Healthcare is facing major challenges. There is an increasing number of older adults with multiple chronic conditions. The research group focuses on how older people with chronic conditions can continue to live in their homes and function independently for as long as possible and how nurses can contribute to this.

Lines of research within the research group

Publications


Education

We translate our research results and findings into educational programmes. In this way, students from associated programmes (nursing, MANP, Nursing Science) are supported in offering high-quality care to their patients.

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Collaboration

The Research group Proactive care for older people living at home works closely together with the Institute for Nursing Studies. The research group is closely associated with the Department of Nursing Science UMC Utrecht and works together with UMCU, HU, Careyn, Axioncontinu, De Rijnhoven and Leidsche Rijn Julius Healthcare Centres, for the Academische Werkplaats Verpleegkunde in de Wijk.

Our professors and researchers

Nienke Bleijenberg PhD | Professor | Research group Chronic Diseases

Nienke Bleijenberg

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Wietske Blom-Ham

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Debbie ten Cate

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Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir PhD | Researcher | Research group Chronic Diseases

Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir

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