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