Roeline Pasman, MA, PhD, is associate professor End-of-Life Studies at the VU Medical Center, EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Roeline is trained as a nurse, has a Master in Sociology and a PhD in Medical Social Sciences on the topic of ‘forgoing artificial nutrition and hydration in nursing home patients with dementia (2004). She supervises PhD students in their research focused on palliative care and decision-making at the end of life in all health care settings, in different patient groups and about several topics, such as advance care planning, participation in decision-making, dignity at the end of life and care goals at the end of life. She uses both qualitative and quantitative research designs. Furthermore she is research coordinator of the Expertise Center for Palliative care (EPZ) of VUmc, member of the EMGO+ science committee, member of the program committee of the new program ‘Aging and Later Life’ of the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, a new alliance between AMC and VUmc and associate editor for BMC Palliative Care.
She participates in the international taskforces on “Palliative care in Long Term Care Facilities” and “Palliative nurse education” (both of the EAPC) and the EANO Taskforce “Palliative care”. She was/is involved in several EU 7th FP projects: PRISMA (2008-2010) on outcome measures in palliative care coordinated by King’s College London, EURO IMPACT, a Marie Curie postdoctoral training fellow (2011-2015) coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University and PACE (2014- 2019) on comparing the effectiveness of Palliative Care for older people in long term care facilities in Europe, coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University and also participates in several projects from the National ZonMw Palliantie program.