Shifting the paradigm: What? Who? Where? When? Why?

The End of Life Research Group from Brussels and Ghent led by Professors Luc Deliens and Joachim Cohen works towards achieving the best palliative and end of life care. As an initiative of this research group a two-day seminar “Public Health and Palliative...

Giving voice for those in suffering

From the 18th to 20th October Romanian palliative care and hospice movement celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark this significant effort professional caregivers all over Romania gathered in Poiana, Braşov. The meeting was put together of festive gala...

Invest! Innovate! Include!

The WHO Collaborating Centre in Salzburg stood strong for Innovation, better end of life care, and high quality palliative care education at the WHO Regional meeting of Government Chief Nursing Officers, WHO collaborating centres and European Forum of...

A truly EPICC meeting in Malta

The 2nd teaching and learning event of ERASMUS+ Project “Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care” took place from the 24th to the 28th of September, 2018 at the University...

EDUPALL Consortium meets in Aachen

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...


The provision of palliative care

In Europe, hundreds of thousands of people do not have access to appropriate palliative care services, including, in particular, access to appropriate pain relief. Consequently, patients and families suffer needlessly, while health-care systems are put under additional strain due to unnecessary and costly hospital admissions and emergency services.

The Lancet Commission

How to integrate oncology and palliative care using standardised care pathways, referral guidelines, and collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for patient-centred care?

Scaling Up Palliative Care in Nursing Practice – Globally

Historic Astana 2018 Declaration on Universal Health Care includes references to palliative care

Forty years after the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Healthcare was released in 1978,  a new Astana 2018 Declaration has been written and approved by ministers of health from around the world. The Declaration includes two references to palliative care.

Two business models for nurse-led palliative care

As the population ages, the corresponding rise in people living with life-limiting illnesses will lead to a greater need for clinician experts in palliative medicine. There are not enough physicians available to care for the growing number of patients. Nurse practitioners are well positioned to meet this demand.