PhD J.L. Suurmond publications


Publications PhD J.L. Suurmond

Research Associate
Main activities
Education, Research
Project coordinator European projects; Teaching diversity; Qualitative studies
Focus of research

Diversity and responsive health care practices

Citation. Diversity and responsive health care practices

Goal or mission statement. This research program aims to identify and overcome barriers in care access among underserved groups (such as migrants) using a multi-disciplinary lens on theory and methodology with the ultimate aim to achieve equal access to care services for equal need.

Research themes.

Palliative care and diverse patients/clients We study how palliative care can become more diversity responsive, for example by (1) developing tools for palliative care projects to involve diverse patients and take into account the needs and practices of diverse patients and their family; (2) by studying how the concept of dignity in palliative care is defined by diverse migrant patients; (3) by evaluating training for health care professionals and medical students about palliative care to migrant patients.

Access to care for refugees and asylum seekers We study access to care, for example how to give culturally tailored information about latent tuberculosis screening for asylum seekers and refugees as well as exploring their perceptions about (latent) tuberculosis and screening. In addition, we study whether mental health care meets the needs of new migrant women.

Access to screening We study access to colorectal cancer screening for migrants and how to give culturally tailored information about screening.

Implicit bias in health care Using interviews we study the concept and impact of implicit bias in health care.

Cultural competence in medical education We develop training and study the effect of cultural competence training in medical education (e.g. the effect of training about the use of interpreters). In addition, we address cultural competencies of medical teachers, assessing their needs and develop training to meet these needs


  • Torensma Marieke, Suurmond Jeanine L., van der Heide Agnes, Onwuteaka-Philipsen Bregje D. Care and Decision-Making at the End of Life for Patients With a Non-Western Migration Background Living in The Netherlands: A Nationwide Mortality Follow-Back Study Journal of pain and symptom management 2020 [PubMed]
  • Spruijt Ineke, Haile Dawit Tesfay, Erkens Connie, van den Hof Susan, Goosen Simone, ten Kate Andrea, Teshome Hewan, Karels Marja, Koenders Marga, Suurmond Jeanine Strategies to reach and motivate migrant communities at high risk for TB to participate in a latent tuberculosis infection screening program: A community-engaged, mixed methods study among Eritreans BMC public health 2020;20 (1) [PubMed]


  • Lanting Katja, Dogra Nisha, Hendrickx Kristin, Nathan Yoga, Sim Judith, Suurmond Janny Culturally competent in medical education - European medical teachers' self-reported preparedness and training needs to teach cultural competence topics and to teach a diverse class MedEdPublish 2019:1-17
  • Hordijk Rowan, Hendrickx Kristin, Lanting Katja, MacFarlane Anne, Muntinga Maaike, Suurmond Jeanine Defining a framework for medical teachers' competencies to teach ethnic and cultural diversity: Results of a European Delphi study Medical teacher 2019;41 (1):68-74 [PubMed]
  • Woudstra Anke Judith, Suurmond Jeanine How narratives influence colorectal cancer screening decision making and uptake: A realist review Health expectations 2019;22 (3):327-337 [PubMed]
  • Torensma M., Onwuteaka-Philipsen B. D., Strackee K. L., Oosterveld-Vlug M. G., de Voogd X., Willems D. L., Suurmond J. L. How to help researchers in palliative care improve responsiveness to migrants and other underrepresented populations: developing and testing a self-assessment instrument BMC palliative care 2019;18 (1):83 [PubMed]
  • Spruijt Ineke, Erkens Connie, Suurmond Jeanine, Huisman Erik, Koenders Marga, Kouw Peter, Toumanian Sophie, Cobelens Frank, van den Hof Susan Implementation of latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment among newly arriving immigrants in the Netherlands: A mixed methods pilot evaluation PLoS ONE 2019;14 (7):e0219252 [PubMed]
  • Spruijt Ineke, Tesfay Haile Dawit, Suurmond Jeanine, van den Hof Susan, Koenders Marga, Kouw Peter, van Noort Natascha, Toumanian Sophie, Cobelens Frank, Goosen Simone, Erkens Connie Latent tuberculosis screening and treatment among asylum seekers: a mixed-methods study European respiratory journal 2019;54 (5) [PubMed]
  • Sorensen Janne, Norredam Marie, Suurmond Jeanine, Carter-Pokras Olivia, Garcia-Ramirez Manuel, Krasnik Allan Need for ensuring cultural competence in medical programmes of European universities BMC medical education 2019;19 (1) [PubMed]
  • Suurmond J., Bakker A., van Loey N. E. Psychological distress in ethnic minority parents of preschool children with burns Burns 2019
  • de Voogd Xanthe, Onwuteaka-Philipsen Bregje, Willems Dick, Suurmond Jeanine Religie en familie: Belangrijk voor waardigheid migranten Pallium 2019;21 (4):24-27
  • Achterbergh Louis, Suurmond Jeanine, Linthorst Gabor E. Respectvol etnisch profileren in de zorg Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 2019;163 (Maart 1):1-3
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Dogra Nisha, Carter-Pokras Olivia Whole institution approaches for diversifying the medical curriculum BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2019;364 [PubMed]


