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prof. dr. S.C.C.M. (Saskia C.C.M.) Teunissen

prof. dr. S.C.C.M. (Saskia C.C.M.) Teunissen

Full Professor
prof. dr. S.C.C.M. (Saskia C.C.M.) Teunissen
  • Department of General Practice
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

Biography

Saskia Teunissen, is appointed as professor in palliative care and hospice care since 2014. She is an oncologynurse and health care scientist and an expert in palliative care for over 30 years.

The scope of her work has a patient-family oriented profile and an interdisciplinary transmural approach. Her research, innovation and education focuses on symptommanagement and interdisciplinary collaboration and communication in palliative care at home, in hospices, in nursing homes and hospitals. Besides the hybride approach of hospice care as a specific concept in palliative care and homecare for patients in the terminal phase of life is a specific topic in her work.

She is responsible for the UMC Utrecht Center of Expertise of Palliative Care and the collaboration of regional partners in palliative care, the consortium Septet. 

She is director of the academic hospice Demeter (De Bilt) and one of the founders of the Dutch Association of Hospicecare and the multiprofessional organisation Palliactief.

To close the loop between research, education and patient care she is member of the board of directors of Palliatieve Zorg Nederland (PZNL).

 

 

Side Activities

Member ZonMw committee National Programme on Palliative Care, Palliantie.

Expert member Dutch Association for Hospicecare

Board member Palliactief. Multidisciplinary association on palliative care.

Member scientific board committee National Society of Nursing V&VN

Member advisory committee Chapter Oncologynursing Society V&VN

Member advisory committee Chapter Palliative Care V&VN

Board member Dutch School for Gynaeco-oncology and Pelvic Surgery. Volunteering projects on oncology nursing courses in Indonesia.

Fellowship and Awards

1989:  Ventafridda palliative care visiting award (EAPC chapter Milano)

1999:  Orion personal development award (V&VN), a two-year leadership program

2007:  Boerhave ‘Serviendo Consumor’ oeuvre award (UMC Utrecht)

 

Research Output (74)

Anxiety in Hospice Inpatients With Advanced Cancer, From the Perspective of Their Informal Caregivers:A Qualitative Study

Duijn Jette M., Zweers Danielle, Kars Marijke C., de Graeff Alexander, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M. 1 apr 2021, In: Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. 23 , p. 155-161 7 p.

What do Future Hospice Patients Expect of Hospice Care:Expectations of Patients in the Palliative Phase Who Might be in Need of Hospice Care in the Future: A Qualitative Exploration

van Klinken Merel, de Graaf Everlien, Bressers Rick, Koorn Remco, van der Baan Frederieke, Teunissen Saskia 1 jun 2020, In: The American journal of hospice & palliative care. 37 , p. 439-447 9 p.

Suitable support for anxious hospice patients:What do nurses 'know', 'do' and 'need'? An explanatory mixed method study

Zweers D, de Graaf E, Teunissen SCCM 1 jun 2020, In: BMJ supportive & palliative care. 10

When a child dies: a systematic review of well-defined parent-focused bereavement interventions and their alignment with grief- and loss theories

Kochen Eline, Jenken F, Boelen Paul A, Deben Laura M A, Fahner Jurriana, van den Hoogen A, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Geleijns Karin, Kars MC 12 mrt 2020, In: BMC palliative care. 19 , p. 1-22

Use of a Symptom Diary on Oncology Wards:Effect on Symptom Management and Recommendations for Implementation

IJzerman-Korevaar Margriet, de Graeff Alexander, Heijckmann Steffie, Zweers Daniëlle, Vos Bernard H, Hirdes Marloes, Witteveen Petronella O, Teunissen Saskia C C M 27 jan 2020, In: Cancer Nursing. 44 , p. E209-E220

Validation of the Dutch version of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System

van der Baan Frederieke H, Koldenhof Josephine J, de Nijs Ellen J, Echteld Michael A, Zweers Danielle, Hesselmann Ginette M, Vervoort Sigrid C, Vos Jan B, de Graaf Everlien, Witteveen Petronella O, Suijkerbuijk Karijn P, de Graeff Alexander, Teunissen Saskia C 1 jan 2020, In: Cancer Medicine. 9 , p. 6111-6121 11 p.

Predicting anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients

van den Brekel Lieke, van der Baan Frederieke H, Zweers Danielle, Koldenhof José J, Vos J Bernard H, de Graeff Alexander, Witteveen Petronella O, Teunissen Saskia C C M 1 jan 2020, In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 60 , p. 522-530.e1

Who Are Hospice Patients and What Care Is Provided in Hospices?:A Pilot Study

Koorn Remco M, van Klinken Merel, de Graaf Everlien, Bressers Rick E G W, Jobse Adri P, van der Baan Frederieke, Teunissen Saskia C C M 13 dec 2019, In: The American journal of hospice & palliative care. 37 , p. 448-454 7 p.

Olanzapine Versus Haloperidol for Treatment of Delirium in Patients with Advanced Cancer:A Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial

van der Vorst Maurice J D L, Neefjes Elisabeth C W, Boddaert Manon S A, Verdegaal Bea A T T, Beeker Aart, Teunissen Saskia C C, Beekman Aartjan T F, Wilschut Janneke A, Berkhof Johannes, Zuurmond Wouter W A, Verheul Henk M W 4 dec 2019, In: Oncologist. 25 , p. e570-e577 8 p.

Rouwzorg aan ouders die een kind verliezen: belemmerende en bevorderende factoren en ervaren conflicten.

Kochen Eline, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Jenken Floor, de Jonge Roos, Benders M, Boelen Paul, Grootenhuis Martha, Kars Marijke C nov 2019,

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