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Marinela Olaroiu
is born in Filiasi, Romania. She is a medical doctor and is specialised as General Practitioner in Romania and as Geriatrician in the Netherlands.

Currently she is Editor-in-Chief of PALIATIA and of www.edmed.ro . Additionally, she works free lance.

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Personal data:

Married, one child
Born on 18 September 1955, in Filiasi, Romania
Medical Doctor 1980
Specialisation as General Practitioner 1983
PhD 2000
Specialisation as Nursing home physician 2004

Education and professional training:

1970-1974 Liceul ‘’Fratii Buzesti’’ Craiova, Romania.
1974-1980 study medicine , Faculty of Medicine Craiova, Romania.
1992-2000: registered specialist/senior and official trainer in general practice, Romania.
1993-2000: followed different training courses in Romania and abroad on clinical epidemiology, research, practice management, emergencies, rehabilitations and symptoms management in general practice/family medicine in Romanian-Dutch PSO and Matra Projects, the Know How Fund Project, World Bank Project; School from Riom ( France), University Rene Decartes (France), Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (The Netherlands), The Queen`s University of Belfast (Northern Ireland), Romanian Centre of Postgradueted Education (Romania).
1996: competence in acupuncture and alternative medicine, Romania.
2000: doctor in medicine , PhD in medicine University of Bucharest ,‘’The cellulair effects of pulsed electromagnetic waves (Diapulse)’’, Romania.
2001-2004: specialization course on nursing-home/geriatric medicine, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
2004 > registered geriatrician/ nursing home physician in The Netherlands.

Work and professional activities:

1980-1983: resident in various hospitals in Bucharest, Romania.
1983-1992: general practitioner in different dispensaries in Romania
1992-2000: specialist /senior general practitioner in the Dispensary Popesti-Leordeni (SAI), Romania.
1997-2001: trainer for general practitioners, Romania.
1998-2000: president of the Romanian Society of General Practitioners/Family Doctors, Romania.
1996-2000: coordinator of The pilot study on morbidity registration in general practice using ICPC( International Classification on Primary Care) and Manager of the Sentinel Registration Study/ Network in general practice, Romania.
2000: doctor in medicine , PhD in medicine University of Bucharest ,‘’The cellulair effects of pulsed electromagnetic waves (Diapulse)’’, supervisor Pof. Dr. S. Comorosan, Romania.
2001 > registered as physicians in BIG Register (The Netherlands)
2001-2004: nursing home physician in Schutterhof, Brunssum, Atrium, The Netherlands.
2002-2004 : international secretary of the Romanian–Dutch project PACARO (PAlliativeCAre in ROmania)
2004 > registered geriatrician/nursing home specialist in The Netherlands.
2004-2009: nursing home physician Mondriaan Zorggroep, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
2007> co-founder andassociate of Media DOM Express SRL, Romanian accredited provider of continuing medical education.
2007-2009: international secretary of REPACARO (Regional Expertise centre PAliative Care in Romania).
2008 > Editor-in-Chief of PALIATIA; on line journal on palliative care (www.paliatia.eu).
2009-2010: nursing home physician (specialist in geriatric care) at Extramural Mental Health Care (RIAGG) Maastricht.
2009> Member of the Board of the International Art Foundation (IAF), The Netherlands.
2009> member of Maatschap WM (www.wimmarinela.com) Europe.
2010> freelance author for CME-online, The Netherlands.
2010> Member of the Board of the Foundation on Research and Advice in Care for Elderly (SOAZ/RACE), The Netherlands.
2011> Editor-in-Chief of Romanian CME-online programma (www.edmed.ro), Romania.
2012-2015 lecturer University 'Titu Maiorescu', Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania. .
2015>Marinela is member of the International Editorial Board of the: Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (see: www.rojced.com ).

