Since May 2018 Sanne is part of the team of Joris Slaets, commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to develop the pilot project ‘Compassionate healthcare for the elderly – a personal view on quality’. Sanne researches the use of narratives as a quality instrument in healthcare. Quality care starts with the well-being of the client. The challenge is to get this experienced quality an equally important place in the care practice as the normative measurements and lists do. In addition to this research, Sanne develops training materials and gives training sessions on the themes of compassionate healthcare.
Sanne has a background in medical anthropology and sociology (University of Amsterdam). Since her graduation she has worked at several care organisations, including the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital and the Ben Sajet centre. In addition to her employment at Leyden Academy, Sanne gives training to nurses about culture sensitive care in the hospital setting.