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.

ATLAS 3.0

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...

„Creating the Future“

The third international Nursing Symposium at the PMU took place on the 29th of April. The symposium titled "Creating the Future - Postgraduate Studies in Nursing" was organized in cooperation with the University of North Florida in Jacksonville (UNF).

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...