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- Tanja Dorresteijn ontvangt Award
- ZonMw Pearl for 'Zicht op Evenwicht'
- Ruud Halfens Awarded
- Hilde Verbeek and Jill Bindels Awarded
- MS Challenge
- Ouderenzorg in het middelbaar beroepsonderwijs (in
- Dirk Ruwaard, professor of Public Health and Health Care Innovation
- Agreement signed 'A Course for Limburg' May 7, 201
- Silvia Evers, professor of Public Health Technology Assessment
- Math Gulpers receives award for 'Best Presentation Gerontology'
- Twee jaar na invoering EXBELT bijna geen bewoners meer vastgebonden
- Anderhalf miljoen voor verbetering verpleeghuiszorg
- LPZ Rapportage resultaten 2011
- FHML EDUCATION PRIZE 2011 for Aggie Paulus
- Dirk Ruwaard leads new Department of Health Services Research
- Launch of the new Department of Health Services Research
- Reina de Kinderen is voted winner for the National Pfizer HT Academy on June 7
- Math Gulpers received the Crebolder Award for Societal Impact on May 19
- Joan Vermeulen received price for best poster presentation on May 19
- Josianne Boyne has won the Nursing Investigator Award on May 18-19
- New book published by Hans Maarse on Market Reform
- Dirk Ruwaard appointed Professor Public Health and Health Care Innovation
Tanja Dorresteijn ontvangt Award
Tanja Dorresteijn is tijdens de Geriatriedagen op 7 februari j.l. in Den Bosch in de prijzen gevallen. Zij ontving de Award voor de ‘beste voordracht voor verpleegkundigen’. Tanja’s presentatie ging over de praktische uitvoerbaarheid van Thuis in Balans, een interventie voor vermindering van bezorgdheid om te vallen die door verpleegkundigen bij ouderen thuis kan worden uitgevoerd.
ZonMw Pearl for 'Zicht op Evenwicht'
November 1st 2012 the programme ‘Zicht op Evenwicht’ was awarded a ZonMw Pearl. ‘Zicht op Evenwicht’ reduces concerns about falls, related avoidance behaviour, and recurrent falls, and improves daily functioning in old age. The cognitive behavioural group programme is generally facilitated by community nurses. The programme was developed in collaboration with home care agencies and evaluated in an RCT at CAPHRI (PhD thesis Rixt Zijlstra) between 2002 and 2007 and nationwide implemented between 2008 and 2011 within a collaborative project of the Trimbos Institute in Utrecht and CAPHRI. Rixt Zijlstra, Jolanda van Haastregt and Ruud Kempen were strongly involved in this full trajectory.
The award implies that ZonMw - the funding agency that funded both the RCT and the following implementation project – regards the programme and evaluation as a ‘pearl’, i.e. an example for others. The ZonMw report states that “Projects that receive a ZonMw Pearl show innovative outcomes that contribute to practice and/or were made possible due to an excellent collaboration of different organisations. With respect to ‘Zicht op Evenwicht’ the pearl was awarded due to a successful innovation cycle with thorough research, input from practice and nationwide implementation.”
More information can be found at: http://www.zichtopevenwicht.nl/ and http://www.zonmw.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws/detail/item/zonmw-parel-voor-cursus-zicht-op-evenwicht/.
Are you in for a challenge? HPIM is.
As of this academic year, HPIM is participating in a new project of FHML: MS Challenge. In this project, each participating master program is represented by a student who explains which challenge/he she wants to take on by doing the master. On the project’s website, the students frequently report about their life during their stay in Maastricht through social media. This way, prospective students who visit the website will get an impression of the life of a student in our master program.
Curious? Have a look at: http://www.mschallenge.nl/
Ouderenzorg in het middelbaar beroepsonderwijs (in Dutch)
In het kader van het Nationaal Programma Ouderenzorg (NPO) is in opdracht van ZonMw een inventarisatie gemaakt van de aandacht voor ouderen en ouderenzorg in het middelbaar beroepsonderwijs (MBO). Deze is toegespitst op de opleidingen Helpende Zorg & Welzijn (niveau 2) en Verzorgende IG (niveau 3), behorend bij de sector Zorg en Welzijn. Uit het rapport komt onder andere naar voren dat de MBO opleidingen beter moeten aansluiten bij de veranderende inhoud en vormgeving van langdurige ouderenzorg en dat het aanbeveling verdient leermiddelen meer te standaardiseren. Ook moet er een veilig en uitdagend leerklimaat worden geschapen met extra stageplaatsen in de thuiszorg. Het volledige rapport kan hier worden gedownload.
Agreement signed 'A Course for Limburg' May 7, 2012 (in Dutch)
De ambities en uitdagingen waarvoor Limburg staat, vereisen forse aanpassingen in de economie en op het gebied van wonen en voorzieningen. Minister Spies van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties en Gouverneur Bovens hebben daartoe maandag 7 mei in Heerlen het convenant ‘Een koers voor Limburg’ ondertekend. De minister van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties heeft bij dit convenant een coördinerende rol binnen het Kabinet.
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Dirk Ruwaard, professor of Public Health and Health Care Innovation
South Limburg as a testing ground for healthcare: that is the goal of Dirk Ruwaard. “This region is the perfect place to experiment with different ways of organising and financing healthcare,” says the professor of Public Health and Health Care Innovation at CAPHRI. His ultimate goal? A sustainable, affordable and quality healthcare system.
Click here to read the inaugural speech.
Silvia Evers, professor of Public Health Technology Assessment
Development of methodologies that can easily be applied in public health care and integrated care: That is what Silvia Evers would like to expressly dedicate herself to in her position as professor of Public Health Technology Assessment. “Current methodologies within Health Technology Assessment can not easily be applied in these sectors. However, we still continue to use them, because there are not enough good alternatives. This is something we have to change, difficult as may be.”
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Math Gulpers receives award for 'Best Presentation Gerontology'
Math Gulpers has received a price again! During the Geriatric Days February last, he received the Award for the 'Best Presentation Gerontology'. Math’s presentation was about the long term effects of the EXBELT intervention (aimed at reduction of physical restraints in nursing homes); 24 months after the introduction of EXBELT the positive effects have increased. Click here to see his presentation.
Twee jaar na invoering EXBELT bijna geen bewoners meer vastgebonden
Verpleeghuizen die de EXBELT methode hebben ingevoerd binden twee jaar nadien bijna geen bewoners meer vast. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van de Universiteit Maastricht onder leiding van prof. dr. Jan Hamers. Dit is de eerste (internationale) studie die zo lang na invoering van een methode voor het verminderen van vastbinden kijkt of deze nog steeds werkt. Zie het bericht dat op 12 oktober j.l. werd verstuurd naar beleidsmakers en volksvertegenwoordigers ivm behandeling van het nieuwe wetsvoorstel ‘Zorg en Dwang’. Dit voorstel wordt op 25 januari 2012 behandeld.
Anderhalf miljoen voor verbetering verpleeghuiszorg
Grote subsidie ZonMw voor project UM en ouderenzorgpraktijk
Voor het verbeteren van de zorg aan ouderen in verpleeghuizen ontvangt een onderzoeksgroep onder leiding van de Maastrichtse hoogleraar Jan Hamers een subsidie van ZonMw van 750.000 euro. De samenwerkingspartners uit de regio en de UM dragen ook bij, waardoor er in totaal de komende vijf jaar bijna anderhalf miljoen euro te besteden is. Het project focust met name op de rol van verpleegkundigen in verpleeghuizen en beoogt hun werk effectiever en meer evidence-based te maken, en hun expertise en leiderschapskwaliteiten te verbeteren. De resultaten van ‘Nurses on the move: towards high quality care in nursing homes’ zullen zowel regionaal, nationaal als internationaal geïmplementeerd worden.
Voor meer informatie: 'miljoen voor verbetering verpleeghuiszorg'
LPZ Rapportage resultaten 2011
De rapportage met de resultaten van de Landelijke Prevalentiemeting Zorgproblemen van april 2011 is verschenen. Voor meer informatie: LPZ.
FHML EDUCATION PRIZE 2011 - Aggie Paulus: Best Student Coach
Aggie is being praised as an excellent lecturer. She knows how to captivate students with a clear and distinct narrative, clear sheets and an interactive style. As coach, Aggie is highly appreciated for her sharp analysis of the capacity of individual students as well of her tailor made advice. Personality, knowledge and strong educational skills make her, apart from providing (practical) training, an expert-driven and student-accessible tutor.
As a member of the Education Committee Health Sciences, Aggie knows how to look at evaluations with a critical eye, contribute in a creative way to the improvement of education without loosing sight of the student situation.
Aggie is Assistant Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Health Services Research. She is particularly involved in the Bachelor education ‘Beleid, Management en Evaluatie van de Zorg’ (previously Beleid en Management) as well as in the Master Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management – HPIM.
In 1999 Aggie was awarded the same Prize.
