Research group Proactive care for older people living at home
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
Creating optimized emergency care for patients with complex multimorbidity
Emergency care focuses on patient survival, but this can lead to unintentional side-effects. In addition to the focus on life-saving interventions, emergency care must be tailored to the specific and context-related care needs of patients with complex multimorbidity.
Optimal emergency care for mentally disordered patients
In practice, the care for mentally disordered patients who require emergency care is often sub-optimal, because the primary focus of emergency care is aimed at somatic complaints. As a result, this vulnerable group of patients does not always receive the mental care they need, which means that treatment of psychological complaints is unnecessarily postponed and the risk of escalation increases.
- Engaging community-dwelling older adults in fall prevention programs a qualitative study on strategies promoting participation in fall prevention programs among community-dwelling older adults
- Interventions for improving psychosocial well-being after stroke: a systematic review
- Promoting nurses' behaviour change in nutritional care
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.
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.