PALLIAUSTRIA: Palliative Care Undergraduate Education

The integration of palliative medicine into the curricula of medical universities is an important step towards strengthening palliative care. The aim of the PALLIAUSTRIA project is to record the status of university level education of palliative medicine at Austrian medical faculties. Literature-based results are now published.

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The influence of socio-cultural and socio-economic variables on the practise of palliative care

The perceived self-efficacy and preparedness of newly qualified physicians in practising palliative care were reported to be higher in areas of family involvement, and pain and symptom management than in areas of breaking bad news, prognosis, and diagnosing dying. Major influences on the young physicians’ perceived self-efficacy and preparedness in practising palliative care were socio-economic circumstances of a resource-limited setting and cultural-religious considerations. In addition, the perceived…

"You've Got the Power"

Power represents an essential distinction between cultural competence and cultural safety. Healthcare providers should reflect on interpersonal power differences and acknowledge the power differences between nurses and patients.

Experiences of Teaching Palliative Care

Teachers play a crucial role in PC education. Teachers are expected to organise learning, know the subject area and state of the art, be willing to learn, lead by example, and embody and practise the principles of palliative care. Equipping teachers with evidence-based curricula, clearly defined teaching objectives, method cases and performance assessment strategies should facilitate palliative care education in medical schools.

NursEduPal@Euro towards an improved quality of higher education in the field of palliative care nursing education

The NursEduPal@Euro consortium consists of four institutes of higher education: The Howest (Belgium), The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (Finland), The University of Transilvania in Brasov (Romania), and Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg (Austria). Under the wing of the European Association for Palliative Care, this innovative project seeks to strengthen the European Core Competencies Palliative Care report and the European Matrix for Palliative Care Education, including improving the…

Palliative Care in Parkinson’s disease: A Learning Toolkit Published

The PD_Pal project is to validate a new model of palliative care, which could be easily integrated with traditional Management when disability limits mobility and independence. Part of developing new standards for palliative care in Parkinson's Disease is to make high quality palliative care education accessible to healthcare professionals as well as patients and caregivers.