Effective eldercare is knowing when to treat, continue or acquiesce. This will be the central premise of Sophia de Rooij’s inaugural lecture as professor of Internal Medicine.
For those who have given it much thought, growing old healthy doesn’t merely mean staying healthy for as long as possible (i.e. preventing, delaying and adequately treating diseases) but also forestalling or making bearable those disabilities and discomforts that might accompany old age. Maintaining physical functioning is the key to self-reliance, social participation, dignity and well-being.
Dr S.E.J.A. de Rooij, professor of Internal Medicine, with a special focus on geriatrics: Effectieve ouderenzorg: prioritijd, kwalitijd en serendipitijd.
This event will be open to the public.
(Please note: this inaugural lecture will be held in Dutch.)