Agnes van der Heide

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Assisted suicide and euthanasia
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 118:181-9. 2013
  2. pmc Pressure during decision making of continuous sedation in end-of-life situations in Dutch general practice
    Marco H Blanker
    University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of General Practice, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:68. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:345-50. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint End-of-life practices in the Netherlands under the Euthanasia Act
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 356:1957-65. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Medical and nonmedical determinants of decision making about potentially life-prolonging interventions
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 24:518-24. 2004
  6. doi request reprint End-of-life decision making for cancer patients in different clinical settings and the impact of the LCP
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:33-43. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint [Fourth evaluation of the law on the review of termination of life on request and assisted suicide (Euthanasia Act)]
    A van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2187-9. 2005
  8. pmc Dying at home or in an institution: perspectives of Dutch physicians and bereaved relatives
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 15:1413-21. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Using drugs to end life without an explicit request of the patient
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Death Stud 31:205-21. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Continuous palliative sedation for cancer and noncancer patients
    Siebe J Swart
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:172-81. 2012

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Publications70

  1. doi request reprint Assisted suicide and euthanasia
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 118:181-9. 2013
    ..Studies in countries where physician assistance in dying is regulated suggest that practices have remained rather stable in most jurisdictions and that physicians adhere to the legal criteria in the vast majority of cases. ..
  2. pmc Pressure during decision making of continuous sedation in end-of-life situations in Dutch general practice
    Marco H Blanker
    University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of General Practice, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 13:68. 2012
    ..We aim to describe experienced pressure by general practitioners (GPs) in cases of continuous sedation after the introduction of the Dutch practice guideline, using a questionnaire survey...
  3. ncbi request reprint End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:345-50. 2003
    ..We aimed to investigate frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in six European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland...
  4. ncbi request reprint End-of-life practices in the Netherlands under the Euthanasia Act
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 356:1957-65. 2007
    ..In 2005, we performed a follow-up study of euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other end-of-life practices...
  5. ncbi request reprint Medical and nonmedical determinants of decision making about potentially life-prolonging interventions
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 24:518-24. 2004
    ..Medical decision making is not exclusively based on empirical evidence but also related to morally complex issues such as patient age and social status...
  6. doi request reprint End-of-life decision making for cancer patients in different clinical settings and the impact of the LCP
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:33-43. 2010
    ..The LCP has an impact on the use of potentially life-shortening medication during the dying phase. Communication about medical decision making tends to be better in the nursing home and at home...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Fourth evaluation of the law on the review of termination of life on request and assisted suicide (Euthanasia Act)]
    A van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2187-9. 2005
    ..It is expected that this study, by providing up-to-date information on and insight into end-of-life care in the Netherlands, will do the same...
  8. pmc Dying at home or in an institution: perspectives of Dutch physicians and bereaved relatives
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 15:1413-21. 2007
    ..Previous studies have shown that most people prefer to die at their own home. We investigated whether physicians or bereaved relatives in retrospect differently appreciate the dying of patients in an institution or at home...
  9. ncbi request reprint Using drugs to end life without an explicit request of the patient
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P O Box 2040, 3000CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Death Stud 31:205-21. 2007
    ..The use of drugs with the intention to hasten death without an explicit request of the patient is part of medical end-of-life practice in the studied countries, regardless of their legal framework, and it occurs in similar fashion...
  10. doi request reprint Continuous palliative sedation for cancer and noncancer patients
    Siebe J Swart
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:172-81. 2012
    ..Palliative care is often focused on cancer patients. Palliative sedation at the end of life is an intervention to address severe suffering in the last stage of life...
  11. doi request reprint Using the LCP: bereaved relatives' assessments of communication and bereavement
    Laetitia Veerbeek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:207-14. 2008
    ..01). Communication was evaluated similarly for both periods. We conclude that LCP use during the dying phase seems to moderately contribute to lower levels of bereavement in relatives...
  12. ncbi request reprint [End-of-life decision making in six European countries]
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Nederländerna
    Lakartidningen 100:2434-9. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint [End-of-life decision making in six European countries]
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:156-9. 2004
  14. ncbi request reprint Medical end-of-life decisions for children in the Netherlands
    Astrid M Vrakking
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC and Erasmus MC Sophia, Children s Hospital, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:802-9. 2005
    ..Most end-of-life decision-making studies have, until now, involved either the general population or newborn infants...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preferences of the Dutch general public for a good death and associations with attitudes towards end-of-life decision-making
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 20:685-92. 2006
    ..Insight in the relationships of such acceptance, with characteristics considered important for a 'good death', may contribute to the understanding of this liberal attitude...
