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Marike de Boer

Marike de Boer was born on august 12th, 1975 in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She attended the pre-university school in Doorn. After her graduation in 1993, she spent two years abroad: one year at the International Padworth College in Padworth, England and one year at the Language Institute Don Quichote, in both Salamanca and Granada in Spain. In 1995 she started University training at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sociology. She studied Human Movement Sciences, and graduated with a specialization in Rehabilitation and Care for the Handicapped.
In 2001 she started working as a junior researcher at NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), Utrecht, The Netherlands. During the time she worked at NIVEL she was involved in several projects, under which ‘Allied Health Care in Dutch Nursing Homes’ and ‘Quality of life in dementia’.
In September 2005 she enrolled as a PhD student at the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine of the VU University Medical Centre, at the Department of General Practice, Nursing Home Medicine and Social Medicine. This empirical-ethical PhD-study into the practice of dealing with advance directives and the way people with dementia, in particular Alzheimer’s disease, value their situation, was finalized on the 20th December 2011. 

From October 2010 - September 2011 she has worked as a researcher on the ROSETTA project: a European project on Guidance and Awareness Services for Independent Living and as co-worker Knowledge Transfer of the Academic Center on Aging (VU-VUmc). In September 2011 she enrolled in a study on Palliative Care in the acute phase after a severe stroke.

M.E. de Boer, PhD ; VU University Medical Center; EMGO Institute for Health and Care; Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine.