PMU WHO CC meets new consortium partners in Padua

The PD_Pal project, the first multi-center European project of the medical area coordinated by the University of Padua, will develop an innovative approach to the care and management of people with Parkinson's by integrating the technology in home management and defining new European standards in the pathways of treatment of the disease in the advanced phase. The kick off meeting of the PD_Pal Project took place in Padua, Feb 13-14 2019.

Postgraduate palliative care education for all healthcare providers in Europe: Results from an EAPC survey

According to the WHO, inadequate skills and capacities of healthcare workers are one of the four barriers hindering the access to palliative care. The paper (Paal et al. 2019) published in Palliative & Supportive Care contains a new and comprehensive list of learning goals essential for multidisciplinary postgraduate palliative care education. Besides highlighting the relevant competencies, the article provides best-practice toolboxes with teaching and assessment methods. The article comments on the WHO's...

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 evening on Thursday night to recognise people who have worked hard to make the palliative care and hospice movement a success and of two-day conference on Friday and Saturday called “Giving voice for those in suffering”.

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 National Nursing and Midwifery Associations in Athens from the 3rd to 4th of October, 2018.

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 of Malta, in Valletta.

Shout out to peers, mentors, teachers, and educators in palliative care

Equipping teachers with best philosophy, self-help methods and teaching strategies is a part of palliative care education that needs further attention, investigation and development. Piret Paal, Researcher and coordinator at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria, highlights the results of a recent survey.

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg,...