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.

The aim of this scoping review was to identify and present the literature that deals with palliative care undergraduate education in Austria.

Several literature searches were conducted according to the guidelines of JBI and PRISMA-ScR in the PubMed and Web of Science Core Collection databases in May and November 2021. To obtain more results, further relevant articles were identified in additional sources.

A total of 15 articles could be included. Different data could be found regarding both the number of Austrian universities offering palliative care education and the quality of education.

Currently, only little information exists on palliative care education at Austrian universities.

The full article in German language is published in the German Journal of Palliative Medicine.