De Baetselier Elyne
Elyne started her PhD research in October 2017. She successfully defended her work in December 2021. The aim of her research was to investigate the role of nurses in pharmaceutical care in 14 European countries, to develop and evaluate a framework about this role and finally to investigate competences needed by nurses to fulfil this role. Using cross-sectional data from 4888 nurses, 974 physicians and 857 pharmacists, followed by 340 interviews and a scoping review, the NUPHAC-EU framework was developed. This framework describes potential nursing tasks in pharmaceutical care, along with potential barriers and facilitators. After the framework was developed, its content was evaluated by 923 nurses, 240 physicians and 199 pharmacists. Shared responsibility' was the most preferred level of responsibility. Finally, through a Delphi study a competency framework was developed. This second framework can be used in competency-based education to evaluate the integration of pharmaceutical care-related competencies in nursing curricula or to redesign curricula to adequately prepare nursing students for clinical practice.
TechniqueQuantitative research techniques and applied statistics.
UsersHealthcare providers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses), nursing researchers, nurse educators, health policy makers
Interprofessional, Nursing, Educational research
NuPhaC investigates the effect of nurses' contribution to interprofessional pharmaceutical care on quality of care and patient outcomes. Main research domains are: - quality of prescribing and drug monitoring - patient education, adherence and self-management in pharmaceutical care - safety of medicines management - nurses' competences, role and nurse education in pharmaceutical care - interprofessional collaboration and communication in pharmaceutical care www.nuphac.eu
Techniquequantitative research methodology and applied statistics
Userspatiënten Health Care providers Health Care research, education and policy making
Nursing education, Medicine consumption, Saftey management, Self-management, Nursing, Monitoring, Care, Care for the aged
Erik Franck is a nurse (KdG Hogeschool, 1997), Master in clinical psychology (UGent, 2001), Accredited Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (UGent, 2006) and holds a PhD in psychological sciences (Ghent University, 2007). He has almost 20 years of experience in (mental) health care, both in acute care (Antwerp University Hospital, GZA hospitals) and in primary care (Private practice, 2003). Since 2013 he has been affiliated with the Department of Nursing and Midwifery of the University of Antwerp. He is affiliated with the research group Center for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC) where he - together with colleague Peter Van Bogaert - is responsible for the research group Workforce Management and Outcome Research in Care (WORC). He supervises various courses within the master's program in Nursing and Midwifery, such as management and innovation - part people management; Interprofessional collaboration in Healthcare; and Academic education. In addition, he is a member of the Flemish Association for Behavioral Therapy where he also supervises behavioral therapists in training at Ghent University as a recognized supervisor. Erik Franck's research themes focus on the professional well-being of doctors and nurses - in the training and work context and the relationship with quality of care and patient safety; collaboration in complex work environments; and leadership in Health and Care. He is a promoter of 6 doctoral projects [two completed: Nina Geuens (2018); Bart Geurden (2016)].
TechniqueQuantitative cross-sectional research
UsersDutch, English. Healthcare organisations (and departments) that want advice and wish training regarding workforce management.
Health care organisation, Nursing education, Health care policy, Sleep disorders, Psychology, Psychopathology, Leadership, Burnout, Depression, Management education, Nursing, Psychological vulnerability
Prof. Dr. Eva Goossens obtained her PhD degree in 2015 at the KU Leuven/FWO (Belgium) with her research work on transitional care for young patients diagnosed with congenital heart disease. She continued her academic career as a post-doctoral fellow in Canada (McGill University) and Sweden (Gothenburg University) and is currently coordinating several studies in the field of congenital heart disease, oncology, cardiology and role development of Advanced Nursing Practice. Prof. Goossens has developed expertise in quantitative research designs, epidemiology, healthcare services research and cardiovascular nursing. She is currently appointed as Assistant Professor at the Center for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC), University of Antwerp, Belgium where she takes the lead in the Master of Science for Advanced Nursing Practice.
TechniqueExpertise in de development of both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research designs; Expertise in the application of advanced statistical techniques using SPSS, SAS and R.
UsersPartners within healthcare, including intramural, transmural and extramural healthcare services Government and policy makers Educators and students Patients and their caregivers
Nursing education, Cardiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pediatrics
I am a researcher in nursing and healthcare with specific interest in the organization of healthcare teams and its impact on quality of care and patient safety, as well as the use of innovative techniques and technology in care. My mission is to support healthcare organizations and policy makers in strategic decisions through research.
TechniqueHealthcare organization and strategic planning Analysis and interpretation of healthcare related data Study design and development of research methodology Descriptive and inferential statistics Advanced regression techniques (e.g., LMM, GLMM, ...)
