Jowien van der Zaag

I have been working at the Netherlands Cancer Institute as a Protestant spiritual counselor since 2003. It is a privilege for me to be able to assist people at this hospital in their vulnerabilities and strengths.

I specialize in guidance during the process that patients and their loved ones are facing after a cancer diagnosis. We aim to offer alleviation and clarity during treatment and aftercare through conversation or ritual befitting of the patient's views and beliefs. Together with the other care professionals, but within the bounds of confidentiality, we hope to contribute to the good care of our patients and their loved ones.