International Nurses Day

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Today is the 201st birthday of Florence Nightingale who is seen as the founder of modern, evidence-based nursing. For years, this day has been dedicated to nursing all over the world and we would like to dedicate it to our very own nursing research group. Innovation in education and training, improving the quality of care and substantiating nursing practices so that we know what works and in what situation; this is what nursing research is about at the UMCG.

The education department: innovation in training

Dr. Fenna Wolthuis studied English and philosophy and did her PhD at the University of Groningen. Since January, she has been working as a junior researcher at the Nursing Science research group.

43 percent of new care providers leave care within two years, according to the report “Applause is not enough” from the Council of Public Health and Society in October 2020. How can we prevent the dropout of young nurses? Fenna Wolthuis is researching an innovative way of training to answer this question.
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Taking control of life after a transplantation

Dr. Coby Annema studied Nursing and conducted her doctoral research into the psychological consequences of a liver transplant. Since 2017, she has been a senior researcher at the Nursing Science research group.

For many people, it is difficult to get back to life after an organ transplant. How can we give each transplant patient the support he or she needs to regain control of life? Coby Annema investigates this.
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'Health is more than just treating an illness'

Dr. Gonda Stallinga has worked at the UMCG for more than 40 years. She started out as a nurse, studied Health Sciences with a specialization in Nursing Science and obtained her PhD in 2015 for research into functioning as a focus of care.

Since 2017, she has been a senior researcher at the Nursing Science research group where she advocates putting the patient as a person at the center of care, and seeing an important role for the nurse in this.
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