  • Chiarenza Antonio, Horvat Lidia, Lanting Katja, Ciannameo Anna, Suurmond Jeanine Addressing healthcare for migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe: A review of training programmes Health education journal 2018;78 (1):9-23
  • Kruithof Kasper, Suurmond Jeanine, Harting Janneke Eating together as a social network intervention for people with mild intellectual disabilities: a theory-based evaluation International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being 2018;13 (1) [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Torensma Marieke Involving underserved patient populations in research BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2018;363 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Lanting Katja Leren stereotyperen?: Over impliciete associaties en voorsorteren op de diagnose door zorgverleners Podium voor Bio-ethiek 2018;25 (1):15-17
  • Suurmond J., Torensma M. Patients' roles and rights in research BMJ open 2018;363 (k4385):1
  • Lijbers Laura, Gerritsen Debby, Suurmond Jeanine Using interpretation services during clerkships clinical teacher 2018;15 (2):136-140 [PubMed]


  • Sorensen Janne, Norredam Marie, Dogra Nisha, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Suurmond Jeanine, Krasnik Allan Enhancing cultural competence in medical education International journal of medical education 2017;8:28-30 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine Lessons in Modesty: Traveling to Peruin: Sietske Dijkstra, Lia van Doorn, James Clement van Pelt, editors. Seeking Home in a Strange Land. Stili Novi; 2017. p. 243-258, ISBN 9789078094708
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny Patiënten met een migratieachtergrondin: Hanneke de Haes, Leo Gualthérie van Weezel, Robbert Sanderman, editors. Psychologische Patiëntenzorg in de Oncologie. Assen: Koninklijke Van Gorcum; 2017. p. 185-197, ISBN 9789023255253
  • Schoenmakers Daphne, Lamkaddem Majda, Suurmond Jeanine The Role of the Social Network in Access to Psychosocial Services for Migrant Elderly-A Qualitative Study International journal of environmental research and public health 2017;14 (10):1215 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond J., Lieveld A., van de Wetering M., Schouten-van Meeteren A. Y. N. Towards culturally competent paediatric oncology care. A qualitative study from the perspective of care providers European journal of cancer care 2017;26 (6):e12680 [PubMed]


