WHO Regional Office in Europe and Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) in Salzburg have made an agreement to strengthen palliative care education of all healthcare professionals at post-graduate level. For this purpose the PMU has been designated as a WHO collaborating centre for nursing research and education. The main aim of this collaboration is to develop a pan-European palliative care curriculum to fit national training requirements. PMU is committed to promote health professionals' education in the Eastern European region and Central Asia to support collaboration in education of healthcare professionals' across all fields of responsibility in order to improve the access to palliative care services.

Following targets of references (TORs) were set for years 2016-2020:

TOR 1

To develop a multidisciplinary post-graduate palliative care curriculum for all health care professionals in the pan-European region

TOR 2

To assist WHO in dissemination of relevant documents and information

TOR 3

To support WHO by conducting research to improve the quality of palliative care

The Institute of Nursing Science and Practice at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg was designated to WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education in 2016.

Official Entry in the WHO Collaborating Centres Global database

WHO CC ... what is it about?

Prof. Kay Currie Interview WHO Collaborating Centre at Paracelsus Medical University (1/3)

Prof. Kay Currie Interview WHO Collaborating Centre at Paracelsus Medical University (2/3)

Prof. Kay Currie Interview WHO Collaborating Centre at Paracelsus Medical University (3/3)