The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) strives to promote health through research on effective communication.

Published on November 30th 2018 – Treatment decision making for older patients is a complex communication process in which specialists from different disciplines are involved. Sifra Bolle investigated if patient characteristics are considered in this communication process. Read more »

Published on November 19th 2018 – Together with colleagues from Maastricht University, ACHC-researcher Eline Smit developed and tested an e-learning program that aimed to improve practice nurses’ sub-optimal adherence to evidence-based smoking cessation treatment guidelines. Idea was that improving practice nurses’ adherence to these guidelines would benefit the quality of […] Read more »

Published on October 29th 2018 – In her dissertation, Sifra Bolle covers two recent developments that play a role in the context of the consultation with older (cancer) patients: 1) the potential of internet usage by older patients and 2) the decision-making process about the treatment of older patients during […] Read more »

Published on October 11th 2018 – On Friday December 7th 2018, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) is organizing a symposium entitled “Intercultural communication in healthcare: pitfalls and innovative solutions”. The chair of the symposium is Dr. Barbara Schouten and the symposium will last from 12:30 to 18:00. Admission […] Read more »