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PROF.DR., (Principal Investigator)

    • Boelelaan

    1991 …2022

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    Research interests

    The main focus of my research was on the improvement of end-of-life care. A standard format for care in the dying phase developed in the UK was demonstrated to be effective and was implemented in the Netherlands in all care settings. The format could also be used for uniform recording of the care given and was helpful to study the effect of different interventions in the dying phase. The latest study using the format was a double blind placebo controlled study on the prevention of death rattle by an anticholinergicum. Future research will focus on finding more evidence for treatment of symptoms in the palliative phase, such as delirium. Implementation of advance care planning in oncology practice will also be subject of the research. Ultimate translational research is planned on getting better notice of the start of the dying phase. 


    Palliative Care

    Supportive Care

    Advance Care Planning

    Physiology of dying

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Erasmus MC


    Award Date: 13 Dec 2000

    Master, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands


    Bachelor, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands



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