Het gebruik van het Behandelpaspoort voor het stimuleren van Proactieve Zorgplanning

Translated title of the contribution: Using the Treatment Passport to stimulate Advance Care Planning

Jesper Biesmans*, Inge Jochem, Sascha R Bolt, Els P A G M Knapen, Marja Y Veenstra, Nicole C A Thomas, Jolanda Timmermans-Joosten, Judith M M Meijers

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Care recipients are becoming increasingly involved in the decision-making process for suitable treatments. Advance Care Planning (ACP) enables care recipients and healthcare professionals to timely think and discuss wishes and preferences for treatments, before a care recipient becomes limited by disease, cognitive problems or age. The Treatment Passport is developed by geriatric specialist Esther Bertholet and contains supportive questions to think about treatment wishes. This study aimed to evaluate the experiences of civilians and healthcare professionals with the usage of the Treatment Passport during ACP. Involved care organisations distributed the Treatment Passports to healthcare professionals, for example dementia casemanagers. Healthcare professionals then handed the Treatment passports to civilians, for example older persons. Thereafter, healthcare professionals (N=30) and civilians (N=80) filled out a questionnaire about the experiences with usage of the Treatment Passport. 65% of the civilians had a disease and a mean age 75.3 years. The Treatment Passport was considered a helpful tool to think and talk about treatment wishes. 57% of the healthcare professionals wants to keep using the Treatment Passport and 78% of the civilians would recommend it to others. Participants who found the passport of limited added value mostly had their own methods of discussing their treatment wishes.

Translated title of the contributionUsing the Treatment Passport to stimulate Advance Care Planning
Original languageDutch
Number of pages13
JournalTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2022


  • Humans
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

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