New publications to strengthen palliative care

The excellent research team has recently published two papers entitled 'Caregivers' Perspectives on Ethical Challenges and Patient Safety in Tele-Palliative Care: An Integrative Review' and 'Barriers for adult patients to access palliative care in hospitals: A mixed methods systematic review' to strengthen palliative care.

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WHO Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Center Meeting Copenhagen February 1-2 2023

Jürgen Osterbrink and Manela Glarcher attended a meeting of European WHO CCs at the UN City in Copenhagen in early February. Participants from 15 European countries met to discuss ways to reorient healthcare in Europe after a two-year COVID break. This included specific objectives in nursing that must be achieved by 2030 in order to ensure high-quality and safe care for patients in future as well. The WHO CC in Salzburg has existed since 2016 and is the only one with a focus in nursing sience and practice…

Interprofessional palliative care curriculum: yes or no?

The WHO Regional Office in Europe and Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg have agreed to strengthen education and training in palliative care throughout the region. During the first term as WHO Collaborating Centre (2016-2020), semi-structured field interviews with national leaders in palliative care in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe were conducted between April and September 2018 to explore the structures of postgraduate palliative care education at country level and the need…

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.