prof. dr. S.C.C.M. Teunissen

prof. dr. S.C.C.M. Teunissen

Full Professor
prof. dr. S.C.C.M. Teunissen
  • Julius Center, dept. General Practice & Nursing Science

Research Programs




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 Dutch Cooperation Palliative Care (cooperatie Palliatieve Zorg Nederland/PZNL) to close the loop between research, education, patient care and national collaboration in palliative care.


Side Activities

Expert member Dutch Association for Hospicecare (AHzN)

Member scientific board committee National Society of Nursing (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 (90)

The prevalence and intensity of late effects in patients with testicular germ cell tumors:A first step of instrument development using a stepwise approach

Enzlin Roos, Vervoort Sigrid C.J.M., Suelmann Britt B.M., Meijer Richard P., Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Zweers Danielle Jun 2023, In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 64 , p. 1-8

Stereotactic Body radiotherapy and pedicLE screw fixatioN During one hospital visit for patients with symptomatic unstable spinal metastases:a randomized trial (BLEND RCT) using the Trials within Cohorts (TwiCs) design

Huele E H, van der Velden J M, Kasperts N, Eppinga W S C, Grutters J P C, Suelmann B B M, Weening A A, Delawi D, Teunissen S C C M, Verkooijen H M, Verlaan J J, Gal R 4 May 2023, In: Trials. 24

Use of preventive medication and supplements in general practice in patients in their last year of life:a Retrospective cohort study

Antonisse Anne, van der Baan Frederieke H., Grant Matthew, Uyttewaal Gon, Verboeket Cathelijne, Smits-Pelser Hanneke, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Geijteman Eric C.T. 15 Apr 2023, In: BMC Primary Care. 24

A grounded theory study on the dynamics of parental grief during the children's end of life

Kochen Eline M, Grootenhuis Martha A, Teunissen Saskia C C M, Boelen Paul A, Tataranno Maria-Luisa, Fahner Jurrianne C, de Jonge Roos R, Houben Michiel L, Kars Marijke C, 20 Feb 2023, In: Acta Paediatrica. 112 , p. 1101-1108 8 p.

Variations in Clinical Practice:Assessing Clinical Care Processes According to Clinical Guidelines in a National Cohort of Hospice Patients

de Graaf Everlien, Grant Matthew, van de Baan Frederieke, Ausems Marijke, Verboeket-Crul Cathelijne, Leget Carlo, Teunissen Saskia Jan 2023, In: The American journal of hospice & palliative care. 40 , p. 87-95 9 p.

Variaties in de zorg in Nederlandse hospices:In hoeverre volgen hospices de richtlijnen voor palliatieve zorg?

de Graaf Everlien, Grant Matthew, van der Baan FH, Verboeket-Crul Cathelijne, Ausems MGEM, Leget Carlo, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M. 25 Oct 2022, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 166

Variations in Clinical Practices in Dutch Hospice Care

Grant Matthew, de Graaf Everlien, van der Baan FH, Ausems M., Leget Carlo, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M. Jul 2022, In: Palliative Medicine. 36 , p. 85-86 2 p.

Care Needs and Provision in Dutch Hospices: A Retrospective Cross- Sectional Study Focusing on Care Across the Three Different Hospice Types in The Netherlands

de Graaf Everlien, Grant Matthew, van der Baan FH, Verboeket-Crul Cathelijne, Ausems M., Leget Carlo, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M. Jul 2022, In: Palliative Medicine. 36 , p. 43-43 1 p.

Patient-reported outcomes during checkpoint inhibition:insight into symptom burden in daily clinical practice

Koldenhof J J, van der Baan F H, Verberne E G, Kamphuis A M, Verheijden R J, Tonk E H, van Lindert A S, van der Stap J, Teunissen S C, Witteveen P O, Suijkerbuijk K P 2022, In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 63 , p. 997-1005 9 p.

Complementaire zorg:Angst in het hospice

Juffermans Mascha, de Graaf Everlien, Kajan Hospice, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M. 1 Nov 2021, In: Pallium. 23 , p. 10 12 p.

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