Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Shifting the Paradigm

On 25 and 26 October 2018, the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care and EAPC RN will hold their first international seminar on Public Health Research in Palliative Care in Brussels. The themes of the seminar are:

• Improving support in society for palliative care
• Death, dying and loss
• Family caregiving for people with serious illness
• Volunteers in end-of-life and palliative care
• Non-professional agents and organizations in end-of-life and palliative care
• Collaboration and coalitions between health care services and civil society or the general public
• Community interventions to improve end-of-life or bereavement care
• Public health policy to improve end-of-life or bereavement care in society 

The registration deadline is 15 October 2018. For more information about the full program and registration, 
please visit the organisers' website

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