Memberships:

1993 > member of the Romanian Society of General Practitioners/Family Doctors
1994 > member of The Society of Romanian Writers and Publicists Physicians
1995-2000: member of The Balcanic Medical Society , A.M.R.
1995-2001: member of the National College of General Practitioners Romania
1998-2000: Member of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) Classifications Committee
2000: Honorary member of the Romanian Society of General Practitioners/Family Doctors
2000-2003: co-founder and member of the foundation : Centrul National de Studii pentru Medicina Familiei
2000 >: direct member WONCA( World Organization of Family Doctors)
2001-2010: member NVVA (Nederlands Vereninging voor Verpleeghuisartsen)
2004 >: co-founder and member of the foundation : RainCare ( Romanian Association for Integrated Care)
2004-2010: member of the European Workgroup ‘Dignity for Frail Old'.
2007-2009: member of Steering Committee 'REPACARO'

Awards:

1997 : Diploma of honor of ‘’Viata medicala”

2010: Award of the Romanian College of Physicians for the best medical blog of the year in Romania.

2012: Award "Premiul de excelenta" of the "Viata Medicala".

2013: Public Award ''The Most Active Physician on Internet'' of the Romanian College of Physicians

Recent Publications

 

Olaroiu M. Palliative care and dementia. Editorial PALIATIA 2017; 10 (3): 1

Heuvel Wim J.A. van den, Olaroiu M. How important are health care expenditures for life expectancy? A comparative, European analysis.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.11.027 2017

Olaroiu M, Heuvel WJA van den.  Where to invest in health? Viata Medicala Nr 46 11 November 2016.

Olaroiu M. Advanced care planning. Editorial PALIATIA 2016; 9 (3): 1

Olaroiu M. Palliative care for the happy few. Editorial PALIATIA 2016; 9 (2): 1

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V, Brinza I, Heuvel, W van den. The predictive value of the Groningen Frailty Indicator on care utlization of community-living old Romanians. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Researchand, July 2016 (see http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cggr/aip/6851768/ ).

Olaroiu M. Organisation of palliative care in the Netherlands. Romanian Journal of Health Manager. 2016; 10: 12-16

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Is palliative care cost-effective? PALIATIA 2016; 9 (1): 3-9

Olaroiu M. A New Year wish. Edotorial PALIATIA 2016; 9 (1): 1

Olaroiu M (ed). Tratat de Ingrijiri Palliative la Domiciliu (Handbook on palliative care at home). ETNA, Bucharest, 2015

Olaroiu M, Heuvel WJA van den. What does palliative care costs? Romanian Journal of Health Manager. 2015; 9: 24-26

Olaroiu M. Palliative care in Europe. A look behind the (former iron) curtain. Geron 2015; 3: 67-69 (see also: bsl.nl/geron-4en-2015 )

Olaroiu M. Lessons from assessment of quality in palliative care. Editorial PALIATIA 2015; 8 (4)

Olaroiu M. When will Romania improve palliative care? Editorial PALIATIA 2015; 8 (2)

Minerva Ghinescu, Marinela Olaroiu, Sorina Aurelian, Ruud J.G. Halfens, Luminita Dumitrescu, Jos M.G.A. Schols, Gabriela Rahnea-Nita, Aurelia Curaj, Ionna Alexa, Wim J.A. van den Heuvel. Assessment of Care Problems in Romania: Feasibility and Exploration. Journal of American Medical Diredtors Association 2015; 16:  86.e9–86.e12

 

Publications

Books:

Olaroiu M (ed). Tratat de Ingrijiri Palliative la Domiciliu (Handbook on palliative care at home). ETNA, Bucharest, 2015

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. MEDICINA si GLOBALIZARE. Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. Editura Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2012

Olaroiu M. Manual online cu teste de anatomie, fiziologie, genetica si ecologie umana. 2011. www.edmed.ro

Olaroiu M. et all. Compendiu de ingrijiri paliative la domiciliu pentru echipei multidisciplinare. Ed Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2004

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. Editura Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2004

Olaroiu M. Clasificarea Internationala Pentru Asistenta Primara ICPC-2.Ed. SOLNESS, Timisoara,  2000

Olaroiu M. The cellulair effects of pulsed electromagnetic waves (Diapulse). PhD Medical School Bucharest, 2000

