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 Care: Shifting the Paradigm” was held in the Palace of the Royal Academies in Brussels from the 25th to 26th of October.

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...

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...


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.

The Pontifical Academy of Life has published a White Paper on Palliative Care Global Advocacy

The Catholic Church's appreciation for the Palliative Care as an approach to take care of the vulnerable is evident in its catechism, which includes the following statement “palliative care represents a special form of disinterested charity, and as such, should be encouraged” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2279).

The future of end-of-life care

Because of advances in modern medicine and increasing life expectancy, population ageing is affecting developed nations, and, increasingly, the developing world. This change brings higher prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity as an emerging priority for global health research. Less often discussed are the implications of these global trends for death and dying, which will become more common and more complex.