The LEARN project

Care standards support nurses working in the district to provide the best care possible. In this project, these nurses learn and reflect on how they work with the newest care standards ‘loneliness’ and the ‘burden of informal care’. 


The aim of this project is to build a sustainable and continuous cycle of learning and improvement in daily work practice by the introduction of different reflection methods that promote learning and working with the care standards ‘loneliness’ and the ‘burden of informal care’.


  • Nurses working in the community have learned to integrate the care standards ‘loneliness’ and ‘the burden of informal care’ in their daily work practice. 
  • The new reflection methods are (further) developed to promote learning and improvement in the practice of nurses who work in the community.


01 March 2021 - 01 March 2024


By use of a practice based approach, researchers and nurses work together with different reflection methods in order to learn and improve the daily work practice. The reflection methods are ‘mentoring’, ‘peer-to-peer shadowing’ and ‘learning from the data’. 

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Nienke Bleijenberg PhD | Professor | Research group Chronic Diseases
    Nienke Bleijenberg
    • Professor
    • Research group: Proactive care for older people living at home

Collaboration with knowledge partners