Five palliative care implementation projects granted by ZonMw

ZonMw program Palliantie has provisionally accepted five projects in which APH members, all part of the Amsterdam UMC expertise center for palliative care, are involved. The ‘under-condition’ concerns step 2 of the Palliantie call. In this second phase,  palliative care networks can apply for participation by implementing the suggested interventions in their network. There are over 60 palliative care networks covering the Netherlands and the Amsterdam UMC expertise center for palliative care works together with 10 of them already in the palliative care consortium Noord-Holland and Flevoland. If 3-10 of all palliative care networks put in an application the project can start.

The projects are:

  • Psychosocial needs, intimacy and sexuality in the last phase of life: implementation of a nurse led intervention in patients with incurable cancer (Project leader: Irene Jongerden, dept. of public and occupational health)
  • Implementation of the SigMa-method: searching together for instruments to timely and accurately signal changes in the palliative phase of nursing home residents (Project leader: Lotje Bagchus, dept. of public and occupational health)
  • Implementation study CURA: low-threshold support in moral dilemma’s in palliative care (Project leader: Suzanne Metselaar, dept. of medical humanities)
  • Talking with citizens: increasing awareness of and knowledge about palliative care through information gatherings (Project leader: Roeline Pasman, dept. of public and occupational health)
  • Psychological intervention ‘cancer and personal meaning’ for people with an Muslim background (Project leader: Karen Holtmaat, dept. of Clinical, Neuro- & Developmental Psychology