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Geke Blok

Dr. Geke A. BlofotogekeBlokk is Head of Medical Education and Science and manager of the Department of Education in the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft. Her responsibilities concern the quality of both resident education and the internships and support of clinical teachers as well as the quality of scientific research carried out in the hospital. She is co-author of the educational plan for training of residents, consultants and nurses in dealing with patients at risk . She was trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and developed her expertise in education in her work at Maastricht University.  
She was co-author of the European Donor Hospital Education Program (EDHEP) aimed at training professional skills in breaking bad news and requesting organ donation that is implemented in over 30 countries worldwide. Her dissertation (2003) was about measurement of the effects of this program on professional competence, teamwork in the intensive care and satisfaction of relatives, both in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In 2006 she reviewed international literature and compared legal systems and actual practice in organ procurement in Europe for a government study to evaluate the Law on Organ Donation.
She is co-author of the Communication Skills Module of the Patient-Centered Acute Training programme (PACT) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).
She has been one of the pioneers to implement the electronic learning environment at Maastricht University and preparing staff and students for elearning and blended learning.
Geke Blok is a consultant for the development and implementation of training/management programs for professionals around the world and is (co-)author of over 40 publications on (assessment of) professional staff.  

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