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Madeleine Kerkhof — Biography


Madeleine Kerkhof, RNret CA AED MT ACS is a former RN. Today she is an expert and world-renowned educator in Clinical Aromatherapy, AquaCare and other complementary therapies. Her passion is to help integrate complementary therapies in mainstream health care.

She is a frequently asked speaker at conferences for professionals in health care. She is highly specialised in the care for the frailest patients, in elderly and dementia care, in oncology, pain management, and in palliative and end of life care.

She is member of several global aromatherapy organisations such as AIA and approved educator for the Dutch Board of Nurses and NAHA.

Madeleine is the author of Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care (2015), CO2 Extracts in Aromatherapy (2018), and Clinical AromaCare (in Dutch, 2020). Madeleine is global director and senior educator of Kicozo, Knowledge Institute for Integrative & Complementary (Nursing) Care.

Madeleine has contributed lessons on CO2 extracts for the Professional and Master's Level Online Certification Programs.