  16. pmc Considerations of physicians about the depth of palliative sedation at the end of life
    Siebe J Swart
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    CMAJ 184:E360-6. 2012
    ..Although guidelines advise titration of palliative sedation at the end of life, in practice the depth of sedation can range from mild to deep. We investigated physicians' considerations about the depth of continuous sedation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Striving for quality or length at the end-of-life: attitudes of the Dutch general public
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 59:158-63. 2005
    ..The latter was related to undertaking initiatives to engage in advance care planning. Awareness of differences in attitudes towards life-prolonging treatment within the public may improve communication about appropriate end-of-life care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patient evaluation of end-of-life care
    Elsbeth de Vogel-Voogt
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 21:243-8. 2007
    ..We conclude that comprehensive and interdisciplinary end-of-life care may address patients' needs, but that it simultaneously is a challenge to optimal communication among disciplines and between caregivers and the patient...
  19. ncbi request reprint Forgoing artificial nutrition or hydration in patients nearing death in six European countries
    Hilde M Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:305-14. 2007
    ..Providing all patients who are in the terminal stage of a lethal disease with ANH does not seem to be a widely accepted standard among physicians in Western Europe...
  20. ncbi request reprint Requests to forgo potentially life-prolonging treatment and to hasten death in terminally ill cancer patients: a prospective study
    Jean Jacques Georges
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:100-10. 2006
    ..The results emphasize the importance of gaining insight into the patients' suffering to provide meaningful assistance...
  21. doi request reprint The effect of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying: a multi-centre study
    Laetitia Veerbeek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 22:145-51. 2008
    ..LCP use contributes to the quality of documentation and symptom control...
  22. ncbi request reprint End-of-life decision making in neonates and infants: comparison of The Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders)
    Astrid M Vrakking
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 96:820-4. 2007
    ..We compared the results of two recent studies on end-of-life decisions (ELDs) for neonates and infants in Belgium (Flanders) and The Netherlands...
  23. pmc Reporting of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands: descriptive study
    Hilde Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Ethics 10:18. 2009
    ..We studied which arguments Dutch physicians use to substantiate their adherence to the criteria and which aspects attract review committees' attention...
  24. doi request reprint A comparison of physicians' end-of-life decision making for non-western migrants and Dutch natives in the Netherlands
    Hilde M Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 18:681-7. 2008
    ..As the first wave of this relatively young group is growing older, we investigated, for the first time, whether end-of-life decision-making practices for non-western migrants differ from Dutch natives...
  25. doi request reprint Discussing prognosis with terminally ill cancer patients and relatives: a survey of physicians' intentions in seven countries
    Jennifer Voorhees
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 77:430-6. 2009
    ..To determine the extent to which physicians in different countries intend to inform terminal patients and relatives about prognosis, and to identify physician characteristics associated with an active approach to such discussions...
  26. doi request reprint Presence, communication and treatment of fatigue and pain complaints in incurable cancer patients
    Susan Collins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 72:102-8. 2008
    ..This study describes the experiences of fatigue and pain in incurable cancer patients and the treatment they receive...
  27. ncbi request reprint Terminal sedation and euthanasia: a comparison of clinical practices
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 166:749-53. 2006
    ..An important issue in the debate about terminal sedation is the extent to which it differs from euthanasia. We studied clinical differences and similarities between both practices in the Netherlands...
  28. ncbi request reprint Considerations of healthcare professionals in medical decision-making about treatment for clinical end-stage cancer patients
    Anna F van Leeuwen
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:351-5. 2004
    ..When healthcare professionals establish that a decision would be medically appropriate, the patient's wish will often be an important consideration...
  29. ncbi request reprint Medical decision-making for seriously ill non-elderly and elderly patients
    Astrid M Vrakking
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 75:40-8. 2005
    ..Our study aimed to increase the insight in medical decision-making about life-prolonging interventions for patients from non-elderly and elderly age groups...
  30. ncbi request reprint Physicians' willingness to grant requests for assistance in dying for children: a study of hypothetical cases
    Astrid M Vrakking
    Department of Public Health, Room Ee2079, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 146:611-7. 2005
    ..To study the willingness of Dutch physicians to use potentially life-shortening or lethal drugs for severely ill children...
  31. ncbi request reprint Does recognition of the dying phase have an effect on the use of medical interventions?
    Laetitia Veerbeek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Care 24:94-9. 2008
    ..57%) (p = 0.00). Therapeutic interventions were used in similar frequencies in both groups. We conclude that recognition of the dying phase reduces the number of undesirable diagnostic interventions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Physician reports of terminal sedation without hydration or nutrition for patients nearing death in the Netherlands
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 141:178-85. 2004
    ..Terminal sedation in patients nearing death is an important issue related to end-of-life care...
  33. ncbi request reprint The last 3 days of life in three different care settings in The Netherlands
    Laetitia Veerbeek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 15:1117-23. 2007
    ..Little is known about the characteristics of dying in different care settings, such as the hospital, the nursing home, or the home-care setting...
