Category: Healthcare

Food for thought: TEDxNijmegen, accelerating from age 0 – 110

A couple of weeks ago I attended TEDxNijmegen, which was a very inspirational day. I learned something from each and every one of the speakers, but here’s what struck me most: The power of numbers The talk of Amy Robinson (A game to map the brain) was about citizen science, which for me opened up …

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A cure called Placebo

This week I came across a newspaper article about the potential of the placebo effect. The article quoted Josien Bensing, professor in clinical and health psychology of the University of Utrecht, who argues that instead of trying to eliminate the placebo effect, we should try to use it. In 2010 she published an academic article …

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“There are a lot of ways to skin a cat” – also in health care

I recently read an interview with Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer and nr 77 on Forbes’ list of most powerful women in the world (1). She talked about two times in her life that made her who she is, one of which is her relocation to the Netherlands to head Wolters Kluwer. During her …

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TEDxNijmegen: “The race from 0-110”

In about two months time a TEDx event will be organised in my home town Nijmegen (8th of April)(1). My colleagues from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre are heavily involved – RUNMC is one of the sponsors. This got me thinking about the topic of intercultural and healthcare, about which you’ll find some posts on …

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