Nienke Dijkstra is a registered nurse and health scientist. She has been working as a PhD candidate in the Research group Proactive care for elderly people living at home since 2015. Nienke’s PhD research is part of the line of research ‘Preventie van functieverlies als gevolg van veroudering & chronische condities’ (‘Prevention of loss of function as a result of ageing & chronic conditions’). It focuses on the prevention of medication-related issues in primary care.

The doctoral study examines the impact of medication-related problems among patients receiving home care, medication self-management by senior citizens living at home and collaboration between district nurses and pharmacists after a patient has been admitted to hospital. In addition, Nienke is researching the quality of medication evaluations in primary care and which competences are required for nurses working in pharmaceutical care.

Nienke is combining her PhD programme with the role of hbo lecturer at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and district nurse at Axion Continu. Nienke is a member of the European Academy of Nursing Science, of the Sigma Theta Tau International’s Rho Chi Chapter at Large and of the NUrsing PHArmaceutical Care network (NUPHAC).

Fields of expertise

  • Medication safety
  • Prevention
  • Eldercare

Publications

  • Developing a competence framework for nurses in pharmaceutical care: A Delphi study
    • Nienke Dijkstra, Elyne De Baetselier, Tinne Dilles, Bart Van Rompaey, Luis M da Cunha Batalha, Izabela Filov, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Jana Heczkova, Ann Karin Helgesen, Sue Jordan, Zuzana Kafková, Igor Karnjus, Petros Kolovos, Gero Langer, Manuel Lillo-Crespo, Alba Malara, Hana Padyšáková, Mirko Prosen, Dorina Pusztai, Francesco Talarico, Styliani Tziaferi, Carolien Sino
    • Research group: Proactive care for elderly people living at home
    • Article
    • 2021
  • Home Care Patients' Experiences with Home Care Nurses' Support in Medication Adherence
    • Nienke E Dijkstra, Marcia Vervloet, Carolien GM Sino, Eibert R Heerdink, Marjorie Nelissen-Vrancken, Nienke Bleijenberg, Marijn de Bruin, Lisette Schoonhoven
    • Research group: Proactive care for elderly people living at home
    • Article
    • 2021
  • Perspectives of nurses' role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care across 14 European countries A qualitative study in pharmacists, physicians and nurses
    • Elyne De Baetselier, Tinne Dilles, Luis M Batalha, Maria I Fernandes, Nienke E Dijkstra, Izabela Filov, Juliane Friedrichs, Vigdis A Grøndahl, Jana Heczkova, Ann Karin Helgesen, Sue Jordan, Sarah Keeley, Thomas Klatt, Petros Kolovos, Veronika Kolirova, Sabina Ličen, Manuel Lillo-Crespo, Alba Malara, Hana Padysakova, Mirko Prosen, Dorina Pusztai, Jorge Riquelme-Galindo, Jana Rottkova, Carolien G Sino, Francesco Talarico, Styliani Tziaferi, Bart Van Rompaey
    • Research group: Proactive care for elderly people living at home
    • Article
    • 2021

Projects

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Nienke Dijkstra

Nienke Dijkstra

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Proactive care for elderly people living at home