  34. ncbi request reprint Information needs of patients with incurable cancer
    Elsbeth Voogt
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 13:943-8. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to describe to what extent cancer patients with incurable cancer report to have been informed about disease-related topics and how they evaluate the quality of the information giving...
  35. doi request reprint Palliative sedation in a specialized unit for acute palliative care in a cancer hospital: comparing patients dying with and without palliative sedation
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:228-34. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Medical end-of-life decisions made for neonates and infants in the Netherlands, 1995-2001
    Astrid M Vrakking
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 365:1329-31. 2005
    ..Decisions to actively end the lives of infants not dependent on life-sustaining treatment remained stable at 1%. The practice of end-of-life decision-making in neonatology of 2001 has changed little since 1995...
  37. ncbi request reprint A comparison of attitudes towards end-of-life decisions: survey among the Dutch general public and physicians
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 61:1723-32. 2005
    ..Continued monitoring of practices and informing the general public and policymakers about the clinical and ethical consequences of different types of end-of-life decisions is important...
  38. ncbi request reprint Regulating physician-assisted dying for minors in the Netherlands: views of paediatricians and other physicians
    Astrid M Vrakking
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr 96:117-21. 2007
    ..The objective of our study was to gain insight into how Dutch paediatricians and other physicians treating children feel about the regulation of physician-assisted dying...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of decision-making in a multidisciplinary perinatal team
    Hilmar H Bijma
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prenat Diagn 27:97-103. 2007
    ..3) To evaluate the impact of the team discussions on the arguments used by physicians for their preferences concerning management...
  40. pmc News media coverage of euthanasia: a content analysis of Dutch national newspapers
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam, 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Ethics 14:11. 2013
    ..This study investigates whether Dutch newspaper articles use the term 'euthanasia' according to the legal definition and determines what arguments for and against euthanasia they contain...
  41. ncbi request reprint Issues and needs in end-of-life decision making: an international modified Delphi study
    Natasja J H Raijmakers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 26:947-53. 2012
    ..end-of-life decision making is an important aspect of end-of-life care that can have a significant impact on the process of dying and patients' comfort in the last days of life...
  42. pmc Awareness of dying: it needs words
    Martine E Lokker
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 20:1227-33. 2012
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Variation in attitudes towards artificial hydration at the end of life: a systematic literature review
    Natasja J H Raijmakers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 5:265-72. 2011
    ..The aim of this review was to give an overview of currently available evidence around opinions and attitudes towards artificial hydration at the end of life...
  44. ncbi request reprint Parental decision-making after ultrasound diagnosis of a serious foetal abnormality
    Hilmar H Bijma
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fetal Diagn Ther 20:321-7. 2005
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Continuous palliative sedation: not only a response to physical suffering
    Siebe J Swart
    1 Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 17:27-36. 2014
    ..Ample knowledge is available regarding the nature of such symptoms, but there is no in-depth information regarding how health care workers decide about palliative sedation...
  46. doi request reprint Palliative sedation: a focus group study on the experiences of relatives
    Sophie Bruinsma
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 16:349-55. 2013
    ..Most studies that have investigated the practice of palliative sedation have focused on physicians' practices and attitudes...
  47. pmc Improving the quality of palliative and terminal care in the hospital by a network of palliative care nurse champions: the study protocol of the PalTeC-H project
    Frederika E Witkamp
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:115. 2013
    ..This article describes the protocol of a study to assess the quality of care of the dying patient and the contribution of an intervention targeted on staff nurses of inpatient wards of a large university hospital in the Netherlands...
  48. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of patients with incurable cancer toward medical treatment in the last phase of life
    Elsbeth Voogt
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Oncol 23:2012-9. 2005
    ..We studied the relationship of patients' attitudes toward treatment with advance care planning and the development of these attitudes after diagnosis of incurable cancer...
  49. ncbi request reprint Doctor-assisted dying: what difference does legalisation make?
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Lancet 364:s24-5. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint Audit of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient in a Dutch cancer hospital
    Laetitia Veerbeek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Care 22:305-8. 2006
  51. doi request reprint Artificial nutrition and hydration for patients with advanced dementia: perspectives from medical practitioners in the Netherlands and Australia
    Hilde M Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 25:83-91. 2011
    ..Combining the Dutch comprehensive approach and the Australian analytic approach may serve the interest of patients and their families best...
  52. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric consultation with regard to requests for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide
    Johanna H Groenewoud
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:323-30. 2004
    ..The issue of psychiatric consultation with regard to requests for physician-assisted death, especially in patients with a physical disease, needs to be further addressed...
  53. doi request reprint Dutch experience of monitoring active ending of life for newborns
    Hilde M Buiting
    Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 36:234-7. 2010
    ..To date, however, only one case has been reported to this committee. Reporting is essential to obtain societal control and transparency; the possible explanations for this lack of reporting were therefore explored...