Gheorghiu A. Olaroiu M., Investigatii functionale in practica medicinei de familie. Ed. ALL, Bucuresti, 1998

Gheorghiu A. Olaroiu M., Sistem de autoinstruire si autoevaluare-teste de anatomie si fiziologie. Ed. Total Press, Bucuresti, 1993

Scientific Articles:

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. How important are health care expenditures for life expectancy? A comparative, European analysis.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.11.027 2017

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V, Brinza I, Heuvel, W van den. The predictive value of the Groningen Frailty Indicator on care utlization of community-living old Romanians. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Researchand, July 2016 (see http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cggr/aip/6851768/ ).

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Is palliative care cost-effective? PALIATIA 2016; 9 (1): 3-9

Minerva Ghinescu, Marinela Olaroiu, Sorina Aurelian, Ruud J.G. Halfens, Luminita Dumitrescu, Jos M.G.A. Schols, Gabriela Rahnea-Nita, Aurelia Curaj, Ionna Alexa, Wim J.A. van den Heuvel. Assessment of Care Problems in Romania: Feasibility and Exploration. Journal of American Medical Diredtors Association 2015; 16:  86.e9–86.e12

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V. Brinza I, Heuvel W van den. The psychometric qualities of the Groningen Frailty Indicator in Romanian community-dwelling old citizens. Family Practice, 2014; 31: 490-495

Ghinescu M, Olaroiu M, Dijk JP van, Olteanu T, Heuvel WJA van den. Health status of independently living older adults in Romania. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2014: 14; 926-933

Olaroiu M, Heuvel WJA van den. Age discrimination as experienced by Romanian old citizens. Romanian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2014; 3: 3-8

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V, Brinza I, Heuvel, W van den. The psychometric qualities of the Groningen Frailty Indicator in Romanian community-dwelling old citizens. Family Practice 2014; 31: 490-495

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Palliative care in Romania: needs and rights. Revista Romana de Bioetica. 2008: 2;

Dumitrescu L, Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den, Heuvel WJA van den. Changes in symptoms and pain intensity of cancer patients after enrollment in palliative care at home. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2007; 34 (5): 488-496

Dumitrescu L, Heuvel WJA van den, Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den. Experiences, knowledge and opinions on palliative care among Romanian General Practitioners, Croatian Medical Journal, 2006; 47 (1): 142-147

Professional Articles:

Olaroiu M. Organisation of palliative care in the Netherlands. Romanian Journal of Health Manager. 2016; 2: 12-16

Olaroiu M. Palliative care in Europe. A look behind the (former iron) curtain. Geron 2015; 3: 67-69 (see also: bsl.nl/geron-4en-2015 )

Olaroiu M. Lessons from assessment of quality in palliative care. Editorial PALIATIA 2015; 8 (4)

Olaroiu M. When will Romania improve palliative care? Editorial PALIATIA 2015; 8 (2)

Olaroiu M. Societal acceptance of chronic illnessess. Editorial PALIATIA 2014; 7 (3)

Olaroiu M. The growin interes in PALIATIA. Editorial. PALIATIA 2014; 7 (1).

Olaroiu M. Progress in palliative care. Editorial. PALIATIA 2013; 6 (3).

Olaroiu M. Support in palliative care.Editorial PALIATIA 2013; 6 (1)

Olaroiu M, Heuvel WJA van den. Indicatoren voor kwaliteit van zorg. Wie worden er wijzer van, de patiënten of de managers? Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie 2011; 42: 60-63.

Since 2009: permanent weekly medical blog: ''The blog of a cosmopolite physician'' on www.edmed.ro

Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den, Heuvel WJA van den. Verpleeghuisarts, aangenaam. Medisch Contact 2008; 63:1468-1469.

M. van den Heuvel-Olaroiu. Vernederlandsen van het eilandmodel. Medisch Contact, 63; 2008 (23): 994

Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den. Genoeg handen, maar niet de juiste. Medisch Contact. 2007; 62 (38): 1543-1545

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M, Dumitrescu L. Ontwikkelingen in palliatieve zorg in Roemenië, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Palliatieve Zorg, 2007; 8 (2): 39-42

Since 2000: permanent column in Viata Medicala : Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit.