Health Services Research - this is the name of the new department, formed out of the merger between the two CAPHRI departments of Health Care and Nursing Science; and Health Organisation, Policy and Economics. Chronic care and ageing are the important research and education themes of this new department.
Launch of the new Department of Health Services Research
A big party was given to celebrate the launch of our new Department of Health Services Research, focusing on Chronic Care and Ageing, on Tuesday June 28, 2011.
Art, barbecue and lots of music were the successful ingredients of the festivities. After an opening speech of the chair of the department, Professor Dirk Ruwaard, the band ‘Station America’ played almost all songs of the famous Dutch band ‘Rowwen Heze’. In tropical circumstances, with an outside temperature of 34 degrees Celcius, the members of the department showed all their dancing talents. It was a great evening, which has marked the start of a very promising future.
Reina de Kinderen is voted winner for the National Pfizer HT Academy on June 7
Reina de Kinderen (former HSRM student and now Caphri PhD) received the message that she was voted as the winner for the national Pfizer HTAcademy. She submitted a project on the subject of the Relationship between disease specific outcomes and generic quality of life outcome in the field of epilepsy.
About the project:
Preferences for health reflect the relative value of time spent in different health states. This is essential input in economic evaluations, because such valuations are the link between information on mortality and on non-fatal health outcomes in summary metrics such as Quality Adjusted Life Years. Concern has been raised that, in the standard QALY model, the impact of short lasting periods of disease worsening may be underestimated because the impact of especially severe episodes may reach further than suggested by the short period during which they are present. Especially in case of the fluctuating nature of seizures in epilepsy, generic QALY instruments are find to be unsuitable for outcome research in epilepsy.
The proposal of Reina is therefore about a method to overcome this problem by making a disease-specific questionnaire applicable in economic evaluation by deriving utility scores for its health states.
About the HTAcademy:
In this scholarship graduates at the start of their academic careers from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland are invited to apply for the HTAcademy scholarship.
The goal of the HTAcademy is to promote the further development of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) as an important instrument for the evaluation of healthcare technologies. Each participating country awards a national scholarship to an applicant whose work contributes substantially to the further development and application of the HTA concept. The project proposals of the national scholarship winners are evaluated by a European expert committee, who will award the European prize to the most promising entry.
Janneke Grutters, also from the Maastricht HTA group, was last year winner of both national as well as of the European Award for Pfizer HTAcademy.
Reina de Kinderen will present her project for the European expert committee on the 5th of July. Go for it, Reina!
More information: www.htacademy.de
Math Gulpers received the Crebolder Award for Societal Impact on May 19
Math Gulpers received the Crebolder Award for Societal Impact. Math earned this price for his research in reduction of the restriction of freedom in nursing homes. The impact of the research of the EXBELT-intervention (aimed at the reduction of binding in nursing homes) on policy, legislation and practice, is according to the jury a classical example of societal impact.
Joan Vermeulen received price for best poster presentation on May 19
Joan Vermeulen received the price for the best poster presentation. Her poster was about the development of a technological intervention aimed at giving feed-back on physical performance of elderly.
For her price winning poster, click here.
Josianne Boyne has won the Nursing Investigator Award on May 18-19
Josianne Boyne has won the Nursing Investigator Award during the European Congres of Heart Failure in Gothenburg (May 18-19, last).
The subject was an abstract she sent in to the European Congres of Heart Failure titled ‘Tailored telemonitoring in patients with heart failure: the TEHAF-study’.
For more information, click here.
New book published by Hans Maarse on Market Reform
Market reform will change the market profoundly.
The market reform will have profound consequences for care and these consequences will not always result in the way intended. There will remain a fundamental tension between the freedom of the market on the one hand and the need for control on the other hand. This states Prof. Hans Maarse, professor in Policy Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences in his new book ‘Markthervorming in de zorg’ (trans. Market reform in Care).
What is the influence on the principles of freedom of choice, solidarity, accessibility, quality and affordability in the reform of the market reform in Care? And, conversely, what is the influence on the market reform on these five principles? These two questions are central in the new study on Market Reform in Care.
For an interview with Prof. Maarse, click here.
For the pdf-version of his book, click here.
Dirk Ruwaard appointed Professor Public Health and Health Care Innovation on April 1
Dirk Ruwaard is appointed as professor Public Health and Healthcare Innovation as of April 1th 2011.
For this chair, the development, implementation and evaluation of concepts and models for improvement of the connection between public health/ wealth and curative care are central. Also, this chair aims at a combination of research, education and practice.