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  • dokter en patiënt

    Physician’s positive language use reduces anxiety among patients with unexplained symptoms

    General practitioners regularly see patients with persistent physical symptoms (PPS) that have no clear explanation. But researcher Inge Stortenbeker found that a physician’s use of language and choice of words can influence how anxious patients get.

  • Deuren ziekenhuis

    ‘A good death’ in the daily press

    Newspaper articles provide an insight into what we consider a ‘good’ or ‘dignified’ death. According to research, the articles have revealed that, in the case of the elderly, a good death is primarily associated with a self-chosen end of life.