WHO Europe features Katharina Lex from Paracelsus Medical University as the research nurse in palliative care

“I do not give up easily – that is a useful quality to have in academic research, as the path can be rocky and strewn with setbacks,” says PhD student and nurse researcher Katharina Lex from the Institute of Nursing Science and Practice at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria.

Since 2016, the Institute has been a WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education, working towards strengthening palliative care education and training with a focus on nurse-led palliative care...

Nurses in palliative care - EAPC Blog Post Series #nurses2020

For the first time ever, the nations of the world unite to celebrate the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population. To mark this world first, the European Association for Palliative Care together with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg is delighted to launch a special series of 12 monthly posts to honour the work of nurses who work in palliative care and draw attention to several issues that...

Happy Birthday DGP!

The German Association for Palliative Medicine (1994-2019) celebrated its 25th anniversary on the 12th of September in Berlin under the moto: Knowledge creates the Life Quality!

Mean­ing­ful Re­la­tions in Aging and Dy­ing

Conference on Mean­ing­ful Re­la­tions in Aging and Dy­ing was held on the 28-30 August 2019 in Helsinki, Finland covering various aspects of aging and dying, specifically focusing on meaningful relations during these phases of life. This multi-disciplinary conference was open to all disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, social and care work, theology, social sciences, and for people working with elderly or dying people. The conference was organised by the University of Helsinki and the...

EAPC Congress 2019

The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care took place in Berlin from 23-25 May 2019. The Congress Motto was: Global palliative care – shaping the future.


4.5 million Europeans die each year in need of palliative care, while there are 6,388 specialized services in the Region - 40% of European nations have half or more of the number of services the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) recommends according to the 2019 Atlas of Palliative Care in Europe, coordinated by the University of Navarra.

Celebrating 100 years of professional nursing and midwifery in Slovenia

Slovenian nurses and midwives have many reasons to celebrate. This small European Country has been very successful in meeting EU requirements in terms of improving access to health care services at all levels, which reflects itself in rapid raise of populations’ average life-expectancy. Nurses and midwives have a strong national nursing association led by President Monika Ažman and CEO Anita Prelec. The National Association is actively involved in public discussions and political decision making regarding...