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Working title: Applying service modularity to an oncology clinical pathway for effective customization and personalization General: 4-year position at …
Applying service modularity to an oncology clinical pathway for effective customization and personalization
Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. In line with the IMPACT PhD Program 2018, the position starts in September 2018 and the student must devote her/his time fully to the PhD research. We offer a full-time appointment for 4 years. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for PhD candidates at Dutch universities, i.e. ranging from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the final year. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
All university employees are covered by the so-called civil servants pension fund (ABP). The university offers very good fringe benefits such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment, excellent reimbursement of moving expenses, excellent technical infrastructure and sports facilities.
Current standardized cancer care has led to improvement in disease-related outcome. Unfortunately, however, standardized care is often not tailored to individual patient’s needs. Their needs extend beyond the oncological medical aspects, including social, psychological and spiritual concerns, and management of co-existing non-malignant conditions. Also, current care is developed from the professional’s perspective. Patient’s preferences and capabilities for self-care receive insufficient attention. These needs can be addressed concurrently through the lens of modularity in order to enhance variety without major cost increases. In this project, the Jeroen Bosch hospital (JBZ), Verbeeten Instituut and the cancer network EMBRAZE will be the empirical context.
The PhD candidate will conduct his/her research under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Bert Meijboom (https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/b.r.meijboom.htm) and prof dr. Esther de Vries (https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/e.devries.htm).
In a mixed method analysis, the applicability of the theoretical model of modularity will be tested in the JBZ as ‘living lab’. Also, a tool based on the theory of ‘positive health’ will be developed to measure patient reported outcomes on their overall quality of health and well-being. Finally, the colon cancer care pathway will be re-designed based on mixing-and-matching of components, and the patient reported outcomes after implementation will be measured for comparison.
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