Heerings, M., MSc.

Participatory quality improvement incomplex care relationships in long term care: balancing self-management and frailty

Instituut Beleid en Management Gezondheidszorg,  Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, heerings@bmg.eur.nl

Supervisor: Prof. R. Bal

I obtained a BSc. and MSc. in Psychology, and a MSc. in Medical Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Furthermore I participated in several courses on Philosophy of Science at the UvA. After my graduation I worked as a psychiatric aide in various psychiatric institutions. As a junior researcher I assisted in a project on active citizenship (UvA), the implementation of a depression prevention program for elderly (GGZinGeest) and on using patient narratives to improve the quality of hospital care (Rathenau Instituut).

Care relationships in long term care become increasingly complex as health care professionals are called to both stimulate self-management and care for often frail clients. In this project we develop a participatory qualitative method for improving the quality of this complex care relationship. Furthermore we reflect on how such a method can provide insights for governance of quality of care on a national level.

• Beljouw, I. M. van, Heerings, M., Abma, T. A., Laurant, M. G., Baur, V. E. & Exel, E. van. (2015).Pulling out all the stops: what motivates 65+ year olds with depressive symptoms to participate in an outreaching preference-led intervention programme? Aging & mental health, 19(5), 453-463.
• Beljouw, I. M. van, Exel, E. van, Jong Gierveld, J. de, Comijs, H. C., Heerings, M., Stek, M. L., & Marwijk, H. W. van. (2014). “Being all alone makes me sad”: loneliness in older adults with depressive symptoms. International psychogeriatrics, 26(09), 1541-1551.
• Beljouw, I. M, van, Laurant, M., Heerings, M., Stek, M. L., van Marwijk, H., & Exel, E. van. (2014). Implementing an outreaching, preference-led stepped care intervention programme to reduce late life depressive symptoms: results of a mixed-methods study. Implementation Science, 9(1), 107.
• Bröer, C., & Heerings, M. (2013). Neurobiology in public and private discourse: the case of adults with ADHD. Sociology of Health & Illness, 35(1), 49-65.
• Egmond, S. van, Heerings, M & Munnichs, G. (2014) Sterke verhalen uit het ziekenhuis. Leren van patiëntenverhalen voor goede zorg. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.
• Geesink, I. & Heerings, M. (2015) Assisted Reproductive Technology. In: Geesink, I. et al. (Eds.), Economic landscapes of human tissues and cells for clinical application in the EU, (pp. 159-242). Brussels: DGSANTE.
• Geesink, I., Heerings, M. & van Egmond, S. (Eds.) (2016). De meetbare mens. Het digitaal meten van het zieke en gezonde lichaam. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.
• Heerings, M. (2016). De genetwerkte patiënt. Data delen zonder zorg? In: Geesink, I., Heerings, M. & van Egmond, S. (Eds.), De meetbare mens. Het digitaal meten van het zieke en gezonde lichaam, (pp.75-90). Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.
• Heerings, M., Egmond, S. van & Sools, A. (2013). What TA can learn from patient narratives. Using narrative methodology to assess the role of patients in Dutch hospitals. In Michalek, T. et al. (Eds.), Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions, (pp. 171-178). Prague: Informatorium.