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

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

Assistant Professor
dr. M.C. (Marijke C.) Kars
  • Department of General Practice
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer



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


Research Output (73)

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

Factors Influencing Implementation of Family-Centered Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Oude Maatman Sabine M, Bohlin Kajsa, Lilliesköld Siri, Garberg Håvard T, Uitewaal-Poslawky Irina, Kars Marijke C, van den Hoogen Agnes 6 mei 2020, In: Frontiers in Pediatrics. 8 , p. 1-7

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.

Daily life participation in childhood chronic disease:a qualitative study

Nap-van der Vlist Merel M, Kars Marijke C, Berkelbach van der Sprenkel Emma E, Nijhof Linde N, Grootenhuis Martha A, van Geelen Stefan M, van der Ent Cornelis K, Swart Joost F, van Royen-Kerkhof Annet, van Grotel Martine, van de Putte Elise M, Nijhof Sanne L 1 mei 2020, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 105 , p. 463-469 7 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.

When a child dies: a systematic review of well-defined parent-focused bereavement interventions and their alignment with grief- and loss theories

Kochen Eline, Jenken F, Boelen Paul A, Deben Laura M A, Fahner Jurriana, van den Hoogen A, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., Geleijns Karin, Kars MC 12 mrt 2020, In: BMC palliative care. 19 , p. 1-22

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, 1 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.

Needs, barriers and facilitators of older adults towards eHealth in general practice:a qualitative study

Vergouw Johannes William, Smits-Pelser Hanneke, Kars Marijke C, van Houwelingen Thijs, van Os-Medendorp Harmieke, Kort Helianthe, Bleijenberg Nienke 2020, In: Primary health care research & development. 21

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