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 competencies of educators, and significantly contributing to the education of bachelor degree nurses, which ultimately should improve the palliative care delivery to all patients.

The four interconnected objectives of the ERASMUS+ NursEduPal Project

Defining European common core competencies in palliative care and producing a report endorsed by international experts

Developing innovative education tools for palliative care education to transfer these competencies and creating a European matrix to facilitate their introduction into the Nursing education curricula

Training educators on working with the European matrix and the innovative education tools

Connecting European educators in palliative care in the virtual showroom to enable collaborative interactions.

The PMU team has the following responsibilities in the NursEduPal@Euro project:

  • To co-lead in the development of performance assessment and (self)reflection tools for each of the innovative teaching methodologies (strategy effect measurements) to evaluate the acquisition of Palliative Care Core Competencies including spiritual care;
  • To review the training materials and support and strengthen the partnership for influencing policy;
  • To disseminate the results globally via the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwives.