EAPC Educational Survey

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a strong commitment to supporting and developing palliative care structures as an important component of integrated treatment for young and old throughout the life course (World Health Organization, 2014). To ensure optimal responses to palliative care needs, educating healthcare professionals and volunteers is of major importance (Elsner et al, 2016). There is some evidence that a lack of knowledge regarding palliative care among the healthcare workers limits access to palliative care services (Hawley, 2017). To break this barrier, the need for palliative care education has to be addressed at many levels simultaneously.

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