Palliative Care: YOU Are a BRIDGE

Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. It is ideally provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s and their caregivers to provide support and maintain a good quality of life due comprehensive symptom control. All healthcare providers are invited to become a BRIDGE for better lives of their patients.

EDUPALL Consortium meets in Aachen, Germany

The 2nd consortium meeting of EDUPALL Project took place from the 11th to 13th of June 2018 in Aachen, Germany.

The overall aim of this ERASMUS Plus supported project is to develop a standardized curriculum for undergraduate medical students in...

WHO CC Fieldwork from April to October, 2018

Dr. Andreas Stähli is currently conducting an ethnographic fieldwork in Eastern-Europe and Central-Asian countries to enquire about the structures of post-graduate palliative care education and explore the needs for further developments. The fieldwork data...

EAPC Educational Survey

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a strong commitment to supporting and developing palliative care structures as an important component of integrated treatment for young and old throughout the life course (World Health Organization, 2014). To...


Teaching Palliative Medicine in Europe

The introduction of palliative medicine depends on the existence of a favorable social and political context in relation to palliative care and the initiative of pioneers, trusted by students, to push this education forward. Lack of recognition, funding, and accredited teachers are currently the main barriers.

WHOCC2018 12th Biennial Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery, 17-20 July 2018, Cairns, Australia

SDGs and the future development of palliative care

The absence of a global indicator for palliative care development is a severe impediment to the inclusion of palliative care within global efforts towards Universal Health Care (UHC).

The estimated number of children in need of palliative care at the end of life is almost 1.2 million globally

The Lancet Commission report: Palliative Care and Pain Relief