Tim Debroyer wins first Vernède Thesis Prize

The winner of the Vernède Thesis Prize 2022 is Tim Debroyer with his master’s thesis titled “The end of tuberculosis? Treatments and patient experiences at the Sanatorium Elisabeth te Sijsele (1945-1986)” (Original title: “Het einde van tuberculose? Behandelingen en patiëntenervaringen in het Sanatorium Elisabeth te Sijsele (1945-1986)”). In his thesis, he shows the important role that nurses played in the elimination of tuberculosis as a disease and how invisible the work of nurses often is. The prize was awarded on May 20 by the jury of the Sister Vernède Foundation.

Read the press release about Tim’s winning thesis here.

The Vernède Thesis Prize is named after nurse Catharina Helena Vernède (1875-1957). In 1927, she wrote the first Dutch handbook on the history of nursing. Find out more about the Vernède Thesis Prize and apply here.