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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

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Research Output

Learning from Case Studies in Chaplaincy: Towards Practice Based Evidence & Professionalism

Kruizinga, R. (ed.), Körver, J. (ed.), den Toom, N. (ed.), Walton, M. N. (ed.) & Stoutjesdijk, M. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Utrecht: Eburon. 224 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editing

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

  • 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 editing

    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

  • 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

  • Activities

    • 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