Prof. dr. Bianca Buurman

Professor Acute Care for the Elderly at the University of Amsterdam and Chair of the Dutch National Association for Nurses V&VN.


Bianca Buurman was appointed special lecturer in Acute Elderly Care in 2015. She has also been appointed professor of Acute Elderly Care at Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, since 2017. Her research group conducts research into how primary care (GP and district nurse), hospital and nursing home can work together optimally to keep the elderly independent for as long as possible, to prevent hospital admissions and to maintain the best possible quality of life for the elderly. The research is carried out in close collaboration with the elderly and their carers.

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