Quality management (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Principal Investigator; 2017.

History of nursing (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Co-investigator; 2014.

History and present of nursing (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic) – Co-investigator; 2013.

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