Eva Bolt

Eva Bolt
Amsterdam University Medical Center | VUmc · Department of Public and Occupational Health

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Introduction
I am a general practitioner and researcher at both an academic and a non-academic research institute. I have devoted most of my research career to improving care for people at the end of life. I am currently studying people who voluntarily stop eating and drinking at Amsterdam UMC. At Nivel, I am involved in multiple projects on the subject of family practice.
Education
September 2012 - May 2018
Academic Medical Center Amsterdam
Field of study
  • General Practice Vocational Training
May 2011 - November 2017
VU University Medical Center
Field of study
  • PhD in Medicine
September 2006 - September 2007
VU University Amsterdam
Field of study
  • International Public Health

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Publications (12)
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Waarom en hoe besluiten mensen bewust te stoppen met eten en drinken? Resultaten van een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de besluitvorming van mensen die overwegen bewust te stoppen met eten en drinken
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Objective: To identify the types of care that patients and relatives perceive as appropriate or inappropriate in the last phase of life. Design: Questionnaire survey. Method: By means of an internet questionnaire with open questions, we asked patients and relatives about their experiences of care in the last phase of life and if they found it...
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Background Many people are in need of care in the last phase of life. However, the care they receive is not always appropriate. For instance, people can receive overly aggressive treatment or can have limited access to palliative care. The term appropriate care is often used by policy makers, while it is unclear what care recipients consider as app...
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Aim: Paediatricians caring for severely ill children may receive requests for physician-assisted dying (PAD). Dutch euthanasia law only applies to patients over 12 who make well-considered requests. These limitations have been widely debated, but little is known about paediatricians' positions on PAD. We explored the situations in which paediatric...
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Objectives: To determine whether older people with advance directive for euthanasia (ADEs) are stable in their advance desire for euthanasia in the last years of life, how frequently older people with an ADE eventually request euthanasia, and what factors determine this. Design: Mortality follow-back study nested in a cohort study. Setting: Th...
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Purpose: Little is known about the role family physicians play when a patient deliberately hastens death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED). The purpose of this study was to gain more insight for family physicians when confronted with patients who wish to hasten death by VSED. We aimed to describe physicians' involvement in VSED, t...
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Background Although the importance of ACP is not contested, little is known about the preferred timing and preferred initiator of ACP discussion. Aim Get insight in preferred timing and preferred initiator of ACP discussion from different perspectives. Methods Online questionnaire (june–oct 2013) among Dutch patients, relatives, physicians and nurs...
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Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) in patients with psychiatric disease, dementia or patients who are tired of living (without severe morbidity) is highly controversial. Although such cases can fall under the Dutch Euthanasia Act, Dutch physicians seem reluctant to perform EAS, and it is not clear whether or not physicians reject the p...
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Purpose: Little is known about the role family physicians play when a patient deliberately hastens death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED). The purpose of this study was to gain more insight for family physicians when confronted with patients who wish to hasten death by VSED. We aimed to describe physicians' involvement in VSED, t...
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To examine the effect of reducing questionnaire length on the response rate in a physician survey. A postal four double-page questionnaire on end-of-life decision making was sent to a random sample of 1,100 general practitioners, 400 elderly care physicians, and 500 medical specialists. Another random sample of 500 medical specialists received a sh...

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Projects (4)
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We develop a care path, based on existing care paths and similar initiatives, for cancer patients in Amsterdam. Funded by APH AGing&Later Life Innovation Grant.
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A prospective qualitative study among people who chose for VSED, their relatives and care professionals