Since 1994 :  articles published in : Medicina de familie, Revista medicala romana, Viata medicala, Buletinul informativ al medicului de familie , Enseigner, WONCANews

Lectures:

Invited lecture on 'What happens to frail old after one year? at the Xth conference on Family Medicine, 16-18 October 2014, Braila, Romania (togeter with Prof van den Heuvel).

Paper on 'Assessment of frailty in primary health care and a follow-up' at the 6th National Romanian Geriatrics and Gerontology Congress, 23-26 October 2014, Bucharest, Romania (together with Prof. van den Heuvel).

:Invited lecture on 'The concept of Frailty' at the Symposium "Health For All?! Healthy Ageing!" University of Rijeka, Croatia. 29-30 May 2014.

Lecure 'Frailty in old age: relevance and screening'. presented at the Conference on Family Medicine 10-12 October 2013 Braila, Romania (together with Prof. Dr. W.J.A. van den Heuvel).

Workshop 'Healthy Ageing and Frailty: prevention and assessment'. (together with Prof. Dr. WJA van den Heuvel), College of Physicians Braila, Romania. 24 May 2013.

Workshop 'Palliative care in Geriatrics' (together with Prof. Dr. WJA van den Heuvel), College of Physicians Braila, Romania. 25 May 2013

Lecture 'A new alternative for geriatrics' National Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology with international participation 'Active longevity: 60 years Geriatrics and Gerontology in Romania' Ana Aslan Institute Bucharest, Romania 20 October 2012

Invited lecture 'The position of the family doctor in the Dutch health care system' Conference on 'The first line in health care' Medical Society of Family Medicine Braila, Braila, Romania 19 October 2012

Workshop 'Care for the old: the future.' (together with W. van den Heuvel) University Titu Maiorescu, Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest 16 October 2012

Workshop 'Prevention and frailty in elderly (together with W van den Heuvel). 2nd International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. New Delhi, India, 28 February 2012

Workshop 'Developing a clinical guideline for the elderly - using DM as example (together with W van den Heuvel and N Vikram). 2nd International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. New Delhi, India, 29 February 2012

Olaroiu M. Vergrijzing en kwetsbare ouderen in perspectief. Lezing Breedenburgcursus, Texel, 29 maart 2011.

Long-term care for frail elderly in CEE countries: the case of Romania. Stavanger 30 August 2008. Forum on Nursing Home Medicine.

Courses:

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Arteriitis Temporalis. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2013

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Parkinson and parkinsonism. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2012

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Rheumatoid arthritis. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care. Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2012

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2011

Aurelian MS, Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Course online in Romanian for general practioners, geriatricians, internal medicine. Posted on www. http://www.edmed.ro. >2011

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly. Short term complications. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2011

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly. Long-term complications. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2011

Chapters in Books:

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Quo vadis, medicinae ?’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2011

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Medicina romaneasca, inoiri europene’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2008

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Personalitati medicale, opinii si fapte’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2007

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Cele mai frumoase pagini’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2006

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Cine tace consimte’’, Ed.  Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2003

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. in ed.: Mihailide M., Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’:’’Sanatatea si violenta fara frontiere’’, Ed. Viata Medicala romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2002 

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. in: ed. Mihailide M.,Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: Anul 2000, ‘’O lume in schimbare’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romanesca , Bucuresti , 2001

Olaroiu M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Pluta ultimei sperante’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 1999

Olaroiu M., Capatul de sentiment. in: ed M.Golescu.,  Almanahul Societatii Medicilor Scriitori si Publicisti din Romania: ''Clipa cea repede...'', Ed. Viata Medicala Romanesca , Bucuresti , 1999

Olaroiu M., O carte pentru generalistul anului 2000. in : ed. Mihailide M., Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: Taierea nodului Gordian’’. Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti. 1997