Lia van Zuylen

PROF.DR.

    • Boelelaan

    19992020

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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. 

    Specialisation

    Palliative Care

    Supportive Care

    Advance Care Planning

    Physiology of dying

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Erasmus MC

    19972000

    Master, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

    19801988

    Bachelor, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

    19791980

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    Research Output

    Scopolaminebutyl given prophylactically for death rattle: study protocol of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in a frail patient population (the SILENCE study)

    van Esch, H. J., van Zuylen, L., Oomen-de Hoop, E., van der Heide, A. & van der Rijt, C. C. D., 7 Sep 2018, In : BMC Palliative Care. 17, 1, p. 105

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Interventions in hospitalised patients with cancer: the importance of impending death awareness

    Geijteman, E. C. T., Graaf, M. V. D., Witkamp, F. E., Norden, S. V., Stricker, B. H., van der Rijt, C. C. D., van der Heide, A. & van Zuylen, L., Sep 2018, In : BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 8, 3, p. 278-281 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Hydration and symptoms in the last days of life

    Lokker, M. E., van der Heide, A., Oldenmenger, W. H., van der Rijt, C. C. D. & van Zuylen, L., 31 Aug 2019, In : BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Dying in the hospital: what happens and what matters, according to bereaved relatives

    Witkamp, F. E., van Zuylen, L., Borsboom, G., van der Rijt, C. C. D. & van der Heide, A., Feb 2015, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 49, 2, p. 203-13 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Effect of palliative care nurse champions on the quality of dying in the hospital according to bereaved relatives: A controlled before-and-after study

    Witkamp, F. E., van Zuylen, L., van der Rijt, C. C. D. & van der Heide, A., Feb 2016, In : Palliative Medicine. 30, 2, p. 180-8 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review