Jelle Tichelaar

(Principal Investigator)


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Focus of research:

1. Development of effective, attractive, contextbased and interprofessional education for undergraduate and graduate students (medicine, pharmacy, physician assistants, advanced nursing practice etc) and teachers, based on knowledge about the process of therapeutic reasoning and recent insights in the field of education. In an increasingly complex healthcare setting with aging patients, interprofessional collaboration between healthcare professionals is essential in the field of medication safety. Unfortunately, however, most healthcare professionals are trained mono-professionally. This line of research focuses on developing effective interprofessional education in the field of pharmacotherapy in the real-life context.

2. Research into therapeutic reasoning ('Unraveling the proces of therapeutic reasoning'), both theoretically (declarative) and in relation to education and training. How do doctors choose the right therapy for a patient? Prescribing medicines is a complex process, which depends on many factors. Because of this complexity, medication errors are made regularly which can cause preventable harm to patients. To improve the prescribing skills, it is necessary to understand more about the therapeutic reasoning process, because it is still not clear how prescribers choose the right medicine. Next to that, not only doctors prescribe regularly, but also dentists, physician assistants, obstetricians and advanced nurse practitioners. Is their therapeutic reasoning process comparable or do we need other education strategies? And what are the differences in this reasoning process between experienced and unexperienced prescribers? The aim of this research project is to get more insight in the process of (pharmaco)therapeutic reasoning and to give recommendations on how to improve this reasoning process based on the findings.

3. Development of a European Prescribing Exam and a European Open Platform for Prescribing Education European teaching platform. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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