|English title dissertation||What happens and what matters; A Study on Palliative and Terminal care in the Hospital (PalTeC-H)|
|Name PhD (surname first)||Witkamp F.E. (Erica)|
|Doctor is (has been) nurse|
|Date of promotion||07/04/2015|
|University||Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam|
|Promotores||Prof.dr. A. van der Heide en Prof.dr. C.C.D. van der Rijt|
This thesis focuses on the quality of dying of patients in the hospital, as experienced by bereaved relatives, physicians and nurses. The thesis includes a validation study of an instrument to assess knowledge and opinions of nurses regarding palliative care, a quantitative and a qualitative study on the experiences of relatives regarding the quality of dying and quality of care in the dying phase; a comparison of the experiences of relatives, physicians and nurses; a study on recognition of the dying phase in relation to medical care; and two studies of the effects of an intervention with palliative care nurse champions on the quality of hospital end-of-life care.
|Download dissertation (English)||Erica-Witkamp-What-Happens-What-Matters-proefschrift-definitief.pdf|