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Irèn Alders BSc


Irèn Alders PhD candidate

After a long career in the pharmaceutical industry she saw the need to improve communication between a medical specialist and patients in the consultation room, after hearing frustrations from both sides. In 2014 she started her PhD research on the effects of patient coaching on this communication.

Prizes and awards

  • 2012 Beste patiënten initiatief

Additional Functions

  • Member of geschillencommissie Klachten Portaal Zorg.
  • Guest researcher and lecturer at Windesheim, Zwolle.

Field of study

Primary and Community Care