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Agnes van der Heide
Erasmus University Rotterdam
307Publications
41H-index
7,639Citations
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#1Kirsten Evenblij (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 4
#2H. Roeline W. Pasman (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 13
Last.Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 49
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Recently, euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) in patients with psychiatric disorders, dementia, or an accumulation of health problems has taken a prominent place in the public debate. However, limited is known about this practice. The purpose of this study was threefold: to estimate the frequency of requesting and receiving EAS among people with (also) a psychiatric disorder, dementia, or an accumulation of health problems; to explore reasons for physicians to grant or refuse a request; and to...
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#1Kirsten Evenblij (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 4
#2H. Roeline W. Pasman (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 13
Last.Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 49
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Background Although euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) in people with psychiatric disorders is relatively rare, the increasing incidence of EAS requests has given rise to public and political debate. This study aimed to explore support of the public and physicians for euthanasia and assisted suicide in people with psychiatric disorders and examine factors associated with acceptance and conceivability of performing EAS in these patients.
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#1Lea J. Jabbarian (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 5
#2Ida J. Korfage (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 30
Last.Judith A.C. Rietjens (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 30
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#1Jurrianne C. Fahner (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
#2Judith A.C. Rietjens (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 30
Last.Marijke C. Kars (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 9
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#1Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 5
#2Suzanne Polinder (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 46
Last.Agnes van der Heide (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 41
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#1Rik Stoevelaar (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 1
#2Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 5
Last.Judith A.C. Rietjens (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 30
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Objective Implantable cardioverter defibrillators can treat life-threatening arrhythmias, but may negatively influence the last phase of life if not deactivated. Advance care planning conversations can prepare patients for future decision-making about implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation. This study aimed at gaining insight in the experiences of patients with advance care planning conversations about implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation. Methods In this qualitative ...
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#1Yvonne N. Becqué (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)
#2Judith A.C. Rietjens (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 30
Last.Erica Witkamp (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Background Family caregivers are crucial in end-of-life care. However, family caregiving may involve a significant burden with various negative health consequences. Although nurses are in a unique position to support family caregivers at home, little is known about which nursing interventions are effective in this context. Therefore, this study aims to provide insight into nursing interventions currently available to support family caregivers in end-of-life care at home and to describe ...
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#1Martine E. Lokker (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 4
#2Agnes van der Heide (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 41
Last.Lia van Zuylen (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 23
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textabstractObjectives: At the end of life oral fluid intake is often reduced. Consensus about the most appropriate management for terminally ill patients with limited oral fluid intake is lacking. The objective of this study is to investigate to what extent the amount of fluid intake, preceding and during the dying phase, is related to the occurrence of death rattle and terminal restlessness. Methods: A multicentre prospective observational study was performed. Data on the occurrence of death r...
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#1Rik Stoevelaar (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 5
Last.Judith A.C. Rietjens (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 30
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Background:The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) might give unwanted shocks in the last month of life. Guidelines recommend deactivation of the ICD prior to death.Aims:The aims of this s...
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#1Judith A.C. Rietjens (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 30
Last.Agnes van der Heide (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 41
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Abstract Objectives In the Netherlands, the use of continuous deep sedation at the end of life has sharply increased from 8.2% of all deaths in 2005 to 12.3% in 2010 to 18.3 % in 2015. We describe its clinical characteristics in 2015 and compare it with 2010 and 2005. Design Questionnaire study in random samples of death reported to a central death registry. Setting and participants A nationwide study in the Netherlands among physicians attending reported deaths. Methods Continuous deep sedation...
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