Dick M. van Etten MANP RN

I’m living in Amersfoort a town in the center of the Netherlands and I am Member of the Board, and Secretary. Started working in care for retarded people in 1983 and now a nurse specialist in mental health care. I’m expert in care for the elderly and especially older people with an addiction in alcohol, benzodiazepine or poly use.

At the moment I’m working for ‘Arkin BasisGGZ’ (outpatient mental health treatment) in Amsterdam in the South-east area. Only with chronical mentally ill patients, and responsible for 365 patients with a team of nurses and a psychiatrist for consultation. I prescribe medication for all of my patients. Treatment focus is stabilization and recovery.

One of my other expertise is to develop training programs for nurses.

Goal for the next years is to write a care program for elderly addicted people and support research.

You can reach me at: intnsanl@gmail.com

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