  54. ncbi request reprint [Palliative sedation largely in accordance with Dutch national guideline]
    Siebe J Swart
    Erasmus Medisch Centrum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 155:A2857. 2011
    ..To evaluate the practice of continuous palliative sedation after the introduction of a national guideline...
  55. doi request reprint Decision-making after ultrasound diagnosis of fetal abnormality
    Hilmar H Bijma
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Reprod Health Matters 16:82-9. 2008
    ..These complex parental reactions have implications for the counselling strategy...
  56. doi request reprint An ethical framework for the prevention of overweight and obesity: a tool for thinking through a programme's ethical aspects
    Marieke ten Have
    1 Department of Medical Ethics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 23:299-305. 2013
    ..In this article, we present an ethical framework for facilitating a structured analysis to the extent to which a programme prevents overweight or obesity is ethically acceptable...
  57. doi request reprint Day-to-day care in palliative sedation: survey of nurses' experiences with decision-making and performance
    Jimmy J Arevalo
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:613-21. 2013
    ..Therefore, it is important to understand the experience of nurses in continuous palliative sedation...
  58. doi request reprint Validation of the Rotterdam MOVE2PC Questionnaire for assessment of nurses' knowledge and opinions on palliative care
    Frederika E Witkamp
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000, CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Res Nurs Health 36:512-23. 2013
    ..Time of completion was 20 minutes, and 99% skipped at most five items, demonstrating feasibility. Findings support the usefulness of the instrument for assessing nurses' knowledge and views on palliative care...
  59. doi request reprint Involvement of the Dutch general population in advance care planning: a cross-sectional survey
    Natasja J H Raijmakers
    1 Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Med 16:1055-61. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to determine if a representative sample of the Dutch general public is currently involved or is inclined to be engaged in ACP, and to delineate the factors associated with greater engagement...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands: effect of increased healthcare for the elderly]
    Johan P Mackenbach
    Erasmus MC, afd Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A4535. 2012
    ..To investigate the reasons behind the sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands around 2002...
  61. pmc Continuous deep sedation for patients nearing death in the Netherlands: descriptive study
    Judith Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 336:810-3. 2008
    ..To study the practice of continuous deep sedation in 2005 in the Netherlands and compare it with findings from 2001...
  62. ncbi request reprint Survival after non-aggressive obstetric management in cases of severe fetal anomalies: a retrospective study
    Hilmar H Bijma
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BJOG 112:1630-5. 2005
    ..Firstly, to describe survival during delivery and after birth following non-aggressive obstetric management, and secondly, to describe neonatal management in infants born alive after non-aggressive obstetric management...
  63. ncbi request reprint Having a difficult time leaving: experiences and attitudes of nurses with palliative sedation
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 21:643-9. 2007
    ..Palliative sedation is an important topic of medical and ethical debates. Although nurses often participate in its use, little is known about their attitudes and experiences...
  64. doi request reprint The experiences of relatives with the practice of palliative sedation: a systematic review
    Sophie M Bruinsma
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:431-45. 2012
    ..Guidelines about palliative sedation typically include recommendations to protect the well-being of relatives...
  65. doi request reprint Palliative sedation: reliability and validity of sedation scales
    Jimmy J Arevalo
    Department of Anesthesiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:704-14. 2012
    ..Observer-based sedation scales have been used to provide a measurable estimate of the comfort of nonalert patients in palliative sedation. However, their usefulness and appropriateness in this setting has not been demonstrated...
  66. pmc Opinions of the Dutch public on palliative sedation: a mixed-methods approach
    Hilde T H van der Kallen
    Departments of General Practice and Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 63:e676-82. 2013
    ..Palliative sedation is considered a last resort intervention in end-of-life care that should not be confused with euthanasia...
  67. doi request reprint Bereaved relatives' perspectives of the patient's oral intake towards the end of life: a qualitative study
    Natasja J H Raijmakers
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 27:665-72. 2013
    ..Patients approaching death often have a decreasing oral intake, which can be distressing for relatives. Little is known about the relatives' experiences with and perceptions of oral intake at the end of life...
  68. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound diagnosis of fetal anomalies: an analysis of perinatal management of 318 consecutive pregnancies in a multidisciplinary setting
    Hilmar H Bijma
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Prenat Diagn 24:890-5. 2004
    ....
  69. pmc Sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands: effect of more health care for the elderly?
    Johan Pieter Mackenbach
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:903-14. 2011
    ....
  70. pmc An overview of ethical frameworks in public health: can they be supportive in the evaluation of programs to prevent overweight?
    Marieke ten Have
    Department of Medical Ethics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Dr Molewaterplein 50, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:638. 2010
    ..We give an overview of the purpose, form and contents of such public health frameworks and investigate to which extent they are useful for evaluating programs to prevent overweight and/or obesity...