dr. M.C. (Marijke C.) Kars

Assistant Professor

  • Department of General Practice
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

dr. M.C. (Marijke C.) Kars


Marijke Kars (1961) was trained as a pediatric intensive care nurse. She worked at the PICU of several University Children’s Hospitals, first as a nurse, later on as a staff nurse. She obtained her Master’s degree in Health Sciences (Nursing Science) at Maastricht University in 1997. Her research on ‘Parenting and palliative care in pediatric oncology’ resulted in a PhD in 2012. Currently, she works as an assistant professor at the department of Medical Humanities.

Current research projects are focused on pediatric palliative care, young adults in pediatric oncology and advance care planning in oncology.

Side Activities

  • Senior lecturer | Nursing Science, program in Clinical Health Sciences | University Medical Centre Utrecht

Fellowship and Awards

  • None

Research Output (68)

From “being at war” to “getting back on your feet”:A qualitative study on experiences of patients with systemic sclerosis treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Spierings Julia, de Bresser Carolijn J.M., van Rhijn-Brouwer Femke C.C., Pieterse Arwen, Vonk Madelon C., Voskuyl Alexandre E., de Vries-Bouwstra Jeska K., van Laar Jacob M., Kars Marijke C. okt 2020, In: Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders. 5 , p. 202-209

Parental experiences in end-of-life decision-making in allogeneic pediatric stem cell transplantation: "Have I been a good parent?"

Mekelenkamp Hilda, Lankester Arjan C, Bierings Marc B, Smiers Frans J W, de Vries Martine C, Kars Marijke C 1 mei 2020, In: Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 67 8 p.

Survey of paediatricians caring for children with life-limiting conditions found that they were involved in advance care planning

Fahner Jurrianne C, Rietjens Judith A C, van der Heide Agnes, van Delden Johannes J M, Kars Marijke C mei 2020, In: Acta Paediatrica. 109 , p. 1011-1018 8 p.

Towards advance care planning in pediatrics:a qualitative study on envisioning the future as parents of a seriously ill child

Fahner Jurrianne C, Thölking Thessa W, Rietjens Judith A C, van der Heide Agnes, van Delden Johannes J M, Kars Marijke C 19 mrt 2020, In: European Journal of Pediatrics. 179 , p. 1461-1468 8 p.

Content analysis of Advance Directives completed by patients with advanced cancer as part of an Advance Care Planning intervention:insights gained from the ACTION trial

Zwakman Marieke, van Delden J J M, Caswell G, Deliens Luc, Ingravallo F, Jabbarian L J, Johnsen A T, Korfage I J, Mimić A, Arnfeldt C Møller, Preston N J, Kars M C, mrt 2020, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 28 , p. 1513-1522 10 p.

The Perspectives of Adolescents and Young Adults on Adherence to Prophylaxis in Hemophilia:A Qualitative Study

Hoefnagels J W, Kars M C, Fischer K, Schutgens Reg, Schrijvers L H 23 jan 2020, In: Patient Preference and Adherence. 14 , p. 163-171 9 p.

Show yourself, experiences of patients with bipolar disorder recording a film to show their "euthymic being":A qualitative study

Goossens Peter J J, Daggenvoorde Thea H, Groot Lipman Melanie H G, van Bendegem Micha A, Kars Marijke C 26 nov 2019, In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 56 , p. 455-461 7 p.

Rouwzorg aan ouders die een kind verliezen: belemmerende en bevorderende factoren en ervaren conflicten.

Kochen Eline, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Jenken Floor, de Jonge Roos, Benders M, Boelen Paul, Grootenhuis Martha, Kars Marijke C nov 2019,

Als een kind overlijdt: Systematische review naar oudergerichte rouwzorginterventies en hun onderbouwing

Kochen Eline, Jenken Floor, Boelen Paul, Deben Laura, Fahner Jurrianne, van den Hoogen Agnes, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Geleijns Karin, Kars MC nov 2019,

Trained facilitators' experiences with structured advance care planning conversations in oncology:an international focus group study within the ACTION trial

Zwakman M, Pollock K, Bulli F, Caswell G, Červ B, van Delden J J M, Deliens L, van der Heide A, Jabbarian L J, Koba-Čeh H, Lunder U, Miccinesi G, Arnfeldt C A Møller, Seymour J, Toccafondi A, Verkissen M N, Kars M C, 31 okt 2019, In: BMC Cancer. 19 13 p.

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