Academic Nursing Program on Atrial Fibrillation
The Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders (CHRD) is currently developing the Academic Nursing Program for Atrial Fibrillation (ANP-AF). The program provides a forum for Integrated Cardiovascular Nursing Management and related Scientific Research with a special focus on Atrial Fibrillation.
The program is embedded in the CHRD where a large group of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, clinical and basic scientists, as well as allied health professionals like exercise specialists and research nurses focus on clinical management and research in the area of cardiac arrhythmias.
The ANP-AF aims to perform cutting edge research within the scope of cardiovascular (nursing) science, including:
- Implementation and assessing the effectiveness of Integrated Care Models in arrhythmia management
- Application of patient-centred approaches to care and understanding the patient experience in terms of qualitative outcomes. These approaches include active patient involvement in care, shared decision making, and application of self-management and self-care interventions in arrhythmia patients
- Understanding the added value of multidisciplinary teams and implementing these in daily practice by means of redesigning health care processes
Assessing the relationship between symptom management and providing tailored education to improve quality of life. The ANP-AF welcomes cardiac nurses with an interest to undertake a PhD, as well as Academic nurses who would like to perform post-doctoral research.
For further information, please contact Dr. J. Hendriks, Lead Investigator ANP-AF ( Dr Hendriks's homepage )