If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Dr. Renske Kruizinga studied Journalism at the Christian University in Ede and Religious Studies at VU University Amsterdam in Amsterdam. Her PhD-thesis was on spirituality in cancer patients: Out of the blue; experiences of contingency in advanced cancer patients. This PhD study was a collaboration between the Department of Medical Oncology at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. As a researcher and policy officer Renske is affiliated with Tilburg University, where she works for the University Center for Chaplaincy Studies. 

External positions

Number 6 on the list for the municipal elections. (Christen Unie)

6 Feb 2018 → …


  • Spiritual Care
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Counseling / Pastoral Work / Soul Care
  • Spiritual Counseling

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Renske Kruizinga is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Palliative Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Interviews Medicine & Life Sciences
Islam Medicine & Life Sciences
Metaphor Medicine & Life Sciences
Validation Studies Medicine & Life Sciences
Communication Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2013 2019

An assisted structured reflection on life events and life goals in advanced cancer patients: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial (Life InSight Application (LISA) study)

Kruizinga, R., Scherer-Rath, M., Schilderman, J. B., Hartog, I. D., Van Der Loos, J. P., Kotzé, H. P., Westermann, A. M., Klümpen, H-J., Kortekaas, F., Grootscholten, C., Bossink, F., Schrama, J., Van De Vrande, W., Schrama, N. A., Blokland, W., De Vos, F. Y., Kuin, A., Meijer, W. G., Van Oijen, M. G., Sprangers, M. A. & 1 others, Van Laarhoven, H. W., Feb 2019, In : Palliative Medicine. 33, 2, p. 221-231 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Life Change Events
Life Expectancy
Linear Models

Hoop in de bajes

Reijer J. de Vries, Kruizinga, R. & de Wit, T., 2018, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP). 120 p. (Publicatiereeks van het Centrum voor Justitiepastoraat; vol. 12)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingProfessional

Relating to the Experience of Contingency in Patients With Advanced Cancer: An Interview Study in U.S. Patients.

Kruizinga, R., 4 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 55, 3, p. 913-921

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Life Change Events
Palliative Care

Toward a Fully Fledged Integration of Spiritual Care and Medical Care.

Kruizinga, R., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 55, 3, p. 1035-1040

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Delivery of Health Care

Out of the blue: Experiences of contingency in advanced cancer patients

Kruizinga, R., 2017, 149 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific


Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Organising a conference

Do we have a case?

Sjaak Korver (Organiser), Renske Kruizinga (Organiser), Martin N. Walton (Organiser), J.N. den Toom (Organiser)
25 Feb 201926 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conferenceScientific


Projects 2018 2018