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I’m afraid it’s rather bad news | Debate in De Balie + livestream

Wednesday 9 February 2022
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017 RR Amsterdam

Read the interview with Liesbeth van Vliet, Annemarie Samuels and Fiona Brosig about this event, the importance of interdisciplinairy research and the expert meeting. 

A bad news diagnoses has a huge impact on a patient’s life, and it is up to medical professionals to deliver them the bad news and to continue conversations during the ensuing illness trajectory. But are they properly equipped to deal with this difficult task? During this debate night the future of the bad news conversation will be discussed and explored with the help and personal experiences of doctors, patients and other experts.

This event is organised by De Balie, more information can be found on their website as well as information on ticket sales.

Buy tickets via the website of De Balie


Anthony Back

Co-director UW Center for Excellence in Palliative Care

Anne Rios

Principal Investigator Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Jonathan Koffman

Reader in Palliative Care King’s College London

Marike de Meij

Head of Palliative Care OLVG Amsterdam

Eveliene Manten-Horst

Nationaal AYA ‘Jong & Kanker’​ Zorgnetwerk

Lotte de Schouwer Author and Sociologist
Sabine Netters Medical Oncologist and Co-founder Carend



This debate night in De Balie is a collaboration with NIAS-KNAW and Liesbeth van Vliet (Dutch Cancer Society Young Investigator at the Department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology at Leiden University) and Annemarie Samuels (Principal Investigator of the ERC project 'Globalizing Palliative Care' and Associate Professor at the Leiden Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology).

Event page De Balie

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