The research group focuses on such questions as: What happens to a family if one of its members becomes seriously ill? How do care recipients, family caregivers and professionals use the possibilities of technology? What role does the nurse play in palliative care in intensive care units?
The research group was created at the initiative of the Municipality of The Hague and twelve care organisations. Their ‘Mantelzorgakkoord’ (Family Care Agreement) is unique in the Netherlands and offers possibilities to link research, policy and practice.