Prof. dr. A.L. Francke
VU University Medical Center
NurseSMS - A joint research program on Nurses' Self-Management Support in people facing progressive incurable diseases
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Self-management for patients with progressive incurable diseases is not a matter of course. Their progressive physical and/or cognitive decline may often mean that self-management skills are limited. Self-management support by nurses can strengthen these skills and is therefore of paramount importance. In addition, nurses’ can support the self-management of family carers, who have to cope with the problems of the patient as well as with their own problems.
The NurseSMS programme aims to contribute to self-management for patients and family carers facing progressive incurable diseases through innovative nursing research. In addition, the programme aims to strengthen the nursing research infrastructure and capacity in the Amsterdam-Utrecht area.