Background Kicozo and Madeleine Kerkhof

Kicozo is a globally active educator, teaching nurses, aromatherapists and other health care professionals a range of complementary care modalities and helps them integrate their skills and knowledge into mean stream health care.

Madeleine Kerkhof (RNret, CAE, INEE, MTE, ACSE) is a former nurse. 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.
Madeleine is the author of “Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care” (2015), “CO2 Extracts in Aromatherapy” (2018), and “Clinical AromaCare”(expected end 2020).
Please find her resume below:

Professional Biography

Kicozo  – Madeleine Kerkhof-Wellhüner

Personal data
Madeleine Kerkhof, born 29-05-1962
Wernhoutseweg 142
4884 MD Wernhout
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 651 497 284

Present activities
Director and Head of Education of the Knowledge Institute for Integrative & Complementary (Nursing) Care from 2010 with schools in The Netherlands and Hong Kong;
Expert Educator Aromatherapy and other Complementary Therapies for Health Care Professionals from 1998;
Corporate Complementary Nursing Trainer of Groenhuysen Group – Nursing homes, Home Care, Parkinson Center, Hospice (NL);
Corporate Complementary Nursing Trainer of Riethorst Group – Nursing homes, Elderly Care, Huntington’s Disease, Home Care (NL);
Worldwide renowned Speaker / Presenter at conferences;
Advisor to Section Complementary Nursing of the Dutch Nurses Association (NL);
Formulator specialised aromatic products for the Sick and Dying at De Levensboom (2008 – 2018);
Chair Levensboom Foundation (registered charity for palliative care) from 2006 (NL);
Member of the Dutch Nurses Association (NL);
Member of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS – EU);
Member of the American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA – USA);
Member of  the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA – USA);
Member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA – USA);
Member of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA – Australia);
Member of the Kneipp Association (D);
Member of the Herbalist Guild (NL);

Passionate about:
Bridge building between standard care and integrative nursing, holistic view on sickness and health, educating nurses and other health care professionals in safe and effective holistic interventions in clinical settings. Madeleine uses her extensive expertise and clinical experiences to teach AromaCare, Massage, AquaCare and Relaxation Techniques and integrate them in as simple ways as possible into the care for those in Oncology, Palliative Care, Pain, and for the Elderly and people with Dementia.

Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care (2015), ISBN 9789081767415.
CO2 Extracts in Aromatherapy, 50+ Extracts for Clinical Applications (2018), ISBN 9789081767439.
Clinical AromaCare, Fusion Aromatherapy Basics for Health Care Professionals (expected end of 2020).
Several articles in professional magazines (IJPHA USA, IJCA France, TvV Netherlands, Aromatherapy Times UK, Beyond Medicine Netherlands, Huntington Society Magazine Netherlands, VNGK Magazine Netherlands).