UsersHealthcare organizations Policy makers Beroepsverenigingen
Health care organisation, Nursing education, Health technology, Health systems research, Health policy research, Data driven healthcare, Nursing, Health care decision making
Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, data analyses using SPSS, SAS EG and NVivo. During my research to obtain my PhD I analyzed medication data based on ATC codes and I studies potentially inappropriate medication use and deprescribing in patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care and nursing home residents with limited life-expectancy. I gained expertise in working with linked administrative databases ('big data') and I am currently looking for opportunities to link clinical patient-level data to these routinely collected administrative data. Furthermore, I want to focus on the role of nurses in pharamceutical care. In this context, I am coaching master students during their research on this topic.
TechniqueData collection with self-developed questionnaires, topic guides for interviews, validated measuring instruments. Data analyses using SPSS, SAS EG, NVivo. Thematic, content and interpretative phenomenological analyses. Translation of medication into ATC code.
Usersstudents (PhD & master), researchers
a. Healthy region (HERE) i. Objective and Keywords In the Special Interest Group (SIG), professionals from the government, the public and private sectors are connected to each other around the central theme of destination development of the city of Antwerp and the surrounding area towards a vital and healthy region for its citizens and visitors. from tourism, study and businesses and professional organizations. This approach is already in full development through the professorship of Prof. Olaf Timmermans Healthy Region of the HZ University of Aplied Sciences Vlissingen for the Zeeland region. The concept of a health region is recent. It comes down to installing partnerships aimed at the health (prevention, care and cure) of the population and visitors in cities and regions. This can be translated into the provision of health care, into health policy and into connecting different sectors, e.g. between health care and tourism, connecting disciplines with the therapeutic landscape of cities and regions, municipal health policy in the context of building of a vital community in urban and rural contexts. In short, all initiatives that contribute to Vital Health Regions. This means the following objectives: • Offering a platform for cross-sectoral networking with the aim of converting the opportunities of the city of Antwerp and the surrounding area and the Zeeland region, as a Vital Health Region, into workable market-product combinations. • Knowledge sharing with the aim of offering frameworks that can lead to substantive projects, designed by governments, public and private sectors and knowledge institutions • Positioning the city of Antwerp and the surrounding area and the Zeeland region as a Vital Health Region, with a focus on landscape, living environment, cross-sector connections with regard to health and regional development for a wide audience.
Techniqueexpertise with research projects in all domains (acute care, mental health, residential aged care and primary care) around nursing and interprofessional practice environments related to different health and vitality outcomes of patients and caregivers. Expertise with various research techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, with a specialty in qualitative research into regression analyzes and especially qualitative research into participatory action research.
Usersresearchers on a healthy region and involved stakeholders / professionals from the government, the public and private sectors
Health care innovation, Health policy research, Healthy cities, Health promotion
Van Bogaert Peter
Research topics are focused within health services and outcomes research in all domains (acute care, mental health care, residential aged care and primary care) such a research program around nurse practice environments and psychosocial environments of healthcare workers related to various patient outcomes; implementation of improvement initiatives related to quality and patient safety and managers’ role and leadership in healthcare settings. In addition, special interest goes to care for people with dementia studying non-pharmacological treatments and person-center care delivery.
TechniqueCross-sectional survey and longitudinal intervention design, RCTs and mixed method design such as explanatory or exploratory sequential design using applied statistics such as structural equation modeling, multilelevel models and time series analyses. In addition, the development of big data sets with the purpose to use modeling and machine learning techniques in clinical settings
UsersPatients and clients, and healthcare workers and organizations in all domains such as acute care, mental health care, residential aged care and primary care.
Innovations, Elderly people, Burnout
Van Rompaey Bart
Research into the prevention, development, course and treatment of delirium in various settings. 1) The delirium was examined in intensive care units in various acute hospitals. Risk factors were mapped out with advice on preventive measures. 2) Residents of nursing homes appear to be very sensitive to delirium. To this end, specific employees must be trained to screen and take preventive or curative measures. Pharmalogical care by nurses 1) Development of a model for nurses’ role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care 2) Self-management of medication in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder 3) Prescribing in midwifery Alcohol drinking among early adolescents in Thailand 1) Explore and explain the characteristics of alcohol consumption among Thai young adolescents. 2) Recommend an effective educational campaign to prevent and reduce the negative effects of alcohol consumption among Thai early adolescents.
Technique- literature review - quantitative, epidemiological research - intervention research
Users- adults with delirium - family of patients with delirium - caregivers of patients with delirium - nurses providing pharmacological care - decision-makers - health care educators
Nursing education, Cognitive neurology, Pharmaceutical care, Delirium, Nursing