  • Suurmond Jeanine, Rosenmöller Doenja L., El Mesbahi Hakima, Lamkaddem Majda, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Barriers in access to home care services among ethnic minority and Dutch elderly--a qualitative study International journal of nursing studies 2016;54:23-35 [PubMed]
  • Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Suurmond Jeanine Culturele competenties: noodzaak in zorg voor asielzoekers en vluchtelingen Tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen (TSG) 2016;94 (1):13-14
  • Woudstra Anke J., Dekker Evelien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Suurmond Jeanine Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding colorectal cancer screening among ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands - a qualitative study Health expectations 2016;19 (6):1312-1323 [PubMed]
  • van Rosse Floor, de Bruijne Martine, Suurmond Jeanine, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Wagner Cordula Language barriers and patient safety risks in hospital care. A mixed methods study International journal of nursing studies 2016;54:45-53 [PubMed]
  • van Rosse Floor, Suurmond Jeanine, Wagner Cordula, de Bruijne Martine, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Role of relatives of ethnic minority patients in patient safety in hospital care: a qualitative study BMJ open 2016;6 (4):e009052 [PubMed]
  • Hudelson Patricia, Dogra Nisha, Hendrickx Kristen, Verdonk Petra, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Suurmond Jeanine The challenges of integrating cultural competence into undergraduate medical curricula across Europe: experience from the C2ME "Culturally competent in medical education" project MedEdPublish 2016
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Woudstra Anke, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise The interpreter as co-interviewer: the role of the interpreter during interviews in cross-language health research Journal of health services research & policy 2016;21 (3):172-177 [PubMed]


  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Analyzing Fallacies in Argumentation to Enhance Effectiveness of Educational Interventions: The Case of Care Providers' Arguments Against Using Professional Interpretation Journal of continuing education in the health professions 2015;35 (4):249-254 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine Louise, Hudelson Patricia, Dogra Nisha Culture and health Lancet 2015;385 (9968):602 [PubMed]
  • Ikram Umar Z., Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Suurmond Jeanine How we developed an effective e-learning module for medical students on using professional interpreters Medical teacher 2015;37 (5):422-427 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond J., Rivellese F., Dorjée A. L., Bakker A. M., Rombouts Y. J. P. C., Rispens T., Wolbink G., Zaldumbide A., Hoeben R. C., Huizinga T. W. J., Toes R. E. M. Toll-like receptor triggering augments activation of human mast cells by anti-citrullinated protein antibodies Annals of the rheumatic diseases 2015;74 (10):1915-1923 [PubMed]


  • Seeleman Conny, Hermans Jessie, Lamkaddem Majda, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise A students' survey of cultural competence as a basis for identifying gaps in the medical curriculum BMC medical education 2014;14 (1):216 [PubMed]
  • Hordijk Rowan, Suurmond Jeanine Did you see? Diversity and equality in health and care 2014;11:163-164
  • Suurmond Jeanine Lessen in bescheidenheid. Reizen naar Peruin: Sietske Dijkstra, Lia van Doorn, editors. Een vreemde Thuis in den vreemde. Zoektocht naar verandering en houvast. Utrecht: Stili Novi; 2014. p. 197-209, ISBN 9789078094531


  • de Bruijne Martine C., van Rosse Floor, Uiters Ellen, Droomers Mariël, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Ethnic variations in unplanned readmissions and excess length of hospital stay: a nationwide record-linked cohort study European journal of public health 2013;23 (6):964-971 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond J., Rupp I., Seeleman C., Goosen S., Stronks K. The first contacts between healthcare providers and newly-arrived asylum seekers: a qualitative study about which issues need to be addressed Public health 2013;127 (7):668-673 [PubMed]


  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, Stronks Karien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Een arts van de wereld. Etnische diversiteit in de medische praktijk. Tweede, herziene drukHouten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2012. ISBN 9789031391462
  • Suurmond J., Dokter J., van Loey N., Essink-Bot M. L. Issues to address in burn care for ethnic minority children: A qualitative study of the experiences of health care staff Burns 2012;38 (5):730-737 [PubMed]


  • Suurmond Jeanine, Uiters Ellen, de Bruijne Martine C., Stronks Karien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Negative health care experiences of immigrant patients: a qualitative study BMC health services research 2011;11 (1):10 [PubMed]


  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise, Stronks Karien Allochtone patiënten met hypertensie Tijdschrift voor praktijkondersteuning 2010;april (2):42-45
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, Rupp Ines, Goosen Simone, Stronks Karien Cultural competence among nurse practitioners working with asylum seekers Nurse education today 2010;30 (8):821-826 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Uiters Ellen, de Bruijne Martine C., Stronks Karien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Explaining Ethnic Disparities in Patient Safety: A Qualitative Analysis American journal of public health 2010;100 (Suppl. 1):S113-S117 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond J. L., Seeleman M. C., Essink-Bot M. L., Stronks K. Omgaan met taal- en cultuurverschillenin: A. A. Kaptein, J. B. Prins, E. H. Collette, R. L. Hulsman, editors. Medische psychologie. 2e herziene druk. Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2010. p. 225-233, ISBN 9789031378197


  • Seeleman Conny, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien Cultural competence: a conceptual framework for teaching and learning Medical education 2009;43 (3):229-237 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, Stronks Karien Culturele aspecten bij anamnese en lichamelijk onderzoekin: J. S. Stilma, J. C. C. Borleffs, A. M. M. van Deursen, editors. Coschap over de grenzen. Een praktische leidraad voor een stage in het buitenland. Houten: Prelum Uitgevers; 2009. p. 119-125, ISBN 9789085620389


  • Rupp Ines, Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, ten Asbroek Guus, Stronks Karien Verpleegkundige intake en medisch onderzoek volwassen asielzoekers. Een heroriëntatieAmsterdam: Afdeling Sociale Geneeskunde AMC; 2008. 126p. ISBN 9789071433801


  • Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien, Foets Marleen, Schuster John Allochtone groepen in Nederland. Definities en achtergrondinformatiein: Marleen Foets, John Schuster, Karien Stronks, editors. Gezondheids(zorg)onderzoek onder allochtone bevolkingsgroepen. Een praktische introductie. Amsterdam: Aksant; 2007. p. 15-28, ISBN 9789052602967
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny Artsen en patiënten in een multiculturele samenlevingin: Jaap Bos, editors. Discoursanalyse. Communicatie op de werkvloer. Bussum: Coutinho; 2007. p. 91-109, ISBN 9789046900871
  • Foets Marleen, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien De relatie tussen etnische herkomst en gezondheid(szorg). Een conceptualiseringin: Marleen Foets, John Schuster, Karien Stronks, editors. Gezondheids(zorg)onderzoek onder allochtone bevolkingsgroepen. Een praktische introductie. Amsterdam: Aksant; 2007. p. 29-50, ISBN 9789052602967
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien, Foets Marleen, Schuster John Epiloogin: Marleen Foets, John Schuster, Karien Stronks, editors. Gezondheids(zorg)onderzoek onder allochtone bevolkingsgroepen. Een praktische introductie. Amsterdam: Aksant; 2007. p. 181-187, ISBN 9789052602967
  • Foets Marleen, Schuster John, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien Inleidingin: Marleen Foets, John Schuster, Karien Stronks, editors. Gezondheids(zorg)onderzoek onder allochtone bevolkingsgroepen. Een praktische introductie. Amsterdam: Aksant; 2007. p. 9-11, ISBN 9789052602967
  • Agyemang Charles, Seeleman Conny, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien Racism in health and health care in Europe: where does the Netherlands stand? European journal of public health 2007;17 (3):240-241 [PubMed]


  • Suurmond J., Seeleman C., Stronks K. Culturele competenties en interculturalisatie van opleidingen Cultuur migratie gezondheid 2006;3 (4):190-199
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny Shared decision-making in an intercultural context. Barriers in the interaction between physicians and immigrant patients Patient education and counseling 2006;60 (2):253-259 [PubMed]
  • Seeleman C., Suurmond J., Stronks K. Valkuilen bij het omgaan met allochtone kinderen Patient care 2006;V (juli):35-ev


  • Seeleman M. C., Suurmond J., Stronks K. Een arts van de wereld. Etnische diversiteit in de medische praktijk. Eerste drukHouten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005. ISBN 9789031346592